When the original owner passes away, the vehicle is sometimes transferred to the successor or legal heir. To authorize the transfer, the applicant must submit Regional Transport Office (RTO) Form 31 to the Registering Authority. You also have to modify the Certificate of Succession or Survival, as well as the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Financer for carrying out the legal proceedings.
The applicants also need to submit two copies of this particular document when the automobile is under a lease, hire-purchase, or hypothecation agreement. The RTO approves the Form and sends it to the Financier through Registered Post.
There are three sections in RTO Form 31. The first part contains the successor's personal information as well as vehicle data, the second part has the Financier's approval to the transfer of ownership; and the last section contains an official endorsement. The following are the steps that will guide you to fill out Form 31:
The following are the documents which are needed to be submitted with Form 31:
The following are the important factors which are needed to be considered before filing Form 31:
Finally, RTO Form 31 can aid you if the lawful owner of a vehicle dies without transferring ownership to a successor
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