RTO is also called as the Regional Transport Office. It is an organization of the Government of India with a primary motive to maintain the database of all the vehicles in different States and Union Territories of India.
For every city and state, there is a different RTO to execute the activities and the functions, as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. And the Transport Commissioner is the head of the departments in the specific states.
The aim is to ensure proper functioning of vehicles which are allotted under specific series in a particular state. The Regional Transport Office identifies the vehicles that are not taxed. The role also involves identifying the cars entering different Indian states. RTO also keeps a tab of vehicles exceeding the prescribed speed limit on the roads as caught on the speed cameras.
RTO of a state is responsible for vehicle registration, re-registration, transfer of ownership, issuing driving licenses, tax collection and the likewise. Furthermore, the RTO officer grants fitness certificates to transport vehicles and checks for the validity of the motor insurance policies.
One can visit the RTO office physically for vehicle registration or do it online. Nowadays, all the RTO services are available online of the official site of every state.
As per the provisions laid down in the Sec. 43 of the Central Motor Vehicle Act, a temporary registration certificate is permissible if only the vehicle needs to be taken to another state. It means that the vehicle is yet to get the permanent registration number.
Usually, it is valid for a period of one month.During that period it is essential to get your vehicle permanently registered with the RTO of your city/state.
The Regional RTO is responsible to-
|STATE||RTO CODE||STATE||RTO CODE|
|Himachal Pradesh||HP||Jammu and Kashmir||JK|
|Andhra Pradesh||AP||Tamil Nadu||TN|
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) Government of India launched ‘Vahan’ for vehicle registration in India.
You can visit the site for vehicle registration, transfer of vehicle ownership,renewal permit, issuing fitness certificate etc.
You can easily check your RTO vehicle information/registration details on the site of RTO online here:
All you need to do is –
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways website has a number of RTO forms that you can easily download and use for any work related to the RTO. Here’ a quick rundown of some of the forms -
To get a fancy or personalized vehicle number you need to register online on the official site of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway.
Few computer generated numbers between 1 and 9999 are allotted to the state government officials. So, if you wish to get a personalized number, bid on a given date and pay a special price.
For vehicle registration, the RTO charges some fees based on the type of vehicle. Refer to the below table to have an idea of their fee structure -
|RTO Vehicle Information||RTOFees as per 2017 ( inRs. )|
|Car Registration Fee||600|
|Lorries, stage carriers||1500|
|Renewal of Fitness Certificate||200|
|Driving License ( Learning)||150|
|Driving License ( Permanent )||300|
*Above mentioned prices are just for your reference. Please refer to the nearest RTO office to know the current fees.
The RTO will ask for the following documents-
Once you have all the documents ready, you can visit the nearest RTO office to get your vehicle registered. You need to pay the registration fees and then follow the process as described below-
Hundreds of applications are sent to the RTO every day. Therefore, if you wish for speedy and hassle-free vehicle registration process, make sure that all the documents are arranged properly.