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Delhi Property Tax

Property Tax in Delhi is collected by MCD either through its collection centers comprising ITZ Cash Outlets and branches of banks like HDFC and Axis Bank, or through eProperty, a complete online tax payment system. The property tax is used by the local urban bodies and municipal authorities to provide and maintain basic civil services in the city. The Property Tax Department under Municipal Corporation of Delhi has adopted the Unit Area System for the fixation of rates and calculation of property taxes in Delhi. The Department has also launched a web portal in cooperation with ECIL-SARK Systems India Ltd to help users file property tax return (PTR) and pay taxes online.

The usual way to file property tax involves the following steps:
  • Filing PTR either online or at any authorized ITZ Cash Outlets
  • Calculating property tax, either online using the calculator available at the MCD website or manually
  • Printing property tax statement or challan
  • Making payments in a designated bank through cash, DD or cheques, or at an ITZ Cash Outlet, or online through credit cards

Delhi Property Tax Online Payment

To pay your tax bills online, you should visit the official website of MCD, which is There you would find a link to open the online payment gateway. If you are an existing user of the system, you must have been provided a property ID, which you can find on the challan or receipt of a previous payment. Enter this property ID to retrieve property details. If you are a first time user, you need to file your return first. To do this, you are required to fill out the PTR form 2011-12 by providing details of your property. The information like floor number, the area it covers, structure type, occupancy type, year of construction, exemption, etc is asked to calculate the tax according to the prevailing rates. You can also download Self Assessment Property Tax Form, F.Y. 2011-12 from the website of MCD. Please note that you may experience severe consequences if the taxes are not paid on or before the last date as mentioned in the circulars for the financial year 2011-2012.

Delhi Property Tax Rates

The property tax rates vary according to the type of property and its intended use. For example, the rate applicable for a residential property being used for dwelling purpose ranges from 7 to 12 percent, depending upon colony categories. The rate for Air Conditioned Gyms, Banquet Halls, Clubs with Swimming Pools, Coaching Centers having more than 50 students, non-residential farm houses is 20 percent. On the other hand, the rates for business structures either self-occupied or tenanted, vacant business premises, coaching centers having less than 50 students, colleges, educational institutes, government schools and residential farm houses vary from 10% to 15% according to the colony categories they fall in.

The multiplicative factors for unit area values and rate of tax under different colony categories are as follows:


MCD has divided Delhi into 13 zones, each consisting of a number of wards and colonies. The complete list of the colonies falling in categories from A through H can be had from the official website of Municipal Corporation of Delhi. Here is a list of 13 zones.

City ZoneCentral ZoneSouth Zone
Karol Bagh ZoneSadar Pahar GanjWest Zone
Civil Lines ZoneSh. South ZoneSh. North Zone
Narela ZoneNajafgarh ZoneRohini Zone
Sadar Paharganj  


Last Updated On: 2012/03/03

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