Patta-Chitta in Tamil Nadu

If you have invested in real estate in Tamil Nadu, or are looking to invest in a property, chances are, you would have come across the word Patta Chitta. What does this mean? How does this impact ownership and property? How do we apply for Patta Chitta in 2021? 

Here is everything you need to know about Patta-Chitta in Tamil Nadu.

In the state of Tamil Nadu, land records called Patta Chitta are used as proof of ownership of property. These records are important when it comes to property-related transactions like transfer of ownership, property mortgage,etc.

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patta chitta

What is Patta?

Patta, also known as Record of Right (RoR) is a legal document issued by the government of Tamil Nadu in the name of the actual owner of the property. The document provides necessary information such as Patta number, District, taluk and village details, Property ownership (Name of the Owner), Survey number and subdivision, Type of land (Wet/Dry), Total area of land, and Property tax details.

What is Chitta?

Chitta is a land revenue record that specified the land area, property owner name, type of land, etc. The Village Administrative Officer (VAO) and the Office in the Taluk are incharge of maintaining this document.

What are the details you can find on your Patta Chitta document?

On your Patta Chitta, you get information about:

1. Land owners Name

2. Survey number of the property

3. Survey Number and the Sub-division

4. Patta Quantity

5. Name of the district, village and taluk of the owner

6. Property dimensions

7. Tax details of the property

8. Type of Land (Dry or wetland)

9. Chitta land ownership

If you want to apply for Patta Thitta in the Tamil Nadu Land Records official website, you need to ensure you have the following documents prepared.

  1. Electricity Bill or Previous Property Tax receipt to confirm proof of ownership
  2.  A photocopy of the sales deed that needs to be submitted to the Tehsildar office 

Transfer of Patta

The Patta, which is an identification of property ownership can be transferred from one person to another during the point of sale of the land. Called the Patta Migration Process, this works in close relation with the Patta Registration Process. After careful consideration of the basis of the transfer report filed, the transfer is either approved or rejected. The following are some of the necessary documents that are required for applying for the Transfer of Patta

1. Photocopy of the sales deed

2. Water or electricity bill that prove ownership

3. Encumbrance certificate

4. An affidavit

5. Previous Tax receipts

How to Acquire Patta and Chitta

The Government of Tamil Nadu has computerized track records in a common format bearing Patta and Chitta, and this is now available online. Here is how you can apply.

Step 1: Visit the Patta Chitta Online Website

The Patta Chitta website (Tamil Nadu) is available in English & Tamil. You can change the settings if you wish to view it in English.

Step 2: Click on View Patta and FMB, Chitta, or TSLR Extract

Select the Patta and FMB, Chitta, or TSLR Extract and pick out the district where the property resides.

Step 3: Property information is listed

The listings will be accompanied by the survey number, and subdivision number, and other details like taluk, village, ward, and block. 

Step 4: Check the Patta Chitta from the Town Survey Register

After you submit the property details. the Certificate from the Town Survey Land Register will be issued online. This certificate will specify details such as construction characteristics on the property, municipal door number, locality, type of land, etc.

Chitta Land Ownership

The leading information about the land, its dimensions and revenue is shown to the public through the Chitta. Here are the following documents that are required as per the official website of the Tamil Nadu land records:–

  • Sale Deed for substantiation–Send the original sales deed along with the photocopy to the the Tahsildar or the concerned office .


  • Possession proof- In order to verify the authenticity of ownership, you must submit some Identification. Here are some IDs you can submit. Paid Tax Receipt,Electricity bill and Encumbrance certificate.


Procedure to Change the Name in Patta

  • Go to the respective village administration office.
  • Ask for a name change form and fill it carefully.
  • Attach all the required documents like sale deed, tax receipt, electricity bill, encumbrance certificate, etc
  • Submit this form in the same office
  • It will take 30 days for the changes to reflect


You can go through the step-by-step procedure of registering for a Patta on the government portal. Buying a property has considerable amount of processes that includes registering your ownership. With so many decisions to be made, a good land developer and timely advice always helps. Head to and find your dream investment among our listings!

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