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.
|RTO City||RTO Code|
|Chennai||TN01, TN03, TN04, TN05, TN06, TN07, TN09, TN10, TN14, TN18|
|Kanchipuram||TN21, TN21, TN22|
|Vellore||TN23, TN88, TN88|
|Salem||TN27, TN30, TN52, TN54|
|Cuddalore||TN31, TN31, TN31|
|Coimbatore||TN37, TN37, TN38, TN66, TN99|
|Dindigul||TN57, TN57, TN57|
|Madurai||TN58, TN59, TN64|
|Tiruchirapalli east||TN81, TN81|
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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
Life time Tax proof
Temporary RC if any
Passport size photos 3 copies
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.
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.
Here are the documents required to apply for RC renewal in Tamil Nadu:
Application in Form 25
Valid PUC certificate
Valid Tax details
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
Application in Form-30 in duplicate if hypothecated
Valid Emission certificate
Proof of address
No objection certificate from the Financer
Valid Tax paid
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 Policybazaar.com 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.
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:
You can apply for address change in the concerned TN RTO by submitting the following documents:
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 Policybazaar.com.
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