• Getting A Fancy Number For Two Wheelers In Tamil Nadu

    Bikes/scooters have become cheaper than ever. Anyone can easily afford to buy a bank with the help of a financier. Considering today’s traffic and road conditions, bikes/scooters are an easy mode of transport for daily work. Bikes are one of the most popular vehicles on which people love traveling for road trips, long bike rides, etc. Bikes/scooters are just not a transport vehicle for the people who are bike enthusiasts. Buying a dream bike is a sense of achievement and a status symbol which they like to flaunt. Likewise, having a fancy registration number which they desire is also one way of showcasing one’s personality. For many a fancy registration number like 8055 (reads as BOSS), 001, 007 (James bond code) and 786 (Islamic number), have to be their vehicle registration number regardless of the cost. The craze for these numbers are so high, that the cost of registration is as high as the cost of the two-wheeler. Politicians, business people, and many others believe that a particular set of numbers or a number which adds up to their one lucky number would bring good omen to them and their profession. So the thought behind getting a fancy number varies from person to person.

    But getting a fancy number today is easy unlike the earlier time. Today all the process of vehicle registration is digitalized and only few paperwork is needed. Hence the process is simplified and anyone can get a fancy vehicle registration number without much hassle. So if you are a resident of the rich in culture, the Tamil Nadu state, here is all you need to know about getting a fancy number for two-wheelers.

    Number plate details for Tamil Nadu:

    For the vehicle registering in Tamil Nadu the state code would be TN and this is the primary identity of the two-wheeler. The next two digits are the numbers assigned to the regional Transport Office of a particular city. If it is a city Tamil Nadu like Chennai the RTO code would be TN -01. There would be many RTOs in the same city so the code also depends on the zones of a city. The next two letters represent the series of registration and the last four digits is the registration number of the vehicle.

    Getting a fancy number in Tamil Nadu:

    The available range of number is from 001 to 9999 and 97 numbers out of these 1000 numbers will be reserved by state government as fancy or VIP numbers. These numbers will not be allocated for general public in the computer process. If you want a fancy number, you have to pay a special allotment fee as mentioned by the RTO authorities and apply for the same.

    Process to follow:

    • Enquire about the last registration number which was allotted the previous day or on any given day. Choose your desired number from the next 1000 numbers in the current running series and submit an application before they call for the next series.
    • When a number that falls before your desired number is sold, the RTO will notify you and you have to submit all the documents as mentioned by the authorities and wait for your number to be allotted to you.
    • If no one else has applied for that number, it will be immediately allotted to you. If more than one person has applied for the same number, then the person who is paying a higher road tax, will be allotted with that number it may be a four wheeler as well. If both the applicants own the same type of vehicle, then the allotment will happen through a lucky draw.
    • On allotment of the number, you have to claim for the number within 30 days of allotment by submitting the documents at the RTO. If you fail to do so, the allotted number will be canceled for your application.

    Registration charges for fancy number:

    For series currently running and next three series Rs.40,000
    For series between 5th to 8th Rs.60,000
    For series 9 and 10 Rs.1,00,000
    For series 11 and 12 Rs.2,00,000

    Registration charges for advance registration numbers:

    Vehicles below 50cc Rs.1,000
    Vehicles above 50cc and three-wheelers Rs.2,000
    Vehicles costing within Rs.4 lakh Rs.10,000
    Vehicles costing above Rs.4 lakh Rs.16,000

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