Are you a resident of Tamil Nadu or do you plan to settle there? If your answer is yes, then you will need a Patta Chitta certificate. This is a certificate that provides relevant information about every piece of land in Tamil Nadu. For each district in the state, the Tahsildar or tax collector manages these records.
To receive a copy of the Patta Chitta document, you need to either visit the Taluk’s office or the online platform designated for this task. In 2015, the Tamil Nadu government merged the Patta and Chitta documents into one entity known as “Patta Chitta”.
To reduce the stress of visiting the Taluk’s office, the government developed a website where you can access Tamil Nadu’s land records. This article will explain how you can apply for the Patta Chitta record online successfully.
What is Patta?
Until 2015, Patta was a legal document that you could obtain from the Tahsildar’s office in a district. The Tahsildar issued the document on behalf of the Tamil Nadu government and it contained vital details like:
- Name of the district, taluk, and village
- Patta number
- Name of the owner
- Survey number and subdivision
- Information on whether it is a wetland or dryland
- Area of the land and tax details
What is Chitta?
Before 2015, the Village Administrative Officer (VAO) and Taluk’s office managed the Chitta as a land revenue document. It provided relevant information about the land, such as ownership, area, size, etc. It also disclosed if the land was either a Nanjai (wetland) or Punjai (dryland).
How to Apply for Patta Chitta Online
Like we mentioned above, the Tamil Nadu government has unified the Patta and Chitta documents. You can also apply for the certificate online.
To apply, follow the instructions listed below.
- Visit the Tamil Nadu government’s Patta Chitta website. You can switch from English to Tamil in the language section.
- Click on “View Patta & FMB / Chitta / TSLR Extract” under the icon “View Patta Copy / A-Register Extract”.
- Click on the preferred district from the drop-down menu. Pick either “Urban’ or ‘Rural” in the “Area Type”. Click the “Submit” button.
- Select the “Taluk” and “Village” from the drop-down box.
- Select the “Patta Number” or “Survey Number” in the “View Patta/Chitta” section.
- Enter the “Survey Number” and “Sub Division Number”.
- Enter the ‘Enter authentication value’ and click the ‘Submit’ button.
- Upon applying, a certificate from the Town Survey Land Register will be issued online. The certificate will contain the property details mentioned in previous sections.
How to Check the Status of Your Patta Chitta Certificate Application Online
You can check your Patta Chitta status by following these easy steps below:
- Visit the Tamil Nadu e-District Website.
- Enter the “Application ID”, “Captcha Values” and click the ‘Get Status’ button.
- The next page will reflect your Patta Chitta status.
How to Check the Validity of Your Patta Certificate
Not only can you request a copy of the Patta Chitta certificate online, but you can also check its validity. To do this, simply add your reference number.
Here are the steps for determining the validity of your Parts certificate:
- Visit the Tamil Nadu Patta Chitta website. The webpage content is available in two languages, English & Tamil. Feel free to continue in your preferred language.
- Select the “Verify Patta” option under the heading “Verify Web Issued Patta/A-Register Extract”.
- Enter the “Reference Number” and click the “Submit” button.
- The system automatically generates your Patta certificate’s verification details.
What is the Service Charge for a Patta Chitta Certificate?
You can obtain a Patta Chitta certificate after paying an Rs.100 fee. You can do this offline or online.
How Can I Transfer a Patta Chitta Certificate?
In case of a land sale, you need to transfer the land’s ownership. To do this, you should apply for a Patta Chitta certificate transfer at the Tahsildar’s office. Support your application with the documents listed below.
- Sale deed of the land.
- Proof of property’s ownership, such as tax receipts and encumbrance certificate.
- A document stating the nature of the land, whether Nanjai or Panjai. Nanjai means wetland which represents high water bodies like lakes, rivers, etc. Panjai means dryland, a land with a low water reservoir.
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After applying, you can get approved or denied based on the summary of the Tahsildar’s findings. You will need to pay a fee of Rs.100 to process the transfer.
How to Access Land Records on a Mobile App?
You can access a Patta Chitta certificate with the Amma mobile app. The mobile app was launched in 2018.
How to Change a Name in the Patta Chitta Certificate?
There is no online process for a name change in the Patta Chitta certificate. To do this, you need to visit your respective Taluk or Village Administration Office and submit a completed Patta Chitta transfer form plus the necessary documents.
Note that it typically takes between 15 to 20 days to effect the name change request.
Getting your Patta Chitta certificate is now easier than before. With the online application method, you can get it within seconds. Visit the website or use the Amma mobile app to get your Patta Chitta certificate today.