How to Transfer Vehicle Ownership in Bangalore

Transferring the ownership of a second-hand vehicle within 30 days of purchase is mandatory in India, without which there is a fine of Rs.500. The ownership transfer has to be done at the RTO where you reside in Bangalore. If the car you bought was registered out of state or at a different RTO from the one where you reside, then a No Objection Certificate (NOC) has to be obtained first from the original RTO in order to initiate the ownership transfer.

RTOs in Bangalore

The details of the eight RTOs in Bangalore are as given below:

RTO Name RTO Zone RTO Number
Koramangala RTO Bangalore Central KA-01
Rajaji Nagar RTO Bangalore West KA-02
Indira Nagar RTO Bangalore East KA-03
Yeshwantpur RTO Bangalore North KA-04
Jayanagar RTO Bangalore South KA-05
Electronic City RTO Electronic City KA-50
Yelahanka RTO Yelahanka KA-51
KR Puram RTO KR Puram KA-53

Procedure for Application of Transfer of Vehicle Ownership in Bangalore

Here is what to do to obtain the application for transfer of ownership of your vehicle in Bangalore:

Stage 1: Obtaining a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the RTO:

If the buyer and seller belong to two different RTO zones, then you would first have to de-register the vehicle at the original RTO and then get it re-registered at the new RTO. A No Objection Certificate (NOC) is required from the original RTO, for which the Form 28 has to be submitted at the RTO.

An NOC is also required if the vehicle does not have a Karnataka registration already. To obtain the NOC from that RTO, you will have to submit the Form 29 there. You will also require the following documents to be submitted along with Form 29 for this purpose:

  • Original Registration Certificate (RC)
  • Copy of Residential Certificate which means attested copies of any two from the following: passport/utility bills/ration card/voter ID
  • Copy of valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate
  • Copy of valid insurance
  • Form 29
  • Form 30

Stage 2: Re-Registration of the vehicle if vehicles is from a different state:

These are the documents to be submitted for this purpose:

  • Original RC
  • Form 20
  • Form 27
  • Form 33
  • NOC from previous RTO
  • NOC from the bank if the vehicle is hypothecated for a car loan
  • Attested copy of proof of address
  • Attested copy of the valid driving license of the vehicle owner
  • Attested copy of PUC Certificate
  • Form 60 or Form 61
  • PAN Card
  • Passport-size photos of the applicant

Stage 3: Road tax payment

The road tax has to be paid again if you have bought a vehicle from any other state in India. However, you can apply for a refund of road tax by submitting the following documents:

  • Copy of the old registration certificate
  • Copy of the new registration certificate
  • Proof of address
  • Proof of identification
  • Updated and signed Form 16
  • Insurance policy with new registration number

Documents Required for Transfer of Vehicle Ownership in Bangalore

These are the documents you will need to submit for this purpose:

  • Form 28 – NOC for vehicles registered in another state along with PUC certificate, proof of address, insurance region/state certificate, and applicable fees
  • Registration Certificate
  • Tax Certificate
  • Original RC
  • Copy of G.I.R./Pan number or Form 60 or Form 61 (only for cars)
  • Copy of valid insurance
  • Copy of valid pollution under control certificate
  • Two copies of: Form 29, Form 30, proof of buyer's address
  • Photo which has a fingerprint of the right-hand thumb which has been certified by a notary or a gazeted officer

Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Bangalore FAQs

  1. How much time does a vehicle ownership transfer procedure take in Bangalore RTO?

    It takes about 30 working days from the date of submission of the application and documents for ownership transfer to get the process completed.

  2. How do I pay road tax for Bangalore RTO?

    Road tax for Bangalore RTO is paid through a demand draft.

  3. Should the seller be physically present at the RTO during vehicle ownership transfer?

    No, there is no need for the seller to be physically present at the RTO during the process of transfer of ownership.

News About How to Transfer Vehicle Ownership in Bangalore

  • Vehicle Owners in Bengaluru Rate RTOs Online

    Frustrated Bengalureans are using online forums to evaluate regional transportation offices across the city, citing an increase in corruption-related complaints and allegations that transport department personnel are turning a blind eye. Visiting an RTO can be a time-consuming process for vehicle owners who must navigate a tangle of red tape, delays, and touts in order to complete simple tasks. Frustrated, tech-savvy residents are venting their frustrations by rating RTOs, similar to how restaurants are evaluated. The fewer the stars, the more alleged corruption and official indifference. Though department heads suggest that consumers can get their issues resolved online and don't need to attend offices, the reality is quite different: Online applicants are required to attend offices to ‘clear' any issues that officials have raised.

    13 September 2021

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