Over 1000 properties inspected by PCMC over non-payment of property tax 

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation's Building Permit Department Surpasses Rs 804 Crore Revenue Milestone

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation's Building Permit Department Surpasses Rs 804 Crore Revenue Milestone

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In the current fiscal year, 1,012 properties have been targeted by the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) for non-payment of outstanding property tax.

According to civic officials, 538 owners have received notices that their property may be seized, and 346 properties have had their doors sealed. Since 2023–2024, 128 properties have had their water connections severed by municipal authorities.

In order to prevent taking similar action against about 500 more properties, PCMC officials have asked residents to settle their outstanding debts by March 31, 2024.

Tax department officials from the PCMC announced that properties with outstanding tax debts exceeding Rs 50,000 will face measures like property confiscation and sealing.

Within the Pimpri Chinchwad civic limits, there are 6.15 lakh registered properties in total, comprising non-residential, commercial, and industrial uses.

In the current fiscal year, 4.31 lakh property owners have paid property taxes totalling Rs 746 crore to the civic administration.

When compared to other categories, the residential properties category has a significantly higher number of defaulters. A senior PCMC official stated that despite having the financial means to do so, it has been observed that many of them have neglected to make payments.

In the current fiscal year, over 35,000 properties—including commercial, industrial, and more—and 1,82,665 residential property owners have not paid their taxes, according to civic data.

According to a senior PCMC official, the organization hopes to collect Rs 1,000 crore in property taxes during the current fiscal year. Social media platforms are being used to encourage citizens to fulfil their civic obligations. Additionally, the ward offices have been instructed to regularly seize the belongings of defaulters in their areas and turn off the water supply. Properties whose owners have the financial means to pay taxes but have not done so for the past eight to ten years will face legal action.

A municipal official stated that more than 450 residential properties have unpaid property taxes for more than five years. Among them are more than 100 properties that haven’t paid any taxes in over a decade.

According to a senior PCMC official, an expression of interest has been requested in order to speed up the confiscated property auction process. Three government valuers have also submitted applications; the procedure to include them on the panel will be finished in a week. Following this, a formal auction procedure will start. To prevent this action, citizens should settle outstanding debts against their seized property.