MCD Norms






No.D/1257/EE(B)HQ/2007                                                                                                                         Dated 30/10/2007

Sub: Permitting commercial use of Farm Houses for social Function.

Hon’ble High Court of Delhi vide its order dated 10.10.07 in W.P.C. No. 14261/2004 in the matter of Bharashtachar Virodhi Sangthan V/s Lt. Governor and others has disposed the said matter with the observations that they are satisfied by the guidelines proposed by Government of NCT of Delhi for permitting use of farmhouses for organizing social functions. In view of the said court orders the guidelines issued by Government of NCT of Delhi is to be Strictly followed while permitting social functions in farmhouses. A copy of the Hon’ble High Court order along with the guidelines as placed before the court is enclosed herewith.

Encl: As above



Guidelines for permitting Commercial use of Farm House for social functions

The DDA is in the process of locating suitable places for auction for private entrepreneurs to develop facilities for social functions. The completion of arrangements are likely to take some more time. The Lt. Governor Delhi has therefore temporarily permitted the use of certain categories of farm houses for holding social functions such as wedding, parties etc subject to fulfillment of the following guidelines :-

1. Farm house constructed as per sanctioned building plan and having sufficient Parking space (minimum 1 acre for each 2.5 acre farm area) inside their boundary wall may apply to the Office of the Zonal Dy. Commissioner, MCD for holding social functions on their premises. The parking area within the farm houses should be property demarcated with separate Entry and Exit gates. Farm houses owners shall deploy their own security guards to manage the parking within the premises.

2. No parking shall be permitted outside the farm houses on the roadside and in the event of violations, the violators will be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

3. Only such farm houses should be selected which have proper access road from main road to the farm houses. The minimum width of the access road to such farm house from the main road should be 60 feet. Farm houses should not be located at a road which ends in a dead end.  

4. For each social function, an amount of Rs. 20,000/- per event for farm houses of 05 acres and above, and Rs. 10,000 /- per event for farm house below 05 acres but not less than 2.05 acre would be levied by the DDA or the MCD as the case may be Booking of Farm house (s) by MCD may be done thorough Citizen Services Bureau (CSB)/Internet.  

5. A committee under the Chairmanship of the Zonal Dy. Commissioner, with the Asstt. Commissioner of Traffic Police, ACP (Sub-Division), Divisional fire Officer, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, and a representative of DDA in case of DDA Area Land, would scrutinize such applications.  

6. Permission should be given on rotational basis within the municipal zone so that each farm house is not used for more than 120 days in a year. Permission should be based on factors such as number of guests, approximate number of vehicles, nature of function etc.  

7. Farm houses shall take special precautions regarding use of noiseless generators, use of loudspeakers, musical instruments etc., so that noise pollution level remains within the permissible limit in conformity with the guidelines / norms issued by CPCB/ DPCC. Similarly, use of fire –crackers within and outside the farm houses should be within the permissible limit and the air pollution level should not exceed the prescribed limits stipulated by the CPCB/ DPCC.  

8. No loudspeaker and bands should be permitted beyond 10.00 P.M.


9. Processions and horse-drawn carriage should not be permitted on the roads outside the farm houses.

10. Strict enforcement action should be taken by the concerned authorities against those farm houses that use their premises for commercial purposes without the permission of the DMC Committee.

11.  Sanitary conditions should be maintained in and around Farm House during and after the functions and in the event of violation, the violators will be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

12. These instruction / guidelines shall remain in force till further orders and can be reviewed by the Government.




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