The Jharkhand Transport Department is in charge of promoting improved road infrastructure and an enhanced quality of transportation services across the state. The department aims to create a cost-efficient revenue generating system along with enhanced road safety and modern traffic management.
The Section 39 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, states that one can drive or ride a motor vehicle on public roads only after registering the vehicle. It is an offence to ride or drive an unregistered vehicle in Jharkhand.
You need to visit your local zonal office of the transport department to register your vehicle. You can also get your vehicle registered by a licensed dealer who will deliver the vehicle to you after the registration is complete. Once you submit an application form along with required documents and make a payment, you will be issued a fee receipt. You can use the fee receipt as the proof of submission of application until you receive the Registration Certificate (RC). You can collect the RC once the smart card is prepared.
You need to produce your vehicle at the relevant zonal office for a physical inspection by the registering authority while submitting the application. The documents required are:
The registration of private vehicles is valid for a maximum of 15 years. Upon completion of 15 years, you need to re-register your vehicle at the same zonal office where it was initially registered. You also need to produce your vehicle for a physical inspection to check whether the vehicle is fit enough to be used on public roads. The documents required are:
You can apply for a duplicate RC if the original one is damaged or lost. The documents required are:
You can transfer the ownership of your vehicle at the zonal office where the initial registration was done. The applicable fees would include a penalty fees of Rs.100 per month if the transfer of the ownership is not completed within 30 days from the date of death. The documents required are:
In the event of death of the registered owner, the legal heir or the person who legally possess the vehicle can apply for the transfer of ownership to their name. The applicable fees would include a penalty fees of Rs.100 per month if the transfer of the ownership is not completed within 30 days from the date of death. The documents required are:
If you have purchased a vehicle at a public auction conducted by or on behalf of the central or state government, you need to transfer the ownership to your name. The application for the same needs to be submitted within 30 days from the date of possession. The transport department would re-register the vehicle in your name only if it complies with the EURO II norms. The documents required are:
If you are bringing a vehicle to Jharkhand which is registered already in another state, you need to re-register it in Jharkhand. Do remember to bring a NOC from the RTO in the concerned state. The re-registration needs to be cleared by the National Crime Record Bureau. The Jharkhand Transport Department will arrange for the clearance certificate once you submit the application form. The documents required are:
If you want to take your vehicle to another state and get it registered there, you need a NOC issued by the concerned RTO in Jharkhand. The NOC would be issued only clearance from the National Crime Record Bureau. The documents required are:
|Ranchi||JH 01||Chatra||JH 13|
|Hazaribagh||JH 02||Garhwa||JH 14|
|Daltonganj||JH 03||Deoghar||JH 15|
|Dumka||JH 04||Pakur||JH 16|
|Jamshedpur||JH 05||Godda||JH 17|
|Chaibasa||JH 06||Sahibganj||JH 18|
|Gumla||JH 07||Latehar||JH 19|
|Lohardaga||JH 08||Simdega||JH 20|
|Bokaro Steel City||JH 09||Jamtara||JH 21|
|Dhanbad||JH 10||Saraikela-Kharsawan||JH 22|
|Giridih||JH 11||Khunti||JH 23|
|Koderma||JH 12||Ramgarh||JH 24|
Apart from registering your vehicle, you can also avail other services such as applying for a license, paying road tax, and apply for a fancy registration number. Purchase a two-wheeler insurance policy to register your vehicle. It is an offence to ride a two-wheeler on public roads in Jharkhand without a valid motor insurance policy. Compare multiple quotes to purchase a policy that will provide adequate coverage to your vehicle.
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