Delhi RTO

The full form of RTO is Regional Transport Office. It is a government organization with a primary role to maintain the database of the vehicles and the drivers of different States and Union territories in India.

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The Delhi RTO comes under the Department of Transport, Delhi. It was established u/s 213 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. And the Regional Transport Office of Delhi is directed by the transport commissioner.

RTO Delhi enforces and regulates the transportation matters of the city as per the provisions laid down in the act.  The major role of RTO involves the issuance of driving licenses, registration of private & commercial vehicles, conducting pollution tests of the vehicle, the collection of road tax and the likewise. Every state/district has its own RTO office such as RTO Delhi or the state capital, where you can visit for all the transport and vehicle-related work in Delhi/NCR.

Moreover, it is responsible to carry out organized public transport system in the national capital city of Delhi and other regions that come under NCR.

As per the reports, the total number of registered vehicles in Delhi crossed 1-crore mark in 2017. Almost, 1, 05, 67,712 vehicles got registration done in the same year.

Functions of Delhi Transport Department 

  1. Conducting the driving tests
  2. Issuance and renewal of license
  3. Issuing duplicate driving license
  4. Permanent vehicle registration
  5. Temporary vehicle registration
  6. Changing/updating address on RC
  7. Dealer Point Registration
  8. RC renewal
  9. Transfer of vehicle ownership
  10. Issuing NOC
  11. Granting permit to vehicles
  12. Enforcing safety measures
  13. Controlling vehicle pollution

Delhi RTO Codes with Office Locations

RTO Delhi Locations DL RTO Code
Mall Road, North Delhi DL01
Tilak Marg, New Delhi DL02
Sheikh Sarai, South Delhi DL03
Janakpuri West, West Delhi DL04
Loni Road, North East Delhi DL05
Sarai Kale Khan, Central Delhi DL06
Mayur Vihar, East Delhi DL07
Wazir Pur DL08
Dwarka DL09
West Delhi DL10
Rohini, New Delhi DL11
Vasant Vihar, New Delhi DL12
Surajmal Vihar, Delhi DL13
Sonipat DL14
Gurgaon DL15
Faridabad DL16
Noida DL17
Ghaziabad DL18

How to Register a Motor Vehicle in Delhi?

To register your vehicle (private or commercial) you will have approach the RTO Delhi office of your region. The zonal code of the Transport Department is mentioned on the RC from where you can locate the address of the registering authority of your particular region. 

During the process, a physical inspection of the vehicle and its parts will be done by the Inspecting Authority at the zonal office. After that, the registration process will begin. Once all the documents are submitted and the applicable fees are paid, the registration certificate is given to you.

Vehicle Registration Process in Delhi

However, the process to register your vehicle with the RTO Delhi is described below:

File an application in Form 20 and submit it to the RTO of your region. You can easily download the Form 20 online or get it directly from the nearest RTO Delhi office.

You will also need to furnish your vehicle insurance documents, business certificate and certificate of roadworthiness issued by the dealer, address proof, vehicle suspension number etc.

Submit all the other relevant documents (as per your case) to the registering authority

Once the vehicle is examined by the experts at the registering authorities, you will get the vehicle registration number. 

Documents Required To Register a Motor Vehicle in Delhi

The documents required to register a private motor vehicle with the RTO Delhi are as under-

  • Duly Filled form 20
  • Sales certificate/Form 21 issued by the dealer of the vehicle
  • PAN Card or Form 60 & 61 (as applicable
  • Form 34 (signed by the financer & owner)
  • Roadworthiness certificate/Form 22 issued by the manufacturer
  • Motor Insurance (self-attested copy)
  • Registration fee
  • Address proof (self-attested copy)
  • C.D parking fees
  • Applicable road tax
  • Invoice ( from the manufacturer and the dealer)

The registration of all the transport/commercial vehicles is done at the M.L.O at the HQ of the transport department. However, the inspection of taxis and TSR vehicles is done at pit Burari. For this purpose, the application needs to be made with the following requirements- 

  • Form 20/21/22
  • Form 34 (if the vehicle in on loan) 
  • Manufacturing Invoice
  • O.I issued from S.T.A Branch
  • Fitness certificate
  • Road tax paid(as applicable)
  • Address proof and insurance certificate (self-attested copies)
  • Form 60/61/ PAN Card (self-attested)

Types of Vehicle Registration in Delhi

A registration certificate is a proof of vehicle ownership. Moreover, it is required while transferring the ownership of the vehicle or while selling it to someone else. Usually, vehicle registration is of two types – temporary and permanent. Both of them are explained in detail below-

  1. Temporary Vehicle Registration - Under the purview of Sec. 43 of the Central MV Act, it is allowed to get temporary RC only when the vehicle owner has to take the vehicle to another state. It is not renewable and is valid only for a period of 30 days. It is also called the transit registration as the point of destination is also mentioned in this type of RC.
  2. Permanent Vehicle Registration - Under the purview of Sec. 39 of the M.V. Act, it is mandatory to have a permanent RC to be able to drive your vehicle on the state roads. You can get your vehicle registration done from the RTO Delhi.

Documents required to get a Permanent RC from Delhi Transport Department

If you have a temporary RC, the permanent RC must be obtained within 30 days of the issuance date. For a permanent registration number with the RTO Delhi, you need to submit the following documents-

  • Application Form 20 (if the vehicle is with hypothecation, a duplicate copy is also required)
  • Pollution Under Control (PUC), Roadworthiness certificate and Form 22 from the dealer
  • Sales affirmation/ Form 21
  • Certificate of Motor Insurance
  • Pan card/GIR/ Form 60/61from the Income Tax Dept.
  • Address proof - LIC Policy/ Voter ID/ Ration Card
  • Passport size photos ( 3 copies)
  • Declaration by a First Class Judicial Magistrate or Notary, Executive
  • Temporary RC (if any)
  • Lifetime road tax for private vehicles

Documents required to get a Temporary RC from Delhi Transport Department

Mentioned-below is the list of documents for temporary vehicle registration with the RTO Delhi -

  1. Application in Form 20 (a duplicate copy is required if the vehicle is with hypothecation)
  2. Sales declaration/Form 21
  3. Form 60/61 from the IT Department/ Pan card/GIR card
  4. Insurance Papers
  5. Declaration of roadworthiness and Pollution Check in Form 22 secured from the dealer
  6. Declaration by a Notary/First Class Judicial Magistrate
  7. Address proof (Voter ID Card/ Passport photos/ Ration Card/LIC Policy

How to Renew Registration Certificate at the RTO Delhi?

Restoration of vehicle registration is required for all the private vehicles after 15 years of the issuance date. The declaration of vehicle registration must be restored 60 days prior to the date of expiry of the vehicle registration.

The process is quite simple. So, for renewal, an application needs to be made to the Motor Vehicle Inspector Grade I or to the Regional Transport Officer to initiate the proceedings. Furthermore, the vehicle needs to be given for inspection by the registering authorities.

Here’s a quick rundown of the documents that are required to renew your RC -

  • Vehicle Registration Certificate (RC)
  • PUC Certificate
  • Duly filled form 25
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Charge receipt

How to Get a Duplicate Registration Certificate?

In case your original RC is stolen or mutilated, you can apply for a duplicate one at the Delhi RTO office. The application to get a duplicate RC should be made to the Regional Transport Officer or to the Motor Vehicle Inspector Grade I.  Usually, the process takes around five days.

Here are the documents that you need to furnish to the authorities to get a duplicate RC-

  1. Original copy of police FIR
  2. Application on form 26 (one duplicate copy and one attested copy along with the endorsement from the financier of Hypothecated)
  3. Prescribed fee
  4. Vehicle Insurance (self-attested copy)
  5. Address proof (self-attested copy)
  6. PAN Card/Form 60 & 61(self-attested copy)
  7. PUC certificate(self-attested copy)
  8. Tax clearance
  9. Challan clearance copy

How to Transfer Vehicle Ownership in Delhi?

For transferring the ownership of your vehicle, you need to reach out to the RTO Delhi/zonal office of your area where your vehicle is already registered.

Documents Required to Transfer Vehicle Ownership in Delhi

You need to submit the following documents at the Delhi RTO Office – 

  • Original RC
  • Form29 (duly filled in duplicate) (attested one copy)
  • Form 30 (duly filled in duplicate)
  • Motor Insurance (self-attested copy)
  • Address proof (self-attested copy)
  • PUC certificate(self-attested copy)
  • Prescribed fee ( with the penalty if any)
  • Form 60 & 61/ PAN Card (attested copy)

Please note that the application for ownership transfer if submitted after 14 days will draw in a monthly penalty of Rs.500. 

However, to transfer the ownership of a commercial vehicle following documents are required in addition to the above:

  1.  Permit surrender slip from S.T.A.
  2. Challan clearance
  3.  Tax clearance proof
  4.  Fitness certificate copy

Transfer of vehicle ownership in case of death of the registered owner of the vehicle- 

In such cases, the legal heir or successor can file the application with the following documents: 

  • Original registration certificate of the vehicle
  • Affidavit by the applicant
  • Death certificate of the registered owner ( original)
  • Form 30 & 31 ( in duplicate with an endorsement of the financier if it is purchased on hire agreement along with NOC from the financier)
  • Address proof (self-attested copy)
  • Vehicle Insurance (self-attested copy)
  • Vehicle verification on form 20
  • PUC certificate(self-attested copy)
  • PAN Card/Form 60 & 61(self-attested copy)

Please note that the application for ownership transfer should be submitted within 30 days to avoid a monthly penalty of Rs. 500.

How to Update Address on Registration Certificate?

Regional transport office, Delhi /RTO Delhi requires you to submit the following documents for changing your address on the Registration Certificate- 

  1.  Form 33
  2. Original RC
  3. Insurance copy (self-attested)
  4. Address proof of the registered owner (self-attested)
  5. Pollution under control certificate (self-attested)
  6. Rs. 200 & Rs. 300 fees for smart card
  7. PAN Card or Form 60/61 (self-attested)
  8.  NOC from the financer is required if the hypothecation is endorsed in the RC 

Please note that the application for the change of address should be submitted within 14 days to avoid a monthly penalty of Rs. 500.

Registration for Private vehicles with the RTO Delhi (Non-Transport vehicles)

The vehicle (for its particulars) is physically inspected by the Inspecting Authority at the Delhi RTO office/ zonal office, which is then followed by the registration. Here are the documents that you will need to furnish to get your vehicle registered- 

  1.  Duly filled form 20
  2. Form 21/ sales certificate issued by the dealer
  3. Form 22/ Roadworthiness certificate from the manufacturer
  4. Motor insurance policy (self-attested copy)
  5. Address proof (self-attested copy)
  6. Form 34 (signed by the financer & owner)
  7. Applicable road tax
  8. Registration fee
  9. Form 60/61 or PAN card (as applicable)
  10. M.C.D parking fees
  11. Dealer & manufacturer’s invoice

Fees to Be Paid for Vehicle Registration with the RTO Delhi

The vehicle registration process involves certain fees that you need to pay in order to get your car registered with the RTO Delhi. The charges are more or less the same in all the states. However, the fees may vary in a few cases.  The list of charges applicable is as follows-

  1. Vehicle Registration fee– The basic fees to register a car with the Regional transport office of Delhi/ RTO Delhi is Rs. 600.
  2. Hypothecation charges– In case your vehicle is on loan, then you will need to pay additional fees related to the processing of the hypothecation. You can check at the Delhi RTO office regarding the applicable charges.
  3. Road tax – It needs to be submitted along with the other required documents. Make sure that collect the demand draft of the road tax paid from the dealer if he has already charged you for the same. The percentage of road tax varies from city to city. Please check the RTO Delhi website to know about the percentage of road tax. Or you can personally check with any of the officials in the Delhi RTO office regarding the exact road tax amount.

Furthermore, there might be some additional charges associated with registration. It is advisable that you carry some extra cash with you.

How to Get Vehicle Insurance in Delhi?

As you already know, it is mandatory to have car insurance in India for all the car owners. There are a number of car insurance companies in Delhi/NCR that will provide you with personalized car insurance policies as per your requirements.

Delhi comes under Zone A just like other metro cities, therefore the premium here is a little on the higher side. However, you can select the policy with the lowest car insurance premium.

The two types of car insurance plans available in Delhi/NCR area are third party insurance and comprehensive car insurance. As the number of cars is increasing on the Delhi roads, you should buy a comprehensive policy as it offers an extensive range of benefits. Do not just rely on third-party insurance, as it will only cover the interest of a third-party.

Moreover, there are various add-on benefits in a comprehensive car insurance policy to enhance your coverage. You can avail them by paying an additional amount of premium, such as zero depreciation cover, No Claim Bonus protection, roadside assistance, car hire service, key-replacement cover among others.

The top car insurance companies in Delhi and NCR are –

  1. New India Assurance Car Insurance
  2. Tata AIG Car Insurance
  3. National Car Insurance
  4. Bajaj Allianz Car Insurance
  5. Royal Sundaram Car Insurance
  6. SBI General Car Insurance
  7. Bharti AXA Car Insurance
  8. Oriental Car Insurance
  9. HDFC Ergo Car Insurance
  10. Reliance Car Insurance
  11. United India Car Insurance
  12. Iffco Tokio Car Insurance
  13. Universal Sompo Car Insurance
  14. Future Generali Car Insurance
  15. Liberty Car Insurance
  16. Cholamandalam Car Insurance
  17. Shriram Car Insurance
  18. Raheja QBE Car Insurance
  19. ICICI Lombard Car Insurance
  20. Digit Car Insurance

Delhi RTO FAQ's

I live in Delhi, why do I need to register my vehicle with the RTO Delhi?

You will be permissible to drive your vehicle if only you have a valid RC of your state, as per the provision of Sec. 39 of motor vehicle Act 1988. It means that you have to get your vehicle registered with the registering authority of your state, where they have zonal offices. For example: the RTO Delhi office in Janakpuri, the RTO Delhi office in Dwarka, and the likewise.

What is the procedure for issuing No-Objection-Certificate for another state?

If you want to take your already registered vehicle to another state and have to get it re-registered there, in that case, you can apply for NOC on form 28. 

Furthermore, you need to submit the following documents to the RTO Delhi/zonal office- 

  1. Application on form 28
  2. Proof of the road-tax paid till date
  3. Registration certificate ( self-attested)
  4. Valid motor insurance
  5. Valid PUC copy

*Issuance of NOC is subjected to clearance from the National Crime Records Bureau.

What is the procedure to endorse the hypothecation?

If you have purchased your vehicle on loan (from a financer) then you can endorse the same in the RC. The following are the documents/formalities required:

  1. Original registration certificate
  2. Prescribed fee
  3. Valid motor insurance certificate (self-attested)
  4. Form 60/61 or PAN card (as applicable)
  5. Two copies of duly filled (for endorsement of Hypothecation)
  6. Address proof (self-attested)
  7. PUC certificate (self-attested)

What are the official timings and public dealing hours of the Delhi RTO offices/ zonal offices?

The zonal office hours are from:

  • 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM from Monday to Friday
  • 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM on Saturday ( except 2nd Saturday) 

The public dealing hours are from:

  • 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM from Monday to Friday
  • 08:30 AM to 011:00 PM on Saturday ( except 2nd Saturday)

In case, the vehicle is sold without transferring ownership, then who will be accountable for accidental liabilities?

It is essential to transfer the vehicle ownership, if it is being sold to another person. And, if it is not transferred then the vehicle owner will be held responsible against all the liabilities as per the govt. record.

What documents are required to cancel my registration certificate (RC), if my vehicle is not in a movable condition?

For that purpose, you can submit the following documents at the nearest RTO office:

  1. Original vehicle registration certificate
  2. A piece of chassis number from the vehicle body
  3. Undertaking confirming no pending challans, court cases, hypothecation agreement against the vehicle.

Is it important to carry my vehicle registration certificate while driving?

Yes, it is mandatory to have your vehicle registration certificate while driving.

What is the Re-Registration of a private vehicle?

As per rules, the validity of a private vehicle’s RC is for 15 years. Once it is expired, get it re-registered from the same RTO where it is already registered and submit the following documents: 

  1.  Application on form 25
  2. Original registration certificate
  3. Proof of the road tax paid
  4. Motor insurance certificate (self-attested copy)
  5. Pollution under control (PUC) certificate (self-attested)
  6. Payment of tax dues (if any)
  7. Applicable fees
  8. PAN card copy/ Form 60 & 61 (self-attested copy)

During the process, the vehicle is inspected for its Road worthiness at the nearest RTO office/zonal office. And if, it found fit to be driven on the roads, then it is allowed to be re-registered.