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RTO Andhra Pradesh

The Transport Department of state of Andhra Pradesh is formed under Section 213 of Motor Vehicles Act 1988. The aim of the department is to enforce the provisions mentioned it the Motor Vehicles Act and Andhra Pradesh Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1963. Among the various responsibilities of the department- issuance of registration card, driving license, fitness certificate, regular and temporary permits etc. are to name a few.

RTO Andhra Pradesh is regulated by the government of Andhra Pradesh in terms of policy formulation and implementation. RTO AP department is supervised by the Transport Commissioner, the head of the Transport Department.



Functions of RTO AP

The various responsibility areas of RTO AP include:

    • Vehicle Registration: Various types of registration certificates including temporary registration, permanent registration, duplicate registration certificate, transfer of ownership, change in address, re-registration of vehicles, No Objection Certificate, reservation of registration number, allocation of fancy number, fresh RC etc. are done by the RTO AP
    • Issuance of License: Issuance of learner’s license, permanent license, temporary license, renewal of license come under the authority of RTO AP.
    • Issuance of Permits: Issuance of permits to vehicles including car, radio cabs, auto rickshaws, bus, city cabs, luxury cabs, private service vehicles, school/college buses, stage carriage, good carriage permit etc. are done under the supervision of AP RTO Transport.
    • Taxes: RTO Andhra Pradesh collects various road taxes including quarterly tax, lifetime tax, border tax, short-term tax, tax exemptions etc.
    • Fees: It also collects various fees regarding the application process of driving license, registration card, pollution testing, national permit, approval of vehicle model etc.
    • Penalties: RTO AP also collects the penalties and compounding taxes as well.

List of RTO AP

AP RTO Location RTO Code AP RTO Location AP RTO Code
Adilabad AP 01 Kurnool AP 21
Anantapur AP 02 Mahbubnagar AP 22
 Chittoor AP 03 Medak AP 23
Kadapa AP 04 Nalgonda AP 24
Kakinada AP 05 Nizamabad AP 25
Guntur AP 07 Nellore - Kavali  AP 26
Hyderabad Central  AP 09 Ongole - Chirala AP 27
Hyderabad North  AP 10 Attapur AP 28
Hyderabad East  AP 11 Uppal Kalan  AP 29
Hyderabad South  AP 12 Srikakulam -Tekkali  AP 30
Hyderabad West  AP 13 Visakhapatnam AP 31
Karimnagar AP 15 Vizianagaram AP 35
Vijayawada AP 16 Warangal AP 36
Khammam AP 20 Eluru  AP 37

How to Register a Vehicle with RTO AP?

The Motor Vehicles Act 1988, has made it mandatory to be registered with the concerned authority. Andhra Pradesh is no exception. If a vehicle if bought or transferred from another state, the same has to be registered with RTO Andhra Pradesh.

Documents Required for Registering a Vehicle with RTO AP

The documents that should be accompanied with the application Form no. 20 are:

1. Form 21/Sales Certificate obtained from the dealer mentioning the buyer and seller

2. Form 22/Roadworthiness certificate from the manufacturer stating that the vehicle is in compliance with the road safety parameters

3. Form 22A/in case the body of the vehicle is fabricated separately

4. Vehicle insurance document

5. Valid address proof of the vehicle owner

6. STA design approval is required in case of a semi-trailer or trailer vehicle

7. Form 21/Original Sales Certificate if the vehicle belongs to an ex-army

8. The vehicle should have Pollution Under Control Certificate or PUC

9. Custom Clearance Certificate is also needed if the vehicle is imported




The Process of Registration with APRTO:

The vehicle owner needs to submit all the relevant documents offline. In order to register a vehicle, the owner needs to apply in Form no 20. A vehicle inspection will be done by the RTO AP and after verifying everything, a registration number will be allotted. The registration certificate is availed as a Smart Card, which will be sent by post to the registered address of the vehicle owner.

Types of Vehicle Registration in Andhra Pradesh

In order to drive a vehicle freely, one needs to register a vehicle with RTO Andhra Pradesh. There are two types of registration process under which the vehicles plying on the roads of Andhra Pradesh are registered.

Temporary Registration

Temporary registration is given for a limited period, maximum for one month. This registration is done by the dealer at the time of buying a vehicle. An application is made in Form 20 and is marked as a ‘Temporary Registration’. As temporary registration is offered for a limited period, one has to apply for the permanent one within the defined time. However, the vehicle owner can extend the temporary registration card. An application in this regard shall be made to the RTO AP, mentioning the period up to which the extension of RC is required.

Documents Required for Temporary Registration

  1. Form 21/Sales Certificate from the dealer
  2. Roadworthiness certificate obtained from the manufacturer attached with Form 22
  3. From 22/for the bodybuilder
  4. Valid insurance documents of the vehicle
  5. Pollution Under Control Certificate (PUC)
  6. Address proof of the owner (Utility bill, adhaar card, DL, passport etc.)
  7. In case of Trailer or semi-trailer vehicle, STA approval of design is required
  8. Form 21/original Sales Certificate in case of an ex-army vehicle from the concerned authority
  9. PUC of the vehicle
  10. If the vehicle is imported, customs clearance certificate is required
  11. Applicable fee under the provision of Rule no. 81. M.V Act
  12. Tax as per AP Motor Vehicles Transport Act
  13. Applicable fee to the temporary registration or its extension of Rs. 15

Permanent Registration

In order to register a vehicle and to avail permanent registration card, an application shall be made in Form 20 within the 7 days from the date of the vehicle delivery. AP RTO vehicle information also can be availed online.

Documents Required for Availing Permanent Registration

  1. Form 21/Sales Certificate from the dealer
  2. Form 22/Roadworthiness certificate from the manufacturer
  3. From 22/for the bodybuilder
  4. Valid insurance documents of the vehicle
  5. Pollution Under Control Certificate (PUC)
  6. Address proof of the owner (Utility bill, adhaar card, DL, passport etc.)
  7. In case of Trailer or semi-trailer vehicle, STA approval of design is required
  8. Form 21/original Sales Certificate in case of an ex-army vehicle from the concerned authority
  9. PUC of the vehicle
  10. If the vehicle is imported, customs clearance certificate is required
  11. Applicable fee under the provision of Rule no. 81. M.V Act
  12. Tax as per AP Motor Vehicles Transport Act

Renewal of Certificate of Registration

Carrying an expiry registration card is illegal and one has to bear the penalties. In this regard, every AP RTO Registration certificate needs to be renewed after 15 years of its first registration. A registration card is valid for 15 years only. One can renew it for 5 years after that by approaching RTO AP. To renew the registration card, an application shall be made in Form no. 25 within 60 days of its expiry date. The form needs to be submitted with an applicable fee to the RTO AP. The following documents are needed to be furnish in order to renew an RC in Andhra Pradesh.

Documents Required for RC Renewal in Andhra Pradesh

Following documents are required-

  • Inspection of the Vehicle
  • Original Registration Certificate
  • Pollution Under Control Certificate (PUC)

How to Issue Duplicate RC with RTO Andhra Pradesh

As a vehicle can’t be driven without a valid registration certificate, the vehicle can’t afford a loss. Hereby, a duplicate registration card can be issued in case the original AP RTO Vehicle Information card is lost or damaged. An application for issuing a duplicate card shall be made by approaching RTO Andhra Pradesh in Form no 26. If the vehicle is on loan, NOC from the financer on Form 26 in duplicate is required. The owner has to pay the applicable fee as mentioned in Rule no 81 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 to the RTO AP.

Documents Required to Issue Duplicate RC in Andhra Pradesh

  • Police FIR if the original RC is lost
  • Pollution Under Control Certificate (PUC)

How to Update Change in Address in Registration Certificate

Whatever the reason is, a change in address should be updated in the registration card immediately. To initiate the process, an application towards address change needs to be made in Form 33 and submit with an applicable fee of Rs. 20 for address change.

Documents Required to Change Address in RC

  • Registration Certificate
  • Proof of address of the vehicle owner

Registration Process in Case of Vehicle transfer to Another State

Under the provision of Section 47, Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, a new registration mark is provided on the transfer of the vehicle to another state. An application for assignment of RC is made in Form 27 of CMV rules. This must accompany with a No Objection Certificate from the state authority in the Form no 28 of CMV rules 1989 is required. The re-registration should be done within 12 months from the vehicle delivery.

Documents Required

  • Registration Certificate
  • Proof of address of the owner
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC)
  • Insurance document of the vehicle
  • Pollution Under Control Certificate (PUC)
  • Tax payment receipt

How to Transfer a Vehicle Ownership in Andhra Pradesh

If a vehicle is sold or purchased, the owner can change the ownership in the name of the buyer. An application should be made to the RTOAP and submit the filled form along with the below documents:

  1. Form 29 and Form 30/ as vehicle transfer application
  2. Form 31/if the vehicle is transferred because of inheritance
  3. Form 32/in case of a public auction
  4. The original imprint of the chassis number of the vehicle
  5. An affidavit needs to be submitted stating the sale and purchase of the vehicle
  6. No objection certificate (NOC) from the concerned state registering authority, in case the vehicle is bought from another state
  7. NOC from the financer in case the vehicle is bought on loan
  8. Original copy of the Registration certificate
  9. Pollution Under Control certificate
  10. Age proof of the owner
  11. Address proof of the vehicle
  12. Vehicle insurance document

How to Avail Motor Insurance in Andhra Pradesh?

Getting motor insurance in the state of Andhra Pradesh is easy. One can get insured his/her vehicle with a comprehensive vehicle insurance either online or offline. However, online insurance is highly recommended where one can get insurance at the comfort of his/her home. 

Online insurance is a hassle-free and less time taking way to avail an insurance plan. It also allows the insurance seekers to compare various available plans and select as per the budget. It is possible to avail motor insurance even with a strict budget. However, one must consider the coverage offered. 

As the M.V Act 1988 has made it mandatory for every vehicle owner to own motor insurance before plying a vehicle on the roads, the importance has been increased and so the awareness. The people in Andhra Pradesh can avail vehicle insurance by approaching the various insurance companies online or offline. 

One should be careful at the time of buying and should zero down on a plan only after comparing the plans. In case of an old or used car third party vehicle insurance is enough while, comprehensive policy comes in handy if one owns a brand new luxury car or bike. That’s why it is recommended to analyse the requirements before purchasing vehicle insurance in Andhra Pradesh.

RTO Andhra Pradesh e-Sewa

All the services of RTO Andhra Pradesh are now available online through the e-Sewa. To avail the services one needs to register by visiting the official website of RTO AP and make a user ID/password. Th evarious services offered under RTOAP e-Sewa are:

  • AP RTO registration search
  • Paying various taxes online
  • Applying for license
  • Status of the registration number
  • Documents delivery status
  • NOC details and so on
  • Applying for permanent registration

RTO Andhra Pradesh FAQs

Why is it essential to register two-wheelers?

It is mandatory to register a vehicle with the concerned RTO as per the provisions laid in the Motor Vehicles Act 1988. One can’t drive a vehicle without an RC, failing which may lead to huge penalties.

Can I drive a vehicle registered outside Andhra Pradesh?

You can but up to a certain time limit which is 12 months. After that, the vehicle needs to be registered with the RTO Andhra Pradesh following the required application process. The process requires you to avail a NOC from the concerned RTO with which the vehicle was registered previously. The re-registration form needs to be submitted to the RTO office along with the relevant documents.

Is it possible to avail a special registration number for my vehicle?

Yes, one can apply for a special number for the vehicle in Andhra Pradesh. This can be done by making an application in the right form and submit to the RTO Andhra Pradesh. However, the allotment is done through public auction. The list of numbers is displayed and given through the bidding. You can avail more information regarding the same by visiting the official website of AP Transport Department.

What is the validity age of a registration certificate?

A registration certificate is valid for 15 years. After the first renewal, one will have to register the RC after every 5 years. In order to renew the RC, the vehicle must be produced at the concerned RTO office. The Registering Authority renews the RC after verifying the documents and assessing the vehicle. To ensure a smooth renewal process, the owner must make an application in the appropriate form and submit to the concerned RTO.

What is the minimum eligibility age for applying for a Driving License in AP?

The minimum eligibility age for applying for a learner’s DL is 16 years. Learner’s DL must be issued with the consent of the parents or the guardian. On the other hand, a person above the age 18 years can apply for permanent DL for two-wheeler or cars.

Is it compulsory to insure my two-wheeler in Andhra Pradesh?

Getting two wheeler insurance is equally important as getting registered your two-wheeler or four-wheeler. Motor Vehicles Act in India makes it mandatory for a vehicle owner to carry a valid insurance document wherever he drives. Motor insurance covers the insured vehicles against third party liability, own damages and damages due to manmade and natural disasters.