• List of Regional Transport Offices in Maharashtra

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    Following the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, the Government of India set up Regional Transport offices across the country. These offices across the country have databases that store the registration numbers of vehicles and vehicle users in the state and in the jurisdiction. In addition, Regional Transport Offices carry out procedures such as issuance of driving licenses to vehicle users, learner’s licenses, road tax payments, and carry out verification of the vehicle owner’s insurance documents and pollution under control certificate.  

    For vehicle users and owners in the state of Maharashtra, he/she need needs to be registered in the RTO in his/her jurisdiction to legally drive in the state. The vehicle owner needs to have a valid driving license as well as a registration certificate of the vehicle to legally drive. Regional Transport Offices in Maharashtra carry out re-registration processes (if the owner has shifted to Maharashtra), registration of commercial and transport vehicles that will be driven in the state, and transfer of ownership of the registration certificate of the vehicle.  

    Services offered by Regional Transport Offices in Maharashtra 

    Listed below are the services carried out by Regional Transport Offices across the state of Maharashtra:  

    • Regional Transport Offices conduct the written test for the learner’s license and the practical driving test for the permanent driving license.  
    • Issuance of the learner’s license and the permanent driving license if the candidate clears the test.  
    • Renewal of a learner’s license and driving license.  
    • Issue of a duplicate learner’s license and driving license.  
    • Registration of a vehicle in its jurisdiction.  
    • Re-registration of a vehicle if the vehicle owner has shifted to the state of Maharashtra from another state.  
    • Transfer of ownership in the case of second-hand vehicles.  
    • Issue of the No Objection Certificate if one wishes to change his/her address on the driving license and the registration certificate.  
    • Issuance of vehicle permits for commercial, transport, and tourist vehicles.  
    • Issuance of No Objection Certificate if the vehicle owner wishes to shift the registration to another Regional Transport Office in the state or to another state.  
    • Issuance of road tax certificate and collection of payments.  

    List of Regional Transport Offices in Maharashtra 

    To get the above-listed procedures done, vehicle users and owners in the state of Maharashtra have to visit the RTO in their jurisdiction. The RTOs spread across Maharashtra are listed in the table below:  

    Regional Transport Offices in Maharashtra  RTO code 
    Mumbai (South)  MH01 
    Thane MH04 
    Mumbai (East)  MH03 
    Mumbai (West)  MH02 
    Kalyan  MH05 
    Ratnagiri  MH08 
    Sindhudurg  MH07 
    Raigad  MH06 
    Kolhapur MH09 
    Pune MH12 
    Sangli  MH10 
    Satara MH11 
    Solapur MH13 
    Nashik MH14 
    Shrirampur, Ahmednagar District  MH16 
    Ahmednagar MH15 
    Dhule MH17 
    Jalna City  MH20 
    Jalgaon MH18 
    Aurangabad MH19 
    Parbhani  MH21 
    Osmanabad  MH24 
    Beed  MH21 
    Latur  MH23 
    Nanded  MH25 
    Buldana  MH28 
    Amravati  MH26 
    Pune North  MH27 
    Akola  MH30 
    Yavatmal  MH29 
    Wardha  MH32 
    Gadchiroli  MH33 
    Chandrapur  MH34 
    Gondia  MH35 
    Hingoli  MH38 
    Bhandara  MH36 
    Washim  MH37 
    Nandurbar  MH39 
    Wadi, Nagpur (rural)  MH40 
    Malegaon, Nashik District  MH41 
    Navi Mumbai MH43 
    Baramati, Pune  MH42 
    Ambejogai, Beed  MH44 
    Akluj, Solapur  MH45 
    Vasai-Virar  MH48 
    Navi Mumbai  MH46 
    Mumbai North  MH47 
    Karad  MH50 
    Nagpur East  MH49 
    Ratnagiri district  MH52 
    Nashik MH51 

    Vehicle owners and users in the state of Maharashtra should know that the above-listed RTO locations are the districts, and in each district, there are several RTOs carrying out required processes for vehicle owners and users. To get a learner’s license, driving license, vehicle registration certificate, No Objection Certificate, or renew their license or apply for a duplicate driving license, the individual has to identify the RTO in his/her jurisdiction. The individual can carry out the above-mentioned processes at the RTO in his/her area, and not any RTO in the state of Maharashtra. If the candidate has shifted his/her registration, then he/she will have to get the No Objection Certificate from the RTO in his/her jurisdiction for the address changed to another RTO in the state.  

    News About Maharashtra RTO

    • RTO vehicles in Maharashtra to install cameras

      The Maharashtra state government has instructed RTO vehicles to install cameras along with Digital Video Recorder (DVR) machines when authorities take action against vehicle drivers who are carrying a load beyond the permissible limit. The authorities have to ensure they get a recording of the overloaded vehicle, and the action being taken, for future use. Another instruction provided by the state is for RTOs to file an FIR with respect to motorists who are carrying load over the permitted limit, under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.

      Under section 113 and section 114 of the Motor Vehicles Registration 1988, action can be taken against freight vehicles carrying excessive load. When caught, drivers can offload the excess goods and pay a fine to the RTO officials. The case can be taken up at the court if the driver refuses to pay the fine. The RTO authorities or the flying squad will be in charge of taking action against overloaded vehicles. They would be required to carry portable weighing machines to weigh the goods and estimate the load on the vehicle.

      22 February 2019

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