THE STAMP DISTRIBUTING OFFICE
Office of Superintendent Stamps
Superintendent of Stamps Office, Central Library Building, Old Custom House,
Sahid Bhagatsingh Road, Mumbai.
The Superintendent of Stamps, Bombay, is the authority who controls the supply and sale of stamps in the State. In the district the Collector
holds general charge of the district administration of the stamps department as the administrative head of the district. The stock of stamps is
kept in the district treasury, under the Treasury Officer, and in the Sub-Treasuries.
For stamp vending there are counters, where, Special Adhesive Stamps are sold, Revenue Stamps, Share Transfer Stamps, Insurance Stamps,
Foreign Bill Stamps and Brokers Note Stamps are sold.
With view that the facility of payment of stamp duty is made easily available to the public therefore
different arrangements are in force.
Stamp Papers and Adhesive Stamps are made available to the people of Mumbai at the below following Centers.
Types of Stamps
Stamps Cell Center
Through Licensed Stamps Vendors
Judicial Stamp Paper and
Judicial Adhesive Stamps i) At the Window Number 13 of the General Stamp Office, Mumbai.
ii) At the Sale Center of the General Stamps Office located in premises of Mumbai High Court.
iii) At Licensed Stamp Vendors (upto Rs. 3000/-)
Insurance Stamps (Upto Rs. 100), Notarial Stamps and Indian Revenue Stamps
At Window No. 13 in the General Stamp Office, Mumbai
Special Adhesive Stamps required for Gas Agency Agreement
At Window No. 12 in the General Stamp Office, Mumbai
i) Bill of Exchange
iii) Promissory Notes
iv) Letter of Credit
v) Insurance Documents Given fore Franking at General Stamp Office, Mumbai after online payment of amount through GRAS System (Limit Upto 5000/-)
By Franking through B.O.I. Shareholding Limited (BOISHCL) (Limit Upto 5000/-)
In the Maharashtra State every District Treasury Office and in the Taluka Sub-Treasury Office and the licensed
stamp vendors supply the stamps required in sufficient quantity. Moreover, in Maharashtra the following stamp vending counters are active
for availability of the stamp.
In Court Premises
Here you can get Judicial Stamp Paper, Non Judicial Stamps, Court Fees Stamps, and Notarial Stamps.
Moreover, with a view that the general public should not suffer any inconvenience in payment of stamp duty and
the stamps are available easily therefore.
In Post Offices
In the State the facility for selling the stamp papers through the post offices are made available.
Nationalized banks and Co-operative Banks are authorised for selling Stamp Papers and through impression franking license for franking the documents.
Through Authorised Vendors
The sale of stamps to the public is made by the stamp vendors appointed by the Collector on payment of commission to them. The stamp vendors
purchase the stamps from the Treasury and Sub-Treasuries and sale them to the public.
Can individual get Stamp Vendor License to sell non judicial stamp papers in Maharashtra State?
NO, The Maharashtra Government had stopped issuing new stamp vendor license to (individual) to sell non judicial stamp papers in Maharashtra after the Telgi scam in 1994 and the department has introduce franking facilities for public as an alternative to make the payment towards stamp duty to traditional (physical) stamp papers, but after bogus franking impressions were detected on instruments / documents the government had stopped to make franking amount greater than Rs. 5000/- on Instrument / document.
Maharashtra state government is only issuing license to institutional (banks) only.
Maharashtra state government have facilitate various mode of payment for paying stamp duty through online or offline payment mode i.e. e-Challan, E-SBRT which is safe and more secure than traditional method.