Patta and Chitta - How to Apply for land Patta Chitta Online

In this article, you will learn all about patta, how to apply for it online and more. Read on to find out all the necessary details.

What is Patta Land?

The Tamil Nadu government issues a legal document named Patta, in the name of the real owner of a piece of property. It is possible to get a patta from the office of the Tahsildar of a specific district. A patta contains the following information:

  • District name, Taluk name, and Village name
  • Patta Number
  • Owner’s name
  • The survey number and subdivision
  • Is it a Dry land or a wetland?
  • The land area and tax details

It can be said that Patta is a record of revenue for the land. It is an extract that is issued from the Register of Land holdings and is issued in the name of the individual(s) in whose name there are the holdings records existing.

Patta is an instrument that proves the possession of a particular property. Right to property may come about in three different ways:

  • Through a voluntary act of parties: and the transactions that belong to this type are covered by the Transfer of Property Act.
  • Bequest or inheritance: Laws about succession covers this kind of rights of properties.
  • By orders of tribunals, courts, state action, and so on.

In a similar fashion, there are three stages of documents supporting any claims to land title – documents of land title, approvals or other records from the municipality, and records of revenue. Depending upon the nature of possession of a property and the nature of the property itself, Patta can be applied for and obtained in all of the three different ways a person gets a right to a property.

Types Of Properties that Need Patta

Patta is mandatory in case of plots of land that are empty. In that case, it is the primary document for establishing possession lawfully. Even in the case of properties that have structures and buildings, Patta is the main document for establishing lawful ownership. It also includes other important details like the extent of holdings and the property measurements.

Patta is mainly a document that is needed in connection with land and not buildings. However, the Patta can have specifics relating to buildings. When it is an apartment, the land is usually jointly owned in undivided shares and Patta is not issued for undivided land shares. However, if necessary, it is possible to obtain the Patta in the names of the co-owners combined.

How to Get Patta Online

Once the Chitta and the Patta were merged into a single document, the Patta, the Tamil Nadu government has also made it possible to file Patta Chitta online. To file the online Patta application, here is what you need to do:

Step 1: Go to the Website for Patta Chitta

Go to the Patta Chitta website of Tamil Nadu and log on to it. You can choose your language as either English or Tamil.

Step 2: Select View Patta& FMB or Chitta or TSLR Extract

Select the Patta& FMB or TSLR or Chitta extract and select the district where your property is situated. Add the details of the property for which you need a Patta Chitta. You will need to enter details like Village, Taluk, Block and Ward, Survey Number, and Subdivision Number.

Step 3: Provide the Details of the Property

Enter the details of the property for which you need Patta Chitta on the screen that appears like Village, Taluk, Block, and Ward along with the Survey Number and Subdivision Number.

Step 4: Patta Chitta from the Town Survey Land Register

Once you submit the details of the property, the Town Survey Land Register issues a certificate online which has the details of the property. This certificate will have all important details like the municipal door number, type of construction done on the property, the land type, survey number, and so on.

A prospective buyer or a bank can request for a PattaChitta verified by the respective Taluka office as shown under PattaChitta. In these cases, the owner of the property can contact the respective village administrative officer or Taluka office for the same reason. If the case is of a transfer of PattaChitta, due to transfer of property, you must submit a separate application for transferring the PattaChitta to the name of the new property owner.

A Patta needs to be transferred in the following situations:

  • The owner in whose name the Pattaexists, dies without having a will. The legal heirs of this person are entitled to get a Patta for the property in their names.
  • If a person leaves behind a will, the Patta can be transferred to the beneficiary who receives the property after obtaining the consent of others who are also the immediate heirs of the deceased individual.
  • In case of sale or purchase of properties, it is possible to directly get the Patta in the name of the buyer or a transferee.

Documentation Needed for Patta

Apart from the transfer application for Patta, you must submit the following documents for transfer of Patta:

  • Signed application for Patta transfer
  • A copy of the sale deed. The original deed needs to be submitted for verification.
  • Proof of ownership like a property tax receipt or an EB bill
  • Encumbrance Certificate

What is Chitta?

Chitta is a document for land revenue that is maintained by the Village Administrative Officer or VAO and the Taluk office. A chitta has all the necessary details of the area, ownership, size, and so on of the land. Most vitally, it categorizes the land into punjai or dry land and nanjai or wet land. From the year 2015 onwards, the Tamil Nadu Government has stopped issuing Chitta for land. The Patta and the Chitta have been combined into one legal document this is the Patta which has Patta details.

How to check the status online for Patta Chitta

If you want to check the status of your Patta Chitta application, you can go to the eservice tngov in website. You need to enter your Application ID and a Captcha for verification, and then click the Get Status button and the status of your Patta Chitta application is displayed.

Validation of Patta Certificate

You can also use the e-services Patta Chitta and go to the website to check the validity of the issued certificate. You just need to enter your reference number to check the validity.

Fees for Patta Chitta

There is a nominal fee of Rs. 100 that needs to be paid to apply for the Patta Chitta online.

Now that you know all about how to get Patta, if you need one for a property, you can get going as soon as possible.

Samar Javed

I am Samar Javed working with AddressOfChoice Realty Private Limited as a Digital Marketing Executive. I have 4 Year Experience in same field. I love to share informative blog.