Reasons for Car Ownership Transfer
The ownership of a four-wheeler is transferred in three major scenarios. These include
- Death of the Car Owner: As per the motor laws, a car's ownership has to be transferred to the legal inheritor in case the owner of the vehicle dies.
- Normal Sale of the Car: In situations, when the vehicle is sold to a new buyer, the transfer will happen between the seller and buyer. The transfer can be within the state or interstate.
- Public Auction of the Car: A car's ownership should also be transferred in case the vehicle is sold in a Government sponsored public auction.
Documents Required to Transfer Ownership of Car
Irrespective of the situation, a vehicle’s ownership transfer requires certain documents to be submitted to the respective state RTO. Below mentioned are the documents required for car ownership transfer in this scenario:
- Form 28: It is the application and grant of a No Objection Certificate from the RTO. This form is mandatory when there is an interstate transfer of vehicle ownership.
- Form 29: This form is to notify the RTO of the transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle in case of a normal sale
- Form 30: It is the application for intimation and transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle.
- Form 31: This form is an application for transfer of ownership in the name of the nominee or person succeeding to the possession of the car
- Form 32: Application for ownership transfer when the car is purchased or acquired in a public auction
- PAN Card: PAN cards of both buyer and seller are mandatory in case of car ownership transfer. In case PAN is not available, Form 60 or 61 is required.
- Registration Certificate: The original R.C. of the vehicle is also required in all these scenarios.
- PUC Certificate: The Pollution Under Control certificate is also required to transfer the ownership of the vehicle in these scenarios.
- Address Proof: For transferring ownership of a car, you will also require proof of residence which can be in the form of an electricity bill, ration card or other utility bills.
- Car Insurance Certificate: A valid car insurance certificate is also mandatory to transfer the ownership of a car in all the above-mentioned scenarios
- Death Certificate: When the transfer happens due to the death of the car owner, a death certificate in relation to the registered owner is also required
- Form 35: This form is required for the termination of hypothecation during ownership transfer of the vehicle if it was purchased under hypothecation.
Some documents like Chassis and Engine pencil print, Proof of succession, and Buyer’s undertaking may also be required in certain states.
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How to Transfer Ownership of Car Online?
A car’s ownership can be transferred via two means i.e. offline transfer and online transfer. Below we have mentioned steps to transfer car ownership online.
An online transfer can be made by applying on the Government’s Parivahan Sewa portal. However, this process also involves some offline steps. Take a look:
- Visit the official Parivahan Sewa website
- Click on the "Online Services" dropdown and select the 'Vehicle-Related Services' option
- Select your state from the dropdown
- Enter your vehicle registration number and select RTO in the given form
- Now Select 'Transfer Ownership' details on the next page
- Enter the Vehicle Registration number and Chassis Number in the given form
- Now enter the OTP sent to your registered mobile number and click 'Submit'
- Select the 'Transfer of Ownership' option from the 'Application Entry Form'
- Now fill in buyer details on the given form and Generate OTP
- Enter OTP and fill current and permanent address details of the new buyer
- Enter the rest of the details of the buyer and proceed
- Now pay the required fees of transfer of ownership via the desired payment method
- Download and print the required forms like Form 29 and 30. Make hard copies of both forms and sign them
- Once you have submitted the documents, click on the 'Payment Receipt' option and print the payment receipt
- Now upload the filled, scanned and signed forms, and documents along with photos and valid IDs
- Now proceed further and select “Submit”.
Visit the nearest RTO and submit all the documents along with the forms to the concerned authority. Once all the documents are verified, the new RC will be mailed to you or you can visit the RTO in 2 days to physically get the new RC.
Cost of Transferring Car Ownership
A fee of Rs. 300 is required to be paid in case of a car ownership transfer. For two-wheelers, this fee is Rs. 150 only.
Consequences of not Transferring Car Ownership
Transferring ownership of a car is a mandatory process as per the motor laws of India. If you do not transfer the ownership in the name of the new owner, any traffic rule violations made by the buyer will be subjected to your name.
Moreover, any legal proceedings or fines will be imposed on you and you will have to pay it from your pocket even if you are not the car owner anymore.
Transferring car ownership is an essential step if you are selling your vehicle to someone. This process can be done offline and online as well. However, the online process is more suitable and convenient. Moreover, you can also keep a track of your application status when done online.