How to Register a Vehicle in Chennai RTO

The Regional Transport Office (RTO) in Chennai was established under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and operates under the jurisdiction of the Tamil Nadu state government. The RTO in Chennai is also supported in its operations by the Andhra Pradesh Transport Department. Knowing the address and timings of the RTO offices in Chennai makes it easier to identify the RTO that is closest to you, making it easier to obtain your vehicle-related licenses or permits on time.

RTO Region RTO Code Office Address Office Timings Phone Numbers
Central Chennai TN-01 Regional Transport Office, Chennai (Central), No.4, Anderson Road, Ayanavaram, Chennai - 600023 9 AM – 5 PM 044-26745959
Northwest Chennai TN-02 Regional Transport Office, Chennai (North-West), Plot No.3623, New Avadi Road, Anna Nagar East, Chennai - 600102 9 AM – 5 PM 044-26745959
Northeast Chennai TN-03 Regional Transport Office, Chennai (North-East), No.147, Balakrishna Street, Thiruvetriyur High Road, Tondiarpet, Chennai - 600081 9 AM – 5 PM 044-25914849 / 044-25911133
East Chennai TN-04 Regional Transport Office, Chennai (East), Power Mills Road, Pulianthoppu, Chennai - 600012 9 AM – 5 PM 044-26670993
North Chennai TN-05 Regional Transport Office, Chennai (North), No.9, Inner Ring Road, Sastri Nagar, Kolathur, Chennai - 600099 9 AM – 5 PM 044-25562700
Southeast Chennai TN-06 Regional Transport Office, Chennai (South- East), No.4 VC Garden II Street, Mandaveli, Chennai - 600028 9 AM – 5 PM 044-24610405
South Chennai TN-07 Regional Transport Office, Chennai (South), No.38 East Coast Road, Thiruvalluvar Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai - 600041 9 AM – 5 PM 044-24516464
West Chennai TN-09 Regional Transport Office, Chennai (West), No.1 Bharathidasan colony, K.K.Nagar, Chennai - 600078 9 AM – 5 PM 044-24894466
Southwest Chennai TN-10 Regional Transport Office, Chennai (South-West), No.47& 49 Kaliamman Koil Street, Sai Nagar, Virugambakkam, Chennai - 600092 9 AM – 5 PM 044-24797722
Ambattur TN-13 No 10A, West Park Street, Venkatapuram, Ambattur, Chennai - 600053 9 AM – 5 PM 044-23450027
Sholinganallur TN-14 No.275, Old Mahabalipuram Road, (Survey No.494/2A 2), Sholinganallur, Chennai - 600119 9 AM – 5 PM 044-24503939

Functions of RTO Offices in Chennai

The primary function of the RTO in Chennai is to ensure that all the rules and regulations which are under the Motor Vehicle Act are implemented. Given below are some of the functions of the Chennai RTO:

  1. Issuing private driving license
  2. Issuing commercial driving license
  3. Legal registration of vehicles
  4. Legal permit issue for different routes
  5. Collection of road taxes
  6. Updating driving license

Types of Vehicle Registration

There are two types of vehicle registrations:

Temporary Vehicle Registration: When a new vehicle is purchased, the vehicle dealer will issue a temporary vehicle registration which is valid for up to one month from the date of delivery.

Permanent Vehicle Registration: This should be applied for as soon as or before the temporary vehicle registration expires.

Types of Driving Licences issued in RTO Chennai

The Chennai RTO issues the following types of driving licenses for:

  • Fresher’s driving license
  • Learner’s license
  • Duplicate driving license
  • Renewed driving license
  • International driving license
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