The Karnataka State Board of Wakfs is a statutory body constituted under the Wakf Act 1995 which is a Central Act. About 27,000 Wakfs are registered with the Board. These include Mosques and the rest are Dargahs, Idgahs, Khabrastans (burial grounds), Ashoorkhanas, Orphanages, Makans, etc.

The main objective of Board is to take various steps to protect Wakf properties from encroachment and unauthorized occupation. Also providing the administrative and legal support to the Wakf institutions who carry out their developmental and socio welfare activities.