RTO Tamil Nadu

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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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 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.

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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 Policybazaar.com.

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