Tripura Transport and Vehicle Registration Process

The Tripura Transport Department functions as a regulatory authority for the movement of private and commercial vehicles in the state. Formed under the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, the transport department ensures implementation of laws and regulations of the Act. Other than offering services such as registration of vehicles, issue of licences, vehicle fitness certificates, and others, it also collects taxes and fines to contribute to the revenue of the state.

Need For Registration of Vehicle In Tripura

As per Section 39 of the Motor Vehicles Act, a vehicle which is not registered with the registering authority is prohibited to be used in any public place in India. Violating the law amounts to an offence punishable under the MV Act. Similarly, a two wheeler insurance too is a mandatory requirement in India.

Procedure for New Vehicle Registration:

For vehicle registration in Tripura, an application has to be made in Form 20 and the vehicle needs to be produced to the registering authority for inspection. The following documents are also to be submitted along with the application

  • Form 21: Sale certificate of the vehicle provided by the vehicle dealer
  • Vehicle insurance document (attested copy)
  • Duly filled and attested Form 34 (attested by vehicle financer if the vehicle has been purchased on loan)
  • Proof of address
  • Road tax as applicable
  • Prescribed vehicle registration fee
  • Fitness certificate of the vehicle (if applicable)
  • Form 60 and 61 or PAN Card (if applicable)

Change of Address in the Registration Certificate (RC)

Any change in the address of the registered vehicle owner must be recorded with the Registering Authority. The below-mentioned documents are to be submitted along with the application.

  • Duly filled application Form 33
  • Vehicle insurance certificate (duly attested)
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate
  • Proof of address
  • Attested copy of Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate
  • Copy of PAN Card or Form 60 and 61 (as required)

If the vehicle is under hypothecation, a No Objection Certificate (NOC) is also required from the vehicle financer.

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

If the owner of the vehicle relocates to Tripura from any other state, he/she will need to re-register their vehicle in Tripura. However, re-registration is not needed if a vehicle is registered in any other state and is used in Tripura for a period up to 12 months. For registration of vehicles brought from other states, the following documents are to be submitted to the registering authority:

  • Vehicle Registration Certificate (in original)
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) in Form 28 (two copies)
  • Duly filled Form 20
  • Duly filled Form 27
  • Attested copy of proof of address
  • Vehicle insurance document
  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate copy
  • Road tax as applicable
  • Applicable registration fee
  • PAN Card or Form 60 and 61 (if applicable)

Note: Re-registration of vehicles registered in another state might be subjected to clearance from the NCRB (National Crime Record Bureau).

Transfer of Vehicle Ownership

If the owner of the vehicle sells his/her vehicle or gives the possession of the vehicle to another person, it is important that the registration of the vehicle is also transferred in the name of the transferee. Failing to do so may lead to difficulties at the time of claiming the insurance. Following is the list of documents needed for the purpose:

  • Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle (in original)
  • Duly filled Form 29 in duplicate (one attested copy)
  • Form 30 (two copies)
  • Attested copy of the vehicle insurance certificate
  • Address proof of the applicant (attested copy)
  • Attested copy of vehicle PUC Certificate
  • Prescribed fee
  • Copy of PAN Card or Form 60 and 61 (if applicable)

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

The vehicle needs to be transferred to the immediate successor in case of death of the registered vehicle owner. The legal heir/successor claiming the possession of the vehicle should submit the following documents to re-register the vehicle in his/her name.

  • Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle (in original)
  • Death certificate of the registered owner of the vehicle
  • Duly filled Form 30 and Form 31 in duplicate with the endorsement of the financer (in case the vehicle is under hypothecation)
  • Certificate of succession (provided by a competent authority)
  • Affidavit by the legal heir/successor stating their legal right over the vehicle
  • Insurance document of the vehicle
  • Proof of address
  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate (attested copy)
  • Form 20 - for vehicle verification
  • PAN Card copy or Form 60 and 61 (if applicable)

Process To Obtain No Objection Certificate For Other State Vehicles

In case the registered owner of the vehicle relocates to Tripura from any other state in India, they must obtain No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the registering authority where the vehicle is currently registered. To apply for the NOC, the vehicle owner has to make an application in Form 28 (four copies) along with the documents mentioned below.

  • Attested copy of vehicle Registration Certificate (RC)
  • No dues certificate from the tax collection authority or the receipt of road tax paid
  • Insurance certificate of the vehicle
  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate

Renewal of Vehicle Registration

The validity of Registration Certificate (RC) for a new vehicle is 15 years. After the validity expires, a vehicle owner must get their vehicle re-registered with the registering authority. The same would require the applicant to produce the vehicle to the registering authority for inspection and submit the documents mentioned below:

  • Form 25
  • Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle
  • Vehicle insurance certificate (attested copy)
  • Road tax payment receipt
  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate
  • Registration fee (as applicable)
  • Attested Copy of Form 60 and 61 or PAN Card (as required)

The vehicle will be inspected by the inspecting officer who will evaluate the roadworthiness of the vehicle. Once the vehicle is inspected and the documents are verified, a new Registration Certificate will be issued to the applicant.

Process To Apply For Duplicate Vehicle Registration Certificate In Tripura

In case the vehicle owner misplaces or loses the vehicle RC, they can apply for a duplicate RC. The application can be submitted to the registering authority along with the following documents:

  • Duplicate copies of duly filled Form 26 along with the endorsement from vehicle financer of the vehicle if it has been purchased on loan.
  • Police FIR copy
  • Attested copy of vehicle insurance document
  • PUC certificate of the vehicle
  • Address proof of the applicant
  • Prescribed fee
  • Copy of PAN Card or Form 60 and 61 (if applicable)

RTO Locations And Codes in Tripura

TRRTO Locations TR RTO Codes
Agartala TR - 01
Kailashahar TR - 02
Udaipura TR - 03
Dharmanagar TR - 04
Ambassa TR - 05

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