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RTO Maharashtra

The Maharashtra state RTO department was founded under section 213 (1) of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The Motor Vehicle is the central act and is applicable throughout the country.

The main job of the RTO Maharashtra is to execute various laws under the motor vehicles act, 1988. The department is headed by Commissioner of transport of Maharashtra.

Functions of RTO Maharashtra

  • Issue Learner license
  • Conduct Driving Test
  • Issue New Driving License
  • Renewal of Issued Licenses
  • Issue Duplicate driving license
  • Temporary registration of vehicle
  • Permanent registration of vehicle
  • Registration certificate renewal
  • Ownership transfer
  • Ownership transfer if finance covered
  • Issue No Objection Certificate
  • Address change
  • Issue duplicate Radio Cab license
  • Renewal/Issuance of Radio Cab license application
  • Tourist Vehicle Permit
  • National Permit or Tourist Permit Authorisation
  • National Permit Grant
  • Lading Bill
  • Specific State Carriage Service Permit
  • Public Carrier National Permit
  • All India Tourist Vehicle Permit
  • Permit for Specific Contract Carriage for Regular Use
  • PTA
  • Special Permit Application
  • Private Service Vehicle Permit
  • Specific Stage Carriage Permit
  • Stage Carriage Services Permit
  • Specific Contract Carriage Permit
  • Temporary Permit
  • Permit for Goods Carriage

Maharashtra RTO Codes with Office Locations

RTO LocationsRTO CodeRTO LocationsRTO Code
Mumbai (South)MH01Mumbai (West)MH02
Mumbai (East)MH03ThaneMH04
AhmednagarMH15Shrirampur, Ahmednagar DistrictMH16
AurangabadMH19Jalna CityMH20
Pune NorthMH27BuldanaMH28
NandurbarMH39Wadi, Nagpur (rural)MH40
Malegaon, Nashik DistrictMH41Baramati, PuneMH42
Navi MumbaiMH43Ambejogai, BeedMH44
Akluj, SolapurMH45PanvelMH46
Mumbai NorthMH47Vasai-VirarMH48
Nagpur EastMH49KaradMH50
NashikMH51Ratnagiri districtMH52

Maharashtra Vehicle Registration Process

To legally drive a motor vehicle in the city of Maharashtra, an individual has to register his vehicle at the nearest RTO from his residence in Maharashtra. The Maharashtra RTO does not allow the use of an unregistered vehicle in the state.

Documents required for registration of new vehicle at Maharashtra RTO

  • Form 20 i.e. form for vehicle registration
  • Form 21 and sales certificate provided by the dealer
  • Form 22 to be issued by the manufacturer stating that the vehicle is in compliance with pollution, standard, safety standard of components and road worthiness.
  • Invoice of the vehicle purchase
  • Insurance policy of the vehicle
  • Address proof document
  • Identity proof document
  • In case of registration of an imported vehicle, invoice has to be provided
  • For registration of a trailer, Transport Commissioner’s approval of the design of the vehicle has to be submitted.
  • For registration of a carriage, manufacturer’s certificate is also required.
  • Temporary registration number
  • Form 34-loan hypothecation charges, if applicable
  • Sales tax clearance certificate to be provided only if the vehicle is brought in Maharashtra and registered in another state.
  • Demand draft of the road tax paid. This can be collected from the dealer if he has already charged you for road tax.
  • Passport size photographs
  • Applicable registration fee Vehicle registration process for new car in Maharashtra
  • Visit the Maharashtra RTO with all the above mentioned documents
  • Submit the above-mentioned documents to the Maharashtra RTO office. Pay the applicable fees.
  • The documents provided will then be processed for verification on the basis of which the vehicle number will be provided. Maharashtra Motor Vehicles Department also allows for registration of vehicles online through

How to do a Re-registration of a vehicle in the state of Maharashtra?

Re-registration of a vehicle in Maharashtra can be done when you have moved from a different state and would want to register your vehicle in the state. The documents required for re-registration of vehicle in Maharashtra as same as above. However, you will also have to submit NOC from your previous registering authority and instead of Form 20, you will have to fill out Form 25.

How to get vehicle insurance in Maharashtra?

Every vehicle that is registered at Maharashtra RTO has to be insured as per the rules of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. An individual can purchase motor insurance online or offline in Maharashtra. Generally, motor insurance is of two types i.e. third party insurance and comprehensive insurance.

  • Third party insurance: Section 146 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 makes the third party insurance mandatory by law in India. In a third party insurance, first party is the vehicle owner/insured. The second party is the company. The third party is any person who can claim compensation for the damages caused by your bike. A third party bike insurance provides coverage for medical expenses in case of bodily injury. It also provides compensation in case of death or physical disfigurement. Third party can also claim for loss of income in case if he/she is not able to work due to the sustained injuries.
  • Comprehensive insurance: It is a combination of third-party and own-damage cover. This type of policy provides coverage against all kinds of damages caused to your vehicle, yourself and any other third-party individual or property. It also provides coverage against for any damages caused due to man-made or natural calamities.