How to Register a Vehicle in Karnataka RTO

For a vehicle to publically travel in a state in India, it has to first be registered in the RTO (Regional Transport Office) of the state under the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. There are 66 RTO’s in Karnataka.

Procedure and documents required for registration in Karnataka RTO

Any vehicle purchased by a person in Karnataka needs to be registered. The online procedure to register a vehicle in an RTO in Karnataka is as follows:

  • The buyer can log on to the website https://transport.karnataka.gov.in and click on the ‘Vahan Over Web Identity’ section.
  • Fill the details in the application form that pops up. Take a print out the same form and submit the form to the RTO with the following documents attached to it:
  1. Two passport size photographs of the owner of the vehicle.
  2. Form 20 which is nothing but the application filed by the owner for the registration of the vehicle for the first time. If the vehicle is under a hire/hypothecation/lease agreement, then a duplicate copy of Form 20 signed by the financier is also required.
  3. Form 21 of CMVR: It is a sale certificate that is to be filled by the person selling the vehicle to the buyer.
  4. Form 22 of CMVR: It is a form that includes a declaration by the applicant of compliance with pollution and safety standards and roadworthiness.
  5. Form 22-A of CMVR: Form 22-A of CMVR is the same as Form 22 but this form is applicable only if the body of the vehicle has been fabricated separately.
  6. If prior to the registration, the applicant has temporarily registered the vehicle, then he or she has to produce the registration certificate. Also if any trade certificate has been issued by the dealer then it needs to be provided.
  7. The insurance certificate of the vehicle.
  8. The address proof of the applicant.
  9. If the applicant is a foreigner, then he or she has to provide a proof of residence.
  10. If the vehicle has been imported from a foreign country then the certificate of customs clearance is required.
  11. The vehicle to be registered at the RTO has to be produced before the registering authority for its inspection.
  12. If the applicant is an agriculturist, then he or she has to produce Form 60 or Form 61.
  13. If the vehicle to be registered is a tractor, then a certificate issued by the Tehsildar has to be provided.
  14. If the vehicle to be registered is a trailer, then a document stating the approval of the design issued by the Commissioner of transport has to be provided.
  15. Proof of permit proceedings of the vehicle to be registered.
  16. If the applicant wants a specific registration number, then he or she has to provide the proof of the fees paid for the same.

Registration fees

The registration fees have to be paid at the RTO counter. The different types of charges levied while registering a vehicle are:

  • Registration fees to be paid by the applicant.
  • The fitness certificate fee if applicable.
  • A fees of Rs.200 needs to be paid for the availing the Smart Card facility out of which Rs. 137 needs to be paid at the RTO cash counter and Rs. 63 needs to be paid online to the Smart Card vendor.
  • For two wheelers, cost of a normal registration number is Rs. 6,000 and for a fancy registration number is Rs. 25,000.
  • For four wheelers, cost of a normal registration number is Rs. 25,000 and for a fancy registration number is Rs. 75,000.
  • For other vehicles, cost of a normal registration number is Rs. 30,000 and for a fancy registration number is Rs. 75,000.

Registration number requirements

  • If the registration number selected is below the 1,000 mark series on the specific date then the owner of the vehicle has to apply for the number via an application along with Form 21 and the fees. The fees should be submitted in the form of Bankers cheque or a demand draft in the name of RTO/ARTO. The number will then be allotted to the vehicle owner.
  • If the registration number selected is below the 1,000 mark series on the specific date then the owner of the vehicle has to apply for the number via an application along with Form 21 and the fees. The fees should be submitted in the form of banker’s cheque or a demand draft in the name of Secretary, STA, Bengaluru and get the allotment letter from the Commissioner for transport and road safety, Bengaluru. The number will then be allotted to the vehicle owner.
  • If the registration number selected is in the advanced series then the owner of the vehicle has to apply for the number via an application along with Form 21 and the fees. The fees should be submitted in the form of banker’s cheque or a demand draft in the name of Secretary, STA, Bengaluru, and get the allotment letter from the Commissioner for transport and road safety, Bengaluru. The number will then be allotted to the vehicle owner.
  • To purchase the registration number of his or her choice, the owner needs to visit the website: http://transport.karnataka.gov.in

The application along with all the required documents and the vehicle has to be presented in front of the responsible authorities for inspection. The vehicle in question has to comply with the Motor Vehicles Act and Rules for it to be assigned a registration number. The registration certificate of the vehicle will be delivered to the owner within 30 days by post. For non-transport vehicles, the validity of the registration is 15 years after which registration for the vehicle has to be done every 5 years. For transport vehicles, the fitness certificate is valid for 2 years from the day of registration and has to be renewed every year after that.

News About How to Register a Vehicle in Karnataka RTO

  • Grading systems to be introduced for RTOs

    The Regional Transport Offices will be grading the different driving schools in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad municipalities. This will be based on a survey which will rate the quality of the services offered.

    The senior RTO officials that the checking and grading of these driving schools will help in evaluating the centres if they are operating legally or illegally. Apart from this, it will also improve its services. There will be majorly 3 grades – A, B, and C. The centres which will receive a grade below C will not be allowed to function as that will be a grade that is below satisfactory. In Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad, the driving schools are around 200 which are registered with the RTOs and according to sources there are more than that which have no adequate infrastructure and just ‘existed on paper.

    26 February 2021

  • 25 RTOs across Karnataka likely to get driving simulators soon

    25 Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) across Karnataka are likely to get driving simulators soon in a bid to offer training to people obtaining driving license for cars in the state. This can be assumed given a recent tender call issued by the Karnataka State Road Safety Authority for installation of light motor vehicle (LMV) simulators along with a corresponding call for trained instructors. A senior official at the Department of Transport has stated that training will be provided on various aspects including basic driving skills, following traffic signals and speed limits, how to drive during peak/busy hours etc. Awareness on understanding pedestrian safety among other factors will also be provided.

    As per the tender notification, each simulator is expected to display road scenarios from the Indian environment, closed body-type cabinet, and a similar form and function of the most commonly used LMV variant in the country. It must be noted here that earlier in the year traffic cops in Bengaluru began summoning motorists found to be breaking rules repeatedly to take a simulator test apart from the regular outdoor driving test to obtain their vehicle and driving license seized while caught for violations.

    26 February 2021

  • Driving licence and registration certificate can now be renewed online

    The citizens of India will now be able to able to renew their documents such as driving licence and vehicle registration certificate online. This has to be seeded with the Aadhaar number of the user. The IT Ministry of the country has recently issued a notification for the same.

    As per the new notification, the ministry has announced that the users in the country will now be able to use biometric identification to avail the benefits of online services such as renewal of driving licence and registration certificate of vehicles. Through this facility, citizens will also be able to apply and obtain for a learner’s driving licence and also make changes (such as address) to their existing documents. The road and transport ministry had earlier urged the IT Ministry to include the facilities mentioned above under the Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance rules.

    24 September 2020

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