• Jharkhand Transport and Vehicle Registration Process

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    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.

     

    Why should you register your vehicle?

    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.

     

    How to register a new 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.

     

    Documents required for registering a new vehicle in Jharkhand

    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:

    • Duly-filled application form or Form 20
    • Sales certificate or Form 21 (issued by the dealer)
    • Road worthiness certificate or Form 22 (issued by the manufacturer)
    • Photocopy of a valid insurance certificate of the vehicle (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Photo copy of a valid proof of address (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Duly-signed Form 34 (by the owner and the financier)
    • One-time road tax (if applicable)
    • Form 60 and 61 or photocopy of the PAN card (as applicable)
    • Invoices by the dealer and the manufacturer
    • Proof of payment of parking fees

     

    Documents required to renew the registration certificate in Jharkhand

    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:

    • Duly-filled application form or Form 25
    • Original registration certificate
    • Proof of payment of road tax
    • Photocopy of the insurance certificate (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Photocopy of the Pollution under Control certificate (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Form 60 and 61 or photocopy of the PAN card (as applicable)

     

    Documents required for applying for a duplicate RC in Jharkhand

    You can apply for a duplicate RC if the original one is damaged or lost. The documents required are:

    • Duly-filled application form or Form 26
    • Original copy of the FIR
    • Photocopy of a valid insurance certificate (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Photocopy of the Pollution under Control certificate (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Photocopy of a valid proof of address (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Form 60 and 61 or photocopy of the PAN Card (as applicable)

     

    Documents required for transferring the ownership of your vehicle in Jharkhand

    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:

    • Original registration certificate
    • Duly-filled Form 29 (attested one copy)
    • Duly-filled Form 30
    • Photocopy of a valid insurance certificate (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Photocopy of a valid proof of address of the new owner (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Photocopy of a valid Pollution under Control certificate (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Form 60 and 61 or photocopy of the PAN card (as applicable)

     

    Documents required for transferring the ownership of the vehicle in the event of death

    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:

    • Original registration certificate
    • Original copy of the death certificate (registered owner)
    • Succession or survival certificate issued by the SDM
    • Affidavit by the applicant (confirming the right of possession)
    • Affidavit by the other legal heirs (relinquishing the right of possession in the favour of the applicant)
    • Photocopy of a valid insurance certificate (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Photocopy of a valid proof of address of the new owner (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Photocopy of the Pollution under Control certificate (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Form 60 and 61 or photocopy of the PAN Card (as applicable)
    • Verification of the vehicle (duly-filled Form 20)

    Documents required for transferring the ownership of a vehicle purchased at a public auction

    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:

    • Duly-filled Form 32
    • Form 20
    • Original registration certificate
    • Sales certificate (Form 21) issued by the auctioning department or the certificate of order by the person authorised to conduct the auction confirming the sale of the vehicle
    • Certified copy of the order by the central or the state government authorising the auction
    • Photocopy of a valid insurance certificate (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Photocopy of the Pollution under Control certificate (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Photocopy of a valid proof of address (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Proof of payment of road tax (as applicable)

     

    Documents required for re-registering a vehicle from another state

    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:

    • Original registration certificate (from the other state)
    • Form 20
    • Form 27
    • Form 28 (NOC in duplicate)
    • Photocopy of a valid proof of address (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Photocopy of a valid insurance certificate (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Photocopy of the Pollution under Control certificate (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Fitness certificate of the vehicle (issued by the Board of Inspection)
    • Proof of payment of road tax (as applicable)
    • Form 60 and 61 or photocopy of the PAN card (as applicable)
    • Proof of payment of parking fees
    • Certificate manufactured regarding emission norms

     

    Documents required for applying for NOC to re-register a vehicle in another state

    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:

    • Duly-filled Form 28 (4 copies)
    • Photocopy of the original registration certificate (attested by a Gazetted officer or notary public or MLA or Nigam Parshad)
    • Proof of payment of road tax
    • No-dues certificate by the tax collection authority (if applicable)
    • Valid proof of insurance certificate
    • Valid proof of Pollution under Control certificate

     

    List of RTOs and RTO codes in Jharkhand

    RTO Code RTO Code
    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

     

    The Bottom Line

    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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