The Himachal Pradesh Transport Department plays an important role in enhancing the state economy by improving the efficiency of distributing and accessing goods and services. The department helps you get your vehicle registered, acquire a licence, pay road tax, and avail other services related to transportation.
You should not drive or ride a motor vehicle on public roads in Himachal Pradesh without a valid Registration Certificate (RC) as per the Motor Vehicle Act 1988. Not only do you need to get your vehicle registered but also need to get a valid insurance certificate for your vehicle as well.
You need to visit the local transport office in the jurisdiction of your residence address to register your two-wheeler. You also need to present your vehicle for a physical inspection by the assigned official. There is a set of documents that are required to apply for various services, such as registration, transfer of ownership, and renewing the registration certificate. You will receive the registration certificate through mail once the documents are verified. Read on to learn more about the documents required for each service.
The documents required to register your vehicle are:
The registration certificate for private vehicles is valid for 15 years. You need to renew the registration upon completion of 15 years, and thereafter upon completion of every 5 years. You need to apply for a renewal within 60 days before the expiry date of the original certificate. The documents required to renew the RC are:
You can apply for a duplicate RC if you have lost your registration certificate. The documents required to apply for a duplicate RC are:
When you sell your vehicle or want to transfer the ownership of the vehicle to someone else, you need to inform the Regional Transport Office (RTO). The RTO will issue a new RC in the name of the new owner. The documents required for this process are:
You can apply for a new registration upon removal of your vehicle to another state. You will have 12 months to get your vehicle re-assigned. The documents required are:
You need a NOC to transfer your vehicle from another state to another. If you are transferring your vehicle from Himachal Pradesh to another state, you need to obtain a NOC from the respective RTO in Himachal Pradesh. The documents required to obtain a NOC are:
You need to update your home address on the RC when you change your place of residence. The documents required to update your address are:
Each area in Himachal Pradesh falls under the jurisdiction of a specific RTO. You need to check for the relevant RTO before visiting it to avail any services. Since riding a two-wheeler without insurance is a legal offence, get your vehicle insured before applying for a registration certificate. Read on two-wheeler insurance for the suitable plans that offer sufficient coverage.
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