All about Patta Chitta – Tamil Nadu land records online

June 14, 2022 . Home Buying Insights . 10 min read
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Patta Chitta is the term used by the Tamil Nadu government to refer to their online land revenue records. Patta and Chitta are two separate terms. They play an important role in land or property-related transactions in Tamil Nadu. From property pledge to property transfer, Patta Chitta’s documents are needed. They used to be different documents but were later merged into a single one starting in 2015. Let’s go through all its intricacies in this article.

What is Patta?

Patta is an official government record that contains the details of the land ownership, the location of the land, and its area. It is a revenue record of the land. While doing a transaction for a property, the Patta document will verify that the owner of the land is the one doing the transaction. This ensures that only the rightful owner of the land is involved and prevents fraud.

For a clear property title, the seller of the land should have a valid Patta. Once the buyer purchases the land, they need to apply to the Taluk office to transfer the Patta to their name for maintenance of records.

What is Chitta?

The Chitta document is used to clarify the nature of the land. This pertains to immovable property that is maintained by the Taluk office and the village administrative office (VAO). The Chitta document clarifies the details of the property or land owner, and the classification of the land between Punjai and Nanjai is provided.

Punjai is used to refer to land that has fewer water bodies and instead has facilities like water wells. On the other hand, Nanjai is used to refer to land that has plenty of water sources, such as rivers, ponds, and canals. 

How to apply for Patta Chitta online?

Tamil Nadu government has completely digitized the Patta Chitta records. As such, they are easily available online, and you can access them through the web or the Taluk office. The procedure to obtain the document online is quite simple and goes as such:

  • Go to the official website of Tamil Nadu for Patta Chitta.
  • Select the Chitta, Patta, and FMB or TSLR extract option and select the district of the property.
  • Enter the details of the property, such as the Taluk, Village, Ward, and Block, along with the subdivision number and the survey number.
  • Submit the details, and soon a certificate from the Town Survey Land Register will be issued online containing the details of the property.

How to transfer Patta Chitta?

On the sale of a property, the transfer of the Patta Chitta document is mandatory. The procedure for transferring it is much like that of its registration.

  • Apply for the transfer of Patta Chitta to the respective Tahsildar office
  • The application will then be scrutinized and then accepted or rejected based on the document and the examination of the property.

Documents required

The transfer of Patta Chitta requires some documents that need to be submitted to the tehsildar office along with your application. These documents are:

  • Proof of possession such as electricity bill or paid tax receipt.
  • Encumbrance certificate.
  • Sales deed, both original and a photocopy for verification.

How to check the status of Patta Chitta?

You can check the status of your Patta Chitta document transfer in a few simple steps:

  • Visit the e-district website of Tamil Nadu.
  • Enter your application ID and the captcha.
  • Click on get status, and the status of your application for transfer will be displayed.

How to verify Your Patta Chitta?

You can verify your Patta Chitta document by following the given steps:

  • Visit the e-district website of Tamil Nadu.
  • Click on verify Patta.
  • Enter your reference number and select submit.
  • Your Patta Chitta will be verified.

How to check the status of Patta Chitta verification?

To check the status of your verification, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Tamil Nadu service site.
  • Enter your reference number.
  • Click on submit.
  • The status of Patta Chitta’s verification will be displayed on the page.


Patta Chitta is the evidence of your ownership of the land or property. It is a crucial document that all property owners should have. In case of a dispute regarding the title, it can be used as evidence to clarify matters. In addition, it is also useful in case the government wants to acquire land as it makes you liable for compensation.

Remember that documents are not given out for apartments. However, the land on which the apartment is built can have a Patta Chitta. Thanks to the efforts of the Tamil Nadu government, people can now apply and assess their documents online for a nominal cost.

Just like the state government of Tamil Nadu has made access to Patta Chitta easy, HomeCapital too has made it easy for you to access down payment loans. The program assists budding home buying with up to 50% of the required home down payment value as an interest-free loan through a completely online process.

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