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The RTO Offices in Karnataka is responsible for governing road transport in the State. Karnataka RTOs were created under the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. There are 66 RTOs in Karnataka that primarily function for the enforcement of the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988. Karnataka RTOs render a variety of services to state residents like driving licences, vehicle registration, trade certificates, interstate, and national vehicle permits, etc. You can visit the Karnataka RTO website to check the vehicle registration number or RTO code of Karnataka and more.

Functions of RTOs in Karnataka

RTOs in Karnataka are responsible for multiple functions. First and foremost, they register motor vehicles. Let’s look at some key functions carried out by the RTOs in Karnataka:


  • Temporarily register a motor vehicle.

  • Re-register a vehicle.

  • Register a new vehicle and offer ‘B-register extract.’

  • Register a change in your address.

  • Renew the certificate of fitness for a transport vehicle.

  • Transfer the ownership of vehicles.

  • Acknowledge and discontinue hire purchase/lease agreement/hypothecation.

  • Offer to convert or alter documents.

  • Refund your lifetime tax.

  • Offer a No Objection Certificate (NOC) as well as clearance.

  • Surrender and release vehicle records.

  • Provide a duplicate certificate of registration.

  • Issue & renew a trade certificate.

  • Renew the registration certificate for personal vehicles (cars, motorcycles, jeeps, etc).

  • Provide a fresh certificate of registration.

  • Cancel and Scrap RC.


Moreover, the RTOs in Karnataka also issue driving and conductor licences, issue permits for goods and passenger vehicles, collect motor vehicle tax and enforce rules and regulations under the MV Act. The Karnataka RTO office further carries out road safety measures and ensures vehicular pollution control.

Karnataka RTO Codes with Office Locations

When locating the nearest RTO in Karnataka, it’s important to know the location and the respective RTO details in Karnataka. Here is the Karnataka RTO list with the office locations and the Karnataka RTO codes for your reference:





RTO Bengaluru (Central)


RTO Raichur


RTO Bengaluru (West)


RTO Koppal


RTO Bengaluru (East)


RTO Bidar


RTO Bengaluru (North)


Bhalki (ARTO)


RTO Bengaluru (South)


RTO Chikkaballapur


RTO Tumakuru


RTO Jnanabharathi


RTO Kolar


RTO Ramanagar




Devanahalli (ARTO)


RTO Mysuru (West)


Tiptur (ARTO)


RTO Mandya


Sakaleshpura (ARTO)


RTO Hassan


Jamkhandi (ARTO)


Sagar (ARTO)


Gokak (ARTO)


RTO Chitradurga


RTO Yelahanka


RTO Davanagere


RTO Nelamangala


RTO Chikkamagaluru


RTO Krishnarajapuram


RTO Udupi


RTO Mysuru (East)


RTO Puttur


Basavakalyana (ARTO)


RTO Belagavi


RTO, A/R & STU, Bengaluru


Bailahongal (ARTO)


RTO, Chandapura, Bengaluru


RTO Dharwad


RTO, R.T.Nagar, Bengaluru


RTO Haveri


RTO, Surathkal, Dakshina Kannada (Dist)


RTO Bagalkote


Madhugiri, Tumakuru Dist. (ARTO)


RTO Karwar


Dandeli Uttara, Kannada Dist (ARTO)


RTO Kalaburgi


Chintamani, Chikkaballapur (ARTO)


RTO Yadagiri


Ranibennur Haveri (ARTO)


RTO Bellari


Ramadurga Belagavi (ARTO)


RTO Hosapete


Bantwala Dakshina Kannada (ARTO)


How to Register a Vehicle in Karnataka?

Without a valid registration of your vehicle, one is prohibited from driving in Karnataka. To complete Karnataka vehicle registration, visit your nearest RTO with the following documents. Ensure to pay the application fees and road tax.

Documents Required for Permanent Vehicle Registration in Karnataka

Make sure you have the following documents handy for permanent vehicle registration in Karnataka :


  • Passport-sized photos of the applicant.

  • PUC (Pollution Under Control) certificate.

  • Duly filled Form 21 (Sales certificate)

  • Duly filled Form 22 (Certificate for roadworthiness from vehicle manufacturer)

  • Documents verifying the age and address of the applicant.

  • Certificate of insurance for the concerned vehicle.

  • If the concerned vehicle is imported, a certificate indicating customs clearance.

  • Duly filled Form 34, in the case of hypothecation of a motor loan.

  • Invoice for the concerned vehicle.

  • Temporary registration number (TRN) of the concerned vehicle.


By submitting your Karnataka RTO vehicle details, you shall be allotted the vehicle registration number by the RTOs in Karnataka and the registration certificate will be sent through speed post. Furthermore, you can now easily gain access to the Karnataka RTO registration numbers list on the official website. By inputting your Karnataka vehicle registration details, you shall find the RTO registration list in no time!

Documents Required for Temporary Vehicle Registration in Karnataka

You can keep the below-mentioned documents ready to complete the temporary Karnataka vehicle registration process:


  • PUC (Pollution Under Control) certificate

  • Address proof such as PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, Passport, utility bill, etc

  • Form 18

  • Duly filled Form 21 (Sales certificate)

  • Duly filled Form 22 (Certificate for roadworthiness from vehicle manufacturer)

  • If the concerned vehicle is imported, a certificate indicating customs clearance

  • Motor insurance policy

  • Road tax

Registration Charges Levied by RTOs in Karnataka

Let’s look at the registration fees levied by the Karnataka RTO office:


  • Fee for standard registration number (two-wheeler): ₹6,000

  • Fee for fancy registration number (two-wheeler): ₹25,000

  • Fee for standard registration number (four-wheeler): ₹25,000

  • Fee for fancy registration number (four-wheeler): ₹75,000

  • Fee for standard registration number (other vehicles): ₹30,000

  • Fee for fancy registration number (other vehicles): ₹75,000

  • Fee for availing smart card facility: ₹200

Transfer of Vehicle Ownership in Karnataka

If you want to legally transfer the ownership of your vehicle, you will have to visit the RTO in Karnataka with the required forms and supporting documents. You can fill out Form 29 and Form 30 to transfer ownership of your motor vehicle where Form 31 is needed for the transfer of ownership due to inheritance. In case the four-wheeler or two-wheeler needs to be transferred due to an auction, you can submit Form 32 at the Karnataka RTO office.

Documents Required for Vehicle Ownership Transfer in Karnataka

  • PUC (Pollution Under Control) certificate.

  • Duly filled Form 29 and Form 30.

  • Duly filled Form 31, in case of transfer due to inheritance.

  • Duly filled Form 32, in case of transfer due to auction.

  • Registration Certificate,

  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the original RTO, if the vehicle has been purchased or sold to another state.

  • Original copy of the vehicle chassis number.

  • Age and address proof of the vehicle owner.

  • Motor insurance policy of the vehicle.

  • Affidavit of the purchase or sale of the vehicle.

  • Proof of succession, in case of transfer to the legal successor.

Transferring Vehicle from Another State to Karnataka

If you have bought a motor vehicle from another state, then you can simply register it in Karnataka by submitting the following documents:


  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the original RTO, if the vehicle has been purchased or sold to another state

  • Duly filled Form FT and Form 27

  • Age and address proof of the vehicle owner

  • PUC (Pollution Under Control) certificate

  • Duly filled Form 29, Form 30 and Form 33, for change of ownership and address

  • Original copy of the vehicle chassis number

  • Motor insurance policy

Contact Details of Karnataka RTO Office

  • Address: Commissioner for Transport and Road Safety, 1st Floor, 'A' Block, TTMC. Building, Shantinagar, Bengaluru - 560027

  • Email: transcom@nic.in

  • Phone No: 080-22210994

  • Fax: 080-22235804

How To Get Motor Insurance in Karnataka?

According to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, it is mandatory to have third-party liability insurance for your motor vehicle in Karnataka. This type of insurance covers you in case you cause damage to a third party or their property. Secondly, depending on how comprehensive the insurance is, the vehicle can also be covered against any damage caused to your own vehicle.


It's possible to purchase insurance online or offline. With a few simple steps, you can purchase an insurance policy for your vehicle. Simply mention the manufacturing year of your car or bike and your contact number to the concerned insurance provider.


You can obtain your vehicle’s motor insurance for either your car or two-wheeler on Bajaj Markets. By opting for the motor insurance policy on Bajaj Markets, you get access to a range of perks like quick claim settlements, cashless facilities across the country, and 24x7 assistance whenever you need it. Get your vehicle insured through Bajaj Markets today!

FAQs on RTO in Karnataka

How many RTO offices are there in Karnataka state?

There are 66 RTO offices in Karnataka state.

How many categories are there in vehicle registration in Karnataka?

There are two categories of vehicle registration in Karnataka: temporary registration and permanent registration.

What is the procedure to get my vehicle insurance in Karnataka RTO?

The Karnataka RTO does not offer vehicle insurance services. To get your vehicles insured, you can visit the official website of Bajaj Markets and explore vehicle insurance plans provided by different insurers.

When do we have to renew our permanent vehicle registration in Karnataka?

The permanent vehicle registration in Karnataka expires in 15 years. You will have to renew your vehicle registration 15 years from the issue date.

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