What is Patta Chitta – How to apply online, check the status & validity

Last Updated at: Dec 10, 2020
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The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission ( TNERC) has recently eased several procedures for agricultural power connections. The TNERC also eased the application procedure where it is no longer mandatory for an applicant to get a letter of consent from a co-owner. Instead of this, he can produce an indemnity bond while applying for a connection. A single ownership certificate from the VAO is enough, unlike the previous system when a patta, chitta and an NoC from the legal heirs were required.


Digitization of land records is a welcome change happening in the Land & Revenue administration across India of late. The Government of Tamil Nadu has also made rapid strides in managing the land records of the state online. Go through this article to have a step-by-step guide about how to apply for your land records online, check the status of your online application and check the validity of your Patta certificate.

What is Patta Chitta?

According to the Government establishment, a Patta Chitta is a record related to land revenues that denotes the ownership of land. A Patta register is a record kept in a Taluk office and it specifies the ownership portions of an entire landholding. Chitta is, in essence, a part of Patta that provides information about the ownership of land belonging to a particular person.

What is Patta?

A Patta is a legal document issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu to the owner of landed property. A Patta can act as a revenue record in the name of the owner and can be obtained from the concerned Tahsildar’s office in a particular district. The following details are available in a Patta:

  • Name of the Owner
  • The number of Patta
  • The names of the concerned District, Taluk, and Village
  • Survey number and subdivision
  • Area or dimensions of the land
  • Whether the land is a Dryland or a Wetland (Punjai Nilam and Nanjai Nilam in Tamil)
  • Land Tax details

What is Chitta?

It is a legal document issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu and is maintained by the Taluk office and the Village Administrative Officer (VAO) of the concerned village. This document is extremely important for all transactions related to property and includes relevant details about the size, ownership, area, etc of the land. A Chitta also classifies the land into Punjai (dry land) and Nanjai (wetland).

The Government of Tamilnadu has incorporated a significant change in the Chitta system with effect from 2015. As per these changes, the government has stopped issuing single Chittas. Instead, the relevant details of the Chitta have been included in the Patta and the document so merged has been named as ‘Patta Chitta’.

Get your PattaChitta now

How to apply online for a PattaChitta?

You should follow the following steps to apply for a PattaChitta online

  1. Click here and visit the official website of Tamil Nadu Revenue Services.
  2. Click the ‘‘View Patta & FMB/Citta/TSLR Extract” link on the homepage.

Patta Chitta

3. Select the following details related to the property for which you require the PattaChitta and click “Submit”.

  • District
  • Area type ( urban/rural)

Patta Chitta

4. Enter the following details on the next page. Then enter the ‘Captcha’ and submit-

  • District
  • Taluk
  • Town
  • Ward no
  • Block
  • Survey number
  • Sub-division number

Patta Chitta

5. While filing the online patta application you need to submit a statutory fee of Rs 100

6. Upon successful submission of the fee and online Patta Chitta registration, a certificate will be generated online from the Town Survey Land Registration. It will contain information such as the locality, the land type, the survey number, type of construction on the property and so on.

How to check the status of the online application?

You can check the status of your online application by following the easy steps mentioned below-

  • Click here (Tamil Nadu e-district portal)
  • Enter your application Id, the ‘Captcha’ and click ‘Submit’
  • Click ‘Get Status’
  • Your patta chitta online status will be displayed on the screen

How to check validity?

You can check the validity of your Patta Certificate by following these simple steps-

  1. Click here (Tamil Nadu Government e-Services Portal)Patta Chitta
  2. Click on ‘Verify Patta’
  3. Enter your unique reference number on the space provided and click the ‘Submit’ button

Patta Chitta

The validity details will be displayed on your screen.

Patta Chitta documents are important legal evidence if you want to buy or sell any landed property. The Tamil Nadu Government has made adequate arrangements where you can apply for your Patta Chitta online and can get your Patta certificate after following a few simple steps, as mentioned above. For more details, you can discuss with the patta chitta customer care of the Government of Tamil Nadu.


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