The Transport Department of Himachal Pradesh is headed by the Transport Commissioner. It functions under the provisions and various rules of section 213 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The Transport Department of Himachal Pradesh is responsible for the enforcement and implementation of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and for implementing various rules and regulations stated under it. The Transport Department is also responsible for enforcement of the Himachal Pradesh Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1972 in the state, and enforcement and implementation of all the rules framed thereunder. The Transport Department of Himachal Pradesh looks after the working of regional transport offices in Himachal Pradesh. It is also responsible for bringing into effect the regulations, provisions, and rules of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the rules framed under the Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1972. The transport department of Himachal Pradesh coordinates with other transport departments to facilitate a proper flow of transportation in the state of Himachal Pradesh and ensure efficient movement of passengers and goods. Regional Transport Offices are one of the major centres for revenue, contributing to the income of Himachal Pradesh.
The Transport Department of Himachal Pradesh, along with various regional transport offices, provides different services to the people of Himachal Pradesh to facilitate the welfare and rules of road transport and safety of the people of the state. Regional Transport Offices in Himachal Pradesh offers various services such as issuance license, issuance of permits, pollution check, collection of taxes, registrations of vehicles, etc.
Role of Regional Transport Offices Himachal Pradesh
Regional Transport Offices in Himachal Pradesh is primarily responsible for the Implementation and Enforcement of provisions, rules, and regulations of the Motor Vehicles Act and various other functions and services. They are stated below:
Issuance of Various Licenses:
Regional Transport Offices in Himachal Pradesh issues and renews various licenses of individuals. They are as follows:
- Issuance and renewal of Learner License in case of individuals who are learning to drive.
- Issuance and renewal of a permanent driving license to applicants after verification and conducting a driving test.
- Issuance of Duplicate driving license to the application when he/she has lost the original driving license.
- Issuance and renewal of Conductor License for public buses
- Issuance and renewal of an international driving license to the applicants.
Issuance of Various Permits:
Regional Transport Offices are responsible for the Issuance and renewal of various permits to the people of Himachal Pradesh or any other prescribed applicant. Various permits issued by RTOs are as follows:
- Issuance of a new permit to vehicles
- Renewal of Permit to vehicles
- Issuance of duplicate permit to vehicles
- Issuance of Temporary permit to vehicles
- Issuance of Permit to Stage carriage
- Issuance of permit to goods carriages
- Issuance of permit to contract carriages
- Issuance of permit to vehicles for private service
Vehicle Registration Process in Himachal Pradesh RTO:
Regional Transport Offices primarily registers every vehicle in the state of Himachal Pradesh and also issues RC ( Registration Certificate) and registration number to the vehicle, which is mandatory under the law. RTO Himachal Pradesh provides registration of the following:
- Issuance of temporary registration certificate
- Issuance of permanent registration number
- Issuance of permanent registration certificate
- Renewal of permanent registration in case of its expiry
- Issuance of duplication temporary as well as permanent registration in case of loss of the original one
- Endorsement of loan hypothecation if the vehicle has been brought on a loan
- Issuance of Transfer of ownership of the vehicle to the new owner of the vehicle if the vehicle is sold to any other person
- Termination of loan hypothecation of the vehicle
- Issuance of No-Objection certificate to the applicant
- Providing a change of address of the vehicle owner in the registration certification
- Issuance of Trade certificate of the vehicle
- Issuance of Maxi/Taxi Permission
- Providing re-assignment of the vehicle
- Providing categorization of vehicles
- Providing diplomatic vehicles
- Verifying vehicle before issuing registration certificate of the vehicle
- Issuance and renewal of fitness certificate to the vehicle
- Issuance and renewal of pollution under control certificate or PUC certificate
- Providing re-registration of vehicles
Collection of Various Taxes on Vehicles:
Regional Transport Offices is responsible for collecting taxes from the owner of the vehicle various taxes as follows:
- Taxes on Transport vehicles
- Taxes on Non- Transport Vehicles
- Tax paid quarterly
- Road taxes
- Special road taxes
- Taxes paid yearly
- Taxes as may be applicable
- Online Token Tax
Levying penalties in case of Violation:
Regional Transport Offices is empowered to levy penalties for violation of provisions, rules, and regulations of the Motor Vehicles Act and also ensures to keep pollution created from vehicles under control.
Various Charges of Regional Transport Office Himachal Pradesh
Regional Transport Offices charges a fee for various services provided or offered by it. The vehicles or applicants will have to pay the prescribed fees for the specified services they want to avail from the regional transport offices in Himachal Pradesh. The various charges pf regional transport offices Himachal Pradesh are stated below.
Issue or Renewal of Permanent RC (Registration Certificate) of the Vehicle:
- Registration mark of Invalid Carriage- Fifty rupees
- Registration mark of Motorcycle- Three hundred rupees
- Registration mark of Three-wheeled vehicles or Light Motor Vehicles or Quadricycle(Non-transport vehicles)- Six hundred rupees
- Registration mark of Quadricycle or Light Motor Vehicles or Three-wheeler vehicles (Transport vehicles) -One thousand rupees
- Registration mark of Medium goods vehicle- One thousand rupees
- Registration mark of Medium passenger vehicles- One thousand rupees
- Registration mark of Heavy goods vehicle- One thousand and five hundred rupees
- Registration mark of Heavy passenger vehicles- One thousand and five hundred rupees
- Registration mark of Imported motor vehicles-Five thousand rupees
- Registration mark of Imported motor cycle-Two thousand and five hundred rupees
- Registration mark of any other vehicle not covered above- Three thousand rupees
If a smart card in Form 23A is issued as the vehicle registration certificate, then an additional fee of rupees two hundred will also be levied in each case.
If the vehicle owner has delayed in applying for renewal of registration certificate after its expiry of 15 years then an additional fee of rupees three hundred such delay of each month or any part thereof for motorcycles and rupees five hundred for such delay of each month or any part thereof for other classes of vehicles which are non- transport shall be charged
Issue of Duplication Registration Certificate (RC) in HP:
Half of the fees of registration of the vehicle as mentioned above in each case.
Issue of Temporary Registration Certificate (RC)
Half of the fees of registration of the vehicle as mentioned above in each case.
List of Regional Transport Offices in Himachal Pradesh
There are 85 Regional Transport Offices actively working in Himachal Pradesh under the supervision of the Transport Department of Himachal Pradesh. These Regional Transport Offices are listed below with their RTO Codes.
Contact Details of Himachal Pradesh RTO
Office of Transport Commissioner,
Directorate of Transport,
Phone No - 01772803136 and 0177-2808642
E-mail ID - email@example.com
|Office Name||RLA/RTO Code||Office Address|
|RLA, Bilaspur||HP-24||Sub Divisional Officer (C ), Bilaspur-174001|
|RLA, Ghumarwin||HP-23||Sub Divisional Officer (C),Ghumarwin, Distt Bilaspur-174021|
|RLA, Jhandutta||HP-89||Sub Divisional Officer (C),Jhandutta, Distt Bilaspur-174034|
|RLA, Naina Devi ji at Swarghat||HP-91||Sub Divisional Officer (C),Naina Devi Ji at Swarghat, Distt Bilaspur-174011|
|RTO, Bilaspur||HP-69, HP-70, HP-01B, HP-02B||Regional Transport Officer, Bilaspur-174001|
|RLA, Bharmaur||HP-46||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Bharmaur, Distt Chamba-176315|
|RLA, Bhattiyat||HP-57||Sub Divisional Officer (C),Bhattiyat, Distt Chamba-176302|
|RLA, Tissa||HP-44||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Church, Distt. Chamba-176316|
|RLA, Chamba||HP-48||Sub Divisional Officer (C),Chamba-176310|
|RLA, Dalhousie||HP-47||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Dalhousie, Distt. Chamba-176304|
|RLA, Pangi||HP-45||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Pangi, Distt. Chamba-172107|
|RLA Saloni||HP-81||Sub Divisional Office, Salooni-176320|
|RTO, Chamba||HP-73,HP-01C,HP-02C||Regional Transport Officer, Chamba-176310|
|RLA, Barsar||HP-21||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Barsar, Distt. Hamirpur-174305|
|RLA, Bhoranj||HP-74||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Bhoranj, Distt. Hamirpur-176045|
|RLA, Hamirpur||HP-22||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Hamirpur-177001|
|RLA,Nadaun||HP-55||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Nadaun, Distt. Hamirpur-177033|
|RLA Sujanpur||HP-84||Sub Divisional Office Sujanpur- 176110|
|RTO, Hamirpur||HP-67,HP-60, HP-01H,HP-02H||Regional Transport Officer, Hamirpur-177001|
|RLA, Baijnath||HP-53||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Baijnath, Distt. Kangra-176125|
|RLA, Dharamshala||HP-39||Sub Divisional Officer (C), D/sala, Distt. Kangra-176215|
|RLA, Dehra||HP-36||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Dehra, Distt. Kangra-177101|
|RLA, Jawali||HP-54||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Jawali, Distt. Kangra-176023|
|RLA Jaisinghpur||HP-56||Sub Divisional Officer (C) Jaisinghpur, Distt. Kangra-176095|
|RLA, Kangra||HP-40||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Kangra-176001|
|RLA, Nurpur||HP-38||Sub Divisional Officer ©, Nurpur, Distt. Kangra-176202|
|RLA, Palampur||HP-37||Sub Divisional Officer (C ),Palampur, Distt. Kangra-176061|
|RLA Jawalaji||HP-83||Sub Divisional Office Jawalamukhi- 176031|
|RLA Fatehpur||HP-88||Sub Divisional Officer (C ), Fatehpur-176053|
|RLA, Shahpur||HP-90||Sub Divisional Officer (C ), Shahapur-176206|
|RLA, Nagrota Bagwan||Not allotted||Sub Divisional Officer (C ), Nagrota Bagwan-176047|
|RTO Dharamshala||HP-68,HP-04, HP-01D,HP-02D||RTO Kangra at Dharmashala-176215|
|RLA, Kalpa||HP-25||Sub Divisional Officer (C),Kalpa, Distt. Kinnaur-172108|
|RLA,Nichar||HP-26||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Nichar, Distt. Kinnaur-172103|
|RLA, Pooh||HP-27||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Pooh, Distt. Kinnaur-172111|
|RLA, Ani||HP-35||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Ani, Distt. Kullu-172026|
|RLA,Banjar||HP-49||Sub Divisional Officer (C),Banjar, Distt. Kullu-175123|
|RLA, Kullu||HP-34||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Kullu-175101|
|RLA, Manali||HP-58||Sub Divisional Officer (C),Manali, Distt. Kullu-175131|
|RTO, Kullu||HP-66,HP-61,HP-01K,HP-02K||Regional Transport Officer, Kullu-175101|
|RLA, Keylong||HP-42||Sub Divisional Officer (C),Keylong, Distt. Lahual & Spiti-175132|
|RLA, Kaza||HP-41||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Kaza, Distt.Lahaul & Spiti-172114|
|RLA, Udaipur||HP-43||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Udaipur, Distt. Lahaul & Spiti-175142|
|RLA, Gohar||HP-32||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Gohar, Distt. Mandi-175029|
|RLA, Jogindernagar||HP-29||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Jogindernagar, Distt. Mandi-175015|
|RLA, Karsog||HP-30||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Karsog, Distt. Mandi-175011|
|RLA, Mandi Sadar||HP-33||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Mandi-175001|
|RLA, Padhar||HP-76||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Padhar, Distt. Mandi-175012|
|RLA, Sarkaghat||HP-28||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Sarkaghat, Distt. Mandi-175024|
|RLA, Sundernagar||HP-31||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Sundernagar, Distt. Mandi-175019|
|RLA, Balh||HP-82||Sub Divisional Office, Balh, District Mandi-175012|
|RLA, Dharampur||HP-86||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Dharampur, Distt. Mandi-175040|
|RLA, Janjehli||HP-87||Sub Divisional Officer (C ), Janjehli-175047|
|RTO, Mandi||HP-65,HP-05, HP-01M,HP-02M||Regional Transport Officer, Mandi-175001|
|RLA, Chopal||HP-08||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Chopal, Distt. Shimla-171211|
|RLA, Dodra Kawar||HP-77||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Dodra Kawar, Distt. Shimla-171221|
|RLA, Rampur||HP-06||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Rampur, Distt. Shimla-1720013|
|RLA, Rohru||HP-10||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Rohru, Distt. Shimla-171207|
|RLA, Shimla Urban||HP-03||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Shima-171001|
|RLA, Shimla Rural||HP-51||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Shimla-171001|
|RLA, Theog||HP-09||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Theog, Distt. Shimla-171201|
|RLA Kumarsain||HP-95||Sub Divisional Officer (C),Kumarsain, Distt. Shimla-171213|
|RTO,Rampur||HP-92,HP-01AA,HP-02AA||Regional Transport Officer, Rampur-172001|
|RTO, Shimla||HP-63,HP-50, HP-01A,HP-02A||Regional Transport Officer, Shimla-171004|
|STA, Shimla||HP-62,HP-01, HP-02||Row 65, Cell 3|
|RLA,Nahan||HP-18||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Nahan-173001|
|RLA,Paonta Sahib||HP-17||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Paonta Sahib, Distt. Sirmaur-173025|
|RLA, Rajgarh||HP-16||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Rajgarh, Distt. Sirmaur-173101|
|RLA, Sangrah||HP-79||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Sangrah, Distt. Sirmaur|
|RLA Shillai||HP-85||Sub Divisional Office Shilai-173027|
|RTO, Sirmaur||HP-71,HP-01N,HP-02N||Regional Transport Officer Sirmaur at Nahan-173001|
|RLA, Arki||HP-11||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Arki, Distt. Solan-173208|
|RLA, Kandaghat||HP-13||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Kandaghat, Distt. Solan-173215|
|RLA, Nalagarh||HP-12||Sub Divisional Officer (C),Nalagarh, Distt. Solan-174101|
|RLA, Solan||HP-14||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Solan-173212|
|RLA, Parwanoo||HP-15||AC Parwanoo, Distt. Solan-173220|
|RTO, Baddi at Nalgarh||HP-93,HP01-SA,HP02-SA||Regional Transport Officer Baddi at Nalagarh|
|RTO, Solan||HP64,HP59,HP01S,HP02S||Regional Transport Officer, Solan-173212|
|RLA,Amb||HP-19||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Amb, Distt. Una-177203|
|RLA, Una||HP-20||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Una-174303|
|RLA, Bangana||HP-78||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Una-174304|
|RTO, Una||HP-72,HP-01U, HP-02U||Regional Transport Officer, Una-174303|
|RLA Haroli||HP-80||Sub Divisional Officer (C), Una-177220|
Types of Registration of Vehicles
Temporary Registration: According to the provisions and rules stated in the prescribed Section 43 of the Motor Vehicle Act, if the vehicle is required to be taken to any other state, then only a temporary certificate of registration is permissible which states that the vehicle is still required to get the permanent certificate or number of registration. Generally, the temporary registration number or temporary registration certificate is valid only for a period of seven days or one month. Before the expiry of this period, it is necessary for the owner of the vehicle to register his/her vehicle permanently with the Regional Transport Office of the state.
Permanent Registration: Permanent registration is mandatory under the prescribed section of the Motor Vehicles Act. The owner must register his/her vehicle within a prescribed time period with the concerned Regional Transport Office by following the simple process as stated below. The permanent registration is valid for 15 years and requires renewal after the said period through the same process.
Process of Temporary Registration of a vehicle in Himachal Pradesh
Temporary registration is served when you purchase a new vehicle and is yet required to be registered permanently with the concerned Regional Transport Office. A temporary registration certificate or number is assigned by the vehicle dealer to the new vehicle. It is valid only for a period of one month and within this temporary registration period, you are required to get your vehicle registered permanently. Follow the following steps to obtain the temporary registration number of your vehicle from the dealer of the vehicle:
- Visit the dealer for the purchase of the vehicle
Submit the relevant documents as stated below to get the registration of the vehicle along with applicable fees for the same
The dealer will visit the concerned Regional Transport Office and get the temporary registration and provide you with the same.
Documents required for Temporary Registration of a Vehicle
The following documents are required to be submitted along with applicable fees for registration of the vehicle temporarily which is valid for a period of one month. The documents are required to be submitted to the dealer of the vehicle at the time of purchase of a vehicle.
Application for registration of the vehicle to be made in Form 20
Form 21 to be submitted which is the Sales certificate of the vehicle
Form 22 is also required which Roadworthiness certificate of the vehicle
Valid address proof of the vehicle owner
A valid certificate of Insurance of the vehicle
Certificate of PUC (Pollution Under Control)
PAN card or Form 60 and Form 61 (if required)
Permanent Registration certificate of the vehicle
Process of Permanent Registration of Vehicle un Himachal Pradesh
The application for registration of a vehicle permanently has to be submitted to the concerned registering authority nearest to the location where the vehicle owner resides or carries out his/her business. The application for a permanent registration number has to be made to the concerned regional transport office in Form number 20 along with relevant required documents. You can follow the following steps for obtaining permanent registration of your vehicle in Himachal Pradesh:
Visit the nearest Regional Transport Office to your residential or business area with all the necessary documents.
Duly fill and submit the application form along with applicable permanent registration fees at one of the counters of the concerned RTO. You are advised to carry with you the Xerox copies of the stated documents.
You should also carry a demand draft drawn on the concerned RTO along with relevant documents for the road tax to be payable.
The process generally takes two to three days to be completed. It may take a little longer time in some cases.
Once the verification and processing of the documents is complete, the concerned RTO will also verify the vehicle to be registered.
Then the official of the concerned will assign the registration certificate and registration number of the vehicle to the owner of the vehicle.
Arrange your documents properly to avoid a hassle-free registration process as there are hundreds of applications sent every day to the regional transport offices.
Documents required for Permanent Registration of Vehicle
The following documents are required to be submitted by the vehicle owner to obtain a permanent registration certificate and permanent registration number of the vehicle. The permanent registration is valid for a period of 15 years from the date of its registration. However, after its expiry, the owner should renew the registration of the vehicle by following the same process. The documents to be submitted are required to be attested.
Form 20 is an application for the registration of a vehicle. It should be duly filled and attested by the financier of the vehicle in case the vehicle is bought on Hypothecation or loan or lease
Form 21 is also to be submitted which is the Sale Certificate of the vehicle
Valid ID proof of the vehicle owner which can be an Aadhaar card or any other identity proof will be accepted.
Attested copy of the invoice from both the manufacturer as well from the seller to be submitted
Passport-sized documents of the owner of the vehicle
Valid Insurance certificate of the vehicle
Address Proof which can be either Ration Card or passport or Aadhaar card of the vehicle owner.
A valid certificate of temporary registration
Valid Roadworthiness certificate of the vehicle which is in form 22 as obtained from the dealer of the vehicle
For Imported vehicles certificate of customs clearance is also to be submitted
PUC or Pollution Under Control Certificate
The applicable fee as specified in the specified Rule 81
Road tax payment is also required to be made
For any ex-army vehicles, an original certificate of sales obtained in form 21 from the concerned authorities is required
Chassis and print of Engine Pencil is also to be submitted
A copy of the PAN card or if applicable Form 60 and Form 61 is to be submitted.
Form A is also required which is stated under the Taxation Act, 1997
The process to obtain Fancy Registration Number of a Vehicle in Himachal Pradesh
In order to get a fancy or a personalized number for your vehicle, you are required to register it online on the official website of the Transport Department. Some computer-generated numbers which range between 1 and 9999 are allotted to the officials of the state government. So, if you want to get a fancy or such personalized number, then you will have to bid for it in an open auction on a given date and also pay a special price for such fancy numbers. Follow the steps stated below to obtain a fancy registration number for your vehicle:
Login to the account online to select the required fancy number and pay the specified amount for the same.
The results of the auction bidding are shown online. If the bidder has already been selected then you will receive a refund of the remaining amount.
It is recommended to you download the allotment for any future reference.
The process of registration is very easy in Himachal Pradesh. All you need to do is visit the nearest Regional Transport Office and submit the required necessary documents for registration of your vehicle. There are specified forms that are required to be filled and submitted for the specified service or for registration of the vehicle. You have the option to either download the specified form online or can also collect them from the concerned Regional Transport Office. Once all the documents are submitted at one of the counters of the regional transport office, the officials of the office verify the documents and then provide registration of your vehicle. The concerned regional transport office will later send the registration certificate card to your registered or communication address as provided.