Encumbrance Certificate in Andhra Pradesh

An Encumbrance Certificate is a mandatory legal document that you require when you are buying or purchasing a property. An EC ensures that the property can be sold with a clear title and the property does not have any monetary issues such as unpaid dues or any legal litigation issues. An Encumbrance Certificate consists of all of the monetary transactions made during the duration of ownership of property and also acts as proof of rightful ownership of that property. An EC is required when applying for a loan from any bank or financial institute as it helps them establish that the property is already mortgaged.

In the state of Andhra Pradesh, the Registration and Stamp Department issues the EC via the IGRS AP portal.

Documents required for Encumbrance Certificate in Andhra Pradesh

Here is the list of documents required when applying for an Encumbrance Certificate in Andhra Pradesh.

  1. Title deed, sale deed, partition deed, release deed
  2. Address proof
  3. Survey number
  4. Property details
  5. Property registration number along with the date and the book number along with the applicant’s signature
  6. Property registration document

Process of obtaining Encumbrance Certificate in Andhra Pradesh

Here are the steps to obtain an Encumbrance Certificate online in Andhra Pradesh.

  1. Visit the Registration and Stamps Department portal on IGRS.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Encumbrance Search (EC)’.
  3. If you are a new member on the website, then you may proceed to register yourself on the portal by clicking on the ‘Click Here’ option.
  4. Proceed to entire the required details and then click on ‘Submit’.
  5. You will receive the login credentials will be sent to you via an SMS. Proceed to input the username and password. An OTP will be sent on your registered mobile number, enter the OTP along with the captcha code and click on ‘Submit’.
  6. After logging in navigate to the ‘Public Online Services’ and click on ‘Encumbrance Certificate’.
  7. Enter the required details and click on ‘Submit’ and provide.
    a. Document number
    b. Registration year
    c. SRO name or code
  8. Details of your property will be displayed and then proceed to click on ‘Next’.
  9. An option to download a signed and unsigned EC will be provided.
  10. To download an Unsigned Encumbrance Certificate, click on the displayed link and proceed to click on ‘Select All’.
  11. Click on Download Encumbrance Certificate.
  12. In case you want a Signed Encumbrance Certificate, click on the signed certificate option.
  13. An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number. Enter the OTP and proceed to download the signed Encumbrance Certificate.

Steps to get an EC Offline in Andhra Pradesh

  1. 1 Visit the sub-registrar’s office or a Meeseva centre to obtain form 22
  2. 2 Fill out the form with the required details
  3. 3 Attach a self-attested copy of your address proof
  4. 4 Attach your property address, survey number and document number for the property for which you want the Encumbrance Certificate
  5. 5 Attach all the required documents along with form 22 and submit it to the Sub-registrars and pay the prescribed amount
  6. 6 The SRO will issue the encumbrance certificate once the application is approved and the EC will be couriered to you

Procedure to check Status of Your EC Application Online

  1. 1 Visit the portal on IGRS
  2. 2 Navigate to ‘Encumbrance Search (EC)’.
  3. 3 After being redirected to the next page and disclaimer will be presented. Click on ‘Submit’.
  4. 4 In the ‘Search for Encumbrance’ box fill in the details. Click on ‘Submit’.
  5. 5 On the next page you will have a checklist for the list of encumbrance certificates. Click on ‘Submit’.
  6. 6 Your Encumbrance Certificate will be displayed in a new pop-up window. You may print the same.

Fees & charges for EC online in Andhra Pradesh

Up to 30 years

Rs. 200

Over 30 years

Rs. 500


How to update an Encumbrance Certificate in Andhra Pradesh?

It is best to cross-check all the documents and details before submitting an EC as an EC is an official document and the details recorded on it are as per your submission and cannot be changed. In case there are any cleric errors in the EC you will need to apply for a rectification deed along with the documents as proof for the errors.

Certificate Type


Occupancy Certificate


Encumbrance Certificate


Possession Certificate


Frequently asked questions

How can I get EC in Andhra Pradesh?
  • Visit the portal on IGRS 
  • Login using your username and password and if you are a new member then register yourself on the portal
  • Select the ‘Online EC’ option
  • Enter your Document Number, Registration year or SRO name.
  • View Signed or Unsigned EC
How can I check my EC in Andhra Pradesh?
  • Visit the portal on IGRS
  • Login to the portal
  • Navigate to ‘EC Search’
  • Click on ‘Search for Encumbrance’
  • Search via year of registration, document number or memo number
  • Enter captcha code
  • Click on submit to view your EC
How to verify online IGRS AP EC?
  • Visit the portal on IGRS
  • Click on ‘Services’ and click on ‘Verify EC’
  • Enter your Transaction ID and click on ‘Submit’ to get your EC verified
What is the cost of EC in Andhra Pradesh?

The fee for conducting a search and issue of an Encumbrance Certificate for up to 30 years is Rs. 200 and for more than 30 years is Rs. 500

What is the processing time of EC in Andhra Pradesh?

The Andhra Pradesh Encumbrance Certificate is obtained within a day.

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