In an effort to reduce corruption and increase transparency, the State Government has initiated a new online portal for viewing Encumbrance Certificate (EC) without paying any fees. This free service can be obtained at the TNreginet ECview link.
Note that the links pasted below lead to external sites which often change. If any of the links do not work, please post a comment mentioning so and we will update the links in the article
How to view EC document online?
The initial process for submitting the details has to be completed through the online portal.
A reference number will be generated which can be entered in the link provided on the confirmation page after the stipulated time. The EC can be viewed usually within two hours. On the other hand, if on completing the above form, you receive any error, it might be a good idea to give the top level subdivision number (e.g. instead of 2A subdivision number, you could just input 2 or leave it blank). This will give you a wide range of ECs, say a few hundred records, from which you can select the record that concerns you. If you are still having trouble finding your EC, you can use the previous survey number to see if the EC is index to it. There may be cases where the Sub Register Office (SRO) might be shifted to a new SRO at some point of time. If your date range includes a period when the SRO had been transferred, you may need to use the old SRO to obtain your EC for that period.
If someone else has generated the record earlier, then you will be able to obtain the download link on clicking on the 'Submit' button.
In order to view the EC online, you need a tamil font which can be downloaded from the link.
In order to get more information on installation of Tamil font, click the article on Patta Verification.
Now, you can click on the download page provided in the confirmation page or you can click here to view the EC.
Enter the reference number obtained in the first step and click on download.
The periods for which online EC is available can be viewed at the link.
Please note that the EC obtained using this method is not officially endorsed or digitally validated. Hence it may not be used as a documentary evidence and will only serve as a reference.