• Chhattisgarh Transport and Two Wheeler Registration Process

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    All motor vehicles are required to be registered under a Registering Authority in the city/district, by law. The Chhattisgarh Transport Department, to this end, offers vehicle buyers in the city a streamlined and hassle-free process to register their vehicles. Read on to know more about the process to register a two-wheeler in the state of Chhattisgarh.

    Why is Vehicle Registration Necessary?

    The registration of all motor vehicles in India is done by the respective Registering Authority in one’s district. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 makes it mandatory for all vehicle owners to register their vehicles before using it in public.

    Vehicle Registration Procedure for New Vehicles in Chhattisgarh

    Procedure to Register New Non-transport/Private Vehicles in Chhattisgarh

    When you purchase a new two-wheeler, your automobile dealer will also provide you with the certificate of registration for the two-wheeler after you submit the required documents to the dealer. The dealer will then enrol your vehicle online through the ‘Online Dealer Point Registration Process’ option on the Chhattisgarh Transport Department’s official website. The dealer will also pay the required fee and applicable tax online, after which you will be provided with a registration number. Post this, the dealer will submit your documents to the respective RTO for approval. Once your documents have been approved, your Registration Smart Card will be sent to your address.

    Procedure to Register Transport/Commercial Vehicles in Chhattisgarh

    If you wish to register a transport vehicle, also known as a commercial vehicle in Chhattisgarh, you will need to approach the nearest RTO for the same. In the case of transport/commercial two-wheelers, it is necessary to produce the two-wheeler to the inspecting authority before registering the vehicle. Post inspection of the two-wheeler, the inspecting authority will give the clearance certificate, after which you can register your two-wheeler.

    Documents Required to Apply for Certificate of Registration

    The various documents that you need to submit for the certificate of registration are as follows:

    • Duly-filled Form 20 (the imprint of the chassis number and the engine number must be present on this form)
    • Form 21 or the sale certificate that is issued by the automobile dealer
    • Form 22 or the road worthiness certificate that is issued by the vehicle manufacturer
    • An attested copy of the two-wheeler’s insurance policy or the cover note
    • Attested copy of the address proof where the two-wheeler is supposed to be registered
    • Duly-filled Form 34 that is signed by the respective vehicle owner and financier
    • Prescribed registration fee
    • One-time road tax, as applicable
    • PAN card of the two-wheeler owner or Form 60 & 61, based on whichever is applicable
    • Manufacturer invoice or dealer invoice

    Validity of the Certificate of Registration

    Certain points to keep in mind regarding the validity of a registration certificate are as follows:

    • The certificate of registration, once issued, will be valid throughout the country.
    • In the case of private vehicles/non-transport vehicles, the certificate of registration is issued for a period of 15 years.
    • In the case of transport vehicles, the fitness certificate is issued for a period of 2 years. Post this, the vehicle owner will need to get the fitness certificate renewed on a yearly basis from the Registering Authority.

    Procedure to Reissue Certificate of Registration in Chhattisgarh

    Process to Reissue Certificate of Registration due to Change in Address

    In the event of a change in your address, you will need to reapply for the certificate of registration for your two-wheeler. To do this, you will need to approach the closest Registering Authority, i.e. the DTO or RTO.

    Certain documents that you will need to submit when applying for the certificate of registration due to a change of address are as follows:

    • The original certificate of registration
    • Attested copy of the two-wheeler’s current motor insurance policy
    • Duly-filled Form 33
    • Attested copy of the address proof of the two-wheeler owner
    • Attested copy of the Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate
    • Prescribed registration fee
    • Attested copy of the vehicle owner’s PAN card or Form 60 and 61
    • If an endorsement for hypothecation is made in the registration certificate, the two-wheeler owner will also need to submit a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the respective financer

    Process to Reissue Certificate of Registration due to Transfer of Ownership

    In the event of a transfer of ownership of a two-wheeler, the concerned vehicle owner will need to reapply for the certificate of registration by visiting the office of the nearest Registering Authority – DTO or RTO. The documents that will need to be submitted by the two-wheeler owner to reapply for the certificate of registration, in such a case, are as follows:

    • The vehicle’s certificate of registration in original
    • Duly-filled Form 29 and Form 30 in duplicate
    • Attested copy of the new vehicle owner’s address proof
    • Attested copy of the two-wheeler’s insurance policy
    • Attested copy of the two-wheeler’s Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate
    • Attested copy of the concerned individual’s Form 60 and 61 or PAN card, as applicable
    • Prescribed registration fee

    Chhattisgarh RTO Names and Codes

    RTO Name RTO Code
    RTO Raipur CG04
    DTO Dhamtari CG05
    DTO Mahasamund CG06
    ARTO Durg CG07
    ARTO Rajnandgaon CG08
    DTO Kabirdham CG09
    RTO Bilaspur CG10
    DTO Janjgir Champa CG11
    DTO Korba CG12
    DTO Raigarh CG13
    DTO Jashpur CG14
    RTO Ambikapur CG15
    DTO Baikunthpur CG16
    RTO Jagdalpur CG17
    DTO Dantewada CG18
    DTO Kanker CG19
    DTO Balodabazar CG22
    DTO Gariyaband CG23
    DTO Balod CG24
    DTO Bemetara CG25
    DTO Sukma CG26
    DTO Kondagaon CG27
    DTO Mungeli CG28
    DTO Surajpur CG29
    DTO Balarampur CG30

    The Bottom Line

    As a vehicle owner, it is necessary to comply with all the provisions and guidelines of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. It is also necessary for vehicle owners to purchase at least a third-party liability insurance policy for your two-wheeler, as per the same Act. Thus, make sure to do your due research about the different types of two wheeler insurance policies that are offered, the features and benefits of various policies, add-ons offered by different two wheeler insurance companies, and the premium rates for these policies. Once you have selected a particular policy after your research, make sure to purchase it either through an online or offline channel, at the earliest.

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