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Get a patta online

In Tamil Nadu, a patta is the record of land ownership and it contains entries relating to ownership and extent of the land holding. A patta is always issued in hectares/acres for village properties. Since 2008, computerised pattas are being issued in the State for all village properties, bearingthe signature of the Tahsildar, Deputy Tahsildar, or the Zonal Deputy Tahsildar.

Computerised pattas are issued for non-corporation, non-municipal, and non-natham lands, and mention the village name, taluk, and survey numbers.

The survey along with sub division numbers, nanjai land extent, punjai land extent, and other land extent will also be mentioned in a tabular form.

How to obtain computerised pattas in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu was the third state in India that had computerised most of its land records in 2008. (Karnataka was the first, followed by Andhra Pradesh). The procedure is similar to the earlier process, barring the preparation of a sketch by a draughtsman, as a computerised patta does not require a sketch.

However from 2011, the Government of Tamil Nadu changed the procedure and the new rules state that an applicant has to approach the concerned Village Administrative Officer (VAO) and submit the application, which will be acknowledged by the VAO.

In cases which do not involve sub-divisions, applicants have to approach the taluk office with the original documents for verification, and obtain the patta.

For cases involving sub-divisions, applicants have to receive the order of patta transfer on the fourth Friday from the date of submission of the application (after the surveyor conducts a site inspection).

The applicant has to pay the sub-division fee on the day of receipt of the order from the Tahsildar. This work would be completed within 30 days.

Steps for online


To verify online, one has to log on to and then click on the link ‘e-services of district offices’.

You can view the patta/chitta extract and fill in all the mandatory details such as district, taluk, village, and the patta number.

Subsequently, the survey number (any one survey number is enough) along with its sub-division should also be filled up. Only computerised pattas can be verified online, and not manual Pattas.

The said website has also got a facility to verify poramboke land.

The author is a Chennai-based advocate and an advisor to the Government of Kerala

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