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Punjab RTO, Details Of Punjab RTO Codes Online

Regional Transport Office Punjab (RTO Punjab) The Transport Department in Punjab (Punjab RTO) works under the various provisions of prescribed section 213 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The RTO in…

Regional Transport Office Punjab (RTO Punjab)

The Transport Department in Punjab (Punjab RTO) works under the various provisions of prescribed section 213 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The RTO in Punjab has been established to implement the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and the Punjab Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1924, which was Amended in 1993 with the rules and regulations provided under these two Acts. 

Punjab Regional Transport Office (RTO Punjab) is an integral part of the Transport Department Punjab, headed by the Punjab Transport Commissioner and assisted by two other additional state transport commissioners. The main aim of the Punjab RTO is to ensure proper enforcement of various rules and regulations prescribed in the Motor Vehicles Act. RTO Punjab makes transportation services easier available to the people of the state.

Functions of Regional Transport Office Punjab (RTO Punjab)

Punjab RTO performs the following responsibilities to ensure the smooth running of traffic on the public roads in the state.

  • Temporary registration of the vehicle
  • Permanent registration of the vehicle
  • Renewal of the certificate of registration of the vehicle
  • Issuance of duplicate registration certificate in case of loss of the original one
  • Updating the registration certificate with any changes, such as address change
  • Issuing no objection certificate for transferring the registration certificate of the vehicle
  • Proving transfer of the registration certificate of the vehicle
  • Providing termination or endorsement of the hire-purchase agreement
  • Issuance of driving license to the vehicle owner
  • Issue of learner’s driving license in case the owner is still learning to drive
  • Issuing a permanent driving license to the vehicle owner
  • Renewal of driving license of the vehicle owner
  • Adding another class to driving license
  • Issuance and renewal of various vehicle permits, including permits for commercial use
  • Collection of application fees and taxes, including road taxes
  • Issue of vehicle fitness certificate to the vehicle
  • Issuance of national permit
  • Issuance of permits to stage carriage
  • Collection of road taxes and other applicable taxes
  • Accepting various fees and penalties

List of Regional Transport Offices in Punjab and Punjab RTO Code

There are 77 Regional Transport offices in different parts of Punjab and are responsible for implementing various provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act and Punjab Transport Department. The details of Punjab RTO are given below, along with RTO codes.

Punjab RTO Location

Punjab RTO Code

Punjab RTO Location

Punjab RTO Code

Punjab RTO Location

Punjab RTO Code

Chandigarh

PB-01

Kharar

PB-27

Bassi Pathana

PB-52

Amritsar

PB-02

Malerkotla

PB-28

Malout

PB-53

Bathinda

PB-03

Moga

PB-29

Mukerian

PB-54

Faridkot

PB-04

Muktsar

PB-30

Payal

PB-55

Ferozepur

PB-05

Mansa

PB-31

Raikot

PB-56

Gurdaspur

PB-06

Nawanshahr

PB-32

Bhulath

PB-57

Hoshiarpur

PB-07

Nakodar

PB-33

Dera Baba Nanak

PB-58

Jalandhar

PB-08

Nabha, Patiala

PB-34

Dhuri

PB-59

Kapurthala

PB-09

Pathankot

PB-35

Gidderbaha

PB-60

Ludhiana

PB-10

Phagwara

PB-36

Jalalabad

PB-61

Patiala

PB-11

Phillaur

PB-37

Jaitu

PB-62

Ropar

PB-12

Patti

PB-38

Khadoor Sahib

PB-63

Sangrur

PB-13

Rajpura, Patiala

PB-39

Moonak

PB-64

Ajnala

PB-14

Rampura Phul

PB-40

Mohali

PB-65

Abohar

PB-15

Sultanpur Lodhi

PB-41

Nihal Singh Wala

PB-66

Anandpur Sahib

PB-16

Samana, Patiala

PB-42

Shahkot

PB-67

Baba Bakala

PB-17

Samrala

PB-43

Dhar Kalan

PB-68

Batala

PB-18

Sunam

PB-44

Bagha Purana

PB-69

Barnala

PB-19

Talwandi Sabo

PB-45

Dera Bassi

PB-70

Balachaur

PB-20

Tarn Taran

PB-46

Chamkaur Sahib

PB-71

Dasuya

PB-21

Zira

PB-47

Patran

PB-72

Fazilka

PB-22

Amloh

PB-48

Tappa Mandi

PB-73

Fatehgarh Sahib

PB-23

Khamano

PB-49

Nangal

PB-74

Garhshankar

PB-24

Budhlada

PB-50

Lehra

PB-75

Jagraon

PB-25

Jhunir

PB-51

Dharamkot

PB-76

Khanna

PB-26

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Guru Har Sahai

PB-77

How to Know Your Regional Transport Office (Punjab RTO)?

All the road vehicles have a license number in India, which the concerned RTO has registered with. The district-level RTO of the respective state or union territory issues the registration number plate. According to the new Indian Vehicle Number Plate design, the initial two characters of the registration number plate are designated to the State where it is registered. Then, the two numbers are for the district or local level RTO. The vehicles registered under the Punjab RTO have a number plate with an initial two characters as PB, which stands for Punjab, and the last two characters are the Punjab RTO Code in which it is registered.

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Why do You Need to Register Your Vehicle in Punjab RTO?

Motor Vehicles Act of India restricts the owner from driving an unregistered vehicle on Indian roads. To freely ply your vehicle on the roads of Punjab, it is necessary to get your vehicle registered with one of the RTOs in Punjab. The violation of mandatory registration of the vehicle will lead to legal actions against the vehicle owner. 

A newly bought vehicle should have temporary or permanent registration from Punjab RTO. Otherwise, the vehicle owner will be liable for fees, charges or penalties for the same violation. However, registering a vehicle in Punjab RTO is a simple process. It would help if you approached the concerned regional transport office in Punjab (RTO Punjab), applied for vehicle registration, and followed the procedure as stated further.

Types of Vehicle Registration in Punjab RTO

Like other states in India, Punjab RTO also offers two types of registrations: temporary and permanent. A temporary registration can be availed through a car dealer at the time of purchase of the vehicle. Permanent registration can be availed by visiting the concerned Punjab RTO office and applying. Permanent registration is mandatory under the Motor Vehicles Act. Temporary registration is offered only for a limited period of 7 days or sometimes up to a month. In contrast, permanent registration is valid for 15 years, after which it must be renewed every 5 years.

Process of Temporary Registration in RTO Punjab

When you purchase a vehicle in Punjab, you must register your vehicle by obtaining a temporary registration number from the car dealer. A temporary registration number provided by the car dealer is valid for only one month, during which you have to obtain a permanent registration number from the concerned Punjab RTO.

The following documents are required to submit in Punjab RTO for obtaining the temporary registration number of the vehicle.

  • Form 21 and Form 22- Application Form for registration.
  • Pollution Under Control Certificate
  • Valid insurance certificate of the vehicle
  • Applicable fees and taxes, along with road tax are to be paid as per the provisions of the
  • Punjab Motor Vehicles Taxation Act
  • Valid Age and ID proof of the Applicant
  • Address proof of the Applicant
  • A Custom Clearance certificate is also required if the vehicle is imported.
  • In case of a Semi-Trailer or Trailer vehicle design approval certificate issued by the STA also needed to be submitted.

After verifying the documents and submitting the application form with application fees, you will be allotted a temporary registration number by the car dealer, valid only for one month. To avoid penalty, you should apply for a permanent registration number at Punjab RTO within the period.

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Process of Permanent Registration in Punjab RTO

The Regional Transport Office in Punjab (Punjab RTO) functions as per the provisions and rules of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, which states that it is mandatory for any individual owning a vehicle to register their vehicle with the concerned Regional Transport Office in Punjab (RTO Punjab). On buying a vehicle, the vehicle owner is required to register the vehicle within 7 days from the delivery of the vehicle.

Follow the steps to get a permanent registration number for your vehicle from the concerned Punjab RTO.

  • Visit the Concerned RTO Punjab in your area as per your location with the relevant documents as stated below.
  • Pay the applicable taxes and fees and submit the below-stated documents at one of the counters of the vehicle registration office Punjab RTO.
  • After verifying the submitted documents, the concerned Punjab RTO will register your vehicle and provide you with the registration number of the vehicle.

Documents required for permanent registration of vehicles in Punjab RTO are mentioned below.

  • Form 20- Registration form for the vehicle
  • Form 22- Certificate issued stating that the vehicle complies with the pollution standard and road safety issued by the manufacturer
  • Valid insurance certificate of the vehicle
  • Pollution Under Control certificate
  • Address and age-proof documents of the vehicles
  • Vehicle Invoice received at the time of purchase
  • Form 21- sales certificate of the vehicle which the manufacturer issues
  • In the case of an imported vehicle, a custom clearance certificate must be submitted.
  • Passport-size photographs of the applicant
  • Prescribed taxes as prescribed under the Punjab Motor Vehicles Taxation Act are also required to be paid
  • Applicable Fees for permanent registration of the vehicle are to be paid
  • Provide the temporary registration number allotted to the vehicle
  • In case of registration of the semi-trailer or trailer vehicle, a certified copy of the approval of the design certificate issued by the State Transport Commissioner is to be submitted.

Obtain NOC (No Objection Certificate) from Punjab RTO

To get a no-objection certificate for registering the vehicle in the state of Punjab, you will have to approach the concerned RTO Punjab nearest to your location.

  • You can get details of the RTO in your location through the RTO codes and RTO names and reach the Punjab RTO office.
  • Application is required to be made in the concerned Punjab RTO where your vehicle was previously registered in Form 28 in three copies along with the below-stated documents processing of your application.
  • The application form can also be obtained from the counter of the concerned Punjab RTO.
  • You should make sure of your eligibility for applying for the registration procedure.
  • After filling out the form, you will have to present it in one of the counters of the Punjab RTO along with the applicable fee, and then the Punjab RTO officials will start processing your application for the same.
  • After verifying the application form for its correctness, a no objection certificate will be issued by the concerned Punjab RTO to you.

Process of Transfer of Ownership of Vehicle in Punjab RTO

If a vehicle owner in Punjab sells their vehicle to any other person, then the ownership of the vehicle has to be transferred to that other person without fail. For transferring the vehicle ownership, an application is required to be made to the concerned RTO Punjab in Form No. 29 and should be duly filled and submitted along with the relevant documents and fees. The documents required to submit at RTO Punjab are stated below.

  • Permanent Registration Certificate of the vehicle
  • Valid insurance document of the vehicle
  • No Objection Certificate in case the vehicle is registered outside the state of Punjab
  • In case the vehicle is purchased as a loan, then a No Objection Certificate from the financier is also required
  • Pollution Under Control Certificate of the vehicle
  • Valid Address proof of the owner and buyer of the vehicle
  • Certified Affidavit stating the deal of vehicle

Documents Required to Obtain No Objection Certificate

The following documents are required for obtaining a No-Objection Certificate from the Regional Transport Office Punjab (RTO Punjab).

  • Application in Form 28 is to be submitted to the concerned Punjab RTO.
  • Original Registration certificate of the vehicle
  • Vehicle Certificate of Insurance
  • Proper Evidence of Payment of tax up to date of Motor Vehicle
  • Vehicle Pollution Under Control Certificate.
  • Certificate of Police Verification
  • The Aadhaar card of the applicant
  • Address and ID-Proof of the applicant

Process for Fancy Registration Number from Punjab RTO

The Transport Department Punjab (RTO Punjab) keeps aside specific numbers from all the numbers available to register vehicles. These numbers are fancy registration numbers that are through an open auction. The highest bidder of the number is allotted the registration number after payment of the prescribed fee. The RTO Punjab registering authority may allot unutilised numbers to vehicles the state government owns at zero extra charges.

Suppose a vehicle owner wants to keep the registration number provided to their old vehicle for a new vehicle being registered. In that case, the vehicle owner will be charged 50% of the registration fee fixed by the department for the number. People who want to obtain a fancy number for their vehicle can obtain it by bidding for it through an open auction organised by the Transport Department of Punjab (RTO Punjab). The highest bidder will be allotted their desired fancy vehicle registration number to the concerned RTO Punjab on payment of the prescribed fee.

Conclusion

To freely ply your vehicle in Punjab and avoid paying any fines, fees, charges or penalties, you must register your vehicle with the Regional Transport Office Punjab (RTO Punjab). The Punjab Transport Department (RTO Punjab) has simplified the registration process for the vehicles for the benefit of customers. Owners of the vehicles can use the RTO's portal for any queries or any application requests. When you buy a new vehicle, you may use your dealer's services to register the vehicle easily. Almost all the major dealers provide a temporary registration number in exchange for a price. However, if you want to register the vehicle by yourself, you can quickly proceed by following the steps mentioned above.

FAQ

1. How can I check my RC details under Punjab RTO online?

Ans. You can use the Vahan portal to check your vehicle RC details online registered under Punjab RTO by following the given steps.

  • Visit the mParivahan website. 
  • Scroll to the vehicle-related services and click on ‘more’.
  • Now select your state name as Punjab.
  • Select your concerned Punjab RTO and click proceed.
  • Select the ‘status’ tab and click on the ‘know your application status’ option.
  • Provide your application number and hit ‘submit’.
  • Here, you will see the vehicle RC details.  

 

2. Which city code is PB 76?

Ans. The PB 76 represents the city RTO code of Dharamkot, Punjab.

 

3. Which city is PB 07?

Ans. The vehicle registered under the Hosiarpur RTO office has the registration number PB 07.

 

4. Which city is PB 09?

Ans. The Kapurthala city regional transport office under RTO Punjab uses the RTO codes PB 09 and PB 57. 

 

5. Can I use a car after 15 years in Punjab?

Ans. The Punjab state follows the vehicle scrapping policy of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The policy states that the transport vehicle can be scrapped after 8 years of use, and the non-transport vehicle can be scrapped after 15 years. Punjab RTO ensures that the vehicle owners follow all the vehicle-related regulations.