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      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 68 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
      Athani KA71
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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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      Vehicle Registration Charges in Karnataka

      To register a vehicle in Karnataka, a vehicle owner will be required to pay the following registration fees:

      Two-wheeler: Rs. 300

      Cars/Three-wheeler: Rs. 600

      How to Know RC Status in Karnataka?

      A vehicle owner can follow the below-mentioned steps to know the status of RC in Karnataka:

      Visit Karnataka Transport Department's official website

      From the homepage, select "Vehicle Related Services" from the Parivahan dropdown

      Now, on the next page, choose your RTO and Proceed

      From the list of services select "Know Your Application Status"

      Enter the requested information

      As soon as you submit, your vehicle's RC status will be displayed.

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      How to Check Vehicle Owner Details in Karnataka?

      Check Vehicle Owner Details

      Checking a vehicle owner’s details in Karnataka online is a simple task. Follow the steps mentioned below to get the details of a vehicle owner online:

      Navigate to the homepage of the Parivahan Portal

      Find the "Online Services" dropdown and click on the "Know Your Vehicle Details" option

      Now log in using your contact details and OTP

      Create a new account if you don't have your number registered

      Verify the rest of the details

      After verification, the details of the owner of the vehicle will be displayed.

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      Karnataka Road Tax for Different Vehicles

      It is essential for every vehicle owner to pay road tax in Karnataka. Below, we have mentioned the Karnataka road tax for different vehicles, and you can pay it:
      Cost of Cars (in Rs.) Road Tax on cost
      Below 5 Lakh 13%
      5- 10 Lakh 14%
      10- 20 Lakh 17%
      Over 20 lakhs 18%
      Upto 5 years old 75% to 93%
      5- 10 years 49% to 69%
      5- 10 years 45% to 25%
      Electric Vehicles 4%

      How to Pay Karnataka Road Tax Online?

      To pay road tax in Karnataka online, vehicle owners are required to follow the steps mentioned below:

      Navigate to the official website of Karnataka Transport Department

      From the homepage, find the "Online Services" box

      On the next page, enter your vehicle reg number and state RTO

      From this box, search and click on the Services tab

      On the Services page, click on Tax Payment (Online) option

      Select the state RTO from where your vehicle is registered

      Click on Proceed

      On the next page, click on Pay Tax option

      Enter the required details and pay the tax option

      Make the final payment online and download your tax receipt.

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      Fine for Non-Payment of Karnataka Road Tax

      Not paying road tax in Karnataka may lead to heavy fines. Thus, you must make sure to pay your tax within the specified time period or even a grace period to avoid fines.

      If the tax is also not paid within the grace period, the vehicle will be impounded and will only be released once the pending tax is paid in full.

      Endorsement of Hypothecation in Karnataka

      When the vehicle is bought on hire purchase or on lease from a financier or bank, such hypothecation must be added to the vehicle registration certificate. Here are the documents required for the endorsement of hypothecation in Karnataka:

      Application of endorsement to be made in Form 34 

      Vehicle Registration certificate

      Vehicle insurance certificate

      Pollution Under Control Certificate

      Address Proof

      PAN Card or Form 60 and 61

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      Termination of Hypothecation in Karnataka

      Once the loan on hypothecation is paid in full, the ownership is completely transferred to the vehicle owner. This refers to the termination of hypothecation and is recorded in the vehicle’s RC.

      The documents needed for cancellation of hypothecation in Karnataka are:

      Form 35 duly signed by the registered owner and financier

      Certificate of Registration

      Address proof

      PUC Certificate

      NOC from the financier

      Vehicle insurance policy

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      Hypothecation Charges in Karnataka

      The charges for vehicle hypothecation endorsement in RC are:

      Two-Wheelers: Rs. 500

      Three-wheelers/cars: Rs. 1,500

      Applying for a High-Security Number Plate in Karnataka Online

      A High-Security Registration Plate (HSRP) is a mandatory requirement for every vehicle registered and driven in Karnataka. If you are purchasing a new vehicle, the dealer will affix an HSRP plate to it. However, if you have an old vehicle, you must apply for an HSRP in Karnataka online.

      Apply for High-Security Number Plate

      Here is how to apply for HSRP online from the state transport website of Karnataka:

      From the homepage, click on the HSRP Booking option

      You will be directed to the SIAM website

      Fill in details for HSRP registration

      Select State as Karnataka

      Click on the Submit button

      Now select your vehicle brand and vehicle type

      On the next page, select the "HSRP with Colour Sticker" option

      Fill in the requested details

      Select the fitment location on the next page

      Now book an appointment slot

      Verify details and make payment

      Once you have made payment, download the payment receipt.

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      Checking the Status Of HSRP in Karnataka Online

      Here is how you can check the status of your HSRP online in Karnataka:

      Visit Book My HSRP website

      Click on the Track Your Order option

      Now enter the order number, vehicle registration number

      Enter Captcha code

      Click on Search

      The status of your vehicle's HSRP will be displayed on the upcoming screen.

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      Challan for Driving Without Car Insurance in Karnataka

      To curb traffic rule violations and increase road safety, the Govt. of Karnataka has imposed fines for anyone who violates the state’s traffic rules. As per the motor laws, having a valid car insurance policy is mandatory in Karnataka. If caught driving without one, you will have to pay the following traffic fines:

      Driving without car insurance fine in Karnataka:

      Rs 2,000 for the first offence

      Rs 4,000 for a repeated offence

      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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