Goa Transport and Vehicle Registration Process

The Goa State Transport Department is a regulatory authority that facilitates better movement of goods and passengers in the state and ensures proper implementation of the rules and laws stated under the Motor Vehicles Act. The department also collects taxes to contribute to the revenue of the state.

Need For Vehicle Registration In Goa

Section 39 of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 disallows any unregistered vehicle to be used in any public place in India. The violation of the rule is an offence as per the Act. Two wheeler insurance or motor insurance too is a mandatory requirement in India.

Procedure for New Vehicle Registration:

To register a new vehicle in Goa, the vehicle needs to be presented to the registering authority for inspection and the following documents are to be furnished.

  • Duly filled Form 20
  • Sale certificate in Form 21 issued by the dealer of the vehicle
  • Attested copy of the vehicle insurance certificate
  • Address proof of the applicant
  • Form 34 attested by vehicle owner and vehicle financer (if the vehicle is purchased on loan)
  • Applicable road tax
  • Registration fee as applicable
  • Vehicle fitness certificate (if required)
  • Form 60 and 61 or PAN Card (if required)

Change of Address in Registration Certificate (RC)

In case there is a change in the vehicle owner’s residence or place of business, the same should be recorded in the RC. To do the same, the following documents are to be submitted to the registering authority:

  • Duly filled Form 33
  • Registration Certificate of the vehicle
  • Attested copy of vehicle insurance certificate
  • Address proof of the registered owner
  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate (attested copy)
  • Form 60 & 61 or PAN Card copy (as applicable)

A No Objection Certificate from the financer is also needed for change of address in the RC if the vehicle has been purchased on a loan.

Re-Registration of Motor Vehicles Brought From Other State to Goa

In case a vehicle owner uses his/her vehicle in another state for a period of more than 12 months, he/she is required to re-register their vehicle in the state where they have moved to. The below-mentioned documents are required for the same:

  • Original Registration Certificate of the vehicle
  • NOC in Form 28 (in duplicate)
  • Duly filled Form 27
  • Duly filled Form 20
  • Address proof (attested copy)
  • Copy of vehicle insurance certificate
  • Copy of Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate
  • Applicable road tax
  • Registration fee as applicable
  • Form 60 and 61 or PAN Card (if required)

In some states, re-registration of vehicles brought from other states is subjected to clearance from the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB).

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Transfer of Vehicle Ownership

The application for transfer of vehicle ownership has to be made to the registering authority where the vehicle is originally registered. Here is the list of required documents needed for the purpose:

  • Original vehicle Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle
  • 2 copies of duly filled Form 29 (one attested copy)
  • Duly filled Form 30 (in duplicate)
  • Vehicle insurance certificate (attested copy)
  • Proof of address (attested copy)
  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate (attested copy)
  • Applicable fee
  • Form 60 and 61 or PAN Card copy (if required)

Transfer of Vehicle Ownership In Case of Vehicle Owner’s Death

In case of death of a vehicle’s registered owner, the application for transfer of ownership has to be made by the legal successor/heir of the deceased vehicle owner. The process requires the applicants to submit the following documents:

  • Original vehicle Registration Certificate (RC)
  • 2 copies of Form 30 and Form 31 with endorsement of the vehicle financer (if the vehicle is under hypothecation)
  • Death certificate of the registered vehicle owner
  • Certificate of succession issued by the competent authority
  • Affidavit by the applicant claiming their right over the property
  • Vehicle insurance certificate
  • Address proof of the applicant
  • Attested copy of Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate
  • Attested copy of Form 60 and 61 or PAN Card (as required)
  • Form 20 – for verification of vehicle

Process To Obtain No Objection Certificate For Other State Vehicles

If the registered vehicle owner intends to migrate to another state and re-register the vehicle in the state where they have moved to, they need to obtain an NOC from the registering authority in whose jurisdiction the vehicle was previously registered. The application for NOC can be made in Form 28 (four copies).

  • Registration of the vehicle (attested copy)
  • Receipt of road tax paid or No dues certificate from the tax collection authority
  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate
  • Vehicle insurance certificate\

Renewal of Vehicle Registration

The registration certificate of a new vehicle remains valid for a period of 15 years post which it should be re-registered with the registering authority where it is currently registered. The process requires the applicant to submit the following documents:

  • Duly filled application Form 25
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate
  • Receipt of road tax payment
  • Vehicle insurance certificate (attested copy)
  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate
  • Applicable registration fee
  • Attested Copy of Form 60 and 61 or PAN Card (as required)

For renewal of vehicle registration, the vehicle needs to be produced to the registering authority for inspection. The inspecting officer will assess the vehicle based on its roadworthiness. After successful verification of documents and vehicle inspection, the vehicle registration will be renewed.

Process To Apply For Duplicate Vehicle Registration Certificate In Goa

If the original Registration Certificate (RC) of a vehicle is lost or misplaced, a duplicate RC can be obtained by making an application to the concerned registering authority. The documents to be submitted along with the application are mentioned below:

  • 2 copies of duly filled Form 26 (one attested copy along with endorsement by the financer if the vehicle is under hypothecation)
  • Original copy of police FIR
  • Vehicle insurance certificate (attested copy)
  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate
  • Proof of address
  • Applicable fee
  • Attested copy of Form 60 & 61 or PAN Card (as applicable)

Goa RTO Locations And GA RTO Codes

GA RTO Locations Goa RTO Codes GARTO Locations GoaRTO Codes
Panaji (North Goa district) GA 01 Panaji GA 07
Margao (South Goa district) GA 02 Margao GA 08
Mapusa GA 03 Quepem GA 09
Bicholim GA 04 Canacona GA 10
Ponda GA 05 Pernem GA 11
Vasco GA 06 Pernem GA 12

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