DC stands for District Commissioner.
Conversion of land from agriculture to non-agriculture status is called land conversion.
Agriculture lands, also called as Revenue Lands, can be used only for agricultural activities. In case, a person wishes to use it for non-agricultural purposes like residential, commercial, industrial, etc. then legal permission must be obtained by paying a nominal fee to the District Commissioner. Hence, the process is often referred to as DC Conversion.
The process includes obtaining No Objection Certificate from the Town Planning Authority under Section 95 of the Karnataka Land Revenue Act. 1964.
Land conversion is not permitted for all properties. DC conversion may be cancelled or withdrawn by DC without prior notice to the applicant.
If you are planning to purchase a site which has not been converted by the DC then it will become your duty to apply for the process of the conversion for which the following documents are to be submitted along with the application form:
Original record of Rights and Tenancy Certificate.
Photocopy of Atlas of the land- which shows the actual measurement of the land for conversion in meters and must be signed by the concerned authority of Department of Survey Title and Land Records.
Photocopy of Revenue Survey Map of the village that shows the location of the land.
Site Plan- in case the conversion is proposed for construction purpose.
Any other information required by the authority.
The authority, on receiving an application, requests the department of town and country planning (DTCP) to issue NOC for converting the land.
Now you can think whether you would like to go ahead with the purchase of the site or not.