Sikkim RTO, Full Sikkim RTO Code List Online

An attempt at organizing the mechanism of transportation in Sikkim started in 1944. And it was known as Sikkim State Transport at the time. After some time, Government renamed it as Sikkim…

An attempt at organizing the mechanism of transportation in Sikkim started in 1944. And it was known as Sikkim State Transport at the time. After some time, Government renamed it as Sikkim Nationalized Transport in the year 1955.

In all other States, the transport corporation takes care of the transportation mechanism in the region. But in Sikkim, it comes under the direct control of Government; the Transport Department. The Central Government nationalized almost all the routes in the State. And the Sikkim State Transport took care of the traffic in the region till recently. The introduction of Motor Vehicles Act 1988 changed the scenario. At present, the Motor Vehicle Division; a constituent of Transport Department Sikkim, handles the network of roads in the State.

Functions performed by Regional Transport Office, Sikkim:

A Transport Commissioner supervises Regional Transport Office, Sikkim. And it takes care of the following services for the general public:

  • Issuance of learner’s license

  • Conducting driving tests

  • Granting road permit

  • Issuance of permanent licenses

  • Issuance of badges to drivers of public transport vehicles

  • Issuance of permits to taxies

  • Issuance of fitness certificates to commercial vehicles

  • Updates, renews and duplicates registration certificates upon request

  • Ensuring utmost safety on the road

  • Taking measures to minimize pollution

  • Registration of motor vehicles

  • Issuance of permits and routes to transport vehicles

  • Issuance of fitness certificates

  • Recommendations for counter signatures for permits for vehicles to travel in West Benga

  • Issuance of counter signatures of permits for vehicles in Sikkim to ply in Bengal under reciprocal transport agreement

  • Taking care of everything with regard to inter-state transportation

  • Supervision of all ventures of the State Transport in the region

List of RTO’s in Sikkim:

To be able to function smoothly, Regional Transport Office, Sikkim, works from numerous locations.

Given below is an informative table that is sure to help you:

RTO Name and Address

RTO Code

Gangtok, East Sikkim, Yatayat Bhawan, Gangtok, East Sikkim, Sikkim - 737101


Gyalshing, West Sikkim, Gyalshing ,West Sikkim, Sikkim - 737111


Mangan, North Sikkim, Mangan, North Sikkim, Sikkim - 737116


Jorethang, South Sikkim, Jorethang, South Sikkim, Sikkim - 737121



Registration charges for vehicles

  • Two-wheelers, motor cycles, scooters: INR60

  • LMV (Non-TPT): INR200

  • LMV (TPT): INR300

  • Medium good vehicles: INR400

  • Three-wheelers: INR1000

  • Medium passenger motor vehicles: INR400

  • Heavy goods carriers (stage carriers, lorries): INR1500

  • Heavy passenger motor vehicles: INR600

  • Imported motorcycles: INR200

  • Imported motor vehicles: INR800

All the other services Sikkim RTO offers require nominal charges. The amount will depend on the type of service and the kind of vehicle that needs it.

Locating your RTO

Locating your RTO in Mizoram is a no-brainer. As per the new licensing guidelines, the licensing plates of all vehicles should announce where they belong to. Thus the initial two letters seen on your vehicle’s license plate stand for the State it belongs to. The next two numbers are the codes of your local transport office.

Why register your vehicle in Sikkim?

The Motor Vehicles Act 1988 requires that all motor vehicles on the Indian roads are registered. Negligence here will drain your budget. You will spend huge amounts as fines and penalties.

Registering your vehicle in Sikkim:

Follow the guide given below to register your vehicle in Sikkim:

  1. Contact the regional transport office your vehicle belongs to.

  2. Get the required application forms. You will need Form 20, Form 21 and Form 34 for the purpose. If there is any loan on your vehicle, your financier will have to attest it.

  3. Fill up the application forms.

  4. Present them along with the required documents and stipulated fees in the counter.

  5. Upon verification of your application, the authorities start processing your application. You may check its status on the RTO’s official portal.

Documents required

  • Form 20, duly filled

  • Sale certificate

  • NOC from the financier if the vehicle has a loan on it

  • Valid insurance certificate

  • Form 22 from your vehicle’s dealer; certification that your vehicle is safety-compliant, road-worthy and pollution-control-standards-compliant

  • Tax clearance certificate

  • Temporary registration certificate (if there is any)

  • Required fee

  • Bond, custom clearance certificate and license if the vehicle is imported

  • Pollution under control certificate

  • Aadhar card

  • Proof of address; electricity bill, phone bill etc.

  • Original sale certificate if it is an ex-army vehicle

  • Chassis and engine pencil-print

  • Copy of PAN car

  • Date of birth-proof; Aadhar card.

You can register your vehicle temporarily or permanently. The two processes work almost the same. If you decide to go for permanent registration, make sure that you do it within seven days of delivery.

Temporary registration is valid only for one month. You may request for extension. But you will have to register your vehicle permanently at the earliest.

Permanent registration, for non-transport vehicles is valid as long as your vehicle’s fitness certificate is valid. And for transport vehicles, it is 15 years. It is renewed every five years afterwards.

Registering vehicles brought from outside Sikkim

Registration of vehicles brought from outside Sikkim happens in two scenarios:

  • The owner sells the vehicle to someone living in another State

  • The owner decides to settle down in another State

Whatever is the situation, the process remains the same as permanent or temporary registration. The only difference is that you need to submit an NOC. Most of the States may not require you to have it. But having the same will help you in the long run. For instance, you need an NOC when filing for insurance claims in the new State. Present the duly filled application forms along with required documents. Don’t forget to pay the fees specified in the MVAct for the process. Upon verification of the application, the office will inspect your vehicle and do the needful. Do as per the instructions and collect the certificate on the date the authorities inform.

Applying for no-objection certificate in Sikkim

Do as per the process given below to apply for a no-objection certificate in Sikkim

  1. Contact your nearest regional transport office.

  2. Fill up your application in Form 29 in the presence of the authority.

  3. Make sure that you have all the required documents at hand.

  4. Submit the duly filled application forms along with the required documents in the counter.

  5. Pay the required fees.

  6. The authorities will inspect your vehicle and your application.

  7. Upon verification, they will proceed with the process

  8. Follow the instructions you receive.

Documents required

  • Form 28 in triplicate

  • Attested copy of valid insurance certificate

  • Attested copies of the registration certificate

  • PUC certificate

  • Certificate of tax clearance

  • Signature identification of the vehicle owner (only if it is applicable)

  • Pencil print of your vehicle’s chassis and engine number

  • Aadhar card

Transferring vehicle ownership in Sikkim

An application to transfer ownership should be made in Form 29 and Form 30 if it is part of the normal process of sale. It has to be made in Form 31 if it happens due to the death of the vehicle owner. And it should go by Form 32 if the vehicle is bought in a public auction. Applying for each instances mentioned above varies greatly. Make sure that you are following the instructions you receive from the authorities.

Getting a VIP registration number in Sikkim

Contact your local transport office. Inquire if vehicles are allowed to have a fancy registration number. Do as per the recommendations they offer.

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