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                                           THE KERALA PANCHAYATBUILDINGS RULES, 2011* 

S.R.O.No.127/2011.- In exercise of the powers conferred by Sections 235A, 235B, 235F, 235P, 235W read with Section 254 of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994) and in supersession of the notification issued under G.O.(Ms) No. 150/2007/LSGD Dated 6th June, 2007 and published as S.R.O.No.495/2007 in the Kerala Gazette Extraordinary No.1045 dated 6th June 2007, the Government of Kerala hereby make the following rules, namely:

1. Short title, applicability, commencement.- (1) These rules may be called the Kerala Panchayat Buildings Rules, 2011.

(2) They shall apply to all Village Panchayats in the State. (3) They shall come into force at once.


At present, there is no specific building rule for Village Panchayats. Therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 274 (1) of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 and in supersession of all previous notification issued in the subject-matter, Government vide notification under G.O.(Ms)No.150/ 2007/LSGD dated 6th June, 2007 have extended the application of Kerala Municipalities Building Rule, 1999 and relevant provisions of the Kerala Municipality Act, 1994 (20 of 1994) to all Village Panchayats of the state. Section 235A of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 empowers Government to make rules regarding various matters enumerated therein relating to site, building and all other structures. Government have now decided to make rules exclusively for Village Panchayats. This notification is intended to achieve the above object.

2. Definitions.— (1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, -

(a) 'access' means the way to a plot or building;

(b) accessory building'means a building attached or detached to a building in a plot, and containing one or more accessory uses;

(c) 'accessory use’means any use of the premises, subordinate to the principal use and customarily incidental to the principal use;

(d) 'Act' means the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (Act 13 of 1994);

(e) 'advertising sign'means any sign either free, supported or attached to a building or other structure which advertises an individual, a firm, a society, an establishment or a product displayed on the said premises for identification purposes;

(f) 'alteration' means a structural change, such as an addition to the area or height, or addition of floor/floors or mezzanine floor within any existing floor height, or change of existing floor or change of roof to concrete slab or re-construction of existing walls or construction of concrete beams and columns amounting to structural change, or construction of internal walls for subdividing the existing rooms with the intention of changing the use of the room/ rooms which

  • Published under Notification No. G. O. (Ms) No. 41/11/LSGD dt. in 14-2-2011.