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      RTO Kerala

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

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      List of Kerala RTO Code

      Kerala has more than 86 RTOs that carry out all transport-related activities in the state. Below is an RTO Kerala list along with their respective RTO codes.
      RTO City RTO Code
      Thiruvananthapuram KL01, KL19, KL22
      Kollam KL02, KL61
      Pathanamthitta KL03, KL62
      Alappuzha KL04
      Kottayam KL05
      Idukki KL06, KL37
      Ernakulam KL07, KL39, KL42
      Thrissur KL08, KL46, KL47, KL48, KL64
      Palakkad KL09, KL49, KL50, KL52
      Malappuram KL10
      Kozhikode KL11, KL56, KL57
      Wayanad KL12
      Kannur KL13
      Kasaragod KL14
      Trivandrum KL15
      Attingal KL16
      Muvattupuzha KL17
      Vadakara KL18
      Neyyattinkara KL20
      Nedumangad KL21
      Karunagapally KL23
      Kottarakara KL24
      Punalur KL25
      Kerala KL26
      Tiruvalla KL27
      Mallappally KL28
      Kayamkulam KL29
      Chengannur KL30
      Mavelikara KL31
      Cherthala KL32
      Changanassery KL33
      Kanjirapally KL34
      Palai KL35
      Vaikom KL36
      Thodupuzha KL38
      Perumbavoor KL40
      Aluva KL41
      Cochin KL43, KL63
      Kothamangalam KL44
      Irinjalakuda KL45
      Ottapalam KL51
      Perinthalmanna KL53
      Ponani KL54
      Tirur KL55
      Thalassery KL58
      Taliparamba KL59
      Kanhangad KL60
      Tirurangadi KL65
      Kuttanadu KL66
      Uzhavoor KL67
      Devikulam KL68
      Udumbanchola KL69
      Chittur KL70
      Nilambur KL71
      Mananthavady KL72
      Sulthan bathery KL73
      Kattakkada KL74
      Thriprayar KL75
      Nanmanda KL76
      Perambra in kozhikode KL77
      Iritty KL78
      Vellarikundu KL79
      Pathanapuram KL80
      Varkala KL81
      Chadayamangalam KL82
      Konni KL83
      Kondotty KL84
      Ramanattukara KL85
      Payyanur KL86
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      Documents Required for Permanent Registration in Kerala RTO

      The validity of a temporary registration certificate is one month within which it has to be made permanent. Thus, make sure to obtain a permanent RC from the concerned RTO before the expiry of the temporary RC. Following are the documents you will need for the same in Kerala:

      Application Form 20

      Sales certificate in Form 21

      Form 22 obtained from the seller

      Vehicle insurance certificate

      PUC certificate

      Temporary RC

      Address proof of the vehicle owner

      Custom Clearance certificate for imported vehicles

      Applicable fee

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      How to Get a Permanent Registration Certificate in Kerala?

      Here is how to get a permanent registration certificate in Kerala RTO:

      Visit the concerned Kerala RTO from where you got your temporary RC

      Submit the respective forms to the concerned authority

      Submit the rest of the documents required by the RTO

      Confirm smart card usage requirements

      Submit appropriate fees and taxes

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

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      How to Renew Registration Certificate in Kerala RTO?

      The validity of a vehicle’s permanent registration certificate is 15 years after which a vehicle owner is required to renew it. Thus, one must renew his/her RC 60 days before the expiry of permanent registration. Follow the process to renew RC in Kerala RTO:

      To renew your RC, you need to submit Form 25 to the RTO

      Pay the due taxes of the vehicle

      Pay appropriate fees as per CMV rules 1989

      After a physical inspection of your vehicle, your RC will be renewed.

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      Documents Required for Registration Certificate Renewal

      Following are the documents a vehicle owner requires for registration certificate renewal in Kerala:

      Application in Form 25

      PUC certificate

      RC Book

      Copy of PAN card or Form 60 and 61

      Valid insurance certificate

      Chassis & Engine Pencil Print

      Registration certificate

      Upto date road tax paid

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      Documents Required for Ownership Transfer in Kerala

      The transfer of ownership of a particular vehicle in Kerala can be done in case of a sale, public auction or death of the owner. Here are the documents a vehicle owner will need to submit to the RTO to transfer the ownership of a vehicle under any of the above-mentioned scenarios

      Form 29

      Form 30

      NOC from financier

      Original RC

      Self-Addressed cover

      Valid Insurance

      Update tax payment

      Prescribed fee payment

      Identity proof

      Passport size photographs

      Original copy of death certificate of the owner (if the owner dies)

      Affidavit by the applicant

      Succession certificate issued by SDM

      Verification of the vehicle in Form 20

      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 the public auction)

      Application Form 32 (in case of the public auction)

      Applicable road tax

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      Vehicle Registration Charges in Kerala

      For vehicle registration in Kerala, you will be required to pay the following registration charges:

      Two-wheeler: Rs. 300


      How to Know RC Status in Kerala?

      A vehicle owner can know the status of his RC online by following the steps mentioned below:

      Navigate to the homepage of Kerala Transport Department website

      From the homepage, select the "Citizen Corner" tab

      On the next page, select the "Application Status" option

      On the next page, click on VAHAN Application Status

      You will now be redirected to the VAHAN website

      Enter your RC application number and vehicle reg number

      Enter the captcha code

      Click on Submit

      The status of your vehicle's RC will be displayed.

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      How to Check Vehicle Owner Details in Kerala?

      Check Vehicle Owner Details

      The details of a vehicle and its owner's details can easily be known online. All you need to do is follow the aforementioned steps:

      Visit the Parivahan Portal homepage

      Click on the "Know Your Vehicle Details" option from the "Online Services" dropdown

      You will be required to log in via your registered mobile number and OTP

      If your mobile number is not registered, then create a new account

      Verify other details and proceed

      Once the verification is complete, the details of the vehicle owner will be displayed.

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      Kerala Road Tax for Different Vehicles

      The road tax charged for driving a vehicle in Kerala is mentioned in the table below:
      Cost of Vehicle (Four-Wheeler) Tax Percentage of Total Vehicle Cost
      Up to Rs. 5 lakh 9%
      Rs. 5 Lakh to Rs. 10 lakh 11%
      Rs. 10 Lakh to Rs. 15 Lakh 13%
      Rs. 15 Lakh and Rs. 20 Lakh 16%
      Over Rs. 20 Lakh 21%

      How to Pay Kerala Road Tax Online?

      Here is how you can pay road tax online in Kerala:

      Go to the Kerala Transport Department official portal

      From the homepage, click on the "Citizen Corner" tab

      On the next page, select the "Online Tax Payment" option

      You will now be redirected to the Parivahan portal

      Enter your state's RTO or vehicle registration number and Proceed

      Now click on the "Pay Tax" option

      Provide the requested info

      Pay tax via chosen online payment mode

      Download the payment receipt once you have paid the tax.

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      Fine for Non-Payment of Kerala Road Tax

      If a vehicle owner fails to pay Kerala road tax on time, he/she will be penalised. If you miss out on paying tax for the first time, the penalty would be Rs. 100. However, for repeated defaulters, the penalty will increase to Rs. 200.

      Endorsement of Hypothecation in Kerala

      To get your vehicle hypothecation endorsed or added to the RC of the vehicle in Kerala, you will need the following documents:

      Form 34 for addition

      Insurance certificate of the vehicle

      Registration Certificate

      Pollution Under Control Certificate

      Address Proof

      PAN Card or Form 60 and 61

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      Termination of Hypothecation in Kerala

      OA vehicle owner, once paid the loan on hire purchase in full, can cancel the hypothecation in the vehicle’s RC. The documents required for removal or termination of hypothecation in Kerala are:

      Form 35 duly signed by the registered owner and financier

      Address proof

      PUC Certificate

      Vehicle RC

      Vehicle insurance policy

      NOC from the financier

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      Hypothecation Charges in Kerala

      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 Kerala Online

      If you have a vehicle registered in Kerala, make sure to get the HSRP number plate affixed to it. These plates are fitted with security features that help curb theft.

      Currently, vehicle owners can apply for HSRP in Kerala offline only by visiting the nearest RTO office.

      Apply for High-Security Number Plate

      Challan for Driving Without Car Insurance in Kerala

      To curb traffic rule violations and increase road safety, the Govt. of Kerala 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 Kerala. If caught driving without one, you will have to pay the following traffic fines:

      Driving without car insurance fine in Kerala:

      Rs 2,000 for the first offence

      Rs 4,000 for a repeated offence

      How to Buy Vehicle Insurance in Kerala?

      It is mandatory for every vehicle owner to own a valid motor insurance policy to ply on the roads of India legally. In Kerala, vehicle insurance can be purchased offline as well as online. However, purchasing insurance online can be more beneficial as it offers a multitude of features such as premium comparison, 24*7 assistance, easy cashless claim and more.

      Here is how you can purchase car insurance online from Policybazaar Insurance Brokers Private Limited:

      Select the ‘Car Insurance’ option from the homepage of Policybazaar.com

      Now enter your car number or select “Brand New Car or ‘Proceed without a car number’

      Select the Kerala RTO in which your four-wheeler was registered

      Select your car details such as make, model, variant and registration year

      Fill in the registration details

      From the given car insurance quotes, compare and choose the plan that suits your budget

      You can also select any additional cover that you want to add with your plan

      Pay the final premium amount via desired online payment mode

      Once you have paid the premium, your car insurance policy documents will be sent to your email address.

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      Frequently asked question about RTO

      In case your old RC has been torn, lost or stolen, you can apply to the concerned RTO for a duplicate RC. Here are the documents you will need for the same:

      • Form 26 (application form)
      • Police certificate
      • Attested copy of PAN Card or Form 60 & Form 61
      • Valid insurance certificate
      • PUC certificate
      • Address proof
      • Copy of RC
      • Pencil traced chassis and engine 
      • Affidavit stating that RC is lost

      Yes, you can compare four-wheeler insurance online on Policybazaar.com before purchasing a plan for your car.

      To change the address on your vehicle’s RC, you will need to submit the following documents to the concerned RTO:

      • Form 33
      • Vehicle RC
      • Proof of new address
      • Valid insurance certificate
      • PUC certificate
      • NOC from the financier
      • Attested PAN card or Form 60 and 61
      • Chassis and Engine Pencil print (may be needed)
      • Signature identification of the owner (may be required)

      You can visit the Kerala Transport website or the Parivahan portal to know anything about the status of your vehicle and RC as well.

      Yes, it is very simple to apply for a driving license online in Kerala. Simply visit the official state transport website of Kerala and select the ‘Online Services’ option from the homepage where you will find the option to apply for DL online.

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