ReLIS: How to pay land tax online in Kerala?

We explain the procedure on how to pay land tax in Kerala through the web portal managed by the state revenue department.

Those who own properties such as lands, plots or houses in Kerala are required to pay land tax or property tax to the local authority or village office of the concerned area. The land tax is paid once or twice in an assessment year. The Revenue Department of Kerala provides a web application, known as Revenue Land Information System (ReLIS) to manage land records, enable registration and online payment of land tax.

The government, during the budget in March 2022, had announced that it will revise the basic land tax rates across all slabs, and introduce a new slab for land above 40.47 Ares in panchayats, municipalities, and corporations.


How to pay land tax online in Kerala?

Step 1: Visit the ReLIS website. First-time users can register themselves to avail the e-services by clicking on ‘Register’.

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Step 2: Click on ‘Login’ to log into the portal using your registered mobile number and password.

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Step 3: Once you log in to e-Services, click on ‘New Request’. Select the ‘Land Tax Payment’ option. Then accept the message for the taxpayer, appearing on the screen by clicking on ‘Confirm’.

Step 4: On the payment request page, provide details such as district, taluk, village, block number, Thandaper number, survey number, etc. Click on ‘View and Add’ to ensure the details are correct.

Users will get a notification that details have been added.

Step 5: Submit details such as applicant name, last tax paid date, last receipt number, etc. Click on ‘Pay Tax’ to pay Kerala land tax online.

Step 6: The next page will display the payment details. Click on ‘Pay Now’.

Step 7: You will be directed to the payment screen. Choose the preferred payment option (e.g., net banking, card payment, UPI payment). Click on ‘Proceed for Payment’.

After successful tax payment of Kerala land tax online, the user will receive the receipt that can be downloaded and saved for reference.

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Land tax Kerala: Documents required

The property tax bill is an essential document required when paying property tax. The property tax bill is provided by the municipal authority and sent to the property address. One must enter the details mentioned in the bill, such as name, property ID, etc., while paying property tax online.


Land tax Kerala: Rebates

Property owners are eligible for the rebates given by the civic authority, depending on certain factors. These factors include the age of the owner, property’s occupancy, nature of the area, property usage, income, property’s age, etc. Further, A 15% rebate on the property tax is applicable if one pays the entire tax is paid in a lump sum in the first quarter of the year

However, an additional 20% late fee is applicable on property tax payments on or after the due date.

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How much is the land tax rate in Kerala?

Area Extent Land Tax Rate
Corporation Up to 2 acres Rs 2 per acre
Above 2 acres Rs 4 per acre
Municipality/ Township Up to 6 acres Rs 1 per acre
Above 6 acres Rs 2 per acre
Panchayat Up to 20 acres Rs 0.50 per acre
Above 20 acres Rs 1 per acre

One can calculate the exact land tax rate in Kerala by contacting the local tehsildar office.

In March 2022, The Kerala government announced the new land tax rates in Kerala. It has increased the land tax in Kerala for all sections of citizens, including people having small plots.

  • Municipalities: The land tax rate has doubled from Rs 5 to 10 for area up to 2.43 ares and the rate is Rs 15 above that area.
  • Corporation: The land tax applicable is Rs 20 for plots up to Rs 1.62 ares instead of Rs 10. Land area over 1.62 ares will be charged Rs 30 instead of Rs 20.
  •  Panchayats: Land area up to 8.1 ares, charged Rs 2.5 at present, has been increased to Rs 5. The new land tax rate in Kerala for plots is Rs 8.

The calculation of land tax in Kerala is based on land in units of ‘are’. People measure the land in ‘cents’. One ‘are’ is equal to 2.47 cents.

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How are land tax and circle rates in Kerala decided?

The state revenue department in Kerala undertakes surveys of a location and sets the circle rate and land tax of the area depending on the current rates.

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What is Thandaper in Kerala?

Thandaper refers to the revenue record of a property in Kerala. Thandaper number is a unique number allotted to property owners, which is required for paying property tax in Kerala. It enables the authorities to identify the total land possessions by an individual.

Taxpayers can obtain the Thandaper number by visiting the village office. They are required to provide these documents:

  •   Land-related documents
  •   Details about previous year’s paid land tax
  •   Identity proof of the landowner
  •   Address and phone number

The officials will verify the details and provide the numbers for Thandaper, block, survey, and subdivision.

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How to verify land details in Kerala?

Step 1: To verify land details in Kerala, go to the ReLIS website and click on ‘Verify Land’ on the top menu bar.

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Step 2: There will be options – Pokkuvarvu, Tax Receipt number, and Tax Dues/Ownership

Step 3: Click on one option according to your requirement.

To view Pokkuvaravu details, select district, sub-registrar, year, doc number and date. Click on ‘Get’ to view the document details.

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How can I check my land records in Kerala?

The Kerala government provides an online portal, E-Rekha by Bhoomikeralam, which is a web-based survey records data directory for enabling citizens to find land ownership details or cadastral data pertaining to the Survey and Land Records Department.

Step 1: Visit the E-Rekha by Bhoomi Keralam website. First-time users can sign up on the portal. Then log in to the site using their credentials.

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Step 2: Click on ‘File Search’ given on the top menu bar.

Step 3: There will be three options – Old Survey Records, District Maps, and Resurvey Records. Click on one option as per your requirement.

Step 4: Select the district, taluk, village and the type of document from the drop-down list.

Step 5: Provide the survey number and block number. Click on ‘Submit’.

Step 6: You can preview the document. Click on ‘Checkout’ to download the document.

Note: Users who have logged into the website, should verify the important details and pay the document fee to download the survey records.

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How is land tax calculated in Kerala?

The land tax in Kerala is calculated by taking various factors into account. These include the location of the land, area of the land, facilities provided by the authority.

The Local Self-government Department notified the reassessment through an order issued on February 12, 2021. As per the order issued, the property tax assessment in urban local bodies in Kerala will be linked to the fair value of the land.

Civic authorities attach an annual value to the property for the purpose of land tax collection. They apply different methodologies for the calculation. in India, there are mainly three land value calculation methods to establish this annual payment liability, which are the annual rental value system, the unit area value system, and the capital value-based system.

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How to pay Kerala property tax online?

Revenue Land Information System (ReLIS) has an online payment system feature to enable citizens to remit various taxes online from any location.

One can visit the official Sanchaya portal of for paying property tax in Kerala online.

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Kerala land tax significance

Municipal authority applies different methods for calculating the annual value of property and imposes a tax rate once or twice in an assessment year. The property or land tax in Kerala enables the local area authorities such as supply of water, maintenance of roads, drainage, etc.


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ReLIS Kerala: Integrated Revenue e-Payment System

Revenue Land Information System (ReLIS) is a web application introduced by the Revenue department, designed to provide various revenue services online. Citizens can register on the portal and avail these services online. The ReLIS portal also has an online payment system that has been introduced in online active villages since 2015, as an additional feature, enabling citizens to pay various taxes online. A taxpayer can pay the amount directly through the village offices or through this system. The website helps in land tax payment, online mutations, and revival reform.

The collected amount will be transferred to the government treasury and accounts will be digitally managed at the revenue offices. The portal is enabled with the facility of revenue collection dues and disbursement of welfare funds.

The portal proves to be beneficial in lowering land or property disputes, increasing transparency in the land record maintenance system, and enabling towards the guaranteed titles of immovable properties in the country under the National Land Records Coordination Program.

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Kerala land tax latest news

Kerala revenue department services to go online

 The revenue department in Kerala has recently launched about seven digital services. Among the newly launched services, the department has come up with a mobile application to pay land tax in Kerala. The e-payment feature and digital services have been introduced with the objective of providing faster services, minimising the interaction between citizens and government officials, and discouraging corrupt practices.  

The new digital services also include modules for providing location sketch, field measurement book sketch, and Thandaper account and module to apply for land conversion. It also includes a portal that provides complete details of the previous history or arrears of land owned by individuals, a module for application and shortlisting social security pensions online. Separate websites have been launched for 1,666 village offices in Kerala, allowing one to navigate and retrieve details of the last land parcel in a particular village. 

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What is Pokkuvarvu?

The process of mutation of land or property is called Pokkuvaravu in Kerala.

What is Pattayam in Kerala?

Pattayam refers to the first and original record pertaining to the ownership of a property.

What is the use of land tax?

The state revenue department in Kerala collects revenue by imposing the land tax. The amount is utilised by municipal bodies and panchayats for development work.

Is property tax applicable to vacant land?

Land tax is levied on any kind of vacant land unless it is used only for agriculture purposes.

What is the land registration tax rate in Kerala?

Currently, the stamp duty for property registration in Kerala is 8% while registration charges are 2% of the consideration value or fair value.

How do I find my Thandaper number?

To get the Thandaper number, taxpayers are required to visit the village office along with supporting documents.

What are the types of land in Kerala?

Land is classified into residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural land. In Kerala, farmland is classified into five agro-ecological categories – coastal areas, inland areas, valley regions, hilly regions and the Palakkad plain.

What is Nanja land in Malayalam?

The land that is cultivable and paddy can be grown is referred to as Nanja or Nanjai Nilam.

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