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  1. After buying a new apartment in a society/standalone building the most important step is to get the electricity bill name changed to your name from that of the builder. This is important because the electricity bill with your name on it will act as your new address proof document.

    Here are the steps to get this done :

    1. Obtain Encumbrance certificate(EC) . The process of getting EC in Bangalore is detailed out in this link - https://www.indiafilings.com/learn/karnataka-encumbrance-certificate

    2. Pay Property Tax & Collect property Tax receipts. You can enquire about your Property Tax at the BBMP office and pay the latest property tax at any of the BangaloreOne Counters.

    3. Next step is to get your Khata Transferred. For that you have to submit required documents along with a) Khata transfer fees ( 2% on the value of stamp duty of the sale deed) b) the Khata Transfer agent fees(around 7k) . The following documents need to be submitted :
    1.Identity proof
    2. Encumbrance certificate(EC)
    3. Latest property Tax Paid Receipts. You can find your property tax bill &
    4. Sale Deed Copy
    Usually this whole process takes takes about 10 to 15 days.
    You can also refer to this BBMP website link for Khata Transfer - http://bbmp.gov.in/khata-certificate

    4. After you obtain your Khata Certificate you need to now go the Bescom office to get the name changed to your name. For that you will have to find the right Sub Divisional Office of Bescom which services your property. You need to go to the required Bescom office with the following documents :
    1. Khata Certificate Copy
    2. NOC from Builder
    3. ID proof
    4. Photo
    5. Latest year Property Tax Receipt Copy
    6. Khata Copy(With Notary)
    7. Sale Deed (With Notary)
    8. Electricity Bill
    9. Previous Electricity Bill Receipt
    10. Photo of Meter (printout)
    Along with these documents you need to pay Charges of Rs 618 per meter. The cash counter is only open between 10 am to 1:30 pm & 2 :30 pm to 3:30 pm

    5. Once the above documents are submitted & the charges are paid, there will be some more forms to be signed at the Bescom office

    6. Once all the formalities at the Bescom office are done, you can expect the next month electricity bill in your name.


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    After the registration of your newly bought house or apartment in Bangalore the next important step is BESCOM ownership transfer online. Once the bill is in your name it will serve as an address proof to your new residence.

    Documents required for name change in Electricity bill:

    1. Application from the present owner and NOC from previous owner.

    2. Photocopy of sale deed,  khata certificate and tax paid receipt for the current financial year.

    3. Field report from junior engineer and Indemnity bond.

    4. power supply agreement and original or verified Bank letter and a blank file.

    Steps to follow to get the name changed in Electricity Bill:

    1. Print application form and the NOC form from BESCOM website.

    2. Indemnity bond transfer and power supply agreement will be available in Karnataka State Licensed Electrical Contractors Association office. If any loan from the bank is taken for the property, a statement stating 'originals verified' from your bank is required. All these documents along with a photocopy of the latest BESCOM bill should be filed in a blank file.

    3.There will be a SOUJANYA' counter in the BESCOM office setup for clearing all doubts and confusions for the general public. This is to avoid any obvious mistakes so that your job is done on the first trip and your time need not get wasted.

    4. With the required documents approach the JE of your BESCOM subdivision who will prepare the field report. You will have to provide all the details of the installed BESCOM metre to him. He may ask the lineman to visit the premises and check the required details. File the document after his signature with his official seal.

    5. After verifying the documents, the person at the 'SOUJANYA' counter will generate a Service Request Id and ask for fees of Rs.100. Attach the receipt in the file.

    6. Submit the file to the BESCOM official and create a user ID to track your request status in BESCOM bill payment site.

    7. Approximately within 10 days the name is changed. Sometimes it would be much faster and change of name would reflect in the next month's billing cycle.


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  3. At the time of buying a home or property from the builder, the owner must get the electricity connection in his/her name. This is one of the important things to do as soon as you take ownership of a property. Here is how to change owner name in electricity bill.

    The change in owner’s name on the electricity bill is done via online as well as offline mode. However, you need to get some documents in line before proceeding with the procedure. A list of documents you must have include:

    1. A government provided identification proof
    2. Encumbrance certificate of the property
    3. Property tax bill and latest tax payment receipts
    4. Copy of the sale deed of the property
    5. NOC from the builder for transfer of name on electricity bill
    6. Consumer Number

    How to transfer ownership of electricity bill online?

    1. Go to the official website of BESCOM at https://onlineservices.bescom.org/
    2. Check the ‘Apply Online’ section
    3. Click on ‘Name Change’ option
    4. Enter your username and password to sign in. if you aren’t a registered user, please perform registration first
    5. Now enter the required details, pay the required fee and submit your request
    6. Once the verification of all the documents and details is performed from the administration’s end, the ownership of electricity connection will be transferred to your name.

    How to change electricity bill owner name?

    To change the electricity bill owner name offline, perform the following steps:

    1. Visit the nearest BESCOM office for Electricity Meter name transfer with the filled application form and all the documents mentioned above.
    2. Meet with AE/JE to get your documents verified
    3. Submit the verified documents and application form at BESCOM office
    4. Pay Rs. 100 transfer fee and get the acknowledgement slip.
    5. You might be asked to pay for Indemnity bond, power agreement and other charges which may cost you Rs. 350.
    6. The name change will reflect in your next billing cycle if everything goes well.

    And it’s done. This is how to change owner name in electricity bill.


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  4. After purchasing a property you must change the electricity bill name as the electricity bill serves as an address proof document. I will tell you how to change electricity bill name in a step-by-step process.

    How to change name in electricity bill online?

    To change the electricity bill name you must know the process of BESCOM name transfer.

    • Visit the BESCOM website. https://onlineservices.bescom.org/
    • Click on the option "Not a registered customer? Register"
    • Fill up the User Registration Details.
    • After creating your user name and password by filling up the registration form Log in again.
    • Go to the Fastrack Service Option and Tap on "Name Change"
    • Fill up the Account ID number.
    • Fill up all the details in the name change section to change the electricity bill name.
    • Upload the required documents to proceed.

    You must upload the mandatory documents and other documents to change the electricity bill name in Bangalore.

    Note: You can upload the documents in .JPEG,.JPG,.BMP,.TIF,.TIFF,.JPE,.IFIF,.PDF,.GIF format. The file size should not exceed more than 4 MB. Include the status of the document while uploading the files.

    The mandatory documents for changing the name in the electricity bill includes:

    1. Identity Proof that is Photocopy of PAN Card/Driving Licence /Passport/Aadhar Card /Voter ID.
    2. Proof of property ownership documents that is your registered sale deed.
    3. Last paid tax receipt/ Khata Certificate.

    Other documents are required to transfer the name of the electricity bill.

    1. No Objection Certificate from the present/previous owner. 
    2. Indemnity bond
    3. Photocopy of license/ clearance issue.
    • Select submit after uploading the required documents.
    • The service request confirmation page will pop up after submitting.
    • Select "pay" to proceed.
    • Pay the required amount through the online payment option. Multiple options are available for online payment.
    • Click on "Track fast track services".
    • Click on "Name Change".
    • You can track your status now.
    • After filling up the required details you can call the BESCOM helpline and raise a request for the electricity bill name change. Provide your request ID, Account ID, Date, Payment details to them. 
    • Fix an appointment with the BESCOM officer in the BESCOM sub-registrar office close to your locality.
    • Take the printout of the payment receipt, demand letter, and the submitted form to the BESCOM Office.

    I hope the query for how to change electricity bill name is resolved now.


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  5. Hi,

    I purchased a flat in the Whitefield area of Bangalore, from Sadhguru Developers, during the initial Covid wave that is 2020, January. However, I was pretty confused figuring out various things, and one of them was the process of Bescom name transfer online. During that year, there was a lockdown throughout the country, and none of the offices were opened to offer help explaining the procedure which could allow me to make necessary changes online.

    This was bothering me when I noticed the above-mentioned solutions regarding the BESCOM name change. The next vital step after registering your newly purchased house or flat in Bangalore is to change your name on your electricity bill. The bill will act as evidence of your new address once it is in your name. 

    I found all the answers very helpful, especially the one written by Mr. Pankaj. I followed all the steps mentioned by him about how to transfer electricity bill name in Bangalore. I completed all of the internet processes that he recommended.

    However, in my situation, the complete process took a long time because he stated that one needed to visit the BESCOM office for an electric meter name transfer, which I was unable to accomplish immediately owing to India's current lockdown. 

    Once the lockdown was uplifted, I visited the BESCOM office, with all the required documents for the BESCOM name transfer as mentioned by Mr. Asok. I also had a few doubts, but thanks to Mr. Asok’s suggestion to reach out to the SOUJANYA counter for the clarification of any doubt. I found the process very simple. Though it took time for me only because of the ongoing Covid scenario.

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  6. Hi there,

    Before I begin to answer, I would like to thank everyone who has answered this question till now. It was because of all the guidance in these answers that I was able to understand the BESCOM name change process and get the name in my electricity bill changed from that of my builder’s to mine.

    I must tell you that all of the documents mentioned in the previous answers which are required for the BESCOM name change process online as well as offline are indeed necessary to carry out the name change process smoothly. I have followed the instructions of the answers diligently and I know the practicality of the steps too. And that is what I would like to share here.

    I had recently purchased a flat in the HSR Layout area in Bangalore for which I had to get my BESCOM meter name transfer online. The process sounds complicated but it isn’t given you have all the necessary documents and you know where and how to proceed with the name change process. I would personally like to thank Mr. Asok for specially mentioning the ‘SOUJANYA’ counter in the BESCOM office. They are very helpful and politely solve all your process-related queries. 

    Since I live alone, the process took quite some time for me to get completed because it was not feasible for me to visit the BESCOM office for the BESCOM name change process in the timeline I was asked to visit. But when I did visit the office the officials were understanding enough and post that, I was able to get the name change done within 10 days' time.

    I hope you find these answers as helpful as they were to me.

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