• Goa Transport and Vehicle Registration Process

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    The Goa Transport Department was established to enforce the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, the Goa Motor Vehicles Act, 1976, and the rules under both of these acts. Their main aim is to educate the public of their individual rights related to traffic laws and about the procedures associated with the services rendered by the department.


    Major functions of the Goa Transport Department

    The major functions and services carried out by the department are:

    • Enforcing the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act
    • Collecting taxes and fees
    • Issuing driving licenses
    • Registering motor vehicles
    • Granting regular and temporary permits to vehicles


    Why new vehicles should be registered?

    The Motor Vehicles Act 1988 states that no person can drive or ride a motor vehicle on public roads without registering the vehicle. It is also an offence to drive or ride a motor vehicle without a valid motor insurance policy.


    How to register a new vehicle in Goa?

    You need to submit an application form at the local transport office to register your vehicle. You also need to produce your vehicle at the office for a physical inspection by the inspecting authority. You need to submit specific required documents to complete the registration process. You will be given a receipt or a slip for the fees you pay. You can use the slip as a proof of registration until you receive the registration certificate.


    Documents required for registering your vehicle in Goa

    • Duly-filled application (Form 20)
    • Sales certificate (Form 21)
    • Road worthiness certificate from the dealer (Form 22)
    • Valid insurance certificate
    • Proof of address
    • One-time road tax (if applicable)
    • Duly-signed form 34 and attested copy of the GIR No/PAN No (if the vehicle was purchased on hypothecation)


    Documents required for renewing your RC in Goa

    • Duly-filled application (Form 25)
    • Original registration certificate
    • Receipt of paid road tax
    • Valid insurance certificate
    • Certificate of Pollution under Control (PUC)

    List of RTOs and RTO codes in Goa

    RTO Code RTO Code
    Panaji (North Goa district) GA 01 Panaji GA 07
    Margao (South Goa district) GA 02 Margao GA 08
    Mapusa GA 03 Quepem GA 09
    Bicholim GA 04 Canacona GA 10
    Ponda GA 05 Pernem GA 11
    Vasco GA 06 Dharbandora GA 12


    The Bottom Line

    It is easy and convenient to register your two-wheeler in Goa. Ensure to keep all the relevant documents ready before you submit an application form. Insure your vehicle before you apply for a registration certificate. Choose a two wheeler insurance plan that suits your budget and meets all your insurance needs.

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