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

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      List of Tamil Nadu RTO Code

      Tamil Nadu has more than 108 RTOs that carry out all transport-related activities in the state. Below is an RTO Tamil Nadu list along with their respective RTO codes.
      RTO City RTO Code
      Chennai TN01, TN03, TN04, TN05, TN06, TN07, TN09, TN10, TN14, TN18
      Anna nagar TN02
      Tambaram TN11
      Poonamallee TN12
      Ambattur TN13
      Ulundurpet TN15, TN15
      Tindivanam TN16
      Chengalpattu TN19
      Tiruvallur TN20
      Kanchipuram TN21, TN21, TN22
      Vellore TN23, TN88, TN88
      Krishnagiri TN24
      Tiruvannamalai TN25
      Salem TN27, TN30, TN52, TN54
      Namakkal TN28, TN34
      Dharmapuri TN29, TN29
      Cuddalore TN31, TN31, TN31
      Villupuram TN32
      Erode TN33, TN56
      Bhavani TN36, TN36
      Coimbatore TN37, TN37, TN38, TN66, TN99
      Tiruppur TN39, TN39
      Mettupalayam TN40
      Kulittalai TN41
      Tirupur TN42, TN42
      Udagamandalam TN43
      Tiruchirappalli TN45
      Perambalur TN46
      Karur TN47
      Srirangam TN48, TN48
      Thanjavur TN49
      Tiruvarur TN50
      Nagapattinam TN51
      Pudukottai TN55
      Dindigul TN57, TN57, TN57
      Madurai TN58, TN59, TN64
      Periyakulam TN60
      Ariyalur TN61
      Sivaganga TN63
      Ramanathapuram TN65
      Virudhunagar TN67, TN67
      Kumbakonam TN68
      Kovilpatti TN69, TN96
      Hosur TN70
      Tirunelveli TN72
      Ranipet TN73
      Nagercoil TN74
      Kanyakumari TN75
      Ambasamudram TN76, TN76
      Attur TN77, TN77
      Dharapuram TN78, TN78
      Sankarankovil TN79
      Tiruchirapalli east TN81, TN81
      Mayiladuthurai TN82, TN82
      Tirupattur TN83, TN83
      Srivilliputhur TN84, TN84
      Kundrathur TN85
      Erode west TN86
      Sriperumbudur TN87
      Salem south TN90
      Chidambaram TN91
      Thiruchendur TN92
      Palani TN94
      Sivakasi TN95
      Arani TN97
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      Driving Without Insurance Fine in Tamil Nadu

      As per the motor laws of India, it is illegal to drive on the roads of Tamil Nadu without a valid car insurance policy. If caught driving without one, you may have to face legal consequences along with heavy traffic fines. The fine for driving without insurance in Tamil Nadu is:

      Driving an Uninsured Vehicle

      Rs. 2,000 for the first offence

      Rs 4,000 for the second or subsequent offence

      Documents Required for Permanent Registration in Tamil Nadu RTO

      As per the motor vehicle rules, it is mandatory for every vehicle in Tamil Nadu to obtain a registration certificate from the concerned Tamil Nadu RTO. Here are the documents required for obatining a permanent RC in Tamil Nadu:

      Application Form 20 generated online

      PUC and road worthiness certificate in Form 22 from the manufacturer

      PAN card or Form 60/61

      Address Proof

      Life time Tax proof

      Insurance certificate

      Temporary RC if any

      Prescibed fees

      Passport size photos 3 copies

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      How to Get a Permanent Registration Certificate in Tamil Nadu?

      The application for a permanent registration certificate in Tamil Nadu should be made within 7 days of taking vehicle’s delivery. Follow these steps to apply for the same in Tamil Nadu RTO:

      Fill up Form 20 and submit it to the nearest RTO

      Submit the requiured document to the concerned authority

      Submit the required fees and taxes

      After the submisssion of all the documents along with fees and taxes, the vehicle is to be produced for inspection after which a registration number will be assigned to the vehicle.

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      How to Renew Registration Certificate in Tamil Nadu RTO?

      A vehicle owner must apply for renewal of RC after the completion of 15 years from original registration date. After these 15 years, the vehicle has to be renewed every five years depending upon its road-worthinesss.

      Here is how to apply for renewal of RC in Tamil Nadu RTO:

      Fill up the renewal application in Form 25 and submit it to the RTO

      Submit other documents required by the RTO

      Pay the due taxes if any

      Pay the appropriate fees as per CMV rules

      After submission of required documents, the concerned authority will inspect the vehicle for its road-worthiness after which the RC will be renewed for next 5 years.

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      Documents Required for Registration Certificate Renewal

      Here are the documents required to apply for RC renewal in Tamil Nadu:

      Application in Form 25

      Insurance certificate

      Registration certificate

      Valid PUC certificate

      Valid Tax details

      Prescribed fees

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      Documents Required for Ownership Transfer in Tamil Nadu

      When the vehicle is sold in a normal sale, its ownership is transferred to the name of purchaser. Moreover, it is also important to transfer the ownership of the vehicle to the new buyer so thatso that the previous owner shall not be held liable for liable for any legal or financial troubles related to the vehicle.

      Here are the documents required for the transfer of ownership of vehicle :

      Notice of transfer in Form-29 (in Duplicate)

      PAN or Form-60/61

      Registration certificate

      Application in Form-30 in duplicate if hypothecated

      Insurance certificate

      Valid Emission certificate

      Proof of address

      No objection certificate from the Financer

      Valid Tax paid

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      How to Buy Vehicle Insurance in Tamil Nadu?

      Having a valid vehicle insurance policy is a mandatory requirement under the motor laws of India. If you want to legally drive in India, you must atleast have a valid third party insurance policy for your vehicle.

      If you have recently purchased a car in Tamil Nadu, here is how you can easily purchase a car insurance online from Policybazaar Insurance Brokers Private Limited.

      Visit the homepage of and select ‘Car Insurance’ page

      On the given form, enter your car number and proceed further

      From the list of RTOs, select the Tamil Nadu RTO from where you got your car registered

      Now select the make, model, variant and registration year of your car

      From the given car insurance plans, select the plan that suits your budget

      Select the add-ons that you wish to include in your plan

      Once decided, pay the premium amount using the given online payment modes

      As soon as you have paid the premium, your car insurance policy document will be mailed to you.

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      Frequently asked question about RTO

      It usually takes 5 to 7 days to get an RC, after applying for registration in Tamil Nadu RTO.

      To apply for a duplicate RC in Tamil Nadu, you will need to submit the following documents to the concerned RTO:

      • Form 26 (application form)
      • Police certificate
      • Valid insurance certificate
      • NOC from the financier
      • Valid Pollution under control certificate
      • Valid tax paid details
      • Prescribed fees

      You can apply for address change in the concerned TN RTO by submitting the following documents:

      • Duly filled Form 33
      • Valid insurance certificate
      • Proof of new adress
      • Valid emission certificate
      • NOC from the financier (under hypothecation)
      • Valid tax paid
      • Fees

      To check the details of your vehicle registratration in Tamil Nadu, you can visit the Tamil Nadu transport website. You can also know the details of your RC online, you can visit the Parivahan portal website.

      You can download a duplicate copy of your four-wheeler insurance online from the official website of the insurer. Additionally, if you are a Policybazaar customer, you can also download a soft copy of your car policy from your account dashboard on

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