The Transport department of Goa was formed under the provisions of Motor Vehicles Act. The department is the only body to look after the transport related activities and to ensure sufficient facilities to common people. RTO Goa functions under the jurisdiction of Goa Transport Department, which is responsible to carry forward the regulatory activities and provisions laid down in the Motor Vehicles Act.
The various functions performed by RTO Goa include:
There are 12 RTOs actively functioning in different locations. RTO details are given below:
|RTO Location||RTO Code||RTO Location||RTO Code||RTO Location||RTO Code|
|Panaji (North Goa district)||GA01||Ponda||GA05||Quepem||GA09|
|Margao (South Goa district)||GA02||Vasco||GA06||Canacona||GA10|
The Goa State Transport Department is responsible to facilitate better movement of goods and passengers within the state. It also ensures successful implementation of the rules and regulations laid down on the M.V Act 1988. When Section 39 of this Act restricts to drive any unregistered vehicles in the public places, it is the responsibility of concerned RTOs to register every vehicle.
The vehicle registration process in Goa is simple, which includes filling an application followed by physical inspection of the vehicle. Upon verification of the documents and inspection of the vehicle, the registration number will be issued to the owner. The application must be accompanied with the following documents:
Once the registration number is allocated, a fee receipt is given to the applicant and the branch office keeps the relevant documents. The registration slip can be used as proof till the original registration number is delivered. After depositing the fee slip, one can collect the Registration Certificate Form 23 on any subsequent working day.
The registration certificate is valid for 15 years after which it needs to be renewed by approaching RTO Goa. In case of private vehicles, the owner has to file an application and submit along with the relevant documents. In case of commercial vehicles, owners have to acquire fitness certificate from the Registering Authority.
Documents required for issuing duplicate RC:
In order to renew the RC, the owner has to produce the vehicle for inspection. The authorised officer will inspect the vehicle and confirm the roadworthiness of this. Once the officer verifies the documents and the vehicle, the registration certificate will be renewed.
Whenever a vehicle is sold, the ownership of the vehicle has to be transferred to the new owner. RC transfer can be done by approaching the RTO Goa and filing a proper application. To transfer vehicle ownership, one will require the below documents:
If the registered owner of the vehicle dies, the legal successor/heir will have to make an application to transfer the ownership. The application has to be made in Form no 30 and submit along with the following documents:
When the vehicle owner losses the original RC, a duplicate RC will be required to avoid penalties on road. To apply for duplicate RC, one has to approach the office of the Registering Authority add fill an application. The application form must be submitted with the following documents
In case a vehicle is bought from another state to drive in Goa for more than 12 months, the vehicle has to be re-registered again with the RTO Goa. The below documents are required to re-register the vehicle to be submitted along with the application form:
Getting vehicle insurance at the time of buying a vehicle is mandatory in India. The M.V Acts urges the vehicle owners getting their vehicles insured with adequate motor insurance. The insurance seekers can browse over the plans online by visiting the official websites of the insurance company and decide on whatever suits the best. Moreover, online insurance is time and cost effective that facilitates the buyers with the right plan through a proper comparison.