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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 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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      Driving Without Insurance Fine in Karnatakad

      If you are caught driving without insurance in Karnataka, you may face legal penalties, including fines and the possibility of imprisonment. Additionally, driving without a valid car insurance policy puts you at financial risk in case of an accident, as you would be personally liable for any damages or injuries caused. The fine for driving without insurance in Karnataka is:

      Driving without Car Insurance

      Rs 2,000 for the first offence

      Rs 4,000 for subsequent offences

      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 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

      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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