Stamp Duty and land registration in Kerala The following are the main land registration expenses which need to be incurred by a buyer of land. a) Stamp Duty b) Registration Fees c) Document Writers Fees d) Legal Fees The stamp duties varies from place to place and depends on the cost of the land which is fixed by Government of Kerala based on its assessment, location of the properties, types of the land, road accesses etc. Stamp duty details of each location is available in the respective registrar office. Also, these details are published in the official website of Kerala Registration Department. The stamp duty is varies from Municipality to Corporation to Panchayat. In Panchayat the stamp duty will be 7% of the cost of the land whereas in Municipality it is 8% and in Corporation 9% and Two ( 2% ) percentage of the cost of the land will be charged as the registration fees. Document writer\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s fee also depends on the cost of the property and varies to a maximum of Rs. 7,000.00. There is a percentage prescribed by the government as Document writer\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s fee. It will take minimum 10-15 days to get the registered documents from the Registrar Office The maximum stamp duty applicable for family property partition is Rs. 1,000.00, but still 2% of the land value needs to be paid to government as registration charges Note: The above mentioned stamp duty, registration charges are subject to change.