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What is Patta Chitta – How to Apply Online, Check the status & Validity

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States are currently under the process of making their land records digital for reaching the goal of Digital India Programme. States have made their land records available online. The land records can be viewed and even apply online. There is digitisation of land records by the states. The land records of Tamil Nadu i.e., Patta Chitta documents are also available online through their official e-Services website.

What is a Patta?

Patta is a legal document issued by the Tamil Nadu government in the name of the actual owner of the property. A patta can be obtained from the Tahsildar’s office of the particular district.

A patta consists of the following details:

  • Name of the district, taluk and village.
  • Patta number.
  • Name of the owner.
  • Survey number and subdivision.
  • Is it a wetland or a dry land (Nanjai Nilam and Punjai Nilam in Tamil)?
  • Area of the land and tax details.

What is a Chitta?

It is a land revenue document maintained by the Village Administrative Officer (VAO) and the Taluk office. A chitta provides the relevant detail of the ownership, area, size, .etc of the land. Most importantly it classifies the land into nanjai (wetland) and punjai (dry land).

As of 2015, the government of Tamil Nadu does not issue a Chitta. The Patta and Chitta were merged into one document with all the relevant details mentioned in the Patta.

Applying for Patta Chitta Online

After the Patta and Chitta got merged into one, the Tamil Nadu government has now made the process of filing Patta Chitta online. You can follow these steps:

Step 1: Log on to the Tamil Nadu Patta Chitta website, the website is available in two languages – English & Tamil.

Step 2: Select the ‘View Patta & FMB / Chitta / TSLR Extract’ under the head ‘View Patta Copy/A-Register Extract’.

Step 3: Select the District from the drop-down menu. Select the ‘Urban’ or ‘Rural’ option in the ‘Area Type’. Click on the ‘Submit’ button.

Step 4: Select the ‘Taluk’ and ‘Village’ from the drop-down box. Select the option ‘Patta Number’ or ‘Survey Number’ in the ‘View Patta/Chitta using’ bar. Enter the ‘Survey Number’ and ‘Sub Division Number’ if the ‘Survey Number’ option is selected in the ‘View Patta/Chitta using’ bar. If ‘Patta Number’ is selected in the ‘View Patta/Chitta using’ bar, enter the ‘Patta Number’. Enter the ‘Enter authentication value’ and click the ‘Submit’ button.

Step 5: Upon submission of the property details, a certificate from the Town Survey Land Register will be issued online with details of the property. The certificate will contain details such as the type of construction on the property, the municipal door number, locality, type of land, survey number etc.

Steps to Check the Status of Your Patta Chitta

The status of Patta Chitta can be checked online by following these steps:

Step 1: If you wish to check the status of your Patta Chitta you can do so by logging into the Tamil Nadu e-District Website.

Step 2: Enter the ‘Application ID’ and the ‘Enter Captcha Values’ and click the ‘Get Status’ button.

Step 3: The status of your Patta Chitta will be reflected.

Validity of Your Patta Certificate

The validity of the issued certificates can be checked online here. All you need to do is add your reference number. You can validate/verify your Patta Certificate by following these steps:

Step 1: Log on to the Tamil Nadu Patta Chitta website, the website is available in two languages – English & Tamil.

Step 2: Select the ‘Verify Patta’ option under the head ‘Verify Web Issued Patta/A-Register Extract’

Step 3: Enter the ‘Reference Number’ and click ‘Submit’ button.

Step 4: The verification details of your Patta is generated.


A patta can be obtained online for a nominal fee of Rs.100.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Patta and Chitta the same?

Yes. The Tamil Nadu government merged the Patta and Chitta into one document known as ‘Patta Chitta’ in 2015. Now, the Patta Chitta contains all the relevant details regarding the land.

How can I check my Patta Chitta for land in Tamil Nadu?

Patta Chitta can be checked online by logging into the Tamil Nadu Government official website of land records. Patta Chitta can be viewed and verified on this website.

How can I check my Patta transfer status online?

Patta transfer status can be checked by logging in to the e-District website. By entering the Application ID and the Captcha Value, you can view the status of your Patta application.

How can I change my name in Patta?

There is no online process for changing the name in Patta yet. It has to be done offline by visiting your respective Taluk or Village Administration Office and submitting the filled Patta Transfer Form along with necessary documents. The new Patta is usually issued within 15 to 20 days along with the changes.

Is Patta required for registration?

Patta is the legal document that a person owns the land. If Patta is registered in someone’s name, it means that he/she is the legal landholder of the area. The Tamil Nadu government is thinking about making Patta legal for land registration to increase the security of the process and prevent scams. However, currently, properties or lands in Tamil Nadu can be registered by furnishing either with the Patta document or the parent documents of the land.

Disclaimer: The materials provided herein are solely for information purposes. No attorney-client relationship is created when you access or use the site or the materials. The information presented on this site does not constitute legal or professional advice and should not be relied upon for such purposes or used as a substitute for legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.

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