RTO Thiruvananthapuram is located in Kerala and is governed by the Motor Vehicle Department of the state government. The RTO code for the Thiruvananthapuram region is KL 01. However, there are sub-regional RTO offices in Thiruvananthapuram whose RTO codes are KL 15 (for KSRTC) and KL 22 (Kazhakoottam). Visit the official website for more information regarding RTO Thiruvananthapuram.
The RTO office provides road safety assistance and traffic regulation for both commercial and private vehicles. It is also responsible for conducting driving tests for issuing Learner's Licenses (LL) and Driving Licenses (DL) which can be revoked if the driver fails to adhere to the traffic rules.
Functions of Thiruvananthapuram RTO
The RTO is responsible for providing all road and transport-related services such as:
Issuance and renewal of Learner's License, Driving License, and International Driving License.
Issuance of a Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate and a Registration Certificate (RC) for private and commercial vehicles.
Enforcing traffic rules and ensuring road safety.
Issuing challans in cases of road safety violations.
Collecting road tax and Motor Vehicle tax such as registration and license fees.
Granting travel permits to goods carriers and commercial vehicles.
How to Register a Vehicle at Thiruvananthapuram RTO
As per the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988, every vehicle in India needs to be registered with the concerned state's Motor Vehicles Department.
Failure to register your vehicle with the respective state government is illegal and punishable by fine and imprisonment. Any unregistered vehicle cannot be driven anywhere in India. And an application for registering a vehicle should be made within 7 days of purchasing the vehicle.
To register your vehicle permanently, follow these steps:
Visit the RTO Thiruvananthapuram office where you'll be required to fill out and submit a set of application forms for your vehicle registration such as:
Form 20: Application for Motor Vehicle Registration.
Form 21: Certificate of Sale
Form 22: Certificate of Compliance with Pollution and Safety Standards & Roadworthiness
Original and copy of insurance papers.
Identity and address proof such as a PAN card and an Adhaar card and their self-attested copies.
Form 60: Declaration Form for persons who don't have a PAN Card.
Customs clearance certificate, license, and bond in the case of an imported vehicle.
Temporary registration certificate, if any.
After submitting all the necessary documents, the RTO officer will conduct the verification.
Once all the documents have been verified and approved, you will receive your RC and number plate.
How to Renew Registration for a Vehicle at Thiruvananthapuram RTO?
Every vehicle in India is bound to renew its vehicle registration after completing 15 years since the first registration. The registration certificate expires after 15 years and hence requires to be renewed.
The concerned RTO office conducts an inspection of the vehicle to check its fitness for the road before issuing a renewal. The application for RC renewal shall be filed not more than 60 days before its expiry.
Documents required for filing for vehicle registration renewal are:
Form 25: Application for renewal of vehicle registration certificate.
Certificate of registration
Valid Insurance certificate
Proof of road taxes paid up to date.
Vehicle owner's ID and address proof.
Signature of the vehicle owner.
How to Transfer Vehicle Ownership at Thiruvananthapuram RTO?
In case of sale, gift, or inheritance, the ownership of the vehicle needs to be transferred from the seller/giver to the buyer/receiver. Transfer of vehicle ownership is also required in the case of the purchase of a vehicle at a public auction.
The process of transfer of ownership is regulated by the RTO, and the application needs to be filed along with the following documents:
Form 29: Notice of transfer of vehicle ownership (in case of sale)
Form 30: Application of intimation of vehicle ownership transfer (in case of sale)
Form 31: Application for transfer of ownership of a vehicle (in case of the owner's death)
Form 32: Application of ownership transfer (in the case of a purchase from a public auction)
Registration Certificate of the vehicle whose ownership has to be transferred.
No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the registered authority.
Vehicle insurance papers
Proof of address and ID
Death certificate (in case of owner's death)
Proof of succession (in case of the owner's death)
Declaration by the applicant and the deceased owner's legal heirs.
Verification of the vehicle by the RTO officer.
Certificate of sale confirmation by the authorised person (in the case of the auction)
A certified copy of the Central Govt or State Govt.'s order responsible for organising the auction
How to Check Thiruvananthapuram RTO Information on Park+?
You can easily browse through the Park+ app to find all the necessary information regarding RTO centres, car insurance, vehicle registration, DL services, etc.
To check RTO information on the Park+ app follow these steps:
Download the Park+ app.
Open the app and click on 'Login'.
Enter your mobile number and click on 'Send OTP'.
Enter the 'OTP' and click on 'Verify OTP'.
Navigate to 'Services', and click the 'View all' option.
To check your vehicle information from this screen, follow the below steps:
Enter your 'Vehicle Number' at the top of the page.
Click on 'Search' to check Vehicle Information.
To find your nearest RTO from the Services screen, follow these steps:
To find your nearest RTO, go back to the all services screen.
Scroll down to the 'Find near you' section.
Click on 'RTO Centre'.
You can also use these services from your mobile phone by downloading the Park+ app.
The app offers a range of services to make your life easier, from locating your nearest RTO centre.