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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.

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 ACCOUNTING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM


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





Non Judicial Stamp papers

0.25,1,2,5,10,20,50,100,500,1000,5000,10000, 15000, 20000, and 25000


Court Fee Papers

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


Court Fee Label

0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.25 0.50, 0.75, 1,2,3,4,5,10, 20


Special Adhesive Stamps

0.05, 0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000


Insurance Stamps

0.15, 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000


Share Transfer Stamps

0.15, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200


Court Copy Paper



Revenue Stamps

0.05, 0.15, 0.2, 1


Notary Stamps

0.5, 1, 2, 5


Hundi Stamps

0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1, 2, 2.5, 4, 5, 10


Brokers Note

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


Foreign Bills

1.2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100


Insurance Agent

Licence Fee



The Superintendent of Stamps, Chennai-1, is the indenting authority of Stamps. He collects the indents from all the 30 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, 32, Rajaji Salai, Chennai 600 001.


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