MCD Property Tax – Calculating Tax, Online Payment, Past Payment Receipts & Other Relevant Info

by Shiv Kukreja on June 29, 2016

in Tax

I just ended up paying MCD property tax (also called house tax) for our residential property in South Delhi. As there were various links which I required to calculate the tax, make online payment, print the payment receipts and check previous years’ tax payments, I thought of writing this post to help property owners in Delhi in this process.

First of all, June 30, 2016 is the last date for availing 15% tax rebate benefit which MCD offers to the property owners in Delhi on lump sum tax payments. So, if you haven’t paid your property tax till date, do it now to avail this 15% rebate.

If you are paying your property tax for the first time, it might be a time consuming job for you. But, if you have gone through such an exercise in any of the previous years, then I think it should not take more than 5 minutes for you to do it again with the help of various links I am going to share here in this post.

3 Municipal Corporations in Delhi – As of today, Delhi has got divided into three municipalities – South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC). But, only SDMC and EDMC are allowing their residents to pay their property tax online. Due to its ongoing website maintenance work, NDMC has suspended its online payment facility for some time. But, residents falling under North MCD can still avail tax rebate by making their tax payments through the offline mode visiting the MCD office in their respective areas.

Know Your Jurisdiction – In order to calculate & pay your tax, you need to first know the municipality under which your colony falls. Here is the link to the website of MCD through which you can get to know your jurisdiction. As mentioned above, there are three municipalities in Delhi and you’ll find the list of colonies under these three zones – SDMC, NDMC and EDMC.

Calculating Property Tax – Here is the link to the Delhi Government’s website through which you can calculate and pay your property tax – Link.

Click on Calculate Your House Tax on the link pasted above and choose your municipality under which your area falls – South Delhi Municipal Corporation or East Delhi Municipal Corporation. You will find various terms & conditions listed there, which you can read if you have time to do so. Just check the T&C box there and click on the tab to pay your property tax for the current financial year 2016-17.

Property ID – For you to pay your property tax online, you need to have a Property ID or Ledger Folio Number, which gets provided by the respective municipal corporations to their residents. You can find your Property ID on your previous years’ property tax challans/receipts.

However, even if you don’t have a property id or ledger folio number, you can still pay your tax directly through these links – SDMC, NDMC and EDMC.

UPIC Cards – To make the process easier, SDMC had started allotting Unique Property Identification Codes (UPIC) to the property owners in December 2015. While making your property tax payment this year, you’ll find an additional charge of Rs. 35 for a UPIC card. These UPIC cards will be issued to you this year and get delivered to your address in the coming days.

Use Factor & Property Tax Rates – Now you need to enter your Property ID in the space provided and it will take you to the page where you need to enter your personal details and property details. Residential and self-occupied properties will attract lower tax and commercial and let out properties will attract higher tax.

Also, you’ll have to pay a higher tax if your property falls in a posh urban area as compared to a rural area. Colonies/Areas have been categorised in eight different categories, from A to H, based on their locations and amenities available around. Property owners in Category A areas will have to pay a higher property tax as compared to Category B areas and likewise.

Here are the links to find the Use Factors and Property Tax Rates as per the end use of the property and its location – SDMC, NDMC and EDMC.

Finally, the property tax you need to pay will depend on the Annual Value of your property. Here is the formula for calculating the annual value:

Annual Value = Covered Area * Unit Area Value * Age Factor * Use Factor * Structure Factor * Occupancy Factor

Don’t get intimidated with this formula. You are not required to memorise this formula or do any manual calculations. You just need to put some basic details of your property and the system will do the harder work on its own. It will calculate the annual value, the amount of rebate, online payment rebate and all other figures as soon as you provide the inputs.

30% Rebate to Senior Citizens, Women, Physically Challenged & Ex-Servicemen – There are certain tax rebates which these corporations offer to certain categories of property owners. Here is the table having those categories of property owners:


Once the tax gets calculated, you just need to select the payment method and pay the tax and you are done. After the tax is paid, you’ll be asked to close the page as soon as possible. But, you would like to have a receipt/acknowledgement for the tax payment made. Don’t worry, here is the link to print your payment receipt – Payment Receipts Link

I hope this post makes it easy for you to pay your property tax online in Delhi. Please share it here if you have any query regarding property tax calculation or its payment or if you have any suggestion to make it an easier process for the property owners in Delhi.

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Niveza India June 29, 2016 at 11:37 AM

#Niveza #Review on MCD Property Tax ::
Paying your property tax in Delhi isn’t as cumbersome or annoying as you may think it is. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), has made it really simple to make payments through their online portal. The department has been trifurcated into the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, East Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation to ensure smooth and easy transactions, and to lower the burden of administration that falls on just one department.
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ish June 29, 2016 at 11:52 AM

i dont have ledger number
this is an old property of my parents in moti nagar allotted at the time of partition in exchange of what they left behind in pakistan( rehabilitation)
what will be the category ? group housing
the web page is not accepting and telling me to fill this column in line 1


Shiv Kukreja June 30, 2016 at 5:38 PM

Hi ish,
Moti Nagar falls under Karol Bagh Zone and it should be Category E as per this link –

You should use this link to fill your property details, Property ID is not mandatory here –


Ash July 10, 2016 at 8:27 AM

I have been filing property tax online for many years since they first issued the password and property ID. First time they gave me all the property information on paper and since then I have been using the same to file tax online. Its easy and quick. I avoid going to the office and standing in line.


Gopal Verma July 12, 2016 at 2:53 PM

How can I pay previous years tax online.


Navin Chandra Nirula August 16, 2016 at 7:54 PM

I have been paying the property tax every year timely. I have received a notice from mCD that I have not paid. I have then submitted the the last 5 years receipt and am awaiting reply. But there is no responce.
How to follow up ? I am going to be 80 years and every time going to the office at Sangam Cinema is very tedius.



B.N. Maini July 31, 2016 at 11:53 AM

property tax receipt against 2016-17 deposited on 3.5.2016 in East Delhi is not generated.


renu August 9, 2016 at 5:16 PM

pls tell me the covered area allocated for Nizamuddin West ND, then i can fill the form. or pls help area 200sq meters, Nizamuddin WESt, built in 1968. two floors and one barsati floor with a room 10X12 appx thats all self ocupied , senior citizens, how much will the tax be per floor, or for the whole house, then i can come & meet u thanks
tel 09815328802, 9013300649


Jyoti September 26, 2016 at 3:16 PM

Someone pls help in knowing the process of how to get the house tax receipts of the last 2 financial years


Mrs. Uma katyal January 25, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Pl. let me know how to get Property tax receipt of F.Y 2016—2017 in respect of my residential Floor no.3 , house no. 44 ,west zone , Janakpuri, property record no. 240440511390 . UPIC no. Not yet received. Property tax of Rs. 7130/-was paid on line on 17/6/2016.


Ajay chaudhary February 3, 2017 at 2:48 AM

Help me to tax my property


N K Manku February 7, 2017 at 9:49 PM

How to pay property Tax arrears for 2 previous years for a residential builder floor purchased and registered in 2013. Property Tax has been paid for this property up to 2013-14.


vikram jeswani February 16, 2017 at 9:03 AM

How can I pay previous years tax online.


NLTanwar February 25, 2017 at 12:19 PM

I am leaving in a house of about 150 Sq.yard along with my elder brother family. The dais property is an ancestor property since 19o3. The build up area on ground flour and first flour is about 60 sq yd and 45 yard respectfully. Due to dispute between me and my brother family we could not renovate the same . Now the building is being very old more than 50 yr. and is giving us problems. Now we are planning to renovate the necessary repair to make leving condition by dividing front half to my brother family and back half to my self.

Kindly let me know the house Tax rule for both of us.


Anuj Dubey March 1, 2017 at 11:17 PM

I have paid excess payment to EDMC because they told me wrong amount and didn’t tell how to calculate house tax now they denied to refund so please could you tell me how can i get refund


AKmittal March 20, 2017 at 2:22 PM

Year 2017-18 house tax of sea flats which date deposited in paschim cigar ward 58 20.03.2017


Subir Gangopadhyay March 24, 2017 at 12:47 PM

I have paid excess payment to EDMC on line last year 2015-16 due to my own fault.Bank prove is available.Please help me how can i refund or adjust this year 2016-17 property TAX.


Subir Gangopadhyay March 24, 2017 at 12:58 PM

I have paid excess payment to EDMC on line last year 2016-17 due to my own fault.Bank prove is available.Please help me how can i refund or adjust this year 2017-18 property TAX.After received EXCESS PAYMENT MCD did not informed me. Sir kindly help me to get back my old due.THANKS .


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