The Jammu and Kashmir Transport Department is responsible for enforcing the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 in Jammu and Kashmir. It also issues permits for vehicles, collects taxes, licenses drivers and helps the public to register their vehicles. You can also get a fitness certificate for your vehicle, renew your Registration Certificate (RC), apply for a duplicate certificate, and transfer the ownership of your vehicle through the transport department.
The Section 39 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, states that no person can ride or drive a motor vehicle and no person who owns a motor vehicle can permit the vehicle to be ridden or driven on public roads unless it is registered first. If you purchase a new vehicle, you have to get your vehicle registered at the district transport office.
You should submit an application form to the district transport office within 7 days from the date of purchasing your vehicle. You need to submit the relevant documents as well. The transport department will verify your documents and register your vehicle. You will be issued an RC once the process is complete.
The documents required to register your vehicle are:
As the registration certificate for private vehicles is applicable only for 15 years, you have to renew the RC after completing 15 years. After that, you need to renew the RC every 5 years. You also need to produce your vehicle for physical inspection at the district transport office. The documents required to renew the RC are:
You can apply for a duplicate RC when your RC is destroyed or lost. The documents required to apply for a duplicate RC are:
You can procure a fitness certificate for your vehicle through the transport department. You need to complete and submit an application form (Form 38) to apply for the certificate. The transport department will issue the certificate only if your vehicle is in good condition, and if it passes certain tests. The following equipment of your vehicle would be tested:
The registration mark on two-wheelers must be displayed parallel to the handlebar on the front and affixed on to the rear of the vehicle on the right-hand side at a distance that does not exceed one metre from the ground. The letters of the registration mark must be in English, and the figures must be in Arabic numerals. The size of the registration plate for two-wheelers must be 200 x 100 mm.
Apart from registering your vehicle, you can avail other services, such as getting a new registration mark and transferring the ownership of your vehicle on another person’s name due to the sale of the vehicle or death of the registered owner. You also can transfer the ownership of a vehicle purchased at a public auction. You can apply for a change of address on your registration certificate. If you are moving to a different state, you can obtain a no objection certificate to register your vehicle in the other state.
|Srinagar||JK 01||Poonch||JK 12|
|Jammu||JK 02||Pulwama||JK 13|
|Anantnag||JK 03||Udhampur||JK 14|
|Budgam||JK 04||Bandipora||JK 15|
|Baramulla||JK 05||Ganderbal||JK 16|
|Doda||JK 06||Kishtwar||JK 17|
|Kargil||JK 07||Kulgam||JK 18|
|Kathua||JK 08||Ramban||JK 19|
|Kupwara||JK 09||Reasi||JK 20|
|Leh||JK 10||Samba||JK 21|
|Rajouri||JK 11||Shopian||JK 22|
You can use the above information to register your two-wheeler, and for other purposes. Before registering your two-wheeler, you need to insure it first. It is also an offence to ride a two-wheeler without a valid insurance cover. You can easily compare quotes and purchase a two-wheeler insurance to meet your needs. You can even enhance the cover by buying a comprehensive plan and attaching optional drivers to it.
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