Commencement certificate is a certificate and an official document issued by the local Town planning or Municipal Authorities to allow or permit the builder to begin construction or work, once all norms, licenses, permissions and consents have been obtained from the concerned or appropriate statutory authorities. After laying the foundation for the super-structure, the owner or the builder will have to first erect the columns either in the basement or in the ground floor as the case may be and then apply to the town planning authorities and engineering department for the issue of a commencement certificate. The BDA/BBMP, after carrying out an inspection of the site and the construction work carried on till that date, will issue a “commencement certificate.”
A LIST OF DOCUMENTS TO BE ENCLOSED WHILE SUBMITTING APPLICATION
FOR COMMENCEMENT CERTIFICATE (CC)
[Mandatory as per Bye-law 5.2] Schedule VI (Bye-law 5.2)
1.)Plan showing the column positionsas erected on site with the Signatureof the Owner and Architect.
2).Photographs of erected columns signed by Owner and the authorized Architect.
Unless the commencement certificate is granted or issued, the builder cannot start or begin the construction, if he does begin or start the construction, without obtaining the Commencement Certificate, the construction may be termed as illegal.
It authorises the owner or the builder to commence construction in all respects as per the plan sanctioned. For the issue of the commencement certificate, it is enough if the foundation is complete and the peripheral columns have been erected. It is not necessary that the columns in the middle of the super-structure be erected. A nominal charge of Rs.5 per square metre of plinth area, depending on the project size, is levied for the issue of the certificate.
If the builder/developer has not obtained Commencement Certificate, the OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE WILL NOT BE ISSUED BY THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY AND SUCH BUILDINGS CANNOT BE OCCUPIED AND ANY OCCUPATION OF SUCH BUILDING IS TERMED AS ILLEGAL AND UNLAWFUL. The authorities have the right to issue eviction notice. A penalty of Rs50/- per square meter will be levied for such buildings, which have not obtained Commencement Certificate, before the issuance of Occupancy Certificate.
WE, AT ECO PACK, EXAMINE THE COMMENCEMENT CERTIFICATE IN DETAIL. ISSUANCE MUST FOLLOW THE COMPLIANCE. MANY BUILDERS, OBTAIN CC AND DEVIATE. WE HAVE SET UP A BENCH MARK, TO VERIFY AND REPORT ANY VIOLATIONS TO OUR CLIENTS.