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Patta online: How to get Patta Chitta TamilNadu TN Land Records?

[] A Patta is a revenue record of a piece of land, while a Chitta contains details about the area, size, ownership of the property. Since 2015, both these documents pertaining to Tamil Nadu land records have been merged into a single document called Patta Chitta

In Tamil Nadu, the document that proves a person’s legal right over a property is known as a ‘Patta’. The Patta document can be accessed online and downloaded, since the Tamil Nadu state government launched the Tamil Nadu Patta Chitta Land Record for its citizens. This service comes under the revenue department.

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A Patta is a revenue record of a piece of land, while a Chitta is a document containing details about the area, size, ownership of the property. Starting 2015, both these documents have been merged and are available as one with all the relevant information in the Patta. Citizens can now view the Chitta Patta, adangal certificate online.

Here is a guide on how to apply for Patta online in Tamil Nadu through the eservices TN website.

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Patta Chitta meaning

Patta Chitta
A Patta is a revenue record of a piece of land. It is issued by the government and is also known as the Record of Rights (ROR). The Patta includes the Patta number, name of the district, taluk and village, owner’s name, survey number and subdivision, wetland/dryland, area of land and tax details. This land revenue document contains details about the area, size, ownership of the property. These details are maintained by the Village Administration Officer and the nature of land- whether dry or wetland is mentioned.

Patta online in Tamil Nadu cost

It is completely free to download and view patta online in Tamilnadu from the Department of Revenue website. However, individuals need to pay Rs 100, if they are getting a mutated patta or transferring the ownership in the patta.

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Patta online: How to apply for Patta Chitta online in Tamil Nadu?

Here is a guide on how to apply for patta chitta land survey details in Tamilnadu online.

Step 1: For online chitta patta access, log on to the official site at

Patta chitta

Step 2: Opt for the View Patta & FMB/Chitta/TSLR Extract’ option.

Chitta patta

Step 3: Enter details such as taluk, village, ward, survey number, etc. and proceed. Note that the drop-down menu will show a list of all the districts except Mayiladuthurai which is the 38th and the newest district of the state, which was announced in December 2020.

What is Patta Chitta and how to apply for it online?

Step 4: When you submit, you will get a certificate from the Town Survey Land Registrar online with details about your property. This certificate will have all details about locality, type of land, land, survey number details, etc. that you can get online.

What is Patta Chitta and how to apply for it online?

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Patta: Why do we need?

Since Patta is a legal document to prove the lawful ownership of a person on land, it becomes a crucial document in case of any dispute between the landholder and the government or any third-party landowner. One becomes eligible to get compensation in case the government decides to acquire the land. Moreover, online Patta, which you can obtain from the portal, becomes one of the essential documents when selling the property. Even in case of vacant plots, Patta document establishes the lawful possession of the land. 

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Important note about Patta Chitta

A Patta is applicable only for land and not for apartments. However, you may have a Patta for the land on which the apartment is built. Given that the land on which an apartment building stands is divided among different owners, commonly known as the undivided share (UDS), usually, a Chitta Patta is not issued in this case.

Visit the official website at eservices(dot)tn(dot)gov(dot)in/eservicesnew

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Patta: How to get EC Patta Chitta online?

In Tamil Nadu, one can now get the EC patta chitta certificates online. For obtaining online Patta document, citizens can visit the Tamil Nadu Patta Chitta website of the department of Survey and Settlement, Government of Tamil Nadu

One can apply for the encumbrance certificate or EC online by visiting the TNREGINET portal. The encumbrance certificate, also called as villangam certificate is a document that helps in knowing if an entity who is not the property’s original owner has any control over the property. It includes all the transactions registered pertaining to the property for a specified period.

The Tamil Nadu land survey department website enables the citizens in Tamil Nadu to get eServices. Now, they can get information related to their lands and houses in the state on their computer screens. To get Patta online, apply for it through this portal. The websites allows a property owner to get information such as:

  • View Patta/Chitta copy & A-Register Extract – Rural
  • View Patta/Chitta copy & A-Register Extract – Urban
  • Verify web issued Patta/Chitta copy & A-Register Extract

Patta: Step by step process to change your name in the document

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You cannot change the name on the Patta online. This is possible only by making a physical visit to the village administration office. When at the office, ask for the relevant form. Keep handy the sale deed, tax receipts, electricity bill and encumbrance certificate, as you may need to show these.  Fill the form and submit the signed form, with the documents. It may take up to 30 days for the changes to reflect and a new Patta to be issued.

Is Patta Chitta required for flat sale/purchase?

Patta Chitta is a legal document that is required in land-related transactions. This means that a building builder must be in possession of this document when constructing a housing project. However, individual buyers are not provided with patta chitta documents.

Patta Chitta: Documents required to apply for chitta patta online in TN

The following documents are required, if you are applying for the Patta Chitta online. Keep them handy. These include:

  • The original sale deed is required, as well as a photocopy of this deed, which will be verified. These need to be submitted in the tehsildar’s office. 
  • Any proof of possession of the property. This includes property tax payment receipt, electricity bill or even the encumbrance certificate. 

These documents establish your claim and legal possession over the property.

Patta Chitta land survey number details online

You can get the following information in the Patta Chitta document online:

  • Name of the Owner
  • Quantity of Patta
  • Sub-division and survey number
  • Name of the district, village and taluk of the owner
  • Area or dimensions of the land
  • Tax details of the owner
  • Dry land or wetland details
  • Chitta land ownership

Nature of land 

Nanjai: In short, it is a wetland – it could be a lake, river, canal or water bodies.

Punjai: Punjai is dry land. It has low water reservoirs and depends on small sources such as well, borewells, etc.

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Online Patta: Services on the mobile app

In 2018, the then chief minister EK Palaniswami launched the android application called ‘AMMA e-service of Land Records’ app. This mobile app allows users to access land records, Patta Chitta, from their phones besides a host of other services.

How to access Patta Chitta through the mobile app?

Accessing Patta Chitta has become easier through the Amma e-service of Land Records app. Here are the following steps for accessing Patta Chitta through this app.

1. Install the app- individuals can go to the Google Playstore and install the Amma app (AMMA e-service of Land Records).

What is Patta Chitta and how to apply for it online

The following details can be checked using this app:

2. Click on A-register. Under this column individuals can enter the name of their district and other details, to verify various things like the land type, soil, per hectare rates, irrigation mechanisms and several others.

What is Patta Chitta and how to apply for it online

3. Chitta- individuals can also get the details of the pattadhar by entering his patta number or sub-division number. At the end of the form, one needs to click on the ‘get details’ option to have the results generated.

What is Patta Chitta and how to apply for it online

Is Patta required for land registration in Tamil Nadu?

In case of buildings or structures, physical occupation and possession can be proved. However, in case of a vacant land, it may not be possible. Thus, patta is a necessary document that proves your legal ownership on a land in Tamil Nadu.

After Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu became the third state to make Chitta Patta a proof of landholding. In 2018, the state government had planned to make pattas mandatory for preventing scams and making property registrations secure. As of now, a property or land can be registered by submitting the Patta document or the parent document of the land.

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How to check status of TN Patta Chitta online?

If you have applied for the Patta Chitta online, you can check the status here. Use your application ID for the same. You can also check the validity of the same after you input the reference number. You can obtain the Patta Chitta online at a nominal cost.

Patta chitta online

How to verify TN Patta Chitta?

If you wish to verify the Patta Chitta, simply log on to this link and opt for the ‘Verify Patta’ option. Enter the reference number and submit it, to get the verification online for Patta Chitta.


How to transfer Patta Chitta?

In case a land owner dies without leaving behind a Will, the heir apparent can get the patta chitta transferred to their name. In case the late owner has left a Will, his legal heirs can get the patta chitta transferred in their names after mutual consultation under the succession law. If the land is sold, the patta chitta is transferred in the name of the buyer.

You must apply for the transfer of Patta. The application needs to be submitted in the respective tehsildar’s office. Do carry photocopies and original documents of the sale deed, tax receipts, electricity bill and encumbrance certificate, when applying for transfer of Patta Chitta.

The application may be accepted or rejected, on the basis of the study that the concerned department does. Fees charged for Patta Chitta transfer
is Rs 100 only.

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How to check the status of Poramboke land in Patta Chitta online

Poramboke land refers to waste land or the land that belongs to the government and does not fall in the list of revenue records. Here are the steps to verify the status:

  1. Visit the website of patta chitta or click on
  2. On the home page, click ‘Verify Poramboke Land’.
  3. On the redirected page, enter the details related to district, village, taluk, survey number and subdivision number.
  4. Click on submit to complete the verification process.

Other requirements of Patta Chitta

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To be eligible for various economic developmental schemes, the Tamil Nadu government may ask you for your documents which include, proof of residence, community certificate with number, details like family’s annual income, family card, ration card, GST number and project report, along with patta/chitta (for buying land and its development). Therefore, keep these handy.

How do I check my FMB online?

FMB or Field Measurement Book Map or Sketch is a record of sketch data managed by the tahsildar’s office in Tamil Nadu. Land owners can get the FMB sketch by contacting the tahsildar’s office.

They can view the FMB Map online by visiting the official portal

Step 1: Click on FMB sketch

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Step 2: On the next page, provide details, such as district, taluk, village, etc. Click on ‘Submit’. Then click on ‘View FMB’.

What is Patta Chitta: All about Tamil Nadu land records and how to apply for it online

Is Patta Chitta, adangal available across Tamil Nadu?

Land records in Tamil Nadu are available for 27 out of 32 districts. Districts where the patta, chitta and adangal certificate are available online include Ariyalur, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode, Kancheepuram, Kanyakumari, Karur, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Sivagangai, Thanjavur, Thoothukkudi, Tirunelveli, Tiruppur, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Villupuram and Virudhunagar.

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Patta Chitta: Beware of fake documents

In 2018, Tamil Nadu’s Registration Department came up with the idea to phase out paper-based Pattas and introduce geo information system (GIS) based registration in which land would be marked using geo coordinates. The facility was added in an updated version of the Simplified and Transparent Administration of Registration (STAR 2.0). Apart from paperwork being reduced drastically, it addressed the problem of fake Pattas. In Tamil Nadu, fake Patta Chitta adangals have been a problem, with cases cropping up every now and then. The authorities are taking steps to prevent instances of use of fake Chitta Pattas. An aggrieved person can file a declaratory petition under Section 34 of the Specific Relief Act,1963 before the relevant court.

How to cancel a Patta of land issued to another person by taluk office?

Keep all the original and registered documents handy and write to the concerned tehsildar office via registered post. In the next 30 days, make a visit to the concerned office. If this does not work, you may have to approach the revenue office with the necessary details and proof.

Digitisation of Adangal

Adangal refers to the basic land register that is maintained by the Village Administrative Officers (VAOs) for each village. The document captures data such as season-wise crops cultivated by the farmers, its yield, irrigation source, etc. Until 1428 fasli year (2018-2019), the Adangal was being manually written by the VAOs. To ease the process of making entries in the Adangal and its maintenance, the government has undertaken the digitisation of Adangal. The web-based e-Adangal application portal was launched in 2018 while the mobile application was launched in 2019. The e-Adangal application enables farmers to make entries of crop and capture data required by the government. 

The web portal of the Commissionerate of revenue administration recently launched by the TN government also allows users to know about e-Adangal application.

Procedure to download e-Adangal

  • Farmers can log in to the portal to enter details of crops and download the Adangal extract copy upon payment of the prescribed fees.

Patta Chitta Tamil Nadu Land Record


  • New users can sign up on the portal.

Patta Chitta Tamil Nadu Land Record


  • Farmers can click on the option to download e-Adangal. They will be required to provide a Citizen access number (CAN) or search using the registered mobile number.
  • The next step will be the verification of the OTP.
  • Next, they must select the survey number and proceed by clicking on ‘pay now’.
  • One can download the e-Adangal after the online payment.

Patta Chitta latest news updates

Update on March 16, 2022

Integrated land document to be introduced for farmlands

In September 2021, the Tamil Nadu Government announced that it will introduce an online service to provide an ‘integrated land document’ containing details of four related documents namely A-register, chitta, field measurement book and adangals. This move is aimed to help farmers and farmland owners in the state.

There is a facility to obtain details of A-register, chitta and field measurement book online separately, and e-adangals with the details of land use and crops cultivated. Now, ‘integrated land document’ containing the details of all the four documents would be provided online.

Also, the government announced that it would introduce an online service that will help those possessing pattas to apply for surveying and pinpointing the boundaries of their land. Until now, they would have to go to the Tahsildar office or apply through the Common Service Centres to get this service.

Update on November 2, 2021

TN government launches web portals of revenue dept

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M K Stalin, recently launched the web portal of the Commissionerate of revenue administration The website will enable citizens to check details of various social security schemes and the government orders. The portal also allows users to get online services including applying for e-certificates and e-adangal. The government also unveiled portals for sub-collectors and village administrative officers.

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How do I check Patta Chitta online status?

Simply log on to the official website and check the status of Chitta Patta online after you input the details.

What is the fee to get Patta Chitta online?

You have to pay a nominal amount of Rs 100/- for the Patta Chitta record.

Who issues the patta?

Patta is issued by the Tamil Nadu government. It can be obtained from the tahsildar’s office of the specific district.

What is the Patta Chitta customer care number?

A customer feedback id has been created and you can send across your feedback to

How to locate the nearest taluk office for Patta Chitta work?

One can locate the nearest Taluk office simply by asking other locals or visiting the district headquarters. The district headquarter would then provide the individual with the address of the nearest Taluk office.

What is Adangal in Tamil Nadu?

Adangal is the revenue record that includes land-related details such as ownership, area, nature of possession of the land, liabilities, tenancy, crops grown, etc. The document has the survey number of the land.

(With inputs from Sneha Sharon Mammen)

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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