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December 30, 2022
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Shreeja Ray

What is a Patta Chitta?

Patta is a legal document issued by the Tamil Nadu government in the name of the actual owner of the property. A patta can be obtained from the Tahsildar’s office of the particular district.

A patta consists of the following details:

1. Name of the district, taluk and village.

2. Patta number.

3. Name of the owner.

4. Survey number and subdivision.

5. Is it a wetland or a dry land (Nanjai Nilam and Punjai Nilam in Tamil)?

6. Area of the land and tax details.

What exactly is the Chitta?

The Village Administrative Officer (VAO) and the Taluk office are the ones responsible for keeping this land revenue document up to date. A chitta details the pertinent information regarding the ownership of the land, including its area, size, and so on. Most importantly, it divides the land into nanjai, which means wetland, and punjai, which means dry land (dry land).

Chittas are no longer being issued by the government of Tamil Nadu as of the year 2015. Both the Patta and the Chitta were combined into a single document, which included all of the important information that was included in the Patta.

The Method Required to Acquire Patta Chitta

The Patta Chitta records have been digitized by the government of Tamil Nadu, and those digitized records are now accessible online. You can access Patta Chitta either online or by going to the office that is responsible for that Taluka. The steps necessary to acquire a Patta Chitta online are outlined in the following paragraphs.

Step 1: Go to Patta Chitta Website

The website for the Tamil Nadu Patta Chitta is available in both Tamil and English for users' convenience. You can get the English version by clicking on this link.

Step 2: Choose to View the Patta and FMB Extract, the Chitta Extract, or the TSLR Extract.

Choose the Patta and FMB Extract, the Chitta Extract, or the TSLR Extract, and then select the district in which the property is situated.

Step 3: The Specifics of the Property

In order to complete the Patta Chitta, you will need to provide specifics such as the Taluk, Village, Ward, and Block numbers, as well as the Survey Number and the Sub Division Number. The information regarding the property is displayed in the following picture.

Step 4: Patta Chitta from the Town Survey Land Register

Following the submission of the property details, an online Certificate from the Town Survey Land Register would be issued with details of the property, as shown in the following example: The Certificate would include information such as the kind of building that is located on the property, the municipal door number, the neighborhood, the kind of land, and so on.

Questions That Are Frequently Asked

Is there a difference between Patta and Chitta?

Yes. In 2015, the government of Tamil Nadu combined the Patta and the Chitta into a single document that is now referred to as the "Patta Chitta." At this point, the Patta Chitta has been updated to include all of the pertinent information regarding the land.

How can I verify that the information on my Patta Chitta for land in Tamil Nadu is correct?

Checking the Patta Chitta can be done online by logging into the official website of land records maintained by the Tamil Nadu Government. On this website, the Patta Chitta can be inspected and its authenticity confirmed.

Where can I go online to check the status of my Patta transfer?

By logging into the e-District website, one is able to check the current status of a Patta transfer. You can check the status of your Patta application by entering the Application ID and the Captcha Value into the appropriate fields.

What are the procedures for changing one's name in Patta?

There is currently no way to change one's name in Patta using an online process. Offline processing is required, and you will need to go to the administration office of your respective Taluk or Village to hand in a completed Patta Transfer Form along with any necessary supporting documentation. The new Patta, reflecting the changes, is typically distributed within 15–20 days after the initial announcement

Is having a Patta necessary in order to register?

A patta is a legal document that establishes a person's ownership of a piece of land. If Patta is registered in the name of a particular individual, this indicates that that person is the legitimate owner of the land in question. In order to enhance the legitimacy of the process, the government of Tamil Nadu is considering making the use of pattas permissible for land registration. This will help prevent fraud. However, as of right now, properties or lands in Tamil Nadu can be registered by supplying either the Patta document or the parent documents of the land. Both of these documents are considered to be parent documents.

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