The RTO of Chennai performs various tasks under the provisions of Section 213 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. This department was formed to implement the rules of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the Andhra Pradesh Motor Vehicle Taxation Act, 1963. RTO Chennai mainly permits the road transport of the city to behave exceptionally for becoming the best transport mode for shorter distances that can help to link rural, sub-urban region to cities. Andhra Pradesh Transport Department offers a helping hand with the motive to offer economic, excellent and sufficient transport services and enables the RTO Chennai to perform its duty entirely.
The various functions of RTO Chennai involve:
There are four RTO offices actively functioning in the city of Chennai. RTO details are as mentioned below:
|S. No.||RTO Name||RTO Code||RTO Address||RTO Contact Details|
|1||RTO, Chennai (North West)||TN02||Regional Transport Office, Chennai (North-West), Plot No.3623, New Avadi Road, Anna Nagar East, Chennai - 600102||044-26215969|
|2||RTO, Chennai (North East)||TN03||Regional Transport Office, Chennai (North-East), No.147, Balakrishna Street, Thiruvetriyur High Road, Tondiarpet, Chennai-600081||044-25911133|
|3||RTO, Chennai (East)||TN04||Regional Transport Office, Chennai (East), Power Mills Road, Pulianthoppu, Chennai-600012||044-26670993|
|4||RTO, Chennai (North)||TN05||Regional Transport Office, Chennai (North), No.9, Inner Ring Road, Sastri Nagar, Kolathur, Chennai-600099||044-25562700|
As per the norms of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 every vehicle plying on the roads needs to be registered with the concerned RTO, failing which will lead to penalties. Chennai is no exception. The capital city of Tamil Nadu witnesses a huge number of registered vehicles on a daily basis. The registration can be avail either temporary basis or permanent registration. When temporary RC is offered for a limited period, the vehicle owner needs to register the vehicle to avail a permanent RC within a specific time. Temporary registration is offered for 7 days to a maximum of one month. The application process is done with the dealer's point at the time of buying a vehicle by giving the below documents:
The registration is done at the dealer’s point of registration where the documents are submitted and further present to the RTO office. The Registering authority verifies the documents and allots the temporary registration number
A vehicle owner can apply for permanent registration certificate itself only of the vehicle is temporarily registered already. The process will require the owner to duly fill and submit an application form to the RTO Chennai. The permanent registration number will be allotted after a thorough inspection of the vehicle and verification of the documents. The permanent Registration number is to be availed as Smart Card which contains the details like registration number, date of registration, chassis number, colour of the vehicle etc. the below documents are required to avail a permanent RC number:
There might be situations when the vehicle owner wishes to change the address in the RC Book. He/she might relocate or due to a job change, change in address may be required. In this case, a new address can be updated to the RC by filling an application form and submit to the RTO Chennai. However, the applicant will have to submit an application form along with the required fee for change in address.
Applying for duplicate RC in Chennai is easy. When the Transport Department in Chennai ensures efficient transportation facility, availing a duplicate RC is just a matter of filling a form and submit to the RTO Chennai. The duplicate RC will be delivered to the mailing address of the vehicle owner so that he/she can drive the vehicle without any hassle. The below documents are required to be furnished in order to avail a duplicate RC:
The applicant will have to submit all the documents either vehicle inspector or to the Regional Transport Officer at Chennai. The duplicate RC will be issued with 5 working days.
Every registered vehicle has to be re-registered as the registration card is valid for only 15 years. After that one has to renew the RC by approaching the concerned RTO officer. In case of Chennai, the vehicles registered are to be produced to RTO Chennai for inspection. The renewal process requires filling and submitting Form no. 25 to the Registering Authority, which further allots the renewed registration number to the owner. The below documents are required to be submitted:
Form no. 25/ Application for renewal of registration certificate
Registration Certificate of the vehicle
Insurance documents of the vehicle
Receipt of paid road tax
All the aforementioned documents have to be furnished to either Grade 1 Motor vehicle inspector or the Regional transport officer at RTO Chennai.
In case a vehicle is bought from another state, the ownership also has to be transferred and the vehicle needs to be re-registered with RTO Chennai again. All this takes to fill an application form and submit along with the required documents to the concerned RTO office. The required documents include:
All the aforementioned documents have to be submitted to either Grade 1 Motor vehicle inspector or the Regional transport officer. It will take certain days to receive the registration number.
Availing vehicle insurance in Chennai is not difficult. Similar to other cities in the state of Tamil Nadu, Chennai also has a handful of insurance companies offering various motor insurance policies. However, to ensure a right deal one must compare the plans available on the grounds like coverage, premium, claim settlement ratio of the insurers, add-on covers etc. The most basic cover that one can opt for is third party insurance which protects the insured against legal liability arises out of an accident. Yet, the experts always suggest to opt for a comprehensive cover that includes own damage, which means any damage to the insured vehicle due to man-made or natural calamity along with the third party liability.
Advance registration numbers are allotted by the registering authority within 1000 numbers. If the vehicle owner wishes to apply for a number of his/her choice and if that number falls within the 1000 numbers from the series of the RTO, the number will be given on submission of a requisition letter along with the copy of sale invoice.
The vehicle owner is eligible to apply for an advance registration certificate.
To apply for a registration number of your choice, you will have to approach the concerned Regional Transport Officer
The process is done the same day.
In case a vehicle bought from another state, obtaining a re-registration number is essential. In order to ensure the same, you will have to file an application to the concerned RTO of the area and submit along with the following documents:
No Objection Certificate is required in case a vehicle is bought from another state. The application for the same can be made on Form no 28 and submit to the RTO Office.
Who can apply for NOC?
NOC can be applied by the vehicle owner.
What are the documents do I need to submit for availing NOC?
If a vehicle is bought on loan and if the repayment of the loan amount is done, the same has to be updated on the registration certificate as well. The process requires you to submit the following documents along with the application form to the registration office: