Unlocking RTC - The Record of Rights, Tenancy and Crops Property Document in Karnataka
Unlocking RTC - The Record of Rights, Tenancy and Crops Property Document in Karnataka

Introduction to RTC

Today we will cover a core document in Karnataka’s land and revenue records - the Karnataka RTC. This vital record, also known as the "Pahani" or the "Record of Rights", is an official document issued by the Karnataka government.

This post aims to demystify the RTC, providing insights into its definition and contents. We will also help you understand why it is useful in land and property transactions. Finally we will detail the process of obtaining it both offline and online.

What is the RTC?

A sample RTC for a property

The RTC is a comprehensive document that serves as a primary record of land ownership in Karnataka. It contains critical information regarding the survey number, hissa number, land's owner, the type of soil, crop information, mutation details, the area under cultivation, and the nature of possession. Additionally, it includes details about loans taken against the land, tax details, and water rate charges. Essentially, the RTC acts as a ledger, recording all pertinent details about land and its cultivation status.

Deconstructing an RTC's Contents: 

An RTC document is divided into several sections, each providing specific information about the land:

Owner Details:

Names and details of the landowner(s) and any tenants.

Land Details and Cultivation Details

The RTC contains details of the Survey number including the total area / extent of land, kharab (uncultivable) and soil type of the land.

It not only tells us how much land is suitable for cultivation, but also provides information on the types of crops grown in the current and previous seasons on the land.

Water Rate and Loans

The RTC contains information on water charges applicable. It will also detail the loans taken by the landowner against the land providing an understanding of potential encumbrances on the property.

Rate of Water and Revenue from land.

Rights and Tenancy Information:

The RTC also provides details about the rights of the landowner and any tenancy agreements in place.

This includes details on how the land was acquired, details of claims and rights as well as any debts on land.

What is the RTC Useful For

The RTC is an invaluable document to view land data. Apart from this it has multiple purposes:

Legal and Transactional

Contains an owner wise history. This helps ensure proof of property ownership and is required for buying or selling land, applying for loans, and in court cases related to land disputes

Agricultural Planning

Contains crop informationHelps in planning crop rotation and understanding soil health.


Necessary for calculating and paying agricultural land tax.

Land Survey Details

If a land has been resurveyed these changes are usually recorded in the RTC serving as a record for future purposes.

How to Get the RTC Offline and Online

Obtaining an RTC in Karnataka is now a streamlined process, thanks to both offline and online avenues.

Offline RTC

Visit the nearest bhoomi land records office or the local Taluk office. Request an application form for an RTC.

  • Fill out the form with accurate details and submit it along with the necessary documents.
  • Pay the applicable fee to initiate the process.
  • The concerned authorities will verify the information and provide you with the RTC.

Online RTC: Official Bhoomi Portal

Access the official website of the Karnataka Bhoomi Land Records Department - https://rtc.karnataka.gov.in or https://landrecords.karnataka.gov.in. This is maintained by the Bhoomi Monitoring Cell. The former is useful for getting the digitally signed RTCs while the second one gives information only versions of land records online from the revenue department. This is the original record digitized by the Karnataka state government and can be used for official purposes.  

Steps to download the RTC online

  • Create an account or log in if you already have one.
  • There is a rtc wallet system available where you need to load money for downloading an official RTC
  • Select the option for obtaining an RTC and provide the required details such as the district, taluk, hobli and village details
  • Select from the list of survey numbers for that village
  • Upload any supporting documents as per the guidelines.
  • An amount will be deducted from the rtc wallet account and you will be able to download the document
  • The digitally signed RTC will be generated, and you can download it for your records.

Do note that the website usually contains records after 2009 - 2010 for most districts. Older records must be procured offline at the revenue office.

Other Documents available through the Bhoomi Portal

The Bhoomi Land Records Portal also provides other documents such as the Khata Extract, Mutation Records, bhoomi dispute case and other village land records. You can also use the portal to check the bhoomi mutation status, download revenue maps, view khata extract, apply for land conversion, download any survey document, get property tax information and make fresh mutation requests. We will cover more details on these documents in future blog posts.

For Land Registration one must access a different portal - Kaveri 2.0 which contains registration department documents.

Landeed App - Instant Bhoomi RTC online on your fingertips

For easier access, the Landeed mobile app allows users to get property documents across both departments - Bhoomi online land records and kaveri registration documents.

You can download documents including the RTC, Mutation Record, Khata Extract directly on your mobile through the Landeed mobile app.

Not only is the information available on your fingertips, but it is also 10x faster due to easy entry of your village, survey number and hissa number details. We will automatically fetch these details once you enter the initial name of the village - all you have to do is choose from the available options.

We have also added the capability to view rtc information in a cleaner format - allowing you to easily glance useful information from the RTC document such as owner details, crop information .  

We have also added various online citizen services to view property details in one place. One can quickly fetch details such as bhoomi rtc mutation status, view khata extract, pay property tax and get property tax receipts, check ownership details, find your survey number, download any survey document such as Tippan, Hissa Atlas, Akarband and many others as well as bhoomi dispute case reports.

Discover these on the home page of the Landeed mobile app

Simply Download the app, enter your land details, and access your property documents instantly anywhere and everywhere.


RTC Karnataka - an important document in Karnataka’s land records system

The Record of Tenancy and Crops (RTC) document is undeniably one of the most important documents in Karnataka's land records system. It not only serves as a vital proof of ownership but also aids in the efficient management and planning of agricultural activities. With the advent of online services and mobile applications like Landeed, accessing an RTC has become more convenient than ever. Whether for legal, agricultural, or transactional purposes, the RTC is a document that landowners in Karnataka cannot overlook.

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