IGRS AP – About Encumbrance Certificate

The Encumbrance certificate is a very important legal document as it proves that the property is free from any monetary and legal liabilities. The encumbrance certificate is evidence that the property can be sold with a clear title and the ownership can be transferred without any litigation. This certificate has all the details of financial and legal transactions for a specified period that has been made concerning a property. For Andhra Pradesh, the encumbrance certificate is issued by Registration and Stamp Department. In this article, we will give you information about how to get an encumbrance certificate with igrs ap.

How important is Encumbrance Certificate?

  • The encumbrance certificate is used to get property loan from financial institutions and Banks as to show that the property is not mortgaged.
  • The encumbrance certificate is used as ownership evidence for transferring property.
  • If the property tax is not paid for more than 3 years, encumbrance certificate required for Village/Panchayat officer for updating the land tax records.
  • The encumbrance certificate is essential to withdraw PF for property purchase and house construction.

What is in Encumbrance Certificate?

  • The encumbrance certificate contains the name of a property owner and details of the property.
  • This document provides a property description as per Sale Deeds.
  • The transactions related to the property are mentioned in the encumbrance certificate. The transaction details are in chronological order.
  • If you purchase land by loan, the encumbrance certificate has details about a mortgage.
  • The gifted deed details in the gift settlement given in encumbrance certificate.
  • Released deeds details are also available if one of the partners released his share from the mutually purchased property.

The applicable fee for Encumbrance Certificate

There is a fee for the search the data and issue of Encumbrance Certificate in igrs AP.

No Service Fee
1 Up to 30 years Rs. 200
2 More than 30 years Rs. 500

What is the processing time for EC with igrs AP?

The encumbrance certificate is obtained within a day.

How to search encumbrance search/statement?

The encumbrance certificate is search online through Andhra Pradesh Registration Department online portal. Note that eEC is available the only transaction after 01-01-1983. If you require EC before 01-01-1983, you have to visit SRO office for the EC.

For online EC search go to IGRS AP Website and click on the encumbrance (EC) option.

Click on Submit after reading guidelines.

How to search for eEC using Document Number?

Fist select document number from the drop-down menu. Then a select year of registration and enter registered SRO. Enter the captcha and click on Submit.

How to search eEC with Memo Number?

First, select the Memo number from the drop-down menu. Then the select year of registration and enter registered SRO. Enter the Captcha code and click on Submit.

Search eEC using None Option

Now if you select none option, this will take you the new page and provide below details to get EC.

  • District
  • Name
  • Details of Building
  • Details of site/agriculture land
  • Boundary details
  • SRO

After entering the details enter the captcha code and click on submit. To get encumbrance certificate for your property follows the below steps.

How to apply for Encumbrance Certificate through the MeeSeva Franchise?

  1. Firstly, you have to visit your nearest MeeSeva Franchise.

Submit an Application

  1. An applicant has to submit an application as shown below for the encumbrance certificate at MeeSeva Centre. Provide your details, registration year and SRO name. You have to mention the mode of delivery of EC.


  1. Now pay the fee to MeeSeva operator for processing encumbrance application.

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Encumbrance Certificate Processing

  1. The AP registration department process the encumbrance certificate. The application status updated via SMS.
  2. The SRO will process the application online and after successful verification, Sub Register officer will approve the encumbrance certificate request.

After encumbrance certificate request is accepted an SMS will be sent to the registered mobile number as the application has been approved.

How to get an Encumbrance Certificate?

After the request is approved by SRO the encumbrance certificate will be dispatched through courier from franchise to your address if you choose delivery type is Speed post Local/Non-Local.

If the delivery type is Manual, you have to collect EC from MeeSeva franchise where you applied for it.

How to apply for Encumbrance Certificate through IGRS AP Online?

  1. First, go to Andhra Pradesh Registration and Stamp Department official WEBPAGE.
  2. Now select online EC option from the homepage and it will redirect to the next page.

  1. If you are not a member of IGRS AP, firstly you have to register to the portal for downloading EC. Click on ‘Click Here’ for register.

  1. In the new page, you have to enter the following details. After entering the details click on submit button.

  • Name
  • Password
  • Mobile number
  • Aadhaar number
  • User ID
  • E-mail
  • Address
  1. The user credential will be sent through SMS to the registered mobile number. Enter your user name and password. You will receive an OTP to your registered mobile number. Enter your OTP and captcha and click on submit.
  2. After login to the page, public online services select the encumbrance certificate.

  1. In the new page enter the following details.
  • Document Number
  • Registration Year
  • SRO name/code
  1. There is property detail. Now click on the next button. The Signed/Unsigned EC option is on the next page.
  2. Now select the unsigned certificate option and it will redirect to next page.
  • You can see the ‘select all’ option on the left side of the page and click on that.

Now click on Print to download your encumbrance certificate.

If you choose the signed certificate option, skip the 9 and 10 steps. After selecting the signed certificate option, an OTP will be sent to a registered mobile number.

This is the information about how to get Encumbrance Certificate through IGRS AP. If you have any issue let us know by commenting below.

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