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  • Patta Chitta Tamil Nadu Land Record

    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:

    • Owner name.
    • The number of Patta.
    • Survey number and subdivision.
    • Name of the respective district, taluk and village.
    • Dimensions or area of the land.
    • Tax details.
    • Whether the land is a Wetland or Dryland.

    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.

    Applying for Patta Chitta Online

    You can apply for Patta online by following the below procedure:

    • Visit the Government of Tamil Nadu’s official website developed for revenue services.
    • Tamil Nadu’s official website
    • To view the Patta copy/A-Register Extract, select ‘View Patta & FMB/Citta/TSLR Extract’.
    • You’ll be redirected to a new page wherein you’ll have to select the district and area type (rural/urban) and then click on ‘Submit’.
    • Tamil Nadu’s official website
    • Here, you’ll enter the required details such as district, taluk, town, ward, block, survey number, sub-division number, enter the authentication value and click on submit.
    • View Town Survey Land Register
    • After submission of all the relevant details, the Town Survey Land Register will issue a certificate online with information of the specific property or land. The certificate includes information such as type of land, type of construction, survey number, locality, municipal door number, etc.

    Transfer of Patta Chitta

    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.

    • An application for the transfer of Patta should be submitted to the respective Tehsildar office.
    • The application will be either be accepted or rejected based on the examination of the specified property and the documents which have been submitted along with the application.

    Documents Required

    Along with the application of transfer of Patta to the Tehsildar, you’ll have to submit the below documents:

    • Sale Deed (photocopy) along with the original for verification.
    • Proof of possession such as the Paid Tax Receipt or electricity bill.
    • Encumbrance certificate.

    How to Check the Status of Patta Chitta

    To check the status of Patta Citta online:

    • Visit e-District.
    • Enter the ‘Application ID’ and the mentioned ‘Captcha Values’.
    • Upon clicking on ‘Get Status’, you’ll be able to view the status of your application for the transfer of Patta Chitta.

    Validity of your Patta Certificate

    To validate or verify your Patta certificate:

    Fees for Patta Chitta

    You can obtain the Patta Chitta online for a fee of Rs.100.

    How to Check Patta Chitta Verification Online

    To verify Patta Chitta records online, follow the steps given below:

    1. Visit the official Tamil Nadu government services website
    2. Enter the Reference Number that you had received
    3. Click on the ‘Submit’ button
    4. The results of the Patta Chitta verification will be displayed on the page

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    FAQs on Patta Chitta Tamil Nadu Land Record

    1. Is it important to have a Patta?
    2. 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.

    3. Is Patta required for apartments?
    4. 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.

    5. How can I transfer Patta?
    6. 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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