- Approach the Taluka office
The person has to go to visit the Tehsildar/Taluka office. He also can approach the district court
- Application form
The person who is applying for the certificate must get the form from the authorized personnel in the office. A sample form is attached herewith for your reference. The person shall enter all details including personal details such as his address, number, identity, etc and similarly he must also enter details such as an address, identity, relation, etc of the deceased person and an undertaking is mandatory to be attached with the application
After filing the main points within the form, the person should attach documents with the form ie. pay the Court fee, undertaking, letter from government authorities to obtain legal heir certificate, I.D. Proof of the person who is applying for the certificate, residential proof of the applicant, birthdate proof of the legal heir, death certificate of the person who has died (it must be in original form)
A stamp of two rs should be there with the application. Once the stamp is attached, the application is ready and the applicant can give the same for getting it verified from the concerned govt office.
- Verification & Issuance of certificate
The form is then sent to the village officer and revenue inspector for verification. Once the verification is complete, the certificate is issued by the authority mentioning all the legal heirs of the deceased. The process of getting a legal heir certificate usually takes thirty days. If there is any delay in issuing the certificate, you ought to then approach the Revenue Division Officer (RDO)/sub-collector.