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    Situated in North India and bordered by Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Haryana, Punjab is the 20th largest state in the country and is on the 16th spot with regard to population or the number of people residing in the state. Punjab is divided into 4 regions, and each region has a dedicated Regional Transport Office that function under the guidelines of Section 68 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The Punjab State Transport Department functions under Section 213 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

    All vehicles that are purchased will need to mandatorily be registered, in order to comply with the laws of the Motor Vehicles Act. Individuals who are looking to get their vehicles registered in Punjab will need to do so with the respective Registering Authority. In Punjab, Registering Authorities oversee and manage several functions including temporary registration of vehicles, permanent registration of vehicles, renewal of the certificate of registration, issuing duplicate certificates of registration, change in residence, termination of hire-purchase agreement, and endorsement of hire-purchase agreement. In this article, we will look at the procedure that you need to follow to register your vehicle in the state of Punjab.

    Listed below are the Regional Transport offices in the state of Punjab and their RTO code where two-wheeler vehicle owners can register their vehicle:

    Listed below are the Regional Transport offices in the state of Punjab and their RTO code where two-wheeler vehicle owners can register their vehicle:

    Location of the RTO RTO code
    Taxis PB 01
    Rajpura PB 39
    Amritsar PB 02
    Rampura Phul PB 40
    Bathinda PB 03
    Sultanpur Lodhi PB 41
    Faridkot PB 04
    Samana PB 42
    Faridkot PB 05
    Samrala PB 43
    Gurdaspur PB 06
    Sunam PB 44
    Hoshiarpur PB 07
    Jalandhar PB 08
    Talwandi Sabo PB 45
    Tarn Taran PB 46
    Ludhiana PB 10
    Amloh PB 48
    Patiala PB 11
    Khamano PB 49
    Ropar PB 12
    Budhlada PB 50
    Sangrur PB 13
    Jhunir/Sardulgarh PB 51
    Ajnala PB 14
    Bassi Pathana PB 52
    Abohar PB 15
    Malout PB 53
    Anandpur Sahib PB 16
    Mukerian PB 54
    Baba Bakala PB 17
    Payal PB 55
    Batala PB 18
    Raikot PB 56
    Bhulath PB 57
    Barnala PB 19
    Balachaur PB 20
    Dera Baba Nanak PB 58
    Dasuya PB 21
    Dhuri PB 59
    Fazilka PB 22
    Gidderbaha PB 60
    Fatehgarh Sahib PB 23
    Jalalabad PB 61
    Garhshankar PB 24
    Jaitu PB 62
    Jagraon PB 25
    Khadoor Sahib PB 63
    Khanna PB 26
    Moonak PB 64
    Kharar PB 27
    Mohali PB 65
    Malerkotla PB 28
    Nihal Singh Wala PB 66
    Moga PB 29
    Shahkot PB 67
    Muktsar PB 30
    Dhar Kalan PB 68
    Mansa PB 31
    Bagha Purana PB 69
    Nawanshahr PB 32
    Dera Bassi PB 70
    Nakodar PB 33
    Chamkaur Sahib PB 71
    Nabha PB 34
    Patran PB 72
    Pathankot PB 35
    Tappa Mandi PB 73
    Phagwara PB 36
    Nangal PB 74
    Phillaur PB 37
    Lehra PB 75
    Patti PB 38
    Ahmedgarh PB 76

    Why is Vehicle Registration Necessary in the state of Punjab?

    Chapter IV of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 specifies that no individual with a motor vehicle, be it a two-wheeler, three-wheeler, four-wheeler, transport vehicle, or private vehicle, will be permitted to drive/ride their vehicle in a public place without having a valid certificate of registration. Thus, it is necessary to get your vehicle registered as soon as you purchase it.

    Documents Required for Vehicle Registration in Punjab

    Documents Required for Temporary Registration

    In order to get a vehicle temporarily registered, vehicle buyers are required to submit the following documents:

    • Sales certificate in Form 21
    • Design approval copy of the STA in case of trailer and semi-trailer vehicles
    • Road worthiness certificate in Form 22/Form 22A that is provided by the manufacturer of the vehicle
    • Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate
    • Valid two wheeler insurance certificate
    • Customs clearance certificate for imported vehicles
    • Vehicle buyer’s proof of address
    • Original sales certificate from the authorities in Form 21 for ex-army vehicles
    • Prescribed fee of Rs.50 will need to be paid for temporary registration or for the extension of a temporary registration, unless exempted
    • Tax as mentioned in the Punjab Motor Vehicles Taxation Act

    Documents Required for Permanent Registration in Punjab

    For permanent registration of a two-wheeler, the concerned individual will need to submit an application for the registration of the vehicle in Form 20 to the Registering Authority. This will need to be done within 7 days from the vehicle’s date of delivery, excluding its period of journey. The application will need to be submitted along with the following documents:

    • Sales certificate in Form 21
    • Road worthiness certificate in Form 22/Form 22A that is provided by the manufacturer of the vehicle
    • Vehicle owner’s address proof
    • Design approval copy from the STA, if applicable
    • Original sales certificate in Form 21 from the concerned authorities, if the two-wheeler is an ex-army vehicle
    • Customs clearance certificate for imported two-wheelers
    • Two-wheeler’s Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate
    • The prescribed fee as per Rule 81 of the CMV Rules, 1989
    • Applicable tax, in accordance with the Punjab Motor Vehicles Taxation Rules/Act

    Assignment of the Registration Number/Registration Mark in Punjab

    Upon receiving the vehicle registration application from a vehicle owner, the Registering Authority will assign a registration number or registration mark that follows a serial order after the assignment of the last registration number.

    In case the two-wheeler owner wishes to reserve or book a VIP registration number, the Registering Authority will assign a VIP registration number of the vehicle owner’s choice after conducting an auction. After the auction, the highest bidder will be allotted the VIP registration number of his/her choice, post payment of the specified fee.

    If a vehicle owner who holds a particular registration number from a previous series, as mentioned in the Sixth Schedule, wishes to retain that registration number for his/her new vehicle, the concerned individual will be charged only half the fee that is fixed for that particular number. The Registering Authority can also allot unutilised special registration numbers to vehicles owned by the State Government of Punjab without charging any extra fee.

    Procedure to Renew the Two-wheeler Certificate of Registration in Punjab

    If a two-wheeler owner wishes to renew his/her vehicle’s certificate of registration, the concerned individual will need to submit an application (Form 25) for the same 60 days before the expiry of the vehicle’s current certificate of registration. The vehicle owner will also need to pay the prescribed fee, as specified in Rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, to the respective Registering Authority along with the following documents:

    • Vehicle’s certificate of registration in original
    • Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate of the vehicle
    • Insurance certificate of the two-wheeler

    Procedure to Obtain Duplicate of the Two-Wheeler’s Certificate of Registration in Punjab

    If a vehicle owner wishes to obtain a duplicate copy of the certificate of registration, the individual will need to submit an application for the same by submitting Form 29, or Form 30 if the vehicle is covered by any financier. The vehicle owner will also need to pay the specified fee to the concerned Registering Authority along with the following documents:

    • Vehicle’s certificate of registration
    • Two-wheeler’s insurance certificate
    • No Objection Certificate (NOC), if the two-wheeler is from another state
    • No Objection Certificate(NOC) from the financier, if applicable
    • Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate of the two-wheeler
    • Vehicle owner’s address proof
    • Affidavit for the purchase/sale of the vehicle from the purchaser/seller

    Procedure to Obtain Two-wheeler No Objection Certificate in Punjab

    If a two-wheeler owner wishes to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) in order to register his/her two-wheeler in another state, the concerned individual will need to make an application for the issue of the No Objection Certificate in Form 28 to the respective Registering Authority that had previously registered the vehicle. The two-wheeler owner will also have to submit the following documents:

    • Vehicle’s certificate of registration
    • Proof of Address

    The Bottom Line

    Given how important it is to register your vehicle with the concerned Registration Authority, it is necessary that you go thrGiven how important it is to register your vehicle with the concerned Registration Authority, it is necessary that you go through the vehicle registration procedure and prepare for the same in order to avoid any hassles after purchasing your two-wheeler. Further, you should also make sure to purchase a two-wheeler insurance policy for your vehicle since all motor vehicles are required to have a valid bike insurance policy at all times, as per the Motor Vehicles Act. While the law only requires you to have a third-party liability insurance policy, it is a smart choice to purchase a comprehensive two-wheeler insurance plan and customise the policy with riders for a more enhanced coverage.

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