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Ministry of Housing & Lands

Morcellement Board

About the Morcellement Board
 
The Morcellement unit forms part of the Ministry of Housing  and Lands.  Its functions consist in dealing with applications for morcellement , i.e. the division of a plot of land into two or    more lots. Excision of only one plot of land is approved by Local Authorities, provided either the lot excised or the remainder of the land is further parcelled out within twelve months. Otherwise, a morcellement permit is necessary.
 
Guidelines for Morcellement Permit
Checklist 
Application form

 

​    The Morcellement Act

The Morcellement Act
 
Morcellement Permits are delivered by the Morcellement Unit on the recommendations of the Morcellement Board :
 
Establishment of Board
(1) There is established for the purposes of this Act a Board to be known as the Morcellement Board
(2) The Board shall be composed of—
​(a) the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry responsible for the subject of housing and lands , or his representative, as Chairperson;
[Amended 9/15 (cio 14/5/15).]
​(aa) a representative of the Planning Division of the Ministry responsible for the subject of housing and lands;
[Inserted 9/15 (cio 14/5/15).]
​(b) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of finance;
​(c) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of public infrastructure;
​(d) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of agriculture;
​(e) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of local government
​(f) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of health;
​(g) a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of environment;
​(ga)

a representative of the Survey Division of the Ministry responsible for the subject of land surveys
[Inserted 22/11 (cio 1/1/12).]

​(h) a representative of the Central Water Authority;
​(i) a representative of the Central Electricity Board;
​(j) a representative of the local authority responsible for the area where the land to be divided is situated.
 
PART I
 
  Processing fee
 
(Rs)
 
   1.
Where the morcellement is for residential, commercial or industrial purposes and –
 
 
 
 
(a)
of 8,500 square metres or less
 
250
 
 
(b)
over 8,500 square metres, but less than 21,000 square metres
 
500
 
 
(c)
of 21,000 square metres or more
 
1,000
 
   2.
Where the morcellement is for any other purpose
 
250
 
  
Morcellement fee
(Rs)
for every square metre of land or part thereof
Where the morcellement –
 
 
(a)        is for residential purposes and –
 
 
(i)         does not exceed 7 lots
 
15
(ii)        exceeds 7 lots
 
30
(b)        is for commercial or industrial purposes
 
10
(c)        is for both residential and commercial or industrial purposes
the rates referred to in paragraphs (a)(ii) and (b) shall apply on a proportionate basis by reference to the land area allocated for residential purposes and that allocated for commercial or industrial purposes
 
(d)        is exclusively for agricultural purposes
 
5
 
Note:
 
Part II shall apply where an application under section 5 of the Act is made after
8 November 2013.
 
For the avoidance of doubt, where an application under section 5 of the Act has been made before 9 November 2013, the rates applicable before the commencement of Part II shall continue to apply.
  
 
Head of Section: Mrs. S. Seetohul
 
Address: Morcellement Unit,
                      Level 1, 52 Ebene Tower
                     Cybercity 1, Ebène