Legal heir Certificate

What is Legal heir Certificate?

Generally, if the head or a member of a family expires, the next legal heir of the deceased,like wife or husband, son,daughter,father/mother may apply for legal heir certificate.

Why it is necessary?

It is required for the following purposes.

  • Sanction of family pension.
  • Receiving Government dues such as Govt.Provident Fund, Gratuity and arrear salaries of the deceased employee of the State and Central Govt.
  • Receiving non-statutory ex-gratia payment where the amount involved does not exceed Rs.50, 000/-

Legal framework

This Certificate is issued in form No.IV as per the Odisha Miscellaneous Certificate Rules, 1984.

Concerned Department

Department of Revenue & Disaster Management, Government of Odisha.

Procedure to apply for Legal heir Certificate

A person shall apply in Form –I affixing Court fee stamps of Rs.3.00 in his/her native Tahasil.

Documents to be attached

  • Death certificate of the deceased person.
  • Affidavit.
  • Service Book of the deceased employee.
  • Copy of Ration Card. Copy of Voter ID Card.Copy of R.O.R.(if any stands in the name of the deceased person).

Sanctioning Authority

Revenue Officer (Tahasildar/ Additional Tahasildar, Sub-Collector, Collector)

With whom to register complain?

The applicant if aggrieved, may prefer an appeal within three months before the concerned.

  • Sub-Collector; if order was passed by Tahasildar/Additional Tahasildar.
  • Collector; if order was passed by Sub-Collector.
  • Revenue Divisional Commissioner; if the order was passed by the Collector.

Official Timings

10 am to 5 pm in any working days.


Tahasil Office

Tahasil Office Dhenkanal, Bhuban, Gondia, Hindol, Kamakhyanagar, Kankadahad, Odapada, Parjang
Location : At all Tahasils | City : Dhenkanal | PIN Code : 759001