How to Register a Vehicle in Jharkhand RTO

The Regional Transport Office (RTO) Jharkhand is responsible for implementing the rules and regulations of the Motor Vehicles Act in the state. The state has several RTOs which are managed by the office of the Transport Commissioner.

Functions of RTOs in Jharkhand

The following are the responsibilities of the RTOs in Jharkhand:

  • Conducting driving tests
  • Implementing safety measures
  • Measures for pollution control
  • Issuance of Learner’s Licenses
  • Issuance of new driving licenses
  • Issuance of duplicate driving licenses
  • Renewal of licences
  • Renewal of registration certificates
  • Temporary registration of vehicles
  • Permanent registration of vehicles
  • Address changes on Registration Certificate (RC)
  • Transfer of ownership certificates
  • Issuance of No Objection Certificates
  • Issuance of permits for different vehicles
  • National Permit Grant

RTO Codes in Jharkhand

Here are the codes of the 24 RTOs in the state of Jharkhand:

RTO Location RTO Code
Ranchi JH 01
Hazaribagh JH 02
Daltonganj JH 03
Dumka JH 04
Jamshedpur JH 05
Chaibasa JH 06
Gumla JH 07
Lohardaga JH 08
Bokaro Steel City JH 09
Dhanbad JH 10
Giridih JH 11
Koderma JH 12
Chatra JH 13
Garhwa JH 14
Deoghar JH 15
Pakur JH 16
Godda JH 17
Sahibganj JH 18
Latehar JH 19
Simdega JH 20
Jamtara JH 21
Saraikela-Kharsawan JH 22
Khunti JH 23
Ramgarh JH 24

Registration of Vehicles in Jharkhand

All vehicles that are bought in Jharkhand have to be registered within 15 days of the vehicle being delivered. The temporary Registration Certificate (RC) that is issued by vehicle dealers on purchase of a vehicle is only valid for a month. Before the validity of the temporary registration card expires, the permanent RC has to be applied for. This is valid for 15 years.

The RC is a Smart Card containing the following information:

  • Registration date
  • Registration number
  • Chassis number
  • Vehicle model
  • Vehicle colour

The registration number will be issued within 10 working days with the card being sent to the applicant's registered mailing address.

Documents Required for Vehicle Registration in Jharkhand

To obtain vehicle registration in Jharkhand, an application form along with the fees and the required documents have to be submitted to the RTO. The registration number will be issued only after the vehicle has been inspected by the RTO Jharkhand’s Registering Authority. The following documents are required:

  • Form 20, duly filled
  • Form 21 Sales Certificate issued by the dealer
  • Form 22 Roadworthiness Certificate issued by the manufacturer
  • Form 34, in case of a loan hypothecation, signed by the financer
  • PAN Card or Form 60 and 61
  • Invoice of the dealer and manufacturer
  • Attested copies of a valid insurance document of the vehicle
  • Attested copies of the owner’s proof of address
  • Application fee
  • Payable road tax, one-time payment
  • Parking fees

How to Get Duplicate RC in Jharkhand and Documents Required

If your RC has been lost or damaged, a duplicate one can be obtained by submitting an application orm along with the required fees fat the RTO where the RC was issued. The following documents are required for this procedure:

  • Form 26 or application form for issuing duplicate RC
  • Attested copy of valid vehicle insurance document
  • Attested copy of proof of address of the owner
  • Attested copy of Pollution under Control certificate
  • In case of theft of the RC, original FIR copy

For commercial vehicles, the following documents too are required:

  • Clearance slip of the challan from the traffic police
  • Tax slip from the Accounts Department
  • PAN Card or Form 60 and 61

How to Update A New Address in RC in Jharkhand and Documents Required

If the RC has to be updated with a new address, an application form for the same has to be submitted to the RTO along with the required fees and the following documents:

  1. Form No. 33 or application form for updating the address in RC
  2. Original copy of the registration certificate
  3. PAN Card or Form 60 and 61
  4. Attested copy of the owner’s address proof
  5. Attested copy of valid Pollution Under Control certificate
  6. Attested copy of valid vehicle insurance
  7. No Objection Certificate, in case of loan hypothecation, signed by the financer

How to Re-Register Vehicles bought from other states

When a registered vehicle is brought in from another state, re-registration of the vehicle has to be done in Jharkhand. Before this, a No Objection Certificate (NOC) has to be obtained from the RTO office where the vehicle was registered. To do the re-registration, an application form has to be submitted along with the fees and the following documents:

  • Original RC from the other state
  • Form 20
  • Form 27
  • Form 28 (duplicate of NOC)
  • PAN Card or Form 60 and 61
  • Attested copy of owner’s address proof
  • Attested copy of valid insurance
  • Attested copy of Pollution Under Control certificate
  • Road tax
  • Parking fees

For commercial vehicles, the following documents are also required:

  • Clearance slip of the challan from the traffic police department
  • Fitness certificate

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does attested copy mean for the RC application in Jharkhand?

    Attested copies of certain documents are required for RC application in Jharkhand. This means to get the original document photocopied and then attested by an official such as an MLA, notary public, gazetted officer, or nigam parishad.

  2. If I am transferring ownership of my vehicle in Jharkhand, should that also be registered at the RTO?

    Yes, if you are transferring ownership of your vehicle in Jharkhand, you have to submit the required application form to the RTO zonal office where the vehicle has been registered.

  3. If I have paid off my vehicle loan, should that be mentioned in the RC?

    If your vehicle was earlier hypothecated to a financier but you have now repaid the loan in full, the hypothecation can be deleted in the RC by submitting an application form to the RTO along with the required documents.

  4. When should a vehicle be re-registered?

    A private vehicle should be re-registered after it has completed 15 years on the road. The re-registration has to be done at the same RTO where it had been previously registered. An application form along with the required documents has to be submitted for this procedure.

  5. Is permission required from the Jharkhand RTO for alteration of a vehicle?

    Yes, you would need to obtain permission from the registering authority before you can modify or alter your vehicle in any way.

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