RTO Karnataka

Regional Transport Office or RTO Karnataka is a government organisation that facilitates the issuance of registration certificates (RC) and driving licenses to vehicles plying in Karnataka. Find RTO Karnataka details and office address by simply entering your car number.

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List of Karnataka RTO Code

Karnataka has more than 67 RTOs that carry out all transport-related activities in the state. Below is an RTO Karnataka list along with their respective RTO codes.
RTO City RTO Code
Bangalore KA01, KA03, KA04, KA05, KA41, KA51, KA52, KA53
Rajajinagar KA02
Tumkur KA06
Kolar KA07, KA08
Mysore KA09, KA55
Chamrajnagar KA10
Mandya KA11
Madikere KA12
Hassan KA13
Shimoga KA14, KA15
Chitradurga KA16
Davanagere KA17
Chickmagalur KA18
Mangalore KA19
Udupi KA20
Puttur KA21
Belgaum KA22
Chikodi KA23
Bailhongal KA24
Dharwad KA25
Gadag KA26
Haveri KA27
Bijapur KA28
Bagalkot KA29
Karwar KA30
Sirsi KA31
Gulbarga KA32
Yadgir KA33
Bellary KA34
Hospet KA35
Raichur KA36
Koppal KA37
Bidar KA38, KA56
Bhalki KA39
Chikaballapur KA40
Ramanagar KA42
Devanahalli KA43
Tiptur KA44
Hunsur KA45
Sakleshpur KA46
Honavar KA47
Jamkhandi KA48
Gokak KA49
Yelahanka KA50
Nagamangala KA54
Banashankari KA59
Marathahalli KA61
Surathkal KA62
Hubli KA63
Madhugiri KA64
Dandeli KA65
Tarikere KA66
Sedam KA67
Ranibennur haveri KA68
Ranebennur KA69
Bantwal KA70
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Documents Required for Permanent Registration in Karnataka RTO

The temporary registration number given by the RTO is only valid for a maximum period of one month. Thus, in order to complete the mandatory registration of the vehicle, you must get a permanent registration certificate from the concerned RTO. Here are the documents you will need for the same:

Form 20 (application form)

Form 21 (sales certificate)

Form 22 (road-worthiness certificate)

Valid vehicle insurance

Temporary registration certificate

Address Proof

Custom clearance certificate (imported vehicle)

Copy of PN card or declaration

Sales certificate (for ex-army vehicles)

Applicable fees

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How to Get a Permanent Registration Certificate in Karnataka?

Follow the steps mentioned below to obtain a permanent RC from Karnataka RTO:

To apply for permanent registration in Karnataka RTO, fill and submit Form 20 to the concerned authority

Select whether your vehicle was hypothecated, if yes, then provide hypothecation details

Confirm which type of registration number you want

Confirm the usage of smart card/ HSRP card

Pay registration fees as per Rule 81

Pay specified taxes

Once all the documents have been successfully submitted, a permanent RC will be issued.

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How to Renew Registration Certificate in Karnataka RTO?

A permanent RC is valid for a period of 15 years. For the continuous use of your RC, you must renew it within 60 days of its registration. Here is how you can apply for RC renewal in Karnataka RTO:

Fill in Form 25 to apply for RC renewal in Karnataka RTO

Submit the rest of the documents if needed

Pay the due taxes if any

Pay the appropriate fees for renewal

Since the RC will be renewed on the basis of your vehicle's health, you will be required to take it to the respective RTO for inspection. After which the RC will be renewed.

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Documents Required for Registration Certificate Renewal

Below-mentioned are the documents needed for RC renewal in Karnataka:

Form 25

RC Book

PUC certificate

Insurance certificate

Copy of PAN card or Form 60 and 61

Registration certificate

Chassis & Engine Pencil Print

Upto date road tax paid

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Documents Required for Ownership Transfer

There can be certain scenarios when a vehicle’s ownership can be transferred. These can be the death of the owner, the sale of the vehicle or sale in a public auction. Following are the documents you will need to transfer the ownership of the vehicle under any of the above-mentioned scenarios:

Original RC

Duly filled and signed Form 29,30,31

Copy of valid insurance certificate

Copy of PUC certificate

Copy of address proof of the buyer

Valid identity proof

PAN of seller and buyer

Passport size photo

NOC from the bank if the vehicle was hypothecated

Prescribed fee

In case of death, original copy of death certificate of the owner

Affidavit by the applicant and other legal heirs

Verification of vehicle Form 20

Succession certificate issued by SDM

Sale certificate form 21 issued by the Auctioning Deptt (in case of the public auction)

Certified copy of the order of the State or Central Govt (in case of public auction)

Application Form 32 (in case of public auction)

Applicable Road tax

Applicable Registration/Re-registration fee

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How to Buy Vehicle Insurance in Karnataka?

To drive on the roads of Karnataka it is mandatory for every vehicle owner to have a valid vehicle insurance policy.

If you have purchased a car in Karnataka, here is how you can buy car insurance online for the same:

Visit the homepage of Policbazaar.com and select the ‘Car Insurance’ option

Enter your car number or select any of the other two options

From the given table, select your car RTO in Karnataka

Select rest of the details like your car model, make, variant and registration year

You will now be able to find car insurance quotes of multiple insurers

Out of these plans, select the desired plan along with any additional cover that you wish to add

Now pay the premium amount via desired payment mode

Once you have successfully paid the premium amount, your car insurance policy document will be mailed to you.

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Frequently asked question about RTO

Yes. If you have purchased a vehicle in Karnataka, you can easily get it registered under any of the RTO’s present in Karnataka.

You will need to apply for a change in address in your RC to the concerned RTO with the following documents:

  • Form 33 (Application form)
  • Registration Certificate
  • Proof of new address
  • Valid insurance copy
  • PUC certificate
  • NOC in case of hypothecation
  • Smart card fee
  • Attested copy of PAN card
  • Chassis and Engine Pencil print od the vehicle
  • Signature identification of the owner

Submit all the aforementioned documents alongwith the specified fees to the concerned RTO to get the address changed in your RC.

Yes, you can renew your car insurance policy online after comparing plans of multiple insurers on Policybazaar.com.

Yes, you can download the RC of your vehicle online on the Parivahan portal or from the state’s transport website.

A duplicate RC can be obtained in case the old one is torn, mutilated or lost. Here are the documents you will need to get a duplicate RC for your vehicle:

  • Police certificate
  • Application in Form 26
  • PUC certificate
  • Valid insurance certificate
  • Address proof
  • Challan clearance
  • Tax clearance
  • Attested PAN copy or Form 60 and 61
  • Affidavit stating that RC is lost and has not been impounded
  • Chassis & Engine Pencil Print
  • Signature Identification of owner

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