Patta Chitta: What is it? How to get Patta Chitta online, check the status, validity & transfer?

To deal with land frauds & cheating with customers, Government of Tamil Nadu has launched Patta and Chitta


  1. Introduction
  2. What is Patta Chitta?
  3. How to get Patta Chitta online?
  4. Transfer of Patta Chitta
  5. How to check the status of Patta Chitta?
  6. Validity



Have you ever wondered how buyers verify the authenticity of a land? Land frauds are one of the most common scams in India. To deal with this type of cheating with customers Government of Tamil Nadu has launched Patta and Chitta. This portal has all the information about the ownership of land. In this article, we are going to talk about all you need to know about Patta Chitta. 


What is Patta Chitta?

When land is bought, a Patta is registered by the government of India. A Patta is a legal document authorized by the government of Tamil Nadu. Patta is registered in the name of the landowner. A Patta is also referred to as the Record of Rights(ROR). 

An owner has to hold a Patta if he or she wants to buy land for any purpose. From building societies to shops to anything, a Patta ensures that the property was purchased according to the legal norms of the Tamil Nadu government. A Patta can be obtained from the tahsildar officer of the district. It consists of details such as Patta number, name of all the owners, survey number, tax details, area of land, and the address. 

A Chitta is also an official document used in transactions or land deals. It is obtained from a local taluka or village administration office. Chitta contains details such as ownership, area of the land. A Chitta classifies the property into two categories. The first is Punjai, which is dry land, and the other is Nanjai, which means a wetland. A Punjai is low on water resources, while Nanjai has an excess of water. 

Tamil Nadu government decided to merge Patta and Chitta into a single official document called Patta Chitta. 


How to get Patta Chitta online?

In 2019 Patta and Chitta were merged as one by the government of Tamil Nadu. To ease the process for its citizens, the government has made the whole process online. Below we have mentioned the steps to apply for Patta Chitta online:

  1. You need to visit the official website, the state. The site is available in two languages that are English and Tamil. 
  2. On the home page, you will see the option “View Patta & FMB / Chitta / TSLR Extract. “ Click on this option.
  3. A new page will open. You will see options such as choose district and area. Submit your choices. 
  4. Another page will open, and you will be asked several details regarding your land. You need to have a Patta or survey number for this section. You will need to submit an authentication value after filling the details.
  5. After submitting every detail, you are provided an online certificate with all the land or property information. 


Transfer of Patta Chitta

When an owner resells his or her land or property, the transfer of Patta and Chitta takes place. This is to keep the ownership of the land updated. The removal of the document is similar to the registration of Patta Chitta; below, we have listed the steps to perform to Patta Chitta transfer

  1. The first step includes the submission of a Patta Chitta application in the Tahsildar office. 
  2. After the property is investigated and all the documents submitted are verified, your application is accepted or rejected. 


Along with the application, you need to submit the documents listed below:

  • A transfer application of Patta Chitta with signature.
  • The original paper of the land and copy of sales
  • Proof of your occupancies such as bills and tax receipts
  • Encumbrance certificate


Note: The fees for Patta Transfer is INR 100 only.


How to check the status of Patta Chitta

Once you have applied for a transfer of Patta Chitta, you can check the status of your application online. Below we have explained the process of checking your Patta Chitta status online. 

  1. Visit the official website of Tamil Nadu. There you will see the application status option. Select the option.
  2. Enter application ID and Captcha. You will see the option “Check Status.” Select it, and you will see the status of your application.



The validity of the certificate provided by the government of Tamil Nadu can be checked online.


We have written the steps to follow to check Patta Chitta Validity:

  1. Visit the official state website
  2. On the homepage, you will see the option of “ Verify Patta.” Select this option.
  3. You will have to fill the reference number and click on submit. The website will show you the validity of your certificate. 
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