For any property purchase, examining clearances from regulatory bodies is important. Clearances are a proof of required compliances a real estate project has met from during the journey from construction to completion. Listed below are some important Karnataka government bodies, their responsibilities and contact details which can come handy during legal due diligence process. You should be careful about comparing real estate projects on the basis of clearances before investing in any project.

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Acronym Full Form Responsibility Website Contact No.
RERA Karnataka Real Estate Regulatory Authority Karnataka Part of the Dept. of Housing, Govt. of Karnataka. Nodal dept. for the implementation of RERA Act, 2016 in Karnataka RERA Helpline No:


Fax : 22253718,

BBMP Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Managing day to day amenities – hygiene, health, parks etc in 10 zones in Bengaluru.

Setup in 2007 by merging 7 city & 1 town municipal corporations and 111 villages. BBMP Helpline No:


BDA Bengaluru Development Authority Zoning, planning and regulation of land in Bengaluru. Formed under BDA Act, 1976. BDA Helpline No:






BMRDA Bengaluru Metropolitan Regional Development Authority Planning & supervising land development of areas under Bengaluru Urban/Rural  & Ramnagar districts. Set up as per BMRDA Act 1985.


BMRDA Helpline No:


Fax : 080-22340981

BESCOM Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited Responsible for power distribution in 3 operating Zones – Bangalore Metropolitan Area Zone, Bangalore Rural Area Zone and Chitradurga Zone.

Set up in June 2002 after taking over control from Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL).

BESCOM Helpline No:


Helpline: 1912

BWSSB Bengaluru Water Supply & Sewerage Board Formed under Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board Act in 1964 for managing Water Supply & Sewage disposal.

Jurisdiction of entire Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Area. BWSSB Helpline No:


KSFES Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Services First responder department in the events of fire, rescue and disasters. Set up as per Karnataka State Fire Services Act in 1964.

Gives clearances to real estate projects especially high rise apartment projects. KSFES Helpline No:


Whatsapp no: +91-8123712101

KSPCB Karnataka State Pollution Control Board Responsible for enforcing Water Act(1974) & Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for peaceful and pollution free environment in city. Set up as per Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. KSPCB Helpline No:

080-25581383 / 25589112 / 25589113 / 25586520

Fax: 080-25586321

ZP Zila Panchayat Has 4 Taluk Panchayats: Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bengaluru East, and Anekal under its jurisdiction
TP Taluk Panchayat Govern and manages Gram Panchayats. Has over 86 Gram Panchayats under its jurisdiction.
GP Gram Panchayat Covers 699 villages in Bengaluru. Individual contact details of GPs can be found here:

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