Simar Singh | 05 Aug 2022

Patta Chitta - Now Check Land Records In Tamil Nadu Land Online

Patta Chitta - Now Check Land Records In Tamil Nadu Land Online

Table of contents 

  1. What is Patta?
  2. What is Chitta?
  3. Patta Chitta online registration in Tamil Nadu 
  4. Details in TN Chitta Patta document 
  5. Check Status of TN Patta Chitta Online 
  6. Verify your TN Patta certificate 
  7. Documents required for Patta's transfer 
  8. Procedure for transfer of Patta
  9. Change the name in Patta 
  10. Download Patta Chitta App



With the emergence of digitalisation in the world, the government in India has also started taking initiatives to step into this game. With the help of digitalisation, certain important documents can now be available online. One such document is the Patta Chitta document, released by the government of Tamil Nadu. The land records of Tamil Nadu, that is, the Patta Chitta documents, are now available online through their e-Services website. It is needless to say that land records play an important role in property-related business, such as transfer of ownership, mortgage, etc. As interesting as it sounds, continue reading this blog, and you will see how to check land records in Tamil Nadu online, what documents are required to apply for the Patta Chitta, and what is the procedure to transfer Patta, and so much more. 

Let's start with a quick overview of Patta and Chitta. 

What is Patta?


The Patta document is a legal document that the government of Tamil Nadu issues in the name of the property owner. One can easily obtain the document from the Tahsildar's office of the district. The document consists of the following details-

  • Name of the district and village.

  • Patta number

  • Name of the actual owner

  • Subdivision and survey number

  • Wetland or dryland in Tamil Nadu 

  • The area of land

  • Tax details

What is Chitta?

A Chitta is a land revenue document usually maintained by the VAO (Village Administrative Officer) and the Taluka office. The document contains the below-mentioned details of the ownership, actual size, the area of the land, etc. 

But one important thing to remember is that, as of 2015, the Tamil Nadu government stopped issuing Chittas. Instead, they merged Patta and Chitta into one document, which now consists of all the mandatory details. 

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How to apply for a new patta chitta online registration in Tamil Nadu?

The records of Patta Chitta are now available online, and you can access these documents by approaching the concerned Taluka office. Below is the procedure in order to get Patta Chitta online. 

Step 1- Visit the official website of the Tamil Nadu Patta Chitta. The website is available in English and Tamil languages. 

Step 2- View Patta and FMB, Chitta, or TSLR Extract and choose the district in which your property is situated. 

Step 3- Fill in the details like Taluk, Village, Ward, and Block along with the Survey Number and Sub Division Number. 

Step 4- After submitting the details, a certificate from the Town Survey Land Register will be issued online. In the certificate, details on the type of construction, municipal door number, location, type of land, etc., will be mentioned. Click here to view the validity of the issued certificate. 

Note: By applying for a Patta document online, you will be charged a fee of Rs 100, which you have to pay online. 

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What details will you get in the TN Chitta Patta document online?

The Tamil Nadu Chitta Patta documents can now be obtained online. The following major components will be covered-

  • The name of the owner 

  • Survey Number and the Sub-division

  • Patta Quantity 

  • Name of the district, 

  • village and taluk of the owner 

  • Dimensions of the property

  • Tax details 

  • Dry or wetland details Chitta land ownership. 

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How to Check the Status of TN Patta Chitta Online

You can easily verify the status of TN Patta Chitta online. Just follow the below-mentioned steps.

STEP 1- Visit the official website

STEP 2- Click on the 'Application Status' option

STEP 3- Enter the Application ID and Authentication Value

STEP 4- Enter the Captcha Code

STEP 5- Click on the "Get Status" button. 

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What is the process to verify your TN Patta certificate?

If you wish to verify your TN Patta certificate, all you need to do is these two simple steps:

STEP 1- Visit the website

STEP 2- On the page, select 'Verify Patta'.

STEP 3- Enter the "Reference Number."

STEP 4- Click on 'Submit' 

What are the documents required for Patta's transfer?

You will need a Patta transfer application. But along with that application, you need to submit the below-mentioned documents.

  • Duly signed transfer patta application

  • A copy of the sales deed

  • Verification of original documents

  • Proof of the possession of the property in the form of an electricity bill or property tax receipt etc.

  • Encumbrance certificate

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What is the procedure for the transfer of Patta?

At the time of property sales, the transition of Patta is done. The Patta transfer is close to the Patta land registry process. Based on the concerned department's report, the application may be rejected or approved. The mandatory documents required for transferring the Tamil Nadu Patta are mentioned below.

  • A photocopy of the sale deed

  • Use your electricity or water bill as proof of your ownership

  • Encumbrance certificate

  • An affidavit 

  • Property tax receipts

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How do you change the name in Patta?

In order to change the name in Patta, there is no online process available. Nevertheless, you can follow the below-mentioned steps to complete the name change process.

Step 1- Fill out the Patta Transfer form at Taluk or the Village Administration Office.

Step 2- Fill out the form and apply.

It usually takes 15–30 days to issue a new Patta document. 

How to download the Patta Chitta App?

Step 1- Visit the Google Play Store.

Step 2- Search for Patta Chitta in Tamil Nadu

Step 3- Install the app.


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