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    Delhi, officially known as the National Capital Territory (NCT), is an important union territory in India. NCT has a population of around 16.8 million, while Delhi city’s population is estimated to be more than 11 million, as per the 2011 census. The road density of Delhi, which is 2103 km/100 km2, is the highest in India. Personal vehicles are used widely in the union territory, with private vehicles accounting for around 30% of the overall demand for transport, as on 2007.

    The total number of vehicles plying the roads of Delhi has increased rapidly during the past few decades. Thus, the Transport Department of Delhi works to ensure that all vehicle buyers follow the guidelines specified by the Motor Vehicles Act. In addition, the Transport Department is also responsible for levying and collecting the due taxes, registering vehicles, etc. Read on to know the process that you should follow to register your two-wheeler in Delhi.

    Delhi Zonal Office Locations and Codes

    Zonal Office Location Code
    Khebar Pass, Timar Pur Road, Civil Line, Delhi - 54 01
    IP Depot, New Delhi 02
    Sheikh Sarai Authority, New Delhi 03
    Janak Puri, New Delhi 04
    Loni Road, Delhi 05
    Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi 06
    Mayur Vihar Zonal Office, Delhi 07
    Wazir Pur Zonal Office, Delhi 08
    Dwarka Authority, New Delhi 09
    Raja Garden Authority, New Delhi 10
    Rohini Authority, New Delhi 11
    Vasant Vihar Authority, New Delhi 12
    Surajmal Vihar Authority, Delhi 13

    Based on where you reside, you can visit a zonal office that is located in your area of residence or business, if required.

    Why is Vehicle Registration Necessary in Delhi ?

    As per Section 39 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, all motor vehicles, including two-wheelers, four-wheelers, and other types of vehicles, will only be permitted to be driven in a public place after the vehicle has been registered under the respective registering authority. Once a vehicle has been registered, it is necessary for the vehicle owner to carry the original registration certificate and other mandatory documents along with him/her while riding the two-wheeler. Further, the vehicle owner should ensure that a copy of the same documents is kept elsewhere.

    Procedure to Temporarily Register Motor Vehicles in Delhi

    According to the provisions of Section 43 of the Central Motor Vehicles Act, a vehicle can be temporarily registered only if the vehicle owner is transporting his/her vehicle to another state. The maximum validity period of a temporary registration certificate is one month. Temporary registration of motor vehicles is done at the M.L.O. The Transport Department of Delhi has also given zonal offices and certain vehicle manufacturers the authority to provide a temporary registration certificate to vehicle buyers. Temporary registration certificates are commonly known as transit registration since the destination or the place that the vehicle is supposed to reach is also mentioned in the registration certificate.

    Process to Register a New Private/Non-Commercial Two-Wheeler in Delhi

    To register a private two-wheeler, the concerned individual will need to approach the local zonal office. The Transport Department of Delhi has also given authority to automobile dealers to register motor vehicles and to give registration certificates to vehicle owners in order to make the vehicle registration process hassle-free for new vehicle buyers. The documents that will need to be submitted to register a new two-wheeler are listed below:

    • Duly-filled Form 20
    • Form 21/Sales certificate that is issued by the automobile dealer
    • Form 22/Roadworthiness certificate that is issued by the two-wheeler manufacturer
    • Self-attested copy of the address proof at which the concerned individual’s vehicle is to be registered
    • A self-attested copy of the two-wheeler’s insurance certificate or cover note
    • Form 34 that is signed by the owner of the vehicle and the financier, if applicable
    • Applicable registration fee
    • One-time road tax
    • M.C.D. parking fee
    • PAN card or Form 60 and Form 61, based on whichever of the two is applicable
    • Dealer invoice
    • Invoice from the manufacturer

    Procedure for Change of Address in the Registration Certificate in Delhi

    If a vehicle owner wishes to change the address in the registration certificate, he/she will need to provide the following documents to the RTO:

    • Form 33
    • Vehicle’s original registration certificate
    • A self-attested copy of the vehicle owner’s address proof
    • A self-attested copy of the vehicle’s insurance certificate
    • A self-attested copy of the vehicle’s PUC certificate
    • Fee amount of Rs.200 or Rs.300 for the smart card, as applicable
    • A copy of the PAN card or Form 60 and Form 61, as applicable
    • In case a hypothecation has been endorsed in the registration certificate, the vehicle owner will need to provide a NOC from the financier

    *Note: To change your address in the registration certificate, you will need to apply for the same within a period of 14 days from the date of effect, after which a fee of Rs.500 will be charged as a penalty on a monthly basis.

    Procedure to Re-Register Vehicles Brought from Other States to Delhi

    An individual who wishes to re-register their vehicle that is brought from another state to Delhi will need to first obtain a NOC from the Registering Authority under which the vehicle was previously registered. Post this, the concerned individual will need to submit the following documents to get their vehicle re-registered in Delhi:

    • Registration certificate from the previous Registration Authority in original
    • Form 27
    • Form 28 – No Objection Certificate has to be submitted in duplicate
    • Form 20
    • A self-attested copy of the individual’s address proof
    • Self-attested copies of the two-wheeler’s PUC certificate and insurance certificate
    • In the case of commercial vehicles, the vehicle owner will need to submit the challan clearance from the transport department’s enforcement wing and traffic police
    • Applicable road tax
    • Fitness certificate
    • Applicable registration fee
    • Parking fee
    • PAN card or Form 60 and Form 61, as applicable
    • Certificate manufactured regarding the emission norms

    Procedure to Transfer Ownership of a Two-Wheeler in Delhi

    To transfer the ownership of a two-wheeler, the concerned vehicle owner will need to approach the zonal office under which the two-wheeler is registered. The following documents will have to be submitted by the concerned individual:

    • Original registration certificate
    • Duly-filled and attested copy of Form 29
    • Duly-filled copy of Form 30
    • Self-attested copy of the vehicle buyer’s address proof
    • Self-attested copies of the vehicle’s insurance certificate and Pollution Under Control certificate
    • Applicable fee amount
    • Penalty of Rs.500 per month if the vehicle owner does not apply for transfer of ownership within 14 days of purchasing the two-wheeler
    • Attested copy of the PAN card or Form 60 and Form 61, as applicable

    Commercial vehicle owners will need to submit the following documents in addition to the above-mentioned documents:

    • Permit surrender slip issued by the STA branch
    • Tax clearance report
    • Copy of the vehicle’s fitness certificate
    • Challan clearance from the enforcement branch of the transport department and traffic police

    Procedure to Transfer Ownership of a Vehicle In Case of the Registered Vehicle Owner’s Death

    If a registered vehicle owner passes away, the concerned individual’s legal heir will have to submit an application to transfer the ownership of the deceased individual’s vehicle. The legal heir will need to submit the following documents:

    • Vehicle’s original registration certificate
    • Form 30 and Form 31 with an endorsement from the financier, if applicable
    • NOC from the financier, if applicable
    • Death certificate of the registered vehicle owner
    • Survival/succession certificate
    • Affidavit by the concerned applicant stating that other legal heirs are relinquishing their rights to obtain the vehicle
    • Self-attested copies of the applicant’s address proof, PUC certificate, insurance certificate, and PAN card or Form 60 and Form 61, as applicable
    • Verification of the motor vehicle in Form 20

    *Note: A penalty of Rs.500 will be charged if the legal heir does not submit the application within 30 days of the registered vehicle owner’s death.

    Process to Endorse Hypothecation in Delhi

    If you have purchased your two-wheeler on loan from a lender or financier, you will need to make an endorsement for the same in the vehicle’s registration certificate. To do so, you will need to submit the following documents:

    • Vehicle’s original registration certificate
    • Duly-filled Form 34 (two copies)
    • Self-attested copies of the vehicle’s insurance certificate, PUC certificate, and address proof of the registered vehicle owner
    • Applicable fee
    • PAN card or Form 60 and Form 61, as applicable

    Process to Delete Hypothecation in Delhi

    To delete the hypothecation once the loan amount is repaid to the lender/financier, vehicle owners will need to submit the following documents to the respective RTO:

    • Vehicle’s original registration certificate
    • Two copies of Form 35
    • A certificate from the lender/financier stating that the full dues have been retained
    • Self-attested copies of the PUC certificate, insurance certificate, address proof, and PAN card/Form 60 and Form 61
    • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the financier
    • Applicable fee

    Procedure to Register New Commercial Vehicles in Delhi

    New commercial vehicles are required to be registered at the M.L.O. at the headquarters of the Delhi Transport Department. The concerned vehicle owner will need to make an application for the same and submit the following documents:

    • Manufacturer’s invoice
    • L.O.I issued by the S.T.A branch
    • Form 20, 21, and 22
    • Fitness certificate
    • Self-attested copies of the vehicle’s insurance certificate and address proof of the vehicle owner
    • Form 34
    • Applicable registration fee and road tax
    • PAN card or Form 60 and 61, as applicable

    Procedure to Obtain NOC to Re-Register One’s Vehicle in a Different State

    If a vehicle owner wishes to take his/her vehicle to another state and get the vehicle registered in that state, the concerned individual will first have to apply for a NOC from the Registering Authority under which the vehicle was registered in Delhi. The vehicle owner will need to submit the following documents for the same:

    • Application in Form 28
    • Self-attested copy of the vehicle’s registration certificate
    • Proof of road tax paid or no tax due certificate issued by the tax collection authority
    • Vehicle’s insurance certificate and PUC certificate

    Procedure to Obtain Duplicate Registration Certificate in Delhi

    A vehicle owner can apply for a duplicate registration certificate if the original registration certificate has been lost or destroyed. The concerned individual will need to submit the documents mentioned below for the same:

    • Form 26
    • Original copy of the FIR, if the registration certificate was stolen or lost
    • Self-attested copies of the vehicle’s insurance certificate, PUC certificate, and the address proof of the vehicle owner
    • Applicable fee
    • PAN card or Form 60/Form 61
    • Tax clearance certificate
    • Challan clearance certificate from the enforcement wing of the transport department and traffic police

    The Bottom Line

    It is mandatory for all vehicles to have a valid registration certificate. Thus, make sure to go through your state or union territory’s vehicle registration process to ensure that you are familiar with what needs to be done before purchasing a vehicle for yourself. You should also make sure to do your due research about the various types of two wheeler insurance policies that are available in the market to ensure that you purchase a policy that provides you significant coverage at an affordable price.

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