The Regional Transport Office or RTO Chandigarh was established under section 213(1) of Motor vehicles act, 1988. The department is assigned with the responsibility of carrying forward the provisions of the M.V Act and making the transportation services available efficiently to the common masses. The core responsibility is to put into practice the rules laid down under M.V Act 1988, Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1990 and Chandigarh Motor Vehicle Rules, 1990.
A few out of the many responsibilities that are performed by RTO Chandigarh:
There are 3 RTO offices in Chandigarh that are actively functioning. The details are as mentioned below:
|RTO Name||RTO Address|
|RTO Chandigarh||Registering & Licensing Authority, near Municipal Corporation, Sector 17, Chandigarh|
|RTO Chandigarh||SDM (East) Office, CTU Complex, Industrial Area, Phase-I, Chandigarh|
|RTO Chandigarh||SDM (South) Office, Sports Complex, Sector 42, Chandigarh|
In order to freely drive a car or bike on the roads of Chandigarh, one has to register his/her vehicle without a fail. Registering a vehicle with RTO Chandigarh is simple. Just get the vehicle inspected by the concerned RTO officer, file an application and submit along with the supporting documents. The Registering Authority will allot the registration number after verifying the documents, on a specified date. The original registration certificate will be delivered to the registered mailing address of the owner.
A registration certificate is valid for 15 years in case of private vehicles. The vehicle owner must re-register the vehicle before the RC expires. The owner can renew the RC for another 5 years and needs to repeat t the process whenever is required. In case of commercial vehicle owners are required to avail fitness certificate when the first registration expires.
If the original RC document is lost or worn out, the owner needs to avail a duplicate one right away to avoid penalties on roads. In order to avail a duplicate registration certificate, the vehicle owner can apply through RTO Chandigarh. He/s will have to file an application and submit along with the relevant documents. The various documents to be submitted are:
If the vehicle is bought within the state but from another city, the ownership has to be transferred to the new owner by applying in a form and submit to the RTO Chandigarh along with the required documents:
If the first owner of the vehicle dies, the transfer of ownership of RC needs to be transferred to the person who is going to use the vehicle. To initiate the process an application shall make in Form 31 and submit along with the relevant documents:
The state capital of Punjab and Haryana is known as one of the cleanest city in India. When it comes to vehicle population, it is lesser than the other neighbouring cities of Punjab and Haryana. The Transport Department of Chandigarh operates as per the rules of M.V Act 1988. As one of the standard rules of Motor Vehicles Act, insuring every vehicle driving on the roads of Chandigarh is mandatory. The owner at least has to own third party insurance that protects the insured from liability arises out of damages, injury or death of a third person when the insured vehicle is at fault. When availing third party insurance is the minimum requirement, by owning comprehensive insurance, one can provide the best protection to its vehicle, by covering against the damages caused by man-made or natural disasters. There are plenty of insurance companies actively function in the city. However, whether one buys third party insurance or comprehensive insurance with add-on covers; an online comparison of various plans is always recommended by the insurance experts.
You can know about DL status online in Chandigarh through sarathi.nic.in. You will have to select the state for which application has been submitted. You will be asked to click on a URL which will redirect you to the online portal of availing the services. Select the state again to avail services. Your status of DL will be displayed after submitting the required information.
The vehicle's inspection will be conducted by the Motor Vehicle Inspector at the below location: SDM (South) Office, Sports Complex, Sector 42, Chandigarh- 1 AM to 11 PM (Monday to Friday).
If a vehicle is not registered permanently even after the expiry of temporary registration, an undertaking is required in case of one month delay. If the delay is more than one months or so, an NCRB/MOB Report obtained from the concerned Police Station is required.
Yes, you’ll have to personally present while doing any formality related to vehicle registration.
If you couldn’t be able to make it you can handover an Authority Letter to someone of your known to complete the formalities starting form depositing the form or other documents to paying the fee. In any case, the Authority Letter signed by you is essential to initiate the process with RTO without your presence.
You should always keep the original documents with you while driving. You can be fined for not carrying the original certificates with you.
You can take vehicle insurance from any of the authorised Indian insurance providers, who can provide necessary financial needs in case of an emergency. Having insurance is essential to register your prized possession.
No. the hypothecation must be cancelled before transferring the RC.
To initiate the vehicle transfer the seller will have to collect a NOC from the concerned RTO.
If a registered vehicle is stolen, the owner can request to lock the registration record in the system, to avoid the fraud of RC transfer. The RTO authority will immediately lock the related details and this way your RC details are safe.
Address proof of Chandigarh or Uttarakhand state is mandatory to register a vehicle.
Applicants who don’t have a date of birth proof, let’s say those who don’t possess an education certificate from school, a confirmation on age will be required from Medical Officer of any government hospital/ dispensary.