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Karnataka (KA) RTO

The Karnataka RTO oversees tasks and projects associated with transportation and road safety and development. It also ensures the implementation of the rules and provisions outlined in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Another task of the Karnataka RTO is the collection of road tax for vehicles registered in the state and tolls from vehicles plying on Karnataka roadways.

Duties of the Karnataka RTO

Karnataka’s regional transport offices handle the implementation of the following regulations.

Driving license – Manages both the practical and theoretical sides of the test to the applicants for driving licenses in the state.

  • Issues different types of licenses like:
    • Learner’s license
    • Driving license
    • Conductor license
    • Driving school license
  • Adds license of different vehicle classes to an existing license
  • Provides approval for renewal of expired driving license
  • Motor vehicle registration
  • Issues registration certificates for different classes of vehicles
  • Approves applications for transfer of ownership of vehicles registered in Karnataka
  • Overlooks approval of applications for change of address
  • Approves addition, continuation, and termination of hypothecation
  • Issues duplicate registration certificate
  • Provides services for the surrender of vehicle registration certificate
  • Issues NOC for transfer of vehicle ownership
  • Provides services for renewal of vehicle registration


  • Overlooks approval of applications for vehicle fitness certificates, including renewals and re-applications.
  • Issues duplicate fitness certificate
  • Overlooks approval of applications for alteration of vehicle
  • Issues permits to commercial vehicles


The Karnataka RTO collects taxes for the following classes of vehicles.

  • Motorcycles – motor scooters, cycles with mechanical propellers
  • Carriages for people with physical handicaps
  • Vintage car
  • Classic car
  • Camper van not used for hire
  • Camper trailers
  • Goods Vehicles – mobile canteen, mobile library van, mobile workshop, mobile clinic, X-ray van, cash van
  • Weight-laden vehicles
  • Construction vehicles
  • Passenger transport vehicles
  • Motor cabs
  • Contract carriages
  • Buses – luxury, sleeper coaches, omnibuses
  • Camper van used for hire
  • Private service vehicles
  • Vehicles owned by schools or used for transport of school children
  • Vehicles owned by other educational institutions
  • Vehicles owned by driving schools
  • Vehicles owned by religious and charitable institutions
  • Ambulances and hearse vans
  • Fire engines, fire tenders, and road water sprinklers
  • Trailers and trailer pumps
  • Motor vehicles mounted with drilling rigs or air compressor
  • Motor cars owned by central government employees, defense personnel, or employees of public sector undertaking

It also collects different amounts of lifetime tax from categories based on the age of the vehicle being registered, its cost, and type.

If a vehicle registered with the Karnataka RTO is being transferred, the RTO refunds taxes based on the time elapsed from the date of registration with the state.


Karnataka’s RTO collects fees for the following services:

  • Driver’s license – all types, new, renewal
  • Registration services for motor vehicles
  • Issuing of permits
  • Issuing of fitness certificates

Inspection of vehicles at check posts – The Karnataka RTO ensures compliance with the regulations of all registered vehicles at its check posts.

Vehicle Registration In Karnataka

Registration of a new vehicle can only be done using RTO login credentials or by an automobile dealer.

  • Login to the portal and fill the requisite form.
  • Print the receipt that is generated upon successful application.
  • Pay the fitness fees online and print a copy of the payment receipt.
  • Enter the fitness details for the vehicle.
  • Pay the IMV fees and BMV taxes online.
  • The details submitted will then be reviewed by the authorities and approved.
  • Once approved, the registration certificate is ready to be printed.

Contact Details of Karnataka RTO

KA-01RTO Bengaluru (Central) 
KA-02RTO Bengaluru (West) 
KA-03RTO Bengaluru (East) 
KA-04RTO Bengaluru (North) 
KA-05RTO Bengaluru (South) 
KA-06RTO Tumkur 
KA-07RTO Kolar 
KA-09RTO Mysore (West) 
KA-10RTO Chamarajanagar 
KA-11RTO Mandya 
KA-12RTO Madikeri 
KA-13RTO Hassan 
KA-14RTO Shimoga 
KA-15ARTO Sagar 
KA-16RTO Chitradurga 
KA-17RTO Davangere 
KA-18RTO Chikmagalur 
KA-19RTO Mangalore 
KA-20RTO Udupi 
KA-21RTO Puttur 
KA-22RTO Belgaum 
KA-23RTO Chikkodi 
KA-24ARTO Bailahongal 
KA-25RTO Dharwad 
KA-26RTO Gadag 
KA-27RTO Haveri 
KA-28RTO Vijayapura 
KA-29RTO Bagalkot 
KA-30RTO Karwar 
KA-31RTO Sirsi 
KA-32RTO Kalaburagi 
KA-33RTO Yadgir 
KA-34RTO Bellary 
KA-35RTO Hospet 
KA-36RTO Raichur 
KA-37RTO Koppal 
KA-38RTO Bidar 
KA-39ARTO Bhalki 
KA-40RTO Chikkaballapur 
KA-41RTO Jnanabharathi 
KA-42RTO Ramanagara 
KA-43ARTO Devanahalli 
KA-44ARTO Tiptur 
KA-45ARTO Hunsur 
KA-46ARTO Sakaleshpura 
KA-47ARTO Honnavar 
KA-48ARTO Jamkhandi 
KA-49ARTO Gokak 
KA-50RTO Yelahanka 
KA-51RTO Electronic City 
KA-52RTO Nelamangala 
KA-53RTO Krishnarajapuram 
KA-54ARTO Nagamangala 
KA-55RTO Mysuru (East) 
KA-56ARTO Basavakalyana 
KA-57RTO, A/R & STU,Bengaluru
KA-58RTO Banashankari,Bengaluru
KA-59RTO Chandapura,Bengaluru
KA-60RTO, R.T.Nagar,Bengaluru
KA-61RTO, Marathalli,Bengaluru
KA-62RTO, Surathkal,Dakshina Kannada (Dist)
KA-63R.T.O Dharwad (East) 
KA-64ARTO Madhugiri,Tumakuru (Dist.)
KA-65ARTO DandeliUttaraKannada (Dist, )
KA-66ARTO TarikereChikkamagaluru (Dist.)
KA-67ARTO, Chintamani,Chikkaballapur (Dist)
KA-68ARTO RanibennurHaveri (Dist)
KA-69ARTO, RamadurgaBelagavi (Dist)
KA-70ARTO BantwalaDakshina Kannada

Contact Details of Karnataka RTO

Office of the Commissioner for Transport,

1st Floor, ‘A’ Block, TTMC Building,

Shantinagar, Bengaluru – 560 027.

Phone number – 080 – 22214900

Whatsapp number – 9449863459

Email ID –

Frequently Asked Questions

1. I want to apply for a driving license in Karnataka. What is the procedure for it?

To get a driving license, you first need to apply for a learner’s license. One month after that, you will be eligible to submit a driving license application. You can do so online on the Parivahan website.

  • Fill in your details, upload the requisite documents.
  • Add your photograph and signature and book your driving license test slot if prompted.
  • Pay the requisite fees and verify the payment status. Once successful, you can print the receipt.

2. I would like to transfer the ownership of my vehicle to another person in Karnataka. How do I do that?

To have your vehicle’s ownership transferred to someone else, visit the Parivahan website. Enter the requisite details online and pay the fee. Take the necessary printouts to the RTO where your application will be processed.