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.
Regional Transport Office (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.
The various responsibility areas of RTO AP include:
|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|
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Following documents are required-
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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: