What is Patta: A Patta is a legal and important document which acts as a revenue record of the specific piece of land. The Patta is issued by the government in the name of the owner of the piece of land. It’s also referred to as “Record of Rights (ROR)”. A Patta includes records of:
What is a Chitta: Chitta is a legal revenue document about an immovable property, maintained by the respective Village Administration Officer (VAO) and the Thaluka office. The document contains several important details such as ownership, size, area, etc. The primary objective of a Citta is pertaining to the type of land – Wetland (nanjai) or Dryland (punjai). While the word ‘nanjai’ means the specific land or area with water bodies such as canals, rivers, ponds, etc., the word ‘punjai’ means the land has fewer water bodies.
Both the Patta and Citta are issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu and in 2015, the government merged the Patta and Citta into a single document with the required information available on the Patta.
You can apply for Patta online by following the below procedure:
The transfer of Patta Chitta is executed upon the sale of the property and the procedure to transfer is like that of the registering of a Patta land.
Along with the application of transfer of Patta to the Tehsildar, you’ll have to submit the below documents:
To check the status of Patta Citta online:
To validate or verify your Patta certificate:
You can obtain the Patta Chitta online for a fee of Rs.100.
Yes. Patta is a piece of evidence that you have legal possession of the said property. If there are any disputes towards the title of the property, the Patta can be issued as evidence.
Patta is mainly a legal document pertaining to land and not buildings. That said, the Patta could include information regarding the land on which the building stands; however since the land is owned by more than one owner as undivided shares hence, a Patta is not issued in this case.
If the owner of the land dies without a Will, the legal heirs are entitled to have the Patta transferred to their respective names. In case the deceased person leaves a Will, the beneficiary can transfer the Patta to their name with the consent of others, considered immediate heirs of the deceased person. Also, in case of a purchase or sale of the property, you can transfer the Patta to the purchaser of the property.
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