Patta Chitta

The Tamil Nadu government issues Patta, which is a legal document and it is issued in the name of the actual owner of the property. This document is to be obtained from the Tahsildar’s office from the particular district where a person belongs to. A patta constitutes of the following items: Taluk, name of the District and Village of the person who owns the land, the serial patta number, survey number, name of the owner who owns the property and subdivision of the land, whether a land is it a Wetland or a Dry land which is called NanjaiNilam and PunjaiNilam in Tamil.

Patta also contains details of the Tax details of the land and area of the land. When you want to claim that a particular land is yours, then you do have to show this Patta, and that will the proof of the legality of your ownership of a particular property. So once you apply for this legal document, and you receive it after all the necessary verification as conducted by the Government, then that particular piece of property will be registered under your name, and no further claims can be instilled on that property of land.

What is Chitta?

Chitta is kind of a document about  land revenue which is usually maintained by officer of the Village Administration  (VAO) and the Taluk office in the state. A chittais the one which gives all the information about the ownership, area and size of the land. What is crucially importance is that, a chitta is used to classify a land in two  separate categories : one is punjai which means dry land and nanjai which is wet land. As per a survey was conducted in 2015, the TN govt then did not issue this  Chitta. Then, after both Patta and Chitta was ordered by the Government to be done, a person needed to do both of these separately and naturally it took a long time for the final verification. So to avoid these problems, the government decide to punch both the legal documents, and it was then the government decided to merge the Patta and Chitta in to one document with all the necessary information mentioned in the Patta, so that the land revenue process becomes relevant.

How to Get Patta Chitta?


When Patta and Chitta were merged together, in one document, the Tamil Nadu government decided to make the whole process, online. It makes the entire process fool proof, and easy and fast. Also there will involve no dependency on any person or organisation, everyone can do their work on their own; there will be no chance for corruption as well. You can do the application process by following the below mentioned process:

  • Log on to the official website of Patta Chitta of the Tamil Nadu website.
  • The website comes in two different languages: English and Tamil. In case on is not so accustomed in working in Tamil, or does not know the language well, they can always opt for working in English. On the other hand, natives of the land who is not so fluent in English will be able to do their application process in Tamil only.
  • Select the one you want to apply, it can be of the following options:Patta& FMB or Chittaor TSLR Extract. Then choose the district where your property is located, hopefully it will be the same as that of your habitat district, then you need to add the details of the property for which you require a patta chitta, the details should include the measurement of the land, the name of the previous owner and information like that, also do not forget to mention in the details information like name of the taluk of the land, the village in which the land is there, the ward and block of the land, survey number of the land and along with it a sub division number, so the government has no problem, in identifying, and pin pointing the land which belongs to you and then assigning you the ownership of the same.
  • When you submit the application form which consists of all the details of the property, such as those mentioned above. TSLR will issue a certificate which will be about the details of the property. Of course it will be issued online, because the whole process will be conducted online. The certificate will consist of various details such as the type of construction that was carried out on the particular property of yours, the municipal door number of the land, the locality of the land, the type of land which is going to be your land, the survey number of the plan and others, and it will of course be based on the details that you provide about your land.

Town Survey Land Register ( TSLR)

How to Check Patta Chitta Online Application Status?

Once you apply for Patta Chitta, you would want to know the status of your application, and how long would it take to give a confirmation and valid ID. To check the status of the application, you need to log on to e-districts site of the government of Tamil Nadu, then click on the option of  Patta Chitta, then select application status, for that you need to enter an application ID, and then enter the captcha values as it is given on the link, this step needs to be done to confirm that you are a human and not a robot. Then click on the option of Get status, and then the status of teg application process will be shown, and all of this can be done online, without having to visit your Talukoffice. The validity of your certificate is to be checked online because it varies from property to property, so you need to keep track of the validity of the status. Patta Chitta application cost is 100 INR, the reason for keeping the fees so low is that every person can apply for it.

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