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Tamil Nadu (TN) RTO
The Tamil Nadu RTO makes certain that the rules of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 regarding road safety and transport are employed strictly in the state. The RTO is directed by the Transport Commissioner and comes within the purview of the Transport Department of Tamil Nadu.
Functions Of The Tamil Nadu RTO
- Driving license – Issuing and renewing driver licenses and driving school licenses
- Vehicle registration – The RTO covers initial registration and renewal of registration of vehicles, ownership transfer, granting fitness certificate for private and transport vehicles.
- Permits – The RTO issues permits for commercial vehicles such as merchandise carriers, passenger buses, cabs, school buses, etc.
- Taxes, fees, and penalties – Collection of road tax, IMV fees, fees for licenses and registration and departmental irregularities penalties, etc. to ensure implementation of transport regulations.
- Inspection of the vehicle at check posts – Inspection of vehicles on the road so that they comply with the conditions set by the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
- Environmental protection – Keeping a check on air pollution due to exhaust fumes from vehicles by regularly scrutinizing Pollution Control (PUC).
- Upgrading the procedure for convenience – RTOs across the country have adopted web-based services for the convenience of vehicle owners.
Process Of Vehicle Registration In Tamil Nadu RTO
According to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 an unregistered vehicle cannot be driven in Tamil Nadu. The owner must apply for registration to the regional transport officer within a week of its purchase providing the following documents:
- The vehicle for inspection
- Properly filled Form 20 with passport size photograph
- Sale certificate and original invoice
- Temporary registration from dealer
- A copy of vehicle insurance policy documents
- KYC documents like PAN card or Aadhar card
- PUC certificate
- Relevant fee and road taxes receipts
Subsequent to inspection and validation of the application the vehicle will be allotted a registration number.
Transfer Of Vehicle Ownership With Tamil Nadu RTO
For transfer of ownership, an application must be submitted to the RTO with approval of both buyer and seller of the vehicle to avoid legal hassles. You need a couple of documents like:
- The vehicle registration certificate
- Necessary forms available at the RTO
- Chassis number
- Copy of the vehicle Insurance policy
- Necessary ID proofs and photographs
- Most recent PUC certificates
- A NOC if the vehicle has to be transferred to a new RTO.
Tamil Nadu (TN) RTO Codes
|RTO LOCATIONS||RTO CODE||RTO LOCATIONS||RTO CODE||RTO LOCATIONS||RTO CODE|
|CHENNAI (WEST)||TN09||TIRUPUR (SOUTH)||TN42||COIMBATORE (CENTRAL)||TN66|
|TINDIVANAM||TN16||UO MANMANGALAM||TN47X||UNIT OFFICE – VALLIOOR||TN72V|
|OMALUR||TN30W||VEDASANDUR||TN57V||RTO ERODE (WEST)||TN86|
RTO, Chennai(Central) – Ayanavaram
Regional Transport Office, Chennai (Central),
No.4, Anderson Road, Ayanavaram,
Phone number – 044-26745959
E-mail – email@example.com
Website – https://tnsta.gov.in
Acquiring A Vehicle Insurance Policy Tamil Nadu
According to the Motor Vehicle Act 1988, it is an offense to drive an uninsured vehicle. An owner can select the mandatory third-party liability only insurance policy that does not provide cover to the owner’s vehicle but safeguards injury and damage to third party persons and property. The vehicle owner can opt for a comprehensive insurance plan that includes wide-range of protection that includes third-party cover as well.
Tamilnadu RTO FAQs
Most frequent questions and answers about Tamil Nadu RTO
1. There are two types of vehicle registration. What are they?
The two types are permanent registration and temporary registration.
- Permanent registration allotted by the RTO.
- Temporary registration is given at the time of purchase by the dealer. It is valid only until a permanent registration is acquired from the RTO.
2. What are the extended forms of the acronyms RC, NOC, PUC, and IMV?
The full forms are as follows:
- RC – Registration Certificate
- NOC – No objection Certificate
- PUC – Pollution Under Control
- IMV – Instant Market Value (of the vehicle in the retail market).
3. I lost my driving license, what shall I do?
You must make a police complaint immediately and provide the same reference to your RTO for the issue of a duplicate driving license.
4. What is the required age for getting a car driver learner’s license in Tamil Nadu?
An individual should have completed the age of 18 years to apply for a car driver’s learner license.
5. What are the documents required for RC Book address change in Tamil Nadu?
The following documents are required for the change of address:
- Intimation of change in address in Form-33 in Duplicate (in Triplicate if it is covered by HP.
- Aadhaar Card
- Certificate of Insurance
- Registration Certificate
- Proof of address (any one of the following):
- LIC Policy
- Pay slip issued by Govt. Office or a Local Body
- School Certificate
- Passport size photo
- Birth Certificate
- Electoral Roll
- Ration Card
- The affidavit is sworn by the applicant before an Executive or First Class Judicial Magistrate or Notary public.
- No objection certificate (NOC) from the Financier (if the vehicle with Hire Purchase)
- Valid Tax
- Valid Pollution under Control Certificate
6. What are the documents required for transfer of ownership of a vehicle from another state to Tamil Nadu?
The owner of the vehicle can apply for the transfer of the ownership of the vehicle from another state; the owner must provide the following documents:
- Application for new registration mark in Form 27
- Notice of transfer of ownership in Form 29
- Application in Form 20
- Application grant of the No Objection Certificate (NOC) in Form 28
- Intimation of an address change in Form 33
- Application for transfer of ownership and intimation in Form 30 (Form 60/61 expect two-wheeler for T.O. only)
- Address proof (any of the following): Ration Card, Electoral Roll or LIC Policy
- Valid pollution under control certificate
- Valid tax
- Passport size photographs
- Evidence for the payment of the entry tax
- Police certificate, Registration Certificate, Insurance Certificate
7. How can I get insurance for my vehicle in Tamil Nadu?
8. How to apply for a duplicate RC Book in Tamil Nadu?
The vehicle’s owner can apply for a duplicate registration certificate in Tamil Nadu by writing an application to the Regional Transport Officer or Motor Vehicle Inspector Grade. The following documents must be provided for the process:
- Application in Form 26
- Certificate of Insurance
- Police Certificate
- Details of tax paid in the last 4 quarters
- Valid pollution under Control Certificate
- Valid Tax of Token
- NOC from the Financer
9. How to renew registration certificate (RC) of the vehicle in Tamil Nadu after 15 years?
For non-transport vehicles, the owner must apply for the renewal of the Registration Certificate after completion of 15 years of the original registration. Here, the registration must be renewed before 60 days of the expiry of the vehicle. The following documents are required to be submitted by the owner to the regional transport officer or motor vehicle inspector grade 1:
- Application form number 25
- Registration certificate
- Emission certificate
- Valid insurance certificate
- Valid tax