Do you know what the (KL) in a vehicle registration number plate stands for? That is right; they represent the Indian state where the vehicle is registered. i.e. KL refers to a Kerala registration vehicle.
The Regional Transport Office or RTO Kerala register all the vehicles in the state. These RTOs, in turn, are governed by the Motor Vehicle Department or MVD Kerala, under the Government of Kerala.
Implementing the Motor Vehicles Act is one of the important responsibilities of the RTO. As a part of this, RTO Kerala keeps track of Kerala vehicle details like,
vehicle registration and ownership details
issues driver's licenses and maintains records
checks on vehicular emissions
collects taxes and fines
creates awareness of road safety
To make information easily accessible, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is digitalizing operations in RTOs across India. The software is designed and developed by National Informatics Centre.
Vahan is the software to maintain vehicle registration
Sarathi is the software for driver's licenses
Additional information displayed on Vahan
number of vehicle registrations
Similarly, on the Sarathi Dashboard
Driving School Licenses
Given that you have a smartphone in your hands, you can get immediate notifications regarding traffic violations. This is possible due to the digitization of RTOs. Parivahan Kerala is the official Government website through which you can check for vehicle details, driver's license, etc.
Nowadays, fines for breaking traffic rules are issued through e-challans. So, to know if your vehicle has any pending fines, you can check relevant websites like MVD Kerela and Parivahan Or apps like mParivahan and Park+. Under the Parivahan vehicle details Kerala section, all information regarding Kerala registered vehicles is available.
Choose Online Services
Then Vehicle Related Services
Select your State as Kerala
Fill in your car registration number
Select the RTO and
When you observe the Kerala vehicle registration number list, you see a combination of letters and numbers. Let us find out what they represent-
The first two letters represent the state in which the vehicle is registered. i.e. KL = Kerala
The next two numbers give you the detail of the RTO.
Each district has a distinctive code, i.e. KL -07 = Kerala Ernakulam; KL-11 = Kerala Kozhikode
The next set of letters indicates the series of vehicles registered at the RTO
The vehicles initially registered had only 1 letter (A, B, C...); as the numbers increased, two letters also increased (AA, AB, AC...)
The last set of numbers is the unique number of your vehicle.
The format of these vehicle number plates has changed over the years. The format is now the same to bring about standardization in all States and UT of India.
Meanwhile, some States designate the letter G only for Government vehicles. The MVDKerala vehicle details for the KL-15 series indicate they are all issued to the Kerala State Transport Corporation buses. Likewise, you will find other States having their own rules for certain vehicle registrations.
Irrespective of the size (truck, motorbike) or type of vehicle used (private or commercial), RTO Kerala vehicle details have all the information. You can find the manufacturer of the vehicle by just typing in the vehicle registration number. Furthermore, car insurance, Pollution Control Certificate, paid or pending e-challans, and other vehicle-related information is stored.
The Kerala RTO vehicle details are of vehicles registered only in Kerala. While vehicles from other States are authorized to enter Kerala, they are not registered in Kerala. The RTO can only view any information regarding any registered vehicle from other States in Kerala.
The vehicle ownership details in Kerala can be viewed along with the vehicle registration details. For example, the mParivahan app and the Park+ app give you information on the number of vehicle owners. A new car initially shows 1st owner. After a few years, it will show the owner listed as 2nd owner when it is sold.
For privacy and data safety, the owner's full name is not visible in these apps. Only if it is your vehicle, then your full name will be visible.
The tagline SAFE KERALA gives you the main idea of inspiring the functioning of all the RTOs in Kerala.
If you own a vehicle, it is vital to understand how RTOs work so that you do not face any trouble while on the road. Now since you understand how useful apps like mParivahan and Park+ are, you can start using them to save time and unnecessary hassles at the RTOs.
KL 1 District Name- Thiruvananthapuram
KL 2 District Name- Kollam
KL 3 District Name- Pathanamthitta
KL 4 District Name- Alappuzha
KL 5 District Name- Kottayam
KL 6 District Name- Idukki
KL 7 District Name- Ernakulam
KL 8 District Name- Thrissur
KL 9 District Name- Palakkad
KL 10 District Name- Malappuram
KL 11 District Name- Kozhikode
KL 12 District Name- Wayanad
KL 13 District Name- Kannur
KL 14 District Name- Kasargode
KL 15 District Name- Kerala
KL 16 District Name- Attingal
KL 17 District Name- Muvattupuzha
KL 18 District Name- Vadakara
KL 19 District Name- Parassala
KL 20 District Name- Neyyattinkara
KL 21 District Name- Nedumangad
KL 22 District Name- Kazhakkoottam
KL 23 District Name- Karunagapally
KL 24 District Name- Kottarakara
KL 25 District Name- Punalur
KL 26 District Name- Adoor
KL 27 District Name- Thiruvalla
KL 28 District Name- Mallappally
KL 29 District Name- Kayamkulam
KL 30 District Name- Chengannur
KL 31 District Name- Mavelikara
KL 32 District Name- Cherthala
KL 33 District Name- Changanassery
KL 34 District Name- Kanjirappally
KL 35 District Name- Pala
KL 36 District Name- Vaikom
KL 37 District Name- Vandiperiyar
KL 38 District Name- Thodupuzha
KL 39 District Name- Thripunithura
KL 40 District Name- Perumbavoor
KL 41 District Name- Aluva
KL 42 District Name- North Paravur
KL 43 District Name- Mattancherry
KL 44 District Name- Kothamangalam
KL 45 District Name- Irinjalakuda
KL 46 District Name- Guruvayur
KL 47 District Name- Kodungallur
KL 48 District Name- Wadakkancherry
KL 49 District Name- Alathur
KL 50 District Name- Mannarghat
KL 51 District Name- Ottappalam
KL 52 District Name- Pattambi
KL 53 District Name- Perinthalmanna
KL 54 District Name- Ponnani
KL 55 District Name- Tirur
KL 56 District Name- Koyilandi
KL 57 District Name- Koduvally
KL 58 District Name- Thalassery
KL 59 District Name- Taliparamba
KL 60 District Name- Kanhangad
KL 61 District Name- Kunnathur
KL 62 District Name- Ranni
KL 63 District Name- Angamaly
KL 64 District Name- Chalakkudy
KL 65 District Name- Thirurangadi
KL 66 District Name- Kuttanadu
KL 67 District Name- Uzhavoor
KL 68 District Name- Devikulam
KL 69 District Name- Udumbanchola