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Frequently Asked Questions

Please check below for some of our Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Which are non-transport vehicles?

    Vehicles used for non-commercial purposes by the registered owner for his own use. e.g motorcycle, motorcar.

  • Which are the transport vehicles?

    The Vehicle used for commercial purpose for carrying goods and passengers. e.g. Truck, buses, Tourist taxies.

  • I have purchased a new car, how long I can use it without registering with R.T.O.?

    1. No person can drive a motor vehicle, which is not registered with R.T.O.
    2. No owner of a motor vehicle can allow or permit the use of unregistered vehicle.
    3. No dealer of vehicle can deliver the unregistered motor vehicle to the purchaser. He can only deliver the vehicles which are temporarily /permanently registered with R.T.O
    4. Register your vehicle at the registering authority (RTO) in whose jurisdiction you reside or you have a place of business where the vehicle is normally kept.

  • Can a vehicle registered in one state can be used in another state?

    A vehicle registered in one state can be used in other state with the same registration number for temporary purpose. The registration number is valid throughout the India, but if vehicle is migrated to some other state for long use then the fresh registration number from the state the vehicle is migrated to needs to taken and taxes to be paid. Taxes paid at time of registration are motor vehicle taxes for that particular state not for India. For more details see NOC & transfer.

  • I have lost registration certificate (RC Book) of my car where can I get new one?

    You need to apply for duplicate registration certificate where your vehicle has been registered with.

  • Can a RTO officer catch my vehicle for not paying motor vehicle taxes?

    Taxation on motor vehicles is governed by the Bombay Motor Vehicles (BMV) Tax Act,1958. NO vehicle which is not duly registered and for which taxes are not paid can be used in public place. It is an offence to drive any vehicle for which taxes have not been paid. RTO official can detain / Seize your vehicle if you have not paid the taxes in time.

  • I have valid P.U.C. certificate obtained from aauthorized P.U.C. centre. Can I be stopped on road and asked to retest my vehicle by RTO Officer?

    Though possesssion of a valid PUC certificate is a legal requirement, RTO can stop your vehicle to undergo the fresh PUC testing if your vehicle is found emitting visible pollutants.

  • Is a police on duty at traffic junctions belongs to RTO dept.?

    In city the job of traffic control is performed by the traffic branch of police. Thus the corps on duty in white shirts belongs to traffic branch of police. They are constabulary staff of traffic police regulating traffic at large. RTO dept doesn’t have constabulary staff. Officers of RTO are always in khaki uniform.

  • Can I drive a vehicle without insurance?

    No person can drive a vehicle in public place without a valid insurance certificate under section 147 of M. V. act.

  • What is the validity of fitness certificate?

    Every transport vehicle must possess a valid fitness certificate, newly registered transport vehicles certificate is valid for first two years. It has to be renewed every year after inspection of vehicle by the concerned RTO.

  • How long is the registration certificate is valid for any vehicle?

    In case of non transport vehicles like two wheelers and cars the registration certificate is valid for 15 years from date of first registration. And it is renewed after every five subsequent years. In case of transport vehicles like goods and passenger carriers the registration certificate is valid till certificate of fitness if valid.

  • How can I renew the registration of my motorcycle and car?

    Submit your motorcycle and car which is mechanically fit, neat and clean along with form 25 duly filled along with registration certificate, taxation certificate and prescribed fees paid. Your vehicle is inspected by the inspector of motor vehicles and if he is satisfied the registration is renewed.

  • Can RTO cancel the valid certificate of fitness at any time?

    RTO is empowered to cancel the valid fitness certificate if your vehicle is caught in mechanically unfit and unroadworthy condition.

  • What to do if a checking report / memo / challan is issued to my vehicle by RTO?

    RTO official can issue you a memo for the breach of provisions of motor vehicle act and rules. Such a memo essentially consist of description of the offence, seal and signature of the issuing authority. Normally the documents are impounded for minor offences whereas a vehicle is detained for the offences like failure to pay the Bombay motor vehicle taxes, overloading of vehicle, plying without certificate of fitness and permit, clandestine operation of passengers. Report to the concerned RTO office along with all valid documents of vehicle within the time mentioned in the memo. You would either be prosecuted in the court of law or asked to pay the compounding fee (penalty) as the case may be.

  • Is there any speed limit to drive the vehicle?

    No person shall drive a motor vehicle in any public place at a speed exceeding the maximum speed.

    Class of vehicles 

    Speed limit  Km/hrs

    Light motor vehicle (Non transport)

    No limit

    Light motor vehicle (Transport )

    65

    Motor cycle

    50

    Passenger/goods vehicles

    65

    Medium / Heavy vehicles

    65

    Trailers

    50

  • Is there any code to paint the number plates?

    Colour – code for number plates:-

     Sr.no

     Class of vehicles

    Background  Colour

    Foreground Colour
    (number/letters)
     

    1.


       2.  


    3.


     
    4.


    5.


    6.




    7.

      

    Non-transport vehicle

    Transport vehicle 

    Vehicle with temporary
    registration  

    Vehicle on trade certificate

    Vehicle on Rent-a-cab

     Vehicle belonging to diplomatic officer (Delhi)

     Vehicle belonging to diplomatic officer
    (Other than Delhi)

    White


    Yellow 


    Yellow 


     
    Red 


    Black



    Dark #FF55D4


     
    Yellow

    Black


    Black 


    Red 


     
    White 


    Yellow



    White



     Black

  • Which are the permissible emission norms for different vehicles?

    Instructions to PUC centers

  • How to changing /updating one's address in the driving license?

    You have to apply on a plain paper indicating your new address along with proof of address like passport, lic policy which mentions your new address to the licensing authority which issued you the license. In case your new address falls in the jurisdiction of another licensing authority then you have get No Objection Certificate from the licensing authority which issued you the license. Once you get the NOC you have to submit your license along with the NOC to the authority who has jurisdiction of your address. Please carry three recent passport size photographs along with you. We will incorporate the procedure regarding noting change of address in license on our site shortly. Incase of any difficulty You can contact Dy RTO of the office where you want your work done Transport Grievance cell.

  • How can new buyer of the car come to know about tax calculation?

    Any applicant or a new car buyer come to know about the tax calculation from tax calculation box where system calculates tax on ad valorem rate. This will help car buyers check on the unscrupulous demands from the dealers under the guise of rto tax.

  • What is the procedure for trnasfer of ownership duplicate registration change of address for citizen?

    Citizen can register by filling the information like name,my number,chassis number,date of sale, and the system keys in the information at appropriate places in the form and print it. This will avoid the confusion from the citizens point of view as he is not confused in filling varied details in the forms. This will turnout to be a very citizen friendly utility as they wont require to seek guidance of agents and touts.

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