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    The department of transport in Karnataka operates according to the norms and laws defined in the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. The department focuses on the implementation of rules and regulations formed under the Act. It also facilitates various city friendly transport and vehicle related services in the state such as registration of vehicles, issuance of driving licenses, and more. In recent years, the Karnataka transport department has made significant strides into digitalising transport related services so that citizens can get reliable and efficient assistance in terms of their vehicle and transport related needs.

    Karnataka Transport and Vehicle Registration Process in India
    Karnataka Transport and Vehicle Registration Process

    Vehicle Registration Details in Karnataka

    The Motor Vehicles Act clearly prohibits anyone from driving a vehicle in a public place without a valid vehicle registration. Therefore, it is pertinent for a vehicle owner to get their vehicle registered in order to freely use their mode of transport in the state.

    Services Offered By Karnataka Transport Department

    • Temporary vehicle registration
    • Permanent vehicle registration
    • Renewal of RC
    • Issue of duplicate RC (Registration Certificate)
    • Recording change in address of the vehicle owner in the RC
    • Endorsement of hire-purchase of the vehicle
    • Cancellation of vehicle hire-purchase agreement

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    Documents Required For Temporary Vehicle Registration

    • Proof of address (PAN Card/Aadhaar Card/Electricity Bill)
    • Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate
    • Customs Clearance Certificate (In case of imported vehicles)
    • Form 18 of KMVR
    • Sales Certificate in Form 21
    • Form 22- Road worthiness certificate from vehicle manufacturer
    • Design approval copy of STA (For Semi Trailer or Trailer vehicles)
    • Sales Certificate of the vehicle from the authorities in Form 21 (In case of ex-army vehicle)
    • Vehicle Insurance certificate
    • Payment of applicable tax and fee

    Permanent Registration of Vehicle

    An application for permanent registration of a vehicle can be made in Form 20 to the RTO. This must be done within a period of 7 days from the date of vehicle delivery. Following is the list of documents to be submitted along with the application:

    • Proof of address (PAN Card/Aadhaar Card/Electricity Bill/Ration Card)
    • Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate
    • Customs Clearance Certificate (In case of imported vehicles)
    • Sales Certificate in Form 21
    • Form 22- Road worthiness certificate from vehicle manufacturer
    • Design approval copy of STA (For Semi Trailer or Trailer vehicles)
    • Sales Certificate of the vehicle from the authorities in Form 21 (In case of ex-army vehicle)
    • Vehicle Insurance certificate
    • Applicable fee as per the CMV Rules, 1989

    Vehicle Registration Number Allotment

    Once the vehicle registration application is submitted, the registration mark is allotted by the registering authority according to Rule 80 of the CMV Act. The number will be electronically generated based on the running series.

    Allotment of Fancy/VIP Vehicle Registration Number

    A fancy number cannot be obtained through the normal vehicle registration process. The transport authority keeps aside a list of numbers from each series and allocates the same through an auction. The numbers are classified into a few categories and a minimum base price has been set for each category. Applicants may pay the minimum base price and submit their applications at the RTO. The numbers will then be allotted to the highest bidders.

    Transfer of Vehicle Ownership

    • If you sell your vehicle and wish to transfer the vehicle legally to another person, you can make an application for vehicle transfer in Form 29 and Form 30.
    • In case the vehicle is transferred due to inheritance, an application must be made in Form 31. For vehicles transferred through a public auction, an application has to be made in Form 32. Following documents are needed to be submitted at the RTO:
      • A copy of the original chassis number
      • RC (Registration Certificate)
      • Vehicle Insurance Certificate
      • Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate
      • Identity proof
      • Proof of address
      • Applicable fee

    Recording or Cancellation of Vehicle Hypothecation

    An application can be made in Form 34 for hypothecation of a vehicle. For cancellation of hypothecation, an application can be made in Form 35. Here are the documents to be submitted along with the application:

    • A copy of the chassis number
    • Registration certificate (RC) of the vehicle
    • Insurance certificate of the vehicle
    • Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate
    • Applicable fee

    Change of Address in Registration Certificate

    In case there is a change in the residential address of the vehicle owner, it must be duly recorded in the RC book. To do the same, an application is required to be made in Form 33 along with the below-mentioned documents:

    • NOC from the financer (If the vehicle is bought on finance)
    • Copy of Vehicle RC (Registration Certificate)
    • PUC (Pollution Under Control Certificate)
    • Address proof
    • Applicable fee must be paid

    Issue of Duplicate RC Book

    In case the Registration Certificate (RC) of a vehicle is lost, an application for duplicate RC can be made in Form 26. The below-mentioned documents are to be submitted along with the application:

    • Police FIR copy
    • Address proof of the vehicle owner
    • NOC (No objection Certificate) by the financer (if the vehicle has been purchased on loan)
    • Vehicle Insurance Certificate
    • Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate
    • Applicable fee

    Registration of Vehicle Brought From Other State

    If you need to use the vehicle in another state for a period of more than one year or need to transfer the vehicle RC from another state to Karnataka, you will need to submit the following documents. You may also have to produce the vehicle for inspection.

    • Application in Form-FT and Form 27
    • Chassis print copy
    • No Objection Certificate (NOC) in Form 28 from the RTO where the vehicle was originally registered
    • Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle
    • Address proof of the vehicle owner
    • Vehicle Insurance Certificate
    • Pollution Under Control Certificate
    • Form 29, 30 or 33 to be filled and submitted to record change in the address
    • Form No. 29 and 30 or 33 are needed to be furnished for change in ownership and address in the RC

    Issue of NOC (No objection Certificate) For The Vehicle

    The following documents are required to obtain a NOC from the RTO in case the vehicle needs to be transferred to another state.

    • Application in Form 28 with Chassis print (3 copies)
    • Clearance certificate from police
    • Address proof of the applicant
    • Insurance certificate
    • Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate

    Karnataka RTO Codes and Locations

    KA RTO LOCATIONS KA RTO CODE KARTO LOCATIONS KARTO CODE
    Koramangala KA01 Bellary KA34
    Rajajinagar, Bangalore KA02 Hospet KA35
    Indiranagar, Bangalore KA03 Raichur KA36
    Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore KA04 Koppal KA37
    Jayanagar, Bangalore KA05 Bidar KA38
    Tumkur KA06 Bhalki KA39
    Kolar KA07 Chikkaballapur KA40
    Kolar Gold Fields KA08 Kengeri KA41
    Mysore KA09 Ramanagar, Bangalore KA42
    Chamrajnagar KA10 Devanahalli, Bangalore KA43
    Mandya KA11 Tiptur, Tumkur district KA44
    Madikeri KA12 Hunsur, Mysore District KA45
    Hassan KA13 Sakleshpur, Hassan District KA46
    Shimoga KA14 Honnavar, Uttara Kannada District KA47
    Sagar KA15 Jamkhandi, Bagalkot District KA48
    Chitradurga KA16 Gokak, Belgaum District KA49
    Davangere KA17 Yelahanka, Bangalore KA50
    Chikmagalur KA18 Bannerghatta, Bangalore KA51
    Mangalore KA19 Nelamangala, Bangalore District KA52
    Udupi KA20 K.R.Puram, Bangalore KA53
    Puttur KA21 Nagamangala, Mandya District KA54
    Belgaum KA22 Mysore KA55
    Chikkodi KA23 Basavakalyan KA56
    Bailhongal KA24 Shantinagar, Bangalore KA57
    Dharwad KA25 Banashankari KA58
    Gadag KA26 Chamrajpet, Bengaluru Dist - 560019 KA59
    Haveri KA27 R.T. Nagar, Bengaluru District KA60
    Vijapura KA28 Marathahalli KA61
    Bagalkot KA29 Surathkal, Mangalore KA62
    Karwar KA30 Hubli - 580026 KA63
    Sirsi KA31 Madhugiri, Tumkur District - 572132 KA64
    Kalaburagi KA32 Dandeli - 581325 KA65
    Yadgir KA33 Tarikere, Chikmagalur District KA66

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