The Non-Postal Stamps of Higher Denominations procured from India Security Press, Nasik which were distributed directly through Rail to the Six Nodal Districts viz. Chennai, Vellore, Coimbatore, Trichirappalli, Madurai and Tirunelveli till September 1998. After 01.10.1998, these Non Postal Stamp papers are procured by this Department by deputing staff to take delivery by Road.

The Non-Postal Stamps of Lower Denominations which were sent directly to the Nine Nodal Districts viz. Chennai, Vellore, Coimbatore, Trichirappalli, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Dharmapuri, Virudhunagar and Tuticorin from February 1997 to August 2005. With effect from September 2005, the Lower Denomination of Non-Judicial Stamp papers of Rs.10/- and Rs.20/- are procured by deputing staff of Treasury by taking delivery by Road.

After May 2016,the Non Postal Stamps are procured by this Department by deputing staff from Department of Post through Logistics Post to take delivery by road and these Stamps are distributed directly to the Six Nodal districts viz. Chennai,Vellore,Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai and Tirunelveli.

All these stamps are distributed to all the nodal districts from District Treasury, Chennai, and then from Nodal Districts to the respective Districts, from District treasuries to the Sub Treasuries and from Sub Treasuries, they are sold to the General Public through Licensed Stamp Vendors/Ex-officio Sale.

Availability of any kind of stamp at any treasury can be viewed by accessing STAMP INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM


The following are the kinds of Stamp papers as mentioned below are available in Treasuries.





Non Judicial Stamp papers

10,20,50,100,500,1000,5000,10000,15000, 20000, and 25000


Court Fee Papers

Rs.25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 75, 100,150, 200, 300, 500, 1000, 3000, 5000


Court Fee Label

0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.50,1,2,3,4,5,6,10,15,20


Special Adhesive Stamps

0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000


Insurance Stamps

0.25, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000


Share Transfer Stamps

1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200


Court Copy Paper



Revenue Stamps



Notary Stamps

1, 2, 5


Brokers Note

Rs.1, 2, 5, 10, 20


Foreign Bills

1.2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100


Insurance Agent

Licence Fee



The Superintendent of Stamps, Chennai-35, is the indenting authority of Stamps. He collects the indents from all the 32 Districts in the State of Tamilnadu, consolidates them and forward to the India Security Press, Nasik (in respect of Higher Denominations) and Security Printing Press, Hyderabad (in respect of Lower Denominations) at an interval of six months as detailed below

Period covered by the indent

Last date before which the indent should reach the Central Stamp Depot

1st April to 30th September


1st October to 31st March

31st December (i.e. 3 months prior to commencement of Indent Period)

30th June (i.e. 3 months prior to

commencement of Indent Period)`

The stamps so procured from the Presses are stocked in the District Treasuries(Local Depots), Sub Treasuries (Branch Depots) and Sub-Registrars (Sub-Depots). The Manufacturing Cost of the stamps are settled by the Assistant Superintendent of Stamps,Amma Complex,Anna salai,Nandanam, Chennai 600 035.


The Licensed Stamp Vendors are appointed by the Inspector General of Registration, 120, Santhome High Road, Chennai-600 028 and the Licensed Stamp Vendors are under the direct control of the Inspector General of Registration.


All the Sub Treasury Officers have been appointed as ex-officio stamp vendors to sell all kinds of stamps to the General Public on remittance of cash directly in the bank attached to the Treasury concerned when they need high value stamps which are not generally available with the authorized stamp vendors.

As per G.O.Ms.No.22, Commercial Taxes & Religious Endowments Dept. Dt.10.3.2003, the monetary limit for supply of Non Judicial Stamps Papers to Officers of Registration Department has been revised as follows:

  1. Sub registrar Rs. 60,000
  2. Upgraded Sub Registrar (to the level of District Registrar Office) Rs. 1,00,000
  3. District Registrar Office Rs .1,50,000

Supply of Special Adhesive Stamps is also made to all the Sub Registrars upto the limit of Rs.10,000 to meet the urgent demands.

As per G.O.Ms.No.228, CT(U2)Department, Dated 17.12.2003, the Sub Registrar has been re-deployed and designated as Sub Registrar (Stamps) and placed at the Stamp Papers Sales Centre in the Office of the Deputy Inspector General of Registration, Chennai-1, and he shall place indent with the Assistant Treasury Officer, Fort-Tondiarpet, for non-judicial stamp papers for a value not exceeding Rs.20/- lakhs (Rupees Twenty Lakhs only) with the required denominations directly without cash payment and get it recouped as and when the stock is exhausted. The Stamp Papers Sales Centre will act as an extension counter for the Treasury.


The Assistant Superintendent of Stamps keeps a stock of Special Adhesive Stamps for affixing on instruments received to be stamped. Under Rule 9(1) of the Indian Stamp Rules 1925, "Proper Officers" have been appointed to affix and impress or perforate labels on all instruments. The Superintendent of Stamps, Assistant Superintendent of Stamps, all the Treasury Officers, all the Sub Treasury Officers and all the Sub Registrars are the officials declared as "Proper Officers". The Managers of all Nationalised Banks, State Bank of India, L.I.C. and L.I.C. Housing Finance Limited are also nominated as "Proper Officers".

The Government have ordered in G.O.Ms.No.269, CT & RE Dept. Dated 4.8.93, that the Branch Managers of the Central Co-operative Banks, State Apex Co-operate Banks and Secretaries of Urban Co-operative Banks can also sell the Special Adhesive Stamps. The sale of Special Adhesive Stamps have been decentralized to all the following 5 Sub Treasuries in Chennai according to talukwise jurisdiction based on the location and address of the individual/companies concerned. The limit for the value of Special Adhesive stamps to be affixed in respect of all the 5 Sub Treasuries is fixed upto and for Rs.1,000/- per instrument from 01.12.2004 onwards.

  1. Egmore-Nungambakkam
  2. Perambur – Purasawalkam
  3. Fort – Tondiarpet
  4. Mylapore – Triplicane
  5. Mambalam - Guindy
Stamp Details


1 Where from the stamps/Stamp Papers can be purchased?

The Non-Judicial Stamp papers can be purchased from the Licensed Stamp Vendors.  


  1. How the stamp papers are reached to the Public?

The Stamp papers of lower denomination of Rs.10/- Rs.20/- are procured from Security Printing Press, Hyderabad and the Higher denomination of Rs.50/- to Rs.25,000/- are procured from India Security Press, Nashik, Maharashtra State. They are distributed to the 6 nodal districts and from there to Sub Treasuries and from Sub Treasuries to the Stamp Vendors, and From Stamp Vendors to the General Public.


  1. Who is the authority to place indent to the above presses?

Superintendent of Stamps, Chennai. is the authority to place the Indent to the above Presses.


  1. Where from the Revenue Stamp can be purchased?

The Revenue Stamps can be purchased from the Post-Offices.


  1. For what value the Revenue Stamp should be affixed?

For the value exceeds Rs.5,000/-, the Revenue Stamps need to be affixed.


  1. What are the different denomination of Non-Judicial Stamp papers available?

The different Denomination of Non Judicial stamps Stamp papers are from Rs.10, 20, 50,100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10000, 15000, 20,000, 25,000.



  1. What are the various categories of Stamp Papers available in this State?

They are 12 Categories of Stamps papers which are as follows:

  1. Non-Judicial Stamp Papers.
  2. Court Fee Papers
  3. Court Copy Papers.
  4. Court Fee Label.
  5. Share Transfer Stamps.
  6. Insurance Stamps.
  7. Spl.Adhesive Stamps.
  8. Foreign Bills.
  9. I.A.L.F.

10.Revenue Stamps.

11.Notary Stamps.

12.Brokers Note.


  1. Whether the Stamp Papers can be purchased directly from the Sub-Treasury instead of from the Stamp Vendor?

The Stamp Papers of the value of Rs.10,000/- and above can be purchased directly from the Sub-Treasuries.


  1. Where from the refund for the unused Stamp papers can be had?

The refund for the unused stamp papers can be had from the Taluk Office.

As per the para 92(1)(i) under the Chapter VIII – Refunds and Renewals of the Tamil Nadu Stamp Manual, the Revenue Divisional Officers in the Mofussil and the Personal Assistant to the Collector of Madras in the Madras City, are the authority competent to allow refunds of the Stamps subject to the conditions laid down under (a) (b) (c) of Para 92(1)(i) of Chapter-VIII – Refunds and Renewals of the TNSM.


  1. Whether there is any alternative in case of non-availability of Non Judicial stamp papers

Special Adhesive Stamps can be used as alternative in case of non- availability of Non Judicial stamps.



  1. Where from the Special Adhesive Stamps can be had?

 The Special Adhesive Stamps  can be had from the following places in Chennai District 

 1.General Stamp Office,Amma complex,Nandanam ,Chennai-35 

  1. Egmore-Nungambakkam Sub Treasury,
  2. Perambur – Purasawalkam Sub Treasury,
  3. Fort – Tondiarpet Sub Treasury
  4. Mylapore – Triplicane Sub Treasury
  5. Mambalam – Guindy Sub Treasury   

 The Special Adhesive Stamps can be had from all Sub  Treasuries in all other Districts. 


  1. In what denominations the Special Adhesive Stamps are available?


   The Special Adhesive Stamps are available in  the following denominations

          Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000 


  1. Who are the frequent users of Special Adhesive Stamps ?

Banks and Financial Institutions are the frequent users of Special Adhesive Stamps.  The applications received  from them in form of deed, skeleton forms,  drafts on demand, bills of lading and the like are affixed or denotation by special adhesive stamps. No blank papers will be either pressed or denoted.