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About RTO Surat

The Transport Department of the state of Gujarat was founded according to Section 213 of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. It controls the regional transport offices in the state including RTO Surat and is presided by the Transport Commissioner. Surat RTO is responsible for a number of transport services as well as ensuring efficient regulation of traffic in the city by organising routine inspections, tax collection as well as penalty for offences by drivers. If you reside in Surat, you can approach your nearest Surat RTO office to avail any services related to your vehicle.

Functions of RTO in Surat

Surat RTO functions in accordance with the rules laid out in the Indian Motor Vehicles Act and performs several services that can be classified as:

1.Services for vehicle owners

  • Conducting driving tests for those who desire to drive a private or commercial vehicle
  • Issuing learner’s licence, driving licence, international driving licence, motor driving school licence, conductor licence and duplicate licence
  • Renewing driving licence

2. Vehicle registration services

  • Issue temporary registration certificate as well as permanent one, duplicate registration certificate and no objection certificate if vehicle is moving to a different state
  • Transfer of ownership for both private and commercial vehicles
  • Allot and renew trade certificate as well as issue a duplicate copy if required
  • Issue hypothecation or endorsement or termination
  • Issue and renew permits
  • Diplomatic vehicle service
  • Issuance of fitness certificate
  • Address change in registration certificate

3. Revenue collection:

  • Tax on Motor vehicles
  • IMV fee
  • Department cases

4. Conducting thorough investigation of vehicles at the time of registration

5. Conducting routine pollution checks and working towards the safety of the environment by encouraging conversion to CNG or LPG

6. Organising drives and campaigns to address safety on roads and minimising accidents

Surat RTO Office Details

If you want to approach RTO Surat for any transport service, you can access the complete contact details provided below:

RTO Code



RTO Office, Ring Road, Nanpura, Surat, Gujarat – 385001





Office time

10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Types Of Registration Of Vehicles In Surat

You can get your vehicle registered under two categories at Surat RTO office as explained below:

1. When you purchase a vehicle from the car or motorcycle dealer, they might offer you a temporary registration. This is only valid for up to one month after which you need to approach RTO Surat for a permanent registration certificate.

2. Permanent registration certificate is mandatory for every vehicle owner driving on Indian roads. If you are a resident of Surat and found driving without a permanent RC, you could end up being penalised for the offence. Hence, you need to get your vehicle registered at Surat RTO by following the required application procedure.

Getting your vehicle registered in Surat

You can register your two-wheeler or four-wheeler in Surat online by downloading Form 20 from the official website of RTO Surat. It is the most convenient way for vehicle registration. The other option is to visit the RTO office and complete the formalities as instructed. Upon submission of the application, your vehicle will be inspected by a registering officer authorised for the purpose. Once the documents are verified, a permanent registration certificate is allotted to you.

List of Documents for Vehicle Registration in Surat

Here are a few supporting documents that you should keep handy while registering your vehicle in Surat

  • Application Form 20
  • Dealer sales certificate or Form No.2
  • Roadworthiness certificate from the manufacturer or Form no 22
  • Address and Identity proof
  • Vehicle Insurance papers
  •  Bill of custom clearance if your vehicle is imported
  • STA design approval for trailer or semi-trailer vehicles

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FAQs on RTO Surat

  • ✔️My driving licence has expired. Can I renew it?

    It is advisable to renew your driving licence before it expires. Post expiration, your licence becomes invalid and could also lead to a penalty if you are caught driving without it. However, you can renew it by paying for the late fee as prescribed by RTO Surat.

  • ✔️I have shifted to a new house. Can I change the address on my driving licence?

    You need to approach Surat RTO and make the payment for the change in your residential address on your DL.

  • ✔️How can I get duplicate RC in Surat?

    If your RC is lost or stolen, you need to furnish a fresh application at Surat RTO office for a duplicate RC along with the prescribed documents to initiate the process.

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