Summary of Byelaws

Crux of relevant byelaws for small residential plots updated to latest available revision/ orders/ gazette.

The summary has been provided for a general understanding only for residential plots in general conditions1 for areas coming under specified authority/ corporation. It may vary in specialized locations under different authority and as per specialized development schemes.

  1. General conditions means independent residential plots coming under purview of specified authority which
  • Do not come under any specific scheme as on specified date.
  • Are not located in specialized development areas like industrial corridors, river side developments, special roads, redevelopment areas, authority housing schemes etc.
  1. Setbacks defined are normally for new plots and for older plotting schemes, setbacks defined at the time of plotting are applicable. In most cases, setbacks are defined during plotting and are mentioned in relevant documents.
  2. Generally, latest applicable byelaws are applicable for FAR and ground coverage calculations subjected to approval from concerned authority. We do not suggest to assume any new byelaws for your plot without approval from concerned authority.
  3. As a standard, you are allowed to construct only for what due approval has been obtained (which has validity duration as decided by authority) irrespective of any updating in byelaws until you apply and get approval as per new byelaws.

The given summary of byelaws present (simplify/ summarize/ translate) regulations as published by various authorities via print and/or online mediums without any personal interpretation or modifications. They however are not comprehensive and may miss information as only selected information deemed necessary and relevant for residential plots/ personal house buildings have been accrued.

Also these byelaws direct what all norms buildings should abide by but normally there are separate norms for compoundable limits which concerned authority may  permit on payment for pre-defined fines. For example, in some areas additional 10% construction or Extra balcony width or Extra height or other variations from byelaws to a specified limit only may be allowed on payment of fine. Compounding limits are basically extents till which authority may allow on payment of fine for building against the regulations and shall not be considered as right of land owner.

We at feetinch are here to help you find best planning options for your house. However, the designs provided via this website may not conform to applicable byelaws in your area and we do not assume any responsibility for the same. We do recommend consulting the concerned department for your area and getting the design modified accordingly.


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