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RTO Kerala, Kerala RTO Registration Number Details

The Government of Kerala established the motor Vehicles Department to affect the provisions made under Section 213 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (Central Act 59 of 1988). The Government of Kerala…

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The Government of Kerala established the motor Vehicles Department to affect the provisions made under Section 213 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (Central Act 59 of 1988). The Government of Kerala regulates the Motor Vehicles Department in terms of policy formulation and its implementation. The District Office is administered by the Regional Transport Officer, who the Senior Superintendent assists, Junior Superintendent, Head Clerk and Clerks in the Ministerial Side and Joint Regional transport Officer, Motor Vehicle Inspector and Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector in the Executive.

Regarding the formulation of policies and their enforcement, the Department of Motor Vehicle is governed by the state government of Kerala; the Commissioner of Transport heads the Kerala RTO, who is also Department’s Head. One of the most revenue-generating departments across the state is the regional transport office in Kerala. The state government has introduced several measures to ensure the efficient and people-friendly functioning of the RTO office in Kerala. Washing out of touts and agents from the department has assisted inappropriate functioning of the department of RTO office Kerala and keeps the evil of the corrupt practice at bay. The common public is encouraged by the department to outreach its counter without taking the support and aid of brokers and touts.

Functions performed by Regional Transport Office Kerala

1. Licenses:

  • Conduct test and issue learning license
  • Issue New & Renewal of Driving License
  • Issue of International Driving License
  • Addition of a new class of Vehicle to Driving License
  • Motor Driving School license issuance and renewal
  • Professional Driving Instructor's License issuance and renewal
  • Issue of Conductor's License

2. Registration of Vehicle:

  • Registration Certificate for Motor Vehicles issuance and renewal
  • Transfer of Ownership in Registration Certificate of a Motor Vehicle
  • Entry/Termination of Hire-Purchase/Lease/Hypothecation in R.C. Book
  • Registration Certificate updating
  • Issue Temporary Registration Certificate
  • Issue of No Objection Certificate (NOC)
  • Issue & Renewal of Trade Certificate
  • Issue of Vehicle Fitness Certificate
  • Permits

3. Revenue Collection for the Government:

  • Motor Vehicles Tax
  • IMV Fees Collection
  • DA (Departmental Action) Cases

4. Environmental Upgradation:

  • CNG/LPG Conversion
  • PUC Testing Centers

Besides the services mentioned above, the department also checks on pollution control of vehicles and measures for safety on the road.

Other Facilities:

  • An effective and efficient service any counter system has been introduced in all offices to render various public services
  • The policy of accepting only one application form from a person has been introduced
  • The system of issuing a computer generated acknowledgment slip for application and records has been introduced
  • The date of the test and venue of the driving test are informed to the applicant on the day of the learner's test passing
  • The procedures are accepting motor vehicle tax and fees are simplified to avoid long queues and crowding in front of the Regional Transport Offices
  • Introducing a onetime tax system has restricted the frequent visits of the vehicle owners to the Regional Transport Offices to pay tax
  • Onetime tax up to 15 years, in respect of newly registered motor cars, motorcycles, scooters, three-wheelers, etc., has been introduced with effect from 1st April 1998
  • The owners of two-wheelers below 95 cc have been given the facility to pay vehicle tax in a lump for 5 years or 10 years or 15 years at their choice
  • The payment of vehicle tax regarding private vehicles and fees, through FRIENDS Citizens Integrated Service Centre at Thiruvananthapuram and all district headquarters, has been introduced
  • Physically disabled persons, including the blind and the deaf, with more than 40% disability are exempted from payment of motor vehicle tax for their motor vehicles for their use
  • A Public Grievance Redressal Cell is functioning in all offices of the Department

Kerala RTO Codes, Number & RTO Office Details:

Following is the list of 18 Regional Transport Offices that execute various services in the state of Kerala:

RTO CODE

RTO address

RTO CODE

RTO address

KL-01

RTO Trivandrum, Transport Bhavan, East Fort, Fort PO, 695023

KL-41

RTO Aluva6/1293, Mini Civil Station, Goods Shed Road, Aluva, Ernakulam 683101

KL-02

RTO Kollam, Civil Station, Anandavalle- swaram, 695013

KL-42

RTO North Paravur Abul Memorial Shopping Complex, Perumpadana, North Parur, Ernakulam, 683513

KL-03

RTO Pathanamthitta, Parayil Building, College Rd, Makamkunnu PO, 689645

KL-43

RTO Mattancherry Chemeens Jn., Thoppumpady PO, Kochi, 682005

KL-04

RTO Alappuzha, Civil Station, Civil Station P.O., Alappuzha. PIN: 688001

KL-44

RTO Kothamangalam3rd Floor, Revenue Tower, Kothamangalam PO, Ernakulam, 686691

KL-05

RTO Kottayam, Civil Station, Collectorate PO 686002

KL-45

RTO Irinjalakuda Mini Civil Station, Irinjalakkuda, Thrissur, 680121

KL-06

RTO Idukki, Civil Station, Kuyilimala, Pinav PO, 685603

KL-46

RTO Guruvayur, Manjulal Shopping Complex, East Nada, Guruvayoor PO, Thrissur, 680101

KL-07

RTO Ernakulam, 2 Floor, A 3 Block, Civil Station, Kakkanad, Ernakulam - 682030

KL-47

RTO Kodungallur Mini Civil Station, West Nada, Kodungallur, Thrissur, 680664

KL-08

RTO Thrissur, Civil Station, Ayyanthole PO, Thrissur, 680003

KL-48

RTO Wadakkancherry Souhrada Arcade, Near Taluk Office, Vadakkancherry, Thrissur, 680582

KL-09

RTO Palakkad, Civil Station, S Fort Rd, Kenathu- parambu, Kunathurmedu 678002

KL-49

RTO Alathur Mini Civil Station Alathur, Palakkad, 678541

KL-10

RTO Malappuram, Civil Station, Uphill, Malappuram 676505

KL-50

RTO Mannarghat Mini Civil Station, Kunthipuzha, Mannarkkad, Palakkad, 678541

KL-11

RTO Kozhikkode, Civil Station, Malaparamba 673020

KL-51

RTO Ottappalam SBI Building, Opp. Municipal Bus Stand, Main Road, Ottapalam, Palakkad

KL-12

RTO Wayanad, Civil Station, Kalpetta, North Kalpetta PO 673122

KL-52

RTO Pattambi2nd Floor, Mini Civil Station, Pattambi PO, Palakkad, 679303

KL-13

RTO Kannur, Civil Station, Edapally-Panvel Highway, Kannur 670002

KL-53

RTO Perinthalmanna Ward 18, Building No 609/60 C,D,E,F & G,Tharayil Bus Stand Building, Perinthalmanna PO, Malappuram, 679322

KL-14

RTO Kasaragod, Civil Station, Vidyanagar PO, 671123

KL-54

RTO Ponnani1st Floor, Mini Civil Station, Ponnani Nagar, Ponnani, Malappuram, 679583

KL-15

RTO Nationalized Sector, Civil Station, Kudapanakunnu, Trivandrum

KL-55

RTO TirurMini Civil Station, Tirur, Malappuram, 676101

KL-16

RTO Attingal, AMC 16/218(1), Avittam Complex, Mamam, Attingal PIN:695104

KL-56

RTO Koyilandi Dream Mall, East Road, Opposite New Bus stand, Koyilandy - 673305

KL-17

RTO Muvattupuzha, Mini Civil Station, Pazhapally, Mudavoor PO, 686669

KL-57

RTO Koduvally Mini Civil Station, Koduvally PO, Kozhikkode, 673572

KL-18

RTO Vadakkara, Mini Civil Station, Vadakkara Town, Kozhikkode, 673101

KL-58

RTO Thalassery 2nd Floor, Hindustan Tower, Town Hall Road, Chirakkara PO, Thalassery, Kannur, 670104

KL-19

RTO Parassala, Mini Civil Station, Parassala, Trivandrum 695502

KL-59

RTO Thaliparamba 6/140 N, Katti Complex, Manna, Thaliparamba, Kannur, 670141

KL-20

RTO NeyyattinkaraMini Civil Station, Opp. Neyyattinkara Taluk Office, Trivandrum 695121

KL-60

RTO KanhangadMini Civil Station, Hosdurg, Kanhangad PO, Kasaragod, 671315

KL-21

RTO Nedumangad3rd Floor, Revenue Tower, Nedumangadu, Trivandrum 695541

KL-61

RTO Kunnathur Kunnathur, Chakkuvally, Sooranadu PO, Kollam

KL-22

RTO Kazhakkoottam / Thiruvananthapuram2nd Floor, Alathara Complex, Kazhakootam, Trivandrum 695582

KL-62

RTO Ranni Cheriyamoozhiyil Building, Pulimukku Angadi PO, Ranni, Pathanamthitta, 689674

KL-23

RTO KarunagapallyMini Civil Station, Karunagapally, Kollam 690518

KL-63

RTO Angamaly IIV Buildings, Manjapara Road, Angamaly, Ernakulam, 683572

KL-24

RTO KottarakaraMini Civil Station, Kottarakkara P O, Kottarakkara

KL-64

RTO Chalakkudy Mini Civil Station, Chalakkudy, Thrissur, 680307

KL-25

RTO PunalurAyyappas Building, 1st Floor, Nellipally, Punalur 691305

KL-65

RTO Thirurangadi Mini Civil Station, Block Road, Chemmadu, Tirurangadi, 676300

KL-26

RTO Adoor3rd Floor, Revenue Tower, Adoor 691523

KL-66

RTO Kuttanadu Kailath Building, Ramankary PO, Kuttanad

KL-27

RTO Thiruvalla4th Floor, Revenue Tower, Thiruvalla 689101

KL-67

RTO Uzhavoor Theruvathu Building, Uzhavoor PO, 686634

KL-28

RTO MallappallyMini Civil Station, Mallappally 689585

KL-68

RTO Devikulam Near Police Station, Adimali, Idukki, 685561

KL-29

RTO KayamkulamMini Civil Station, Near KSRTC Bus Stand, Kayamkulam 690101

KL-69

RTO Udumbanchola Civil Station, Nedumkandam, Udumbanchola, Idukki

KL-30

RTO ChengannurMini Civil Station, Chengannur 689121

KL-70

RTO Chittur Mini Civil Station, Chittur, palakkad-678101

KL-31

RTO MavelikaraMini Civil Station, Mavelikkara

KL-71

RTO Nilambur Chandanakunnu PO, Nilambur, Malappuram

KL-32

RTO CherthalaMini Civil Station, Cherthala PO 688524

KL-72

RTO Mananthavady Kellur PO, Mananthavady, Wayanad, 670645

KL-33

RTO ChanganasseryRevenue Tower, Changanassery PO, Kottayam 686101

KL-73

RTO Sulthan Bathery St. Mary's Jacobite Soonoro Church Building, Cheeral Road, Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad, 673592

KL-34

RTO KanjirappallyMangalampady Buildings, Attickal, Ponkunnam PO, Kanjirappally, Kottayam 686506

KL-74

RTO Kattakkada Building number KP 17 89 B, Left side of employment exchange, kulathummal, kattakada

KL-35

RTO Pala15/168-C, Chethimattam, Pala, Kottayam 686575

KL-75

RTO Thriprayar, Mini Civil Station, Nattika, Thriprayar

KL-36

RTO Vaikom Municipal Building, Kochukavala, Vaikom PO, Kottayam 686141

KL-76

RTO Nanmanda Building No 9/499, Nanmanda, Kozhikode

KL-37

RTO Vandiperiyar3rd Floor, Mini Civil Station, Peerumedu PO, Idukki 685531

KL-77

RTO Perambra,First Floor, Minin Civil Station, Perambra,

KL-38

RTO ThodupuzhaBldg No II/609, Prakash Bldg, Opp. Prakash Pump, Thoduppuzha PO, Idukki 685584

KL-78

RTO Iritty Falcon Plaza NP Road, Iritty, Kannur-670703

KL-39

RTO Thripunithura1st Floor, Mini Civil Station, Near Old Bus Stand, Tripunithura PIN: 682301

KL-79

RTO Vellarikundu, Building No 462, ward 15. Belal Grama Panchayath, vellarikundu

KL-40

RTO PerumbavoorMunicipal Shopping Complex, Pattal, Iringole PO, Perumbavoor, Ernakulam 683548

KL-80

RTO Varkal (0470 262 6400), NH 47, Ansar Complex, TB Junction-Hospital Jct Rd, Mamam, Attingal, Kerala, 695101

Applicable Fee for Registering a Vehicle in Kerla:

The Motor Vehicles Act requires the vehicle owner to pay certain fees to register their vehicles with the concerned RTOs across the state. The below are the types of charges applicable in the process of registering a vehicle with the RTO:

1. Registration Fee:

As per the latest amendment of the Motor Vehicles Act in the year 2017, the issue/renewal of a certificate of the registration fee for:

  • Motorcycle: ₹300
  • Non-transport vehicle: ₹600
  • Transport vehicle: ₹1000
  • Medium goods vehicle: ₹1000
  • Medium passenger motor vehicle: ₹1000
  • Heavy goods vehicle: ₹1,500
  • Heavy passenger motor vehicle: ₹1,500
  • Imported motor vehicle: ₹5,000
  • imported motorcycle: ₹2,500
  • Any other vehicle which is not mentioned above is charged ₹3000

2. In case of delay in applying RC:

  • Upto 3 months, an additional fee is imposed: Transport Vehicles – ₹ 200/-; Non-Transport Vehicles – ₹ 100/-
  • Upto 3 to 6+ months, an additional fee is imposed: transport Vehicles – ₹ 300/-; Non-Transport Vehicles – ₹ 200/-
  • more than 6 months: Transport Vehicles – ₹ 500/-; Non-Transport Vehicles – ₹ 300/-

The fee for the issue of duplicate/change of address in the registration certificate is half of the amount of original registration.

Process of Vehicle Registration in Kerala:

To register a vehicle in Kerala, an individual must visit the Kerala RTO and submit the necessary documents and pay the applicable application fee. On verification of the documents and inspection of the vehicle by Kerala RTO officials, a registration number is assigned to the applicant. The application for vehicle registration should be made within a period of 7 days from the date of the vehicle purchase.

Documents required for vehicle registration at Kerala RTO:

  • Duly filled Form 20, i.e. application form for vehicle registration
  • Form 21, i.e. sales certificate
  • Form 22, i.e. roadworthiness certificate
  • PUC certificate
  • Vehicle insurance certificate
  • Invoice of the vehicle to be registered
  • Age and address proof documents
  • Passport size photographs
  • Customs clearance certificate for registration of an imported vehicle
  • Applicable application fees and road taxes have to be paid
  • Form 34, loan hypothecation, if applicable
  • Design approval has to be obtained for the vehicle

Other Procedures:

  • An inspection of the vehicle will be done. If the dealer does the inspection, the certificate issued by the concerned dealer has to be attached with Form 20.
  • After the verification, the respective RTO will allot a Registration number. A computerized number can be availed once the registration process is done.
  • The same will be intimated via SMA or email on the registered ID
  • The registration number is provided as Smart Card, which is sent through speed post.

No Objection Certificate (NOC):

NOC is done to check whether there are no dues of tax on the vehicle and to confirm that the vehicle was not involved in any illegal activities. NOC needs to be obtained from the RTO where the vehicle is registered.

NOC is Required in two cases:

1. Vehicle re-registration:

NOC is required when one wants to obtain a new registration mark in migrated state. While transferring a vehicle from one state to another, NOC is required from the RTO where the vehicle is registered.

2. Ownership Transfer:

NOC is required when there is a transfer of the ownership of vehicle to another person. The new owner's name will be recorded in the certificate of Registration only after obtaining the NOC.

A NOC is valid only for 6 months. So, you need to get re-registration of vehicle or transfer the ownership of the vehicle within this period.

Following documents are required for NOC of vehicles:

  • CMV FORM 28 in quadruplicate (4 copies) for the issue of the No-Objection Certificate
  • Registration certificate
  • Insurance certificate
  • Pollution Under Control certificate
  • Consent of Financier on CMV form 28 (if the vehicle is covered by Hypothecation, HPA or a lease agreement)
  • Permit and fitness certificate (applicable for commercial vehicles)
  • Pencil print of the chassis number for the CMV 28 form
  • Photo identity and address proof

How to obtain NOC?

None of the state governments in India currently allow online application of NOC. The owner of the vehicle needs to visit the local RTO to submit an application for the NOC. Follow the below process to obtain a NOC:

  • Submit form CMV 28 (Application and Grant of NOC) in the RTO in which your vehicle is registered along with the required documents as mentioned above.
  • Once you submit all the applications, RTO will obtain a vehicle report from the police authority to check if the vehicle is involved in any criminal case or stolen.

Process of Transfer of Ownership of Vehicles:

There are two types of ownership transfers.

  • Ownership Transfer within the State
  • Ownership Transfer outside the State

Ownership Transfer within the State

This happens when you are planning to sell the vehicle outside the jurisdiction of your RTO but within the state itself. Seller shall report transfer within 14 days of transfer to the RTO where the vehicle is registered. The process involved are as follows:

1. Obtain NOC from RTO where the vehicle is registered:

Every state has multiple RTOs. Suppose a vehicle is sold outside the jurisdiction of RTO where it is registered but within the state itself. In that case, one needs to obtain No Objection Certificate (NOC)/ Clearance Certificate (CC) from the RTO where the vehicle was earlier registered. Following documents are to be submitted to obtain the NOC/CC.

  • Clearance certificate request letter
  • Original RC book
  • Insurance copy
  • Copy of Pollution Under Control Certificate
  • Self-addressed clothed envelope with Rs.30 worth of stamps affixed on it for speed post

NOC application is free of charge. You will receive NOC/CC along with the updated RC book in speed post within 3–4 weeks.

2. Apply for Ownership Transfer at new RTO:

Once NOC is obtained, apply for ownership transfer at the new RTO using the following documents.

  • Form No. CMV 29 (Notice Of Transfer Of Ownership Of A Motor Vehicle) in duplicate

If the vehicle is covered under Hypothecation/HPA/Lease, Form no. CMV 30 (Application for Intimation and Transfer of Ownership of a motor vehicle) shall be produced in duplicate with the consent of the financier.

  • Original RC book
  • Insurance copy
  • Copy of Pollution Under Control Certificate
  • Copy of address proof
  • Copy of PAN card
  • One passport size photograph of the person who buys the vehicle
  • Self-addressed clothed envelope with Rs.30 worth of stamps affixed on it for speed post

Ownership Transfer outside the State:

This happens when one sells a vehicle to someone residing outside the State where the vehicle is registered. Seller shall report transfer within 45 days of transfer to the RTO where the vehicle is registered. The process involved is as follows.

1. Obtain NOC from RTO where the vehicle is registered:

Following documents are required to obtain NOC from RTO, where the vehicle is registered.

  • CMV FORM 28 in quadruplicate (4 copies) for the issue of the No Objection Certificate
  • Registration certificate
  • Insurance certificate
  • Pollution Under Control certificate
  • Consent of Financier on CMV form 28 (if the vehicle is covered by Hypothecation, HPA or a lease agreement)
  • Permit and fitness certificate (applicable for commercial vehicles)
  • Pencil print of the chassis number for the CMV 28 form
  • Photo identity and address proof

Once all the applications are submitted, RTO will obtain a vehicle from the police authority to check if the vehicle is involved in any criminal case or stolen. If there are no incidence, then a clearance certificate will be issued. NOC application is free of charge.

2. Apply for Ownership Transfer at RTO in the migrated state:

Once NOC is obtained, apply for ownership transfer at the new RTO using the following documents.

  • Form No. CMV 29 (Notice Of Transfer Of Ownership Of A Motor Vehicle) in duplicate

If the vehicle is covered under Hypothecation/HPA/Lease, Form no. CMV 30(Application for Intimation and Transfer of Ownership of a motor vehicle) shall be produced in duplicate with the consent of the financier.

  • Original RC book
  • Insurance copy
  • Copy of Pollution Under Control Certificate
  • Copy of address proof
  • Copy of PAN card
  • One passport size photograph of the person who buys the vehicle
  • Self-addressed clothed envelope with stamps of required worth affixed on it for speed post

Time required for Ownership Transfer:

Registration certificate with the new owner’s name will be received within 3–4 weeks.

Charges for Ownership Transfer:

Charges for the ownership transfer fee is as follows:

  • Motorcycle - ₹150
  • Non-transport vehicle - ₹300
  • Transport vehicle - ₹500
  • Medium goods vehicle - ₹500
  • Medium passenger motor vehicle - ₹500
  • Heavy goods vehicle - ₹750
  • Heavy passenger motor vehicle - ₹750
  • Imported motor vehicle – ₹2,500
  • Imported motorcycle – ₹1,250
  • Any other vehicle which is not mentioned above - ₹1,500

Fine for the delay in applying:

  • Delay up to 3 months: Transport Vehicles – Rs. 200/-; Non-Transport Vehicles – Rs. 100/-
  • Delay of 3 to 6 months: Transport Vehicles – Rs. 300/-; Non-Transport Vehicles – Rs. 200/-
  • Delay of more than 6 months: Transport Vehicles – Rs. 500/-; Non-Transport Vehicles – Rs. 300/-