Land Revenue Department
The Department of Land Revenue under Government of Kerala is headed by the Commissioner for Land Revenue who is assisted by Joint Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners. The Department comprises of 14 District Collectorates, 27 Revenue Divisions, 77 Taluks and 1664 villages (including Group Villages). Each District is headed by a District Collector, who is also the District Magistrate, assisted by Deputy Collectors. Each revenue division is headed by a Revenue Divisional Officer or Sub Collector who is also the Sub Divisional Magistrate and is assisted by a Senior Superintendant. Each Taluk is headed by a Tahsildar who looks into the administrative matters and executive magisterial functions within the Taluk. All matters related to land falls under the jurisdication of the L R Tahsildar. Both the Tahsildars are assisted by Deputy Tahsildars. Each Village is headed by a Village Officer who is assisted by Special Village Officer, Village Assistants and Village Field Assistants.
Taluk Land Boards have been constituted under the chairmanship of Deputy Collectors/RDOs in each district as per the Kerala Land Reforms Act, 1963. The Land Tribunals headed by an officer in the rank of Tahsildar have been constituted under the aforesaid Act for its effective implementation. The administrative functions of these bodies are supervised by the Land Board, with Secretary, Land Board as the administrative head. Apart from these offices, various special offices have been constituted for specific purposes under the Department of Land Revenue.