The Registration Department started functioning from
1-1-1865 in Malabar Area, from 1st Dhanu 1043
ME (1868 AD) in Travancore Area, and from 1st Edavam 1050
ME (1875 AD) in Cochin area. The three units have been integrated
to form the present Registration Department with the formation
of the Kerala State from 1st November 1956 and the Registration
Act 1908 is in force throughout the State.
The Registration Department is a service oriented revenue
earning, Non Plan Department .
The main source of revenue is the Stamp Duty and Registration
Fee on account of registration of documents in
Sub Registry Offices.