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Kerala RTO

Kerala RTO was established for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions made under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, considering the development and changes in the Road Transport Technology, Pattern of passenger and freight movements, development of road networks in the state and particularly the improved techniques in the motor vehicles management.

The Kerala RTO has 18 district RTO office which also comes under Motor Vehicles Department of Kerala and is headed by the Transport Commissioner.

Functions of Kerala RTO

  • 1. Enforcement of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, allied acts and rules framed there under

  • A Licenses

    • Conduct test and issue learning license
    • Issue New & Renewal of Driving License
    • Issue of International Driving License
    • Addition of a new class of Vehicle to Driving License
    • Motor Driving School license issuance and renewal
    • Professional Driving Instructor's License issuance and renewal
    • Issue of Conductor's License
  • B Registration of Vehicle

    • Registration Certificate for Motor Vehicles issuance and renewal
    • Transfer of Ownership in Registration Certificate of a Motor Vehicle
    • Entry/Termination of Hire-Purchase/Lease/Hypothecation in R.C. Book
    • Registration Certificate updating
    • Issue Temporary Registration Certificate
    • Issue of No Objection Certificate (NOC)
    • Issue & Renewal of Trade Certificate
    • Issue of Vehicle Fitness Certificate
    • Permits
  • 2. Revenue Collection for the Government

    • Motor Vehicles Tax
    • IMV Fees Collection
    • DA (Departmental Action) Cases
  • 3. Inspection of Vehicles at Check posts

  • 4. Environmental Upgradation

    • CNG/LPG Conversion
    • PUC Testing Centres
  • 5. Road Safety Measures

RTO code of District Transport Offices of Kerala RTO

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ThiruvananthapuramKL01 Kottarakara KL24 Kodungallur KL47
KollamKL02Punalur KL25 Wadakkancherry KL48
Pathanamthitta KL03Adoor KL26Alathur KL49
Alappuzha KL04Thiruvalla KL27 Mannarghat KL50
Kottayam KL05 Mallappally KL28 Ottappalam KL51
Idukki KL06 Kayamkulam KL29 Pattambi KL52
ErnakulamKL07 Chengannur KL30 Perinthalmanna KL53
ThrissurKL08 Mavelikara KL31 Ponnani KL54
Palakkad KL09 Cherthala KL32 Tirur KL55
MalappuramKL10 Changanassery KL33Koyilandi KL56
KozhikodeKL11 Kanjirappally KL34Koduvally KL57
Wayanad KL12 Pala KL35 Thalassery KL58
KannurKL13 Vaikom KL36 TaliparambaKL59
Kasargode KL14 Vandiperiyar KL37 Kanhangad KL60
Kerala KL15 Thodupuzha KL38 Kunnathur KL61
Attingal KL16 Thripunithura KL39 Ranni KL62
Muvattupuzha KL17 Perumbavoor KL40 Angamaly KL63
Vadakara KL18 Aluva KL41 Chalakkudy KL64
Parassala KL19 North Paravur KL42 Thirurangadi KL65
Neyyattinkara KL20Mattancherry KL43 Kuttanadu KL66
Nedumangad KL21Kothamangalam KL44 Uzhavoor KL67
Kazhakkoottam KL22Irinjalakuda KL45 Devikulam KL68
Karunagapally KL23 Guruvayur KL46 Udumbanchola KL69

Address of Kerala RTO office

Transport Commissionarate

Trans Towers

Vazhuthacaud

Thycaud P.O.

Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014

Phone - 0471-2333337

Email - tcoffice@keralamvd.gov.in

Vehicle Registration in Kerala

To register a motor vehicle in Kerala, it is mandatory for an individual to visit the Kerala RTO and submit the necessary documents and pay the applicable application fee. On verification of the documents and inspection of the vehicle by Kerala RTO officials, a registration number is assigned to the applicant. The Kerala RTO has ‘any service any counter’ which means that an individual can avail any transport related service from any counter.

Documents required for vehicle registration at Kerala RTO

  • Form 20 i.e. application form for vehicle registration
  • Form 21 i.e. sales certificate
  • Form 22 i.e. roadworthiness certificate
  • PUC certificate
  • Vehicle insurance certificate
  • Invoice of the vehicle to be registered
  • Age and address proof documents
  • Passport size photographs
  • Customs clearance certificate for registration of an imported vehicle
  • Applicable application fees and road taxes have to be paid
  • Form 34, loan hypothecation, if applicable
  • Design approval has to be obtained for the vehicle

How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle at Kerala RTO?

If a vehicle owner wants to transfer the ownership of his vehicle, then he can do so at the Kerala RTO by submitting the below documents:

  • Application Form 29 and 30
  • PUC certificate
  • NOC obtained from the financer if the vehicle is purchased on finance
  • NOC obtained from the registering authority if the vehicle to be registered has been brought from another state or city.
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Age and address proof documents
  • Affidavit stating the sale and purchase of the vehicle to be registered
  • Applicable application fee

How to get vehicle insurance in Kerala?

You can get vehicle insurance in Kerala online or offline. As per the law, it is mandatory for an individual to obtain a third party insurance that provides coverage against third-party damages. Ideally, it is always a good idea to insure your vehicle with a comprehensive insurance as it provides coverage against damages caused to the vehicle, driver as well as the third party.

FAQs on Kerala RTO

Where can I get a driving license in Kerala?

You can get a driving license in Kerala from the Kerala RTO. To legally drive a motor vehicle in the country, it is necessary for an individual to obtain a driving license.

How to do temporary vehicle registration in Kerala?

Temporary registration of the vehicle will be done by your car/bike dealer on purchase of the vehicle.

Can I do vehicle registration online in Kerala?

No, you cannot do vehicle registration online in Kerala but can download the form online through Kerala Motor Vehicles Department website- mvd.kerala.gov.in/

How to get vehicle insurance in Kerala?

You can get vehicle insurance in Kerala online or offline. As per the law, it is mandatory for an individual to obtain a third party insurance that provides coverage against third-party damages. Ideally, it is always a good idea to insure your vehicle with a comprehensive insurance as it provides coverage against damages caused to the vehicle, driver as well as the third party.

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