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MH Transport and Vehicle Registration Process in Maharashtra

In Maharashtra, a two-wheeler should be registered within 7 days of purchase. The following documents need to be submitted for the registration process: 

  • Form 20 
  • Sales certificate 
  • Form 22 and 22-A 
  • Vehicle purchase invoice for two-wheelers that have a lifetime road tax 
  • Temporary registration 
  • Two-wheeler insurance certificate 
  • Address proof of the owner 
  • Bill of entry for bikes that are imported 
  • Customs clearance certificate 

The vehicle owner should also pay the required taxes and fees for the registration. 

The Maharashtra Motor Vehicles Department has been established to bring into effect the provisions and rules made under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The department setup in accordance with Section 213 of the Motor Vehicle Act aims to facilitate transportation of goods and passengers in the state and provide a range of services related to motor vehicles. It also collects taxes and contributes to the revenue of the state.

Need For Vehicle Registration In Maharashtra

As per law, a vehicle dealer cannot deliver an unregistered vehicle to the buyer. A vehicle must be temporarily/permanently registered before it is handed over to the purchaser. Also, it is prohibited for any person to drive an unregistered vehicle in any public place in India. Similar to vehicle RC, a two wheeler insurance too is mandatory for all two-wheeler vehicles in the country.

MH Transport Temporary Vehicle Registration

Temporary registration is needed for those vehicles that are to be taken for registration from the dealer’s showroom. A temporary vehicle registration remains valid for 7 days. However, its validity can be extended up to 30 days in case of private/non-commercial vehicles. An application for temporary vehicle registration can be made in Form C.R Tem.A to the registering authority in whose jurisdiction an applicant resides or has place of business.

You may also be interested in Two Wheeler Insurance Policy.

MH Transport Permanent Registration of Vehicles

A vehicle must be registered within 7 days (excluding the period of temporary registration) after it is delivered to the buyer. To do the same, the following documents must be submitted to the registering authority along with the application.

  • Form 20
  • Form 21 (certificate of sale) provided by the vehicle dealer
  • Form 22 and 22-A from the vehicle manufacturer (Vehicle roadworthiness certificate)
  • Vehicle purchase invoice (In case of vehicles that attract a lifetime road tax)
  • Temporary registration (if any)
  • Insurance certificate of the vehicle
  • Proof of address
  • Bill of entry (in case of imported vehicles)
  • Receipt of Octroi (if registering the vehicle within municipal limits)
  • Customs clearance certificate (for imported vehicles) along with licence and bond (if applicable)
  • Copy of design approval from the Transport Commissioner (for trailer vehicles)
  • Manufacturer’s certificate for invalid carriage
  • Proof of entry tax payment if the vehicle is purchased outside Maharashtra
  • Payment of applicable fee

Registration of Vehicles Brought From Other State To Maharashtra

A vehicle which is registered outside Maharashtra does not need re-registration if it is used in the state for a period up to 12 months. Exceeding this period, a vehicle must be registered in Maharashtra and a new registration mark must be obtained. To do the same, an NOC should be obtained from the original registering authority along with an NOC from the vehicle financer (if the vehicle is purchased on loan). For registration of vehicles brought from other state to Maharashtra, the following documents are required:

  • Duly filled Form 20 and Form 26
  • Form 33 (to record change in address)
  • Duly filled Form 29 and Form 30 (In case of transfer of vehicle ownership)
  • Duly filled Form FT and Form AT
  • NOC from the original registering authority in Form 28 along with chassis print and financer’s consent
  • An affidavit from the vehicle owner stating that the vehicle is not involved in theft, crime, or accident
  • Receipt of payment of entry tax (for vehicles arrived within 30 months from the date of first registration)
  • Payment of applicable fee
  • Original Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle
  • Vehicle insurance certificate
  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate

Registration for VIP Numbers

Under MMVR 1989 R54, an application for a fancy vehicle number can be made to the registering authority during office hours. Once a special vehicle number is issued to the vehicle owner, the prescribed fee must be paid on the same day between 10.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. If there is more than one application for a specific vehicle number, the allotment of the same will be done by way of auction.

No Objection Certificate (NOC)

To apply for a No Objection Certificate, an applicant must submit the following documents to the concerned vehicle registering authority.

  • 3 copies of Form 28 attested by the registered vehicle owner (with chassis print affixed on each copy)
  • Form 29 (for sale of vehicle)
  • NOC from vehicle financier (if applicable)
  • NOC from the police department (if the vehicle is to be taken to another state outside Maharashtra) stating that no case of theft has been reported involving the concerned vehicle)
  • PUC certificate
  • Vehicle insurance certificate
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate
  • Tax Certificate

Cancellation of NOC

In case the NOC for a vehicle remains unutilised, an application for cancellation of the same can be made through the following process:

  • Original copy of the NOC obtained from the registering authority must be surrendered
  • Certificate of non-utilisation of NOC from the registering authority for whom it was issued
  • An affidavit from the vehicle owner stating that the NOC was not misused
  • Fee of Rs.100 (for all types of vehicles)
  • All other vehicle related documents

Transfer of Vehicle Ownership

In case a vehicle owner sells his/her vehicle to someone else, the transfer of vehicle owner must be recorded with the registering authority within 14 days (in the jurisdiction of the same registering authority) and 30 days (if in the jurisdiction of other authority). For this purpose, the following documents are required must be submitted to the registering authority:

  • Declaration by the seller in Form 29
  • Declaration by the purchaser in Form 30
  • 3 copies of Form 28 (in case the purchaser resides in the jurisdiction of other registering authority)
  • Vehicle PUC certificate
  • Insurance certificate of the vehicle
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate
  • Tax certificate
  • Applicable fee

MH RTO Locations And MHRTO Codes

MH RTO Locations MH RTO Codes MHRTO Locations MHRTO Codes
Mumbai (South) MH 01 Mumbai (West) MH 02
Mumbai (East) MH 03 Thane MH 04
Kalyan MH 05 Raigad MH 06
Sindhudurg MH 07 Ratnagiri MH 08
Kolhapur MH 09 Sangli MH 10
Satara MH 11 Pune MH 12
Solapur MH 13 Nashik MH 14
Ahmednagar MH 15 Shrirampur, Ahmednagar District MH 16
Dhule MH 17 Jalgaon MH 18
Aurangabad MH 19 Jalna City MH 20
Parbhani MH 21 Beed MH 21
Latur MH 23 Osmanabad MH 24
Nanded MH 25 Amravati MH 26
Pune North MH 27 Buldhana MH 28
Yavatmal MH 29 Akola MH 30
Nagpur MH 31 Wardha MH 32
Gadchiroli MH 33 Chandrapur MH 34
Gondia MH 35 Bhandara MH 36
Washim MH 37 Hingoli MH 38
Nandurbar MH 39 Wadi, Nagpur (rural) MH 40
Malegaon, Nashik District MH 41 Baramati, Pune MH 42
Navi Mumbai MH 43 Ambejogai, Beed MH 44
Akluj, Solapur MH 45 Navi Mumbai MH 46
Mumbai North MH 47 Vasai-Virar MH 48
Nagpur East MH 49 Karad MH 50
Nashik MH 51 Ratnagiri district MH 52

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