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The Tamil Nadu Government made the digitisation of land records mandatory in 2015. This led to the introduction of Patta Chitta to help citizens access land records within the state.

Tamil Nadu Patta Chitta Details

Here are some important details about the Tamil Nadu Patta Chitta:

Name of the Portal

Anytime / Anywhere e-Services

Official Website



To facilitate easy viewing and accessing of land records digitally for people of Tamil Nadu

Details Accessible on eServices TN Portal

  • Land owner’s Name

  • Patta Number or Account Number

  • Survey Number and Sub-division

  • District, Taluk, and Village to which the owner and the land belongs

  • Land Dimensions

  • Tax details of the owner

  • Land Type or Nature – Nanjai (wetland) or Punjai (dryland)

  • Chitta land ownership

What is Patta?

The Online Patta is a legal document in Tamil Nadu that acts as a record of revenue for a specific piece of land. The government issues this document in the name of the owner's property.

What is Chitta?

Chitta is a legal revenue document concerning an immovable property, which is maintained by the respective Village Administration Officer (VAO) and the office of the Thaluka. 

Patta vs Chitta – Differences

Refer to this table to know the difference between Patta and Chitta:


Patta Document

Chitta Document


This document confirms the landowner's right to a land parcel

A legal paper containing details related to specific land type


A document confirming the ownership rights on a plot of land. This is necessary when you want to sell your land.

It is a crucial document that helps resolve disputes existing between a landholder, government and a third-party owner. 

Focuses on

The revenue record of a property piece

The ownership, size, and area of the property


  • Tax Details

  • Landowner’s name

  • Dimensions

  • Type of land – wet or dry 

  • Subdivision

  • Village, district and taluk name

  • Account number (or Patta number)

  • Number of Patta

  • Size

  • Ownership rights

  • Area of the land

  • Other specific land details


Revenue Department and Tehsildar office

Village Administrators and Taluk Officers

Required Documents

  • Photocopy of the original sale deed 

  • Payment receipt of the applicable property tax

  • Bill of Electricity

  • Encumbrance Certificate (EC)

  • Encumbrance Certificate 

  • Photocopy of the original sale deed

  • Payment receipt of the property tax

  • Bill of Electricity

How to Apply for Patta Chitta Online

Follow the steps mentioned below to apply for a Tamil Nadu Chitta Patta Online:

  • Log on to the official Patta Chitta portal ‘Anytime/Anywhere E-services’ at eservices.tn.gov.in/eservicesnew/index.html

  • Click on the ‘View Patta/Chitta’ option

  • Enter your District, Taluk, and Village

  • Choose one of the options from ‘Patta no., Survey Number or search by name’

  • Enter the required information based on your selection

  • Enter the authentication value and submit to receive the information

How to Check the Application Status of Patta Chitta Online

Follow the steps mentioned below to check the status of your application:

  • Select the option ‘Application Status’ on the homepage of TN’s E-district portal at eservices.tn.gov.in.

  • Enter the ‘application number’ along with the displayed ‘authentication value’

  • Click on ‘Submit’ to see the status of your application

How to Verify Patta Chitta Online

Follow the steps outlined below:

  • Visit the official website of Patta Chitta at https://eservices.tn.gov.in/eservicesnew/index.html 

  • Select the ‘Verify Patta/Chitta’ option on the portal

  • Enter the ‘Reference Number’ for verification purposes and the displayed ‘authentication value’

  • Click on the ‘Submit' button to verify the details

Contact Details

If there is any difficulty in getting the Patta Chitta or Land record details for Tamil Nadu citizens, you can contact the land and survey department at the following address-

  • Address: Commissionerate of Survey and Settlement, No.1, Survey House, Kamarajar Salai, Chepauk, Chennai-600005

  • Phone: 044-28591662

Patta Chitta online is a conscious step towards transparency and digitisation of land records.


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FAQs on Patta Chitta

How to view Patta Order Copy Rural on TN Patta Chitta online?

To view the Patta Order Copy, visit the official TN Patta Chitta website and click on the ‘View Patta Order Copy’ option on the home page. Then, type in your application ID and authentication value. Finally, click on the ‘Submit’ button.

How can I get a Patta copy online?

To get a Patta copy online, visit the official Patta Chitta website and select the ‘View Patta/Chitta details’ option. Then, choose the district in which the property in question is situated. 


Enter the details concerning the property, including Taluk, the Village, the Ward, and the Block, in addition to the survey and sub-division numbers. You will get an image showing the details of the property.

What is the fee to get Patta Chitta online?

You can obtain the Patta certificate via the official website of the government of Tamil Nadu free of charge. However, note that the same is subject to change. You have to check the official site regularly to know the applicable rates.

Who issues the Patta certificate?

The Government of Tamil Nadu issues the Patta document in the name of the property owner. You can also obtain it from the office of the Tahsildar of that particular district.

How to view TSLR Extract online on TN Patta Chitta?

You can view the TSLR Extract online by visiting the official website of Patta Chitta and clicking on 'TSLR Extract' on the home page. Then, enter details such as district, taluk, town, ward, block, town survey number, sub-division number and the authentication value. Finally, click on the ‘Submit’ button.

Is Patta required for land registration in Tamil Nadu?

When you have to prove possession of structures or buildings, it is possible. The same may not be applicable in the case of vacant land. So, the Patta document helps you confirm ownership rights on a piece of vacant land.


As per the current norms, you must submit Patta for registering a land parcel in Tamil Nadu. This practice helps avoid scams and increases land security.

Is Patta Required for Flat Registration in Tamil Nadu?

Patta is a verified document that is essential only for land-related transactions. However, the same is not essential when you are purchasing a new flat. This is so because you have an undivided share of the land parcel in which your flat is built. 


However, when the building is undergoing redevelopment, all flat owners may apply for a joint Patta, as all of you have undivided shares on that land.

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