How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Bangalore
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How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Bangalore

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Bangalore is easily the most modern town in South India. The capital city of Karnataka is home to various tech giants and serves as the residence for techies from all over the country. This also makes the Bangalore a hot market for used car buyers, who prefer a second-hand vehicle over a new one due to the higher affordability and the lower depreciation. No wonder, then, that there is a huge demand for used cars in Bangalore.

Also read – RTO State Codes of India

While buying a used car over a new one has many advantages, one needs to understand that it is of utmost importance for new owners of a second-hand car to get the RC transferred in his name as soon as he purchases the vehicle. This will save him from a lot of legal trouble that might crop up at a later stage. It’s also mandated by the law to submit application for ownership transfer at the local RTO in Bangalore within 30 days of purchase of the vehicle.

Also Read – How to transfer ownership of vehicle in Pune

RTOs in Bangalore with Details

In Bangalore, there are eight RTOs-

Also read – Vehicle Registration Form List

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Apply for Transfer Of Vehicle Ownership in Bangalore

Once a pre-owned hand car is brought, the new owner is required to apply for a change of ownership at the local RTO within 30 days of buying the vehicle. It may be noted here that the process for ownership transfer can be different if the seller and buyer live in the jurisdiction of different RTOs.

In case the seller and buyer of a used vehicle reside in the same RTO area, then the application of the change of ownership should be submitted at the RTO where the car is registered. In case the seller and buyer live in different RTO areas, then a clearance certificate is required from the RTO where the car is originally registered in. After this, the new buyer needs to apply for the transfer of ownership at the RTO in whose jurisdiction the buyer’s residence is located in.

Step 1 – Procure The No Objection Certificate (NOC) From The Traffic Department: (Required only if seller and buyer resides in different RTO area)

As there are many RTOs in Bangalore, there are high chances that the used vehicle you have bought is registered in an RTO different from the one in whose jurisdiction your residence is located in. In such a case, you need to get a NOC from the original RTO and for this, one needs to apply for de-registration of the vehicle at the original RTO and submit a duly-filled Form 28

Also read – What is Form 28, 29, 30, 35 of RTO?

Step 2 – Visit The RTO With Required Documents

Once the NOC has been obtained from the RTO where the car was originally registered, the following documents are required to initiate the RC transfer at the local RTO-

  • Original RC  
  • 2 nos. of duly filled & signed Form 29 
  • 2 nos. of duly filled & signed Form 30 
  • Copy of valid insurance
  • Copy of valid pollution under control certificate
  • Copy of address proof of buyer ( voter card/ passport/ telephone(BSNL/MTNL)/electricity bill/ aadhar/ Govt bank Account/ Registered Rent agreement)
  • ID proof  of the seller
  • 1 passport size photo of Buyer 

Also Read- How to remove hypothecation from RC after car loan termination

Step 3- Submission Of The Documents

In the next step to transfer ownership of a car in Bangalore, the new onwer needs to provide all the documents to the local RTO and pay the required fees for RC transfer. In cases of an inter-state transfer of ownership, one needs to even apply for re-registration after getting the car de-registered at the original RTO and obtaining a NOC for ownership transfer. One can check the RC status of a vehicle on the official Government portal by visiting this link.

Step 4 – Vehicle Re-Registration After Interstate Transfer: (Required if the vehicle is from different state)

Following are the documents required for re-registration:

  • Original RC from another state
  • Form 20
  • NOC from previous RTO
  • Form 27
  • Form 33
  • Attested copy of address proof
  • Attested copy of the valid driving license of car owner
  • Attested copy of PUC Certificate
  • PAN Card, Form 60, or Form 61
  • Passport-size photos of the applicant
  • Lending bank NOC if the vehicle is under a loan

The RTO will take a maximum of 30 working days to process the above documents.

Step 5 – Payment Of Road Tax

If the used car you’ve brought has been registered in a different state, you’ll have to get get the car de-registered and obtain a NOC. Next, you’ll have to approach the local RTO and submit all the documents and pay the road tax, which is calculated as per the vehicle’s original invoice. The road tax has to be paid through a demand draft. The new owner can also obtain a reimbursement of the original road tax from the original RTO, which is calculated as per the age of the vehicle. The following documents need to be submitted to obtain a refund-

Also Read –Procedure for obtaining NOC at RTO

  • Application for road tax refund
  • Updated and signed Form 16, which is essentially the applicant’s salary certificate from the employer
  • Copy of the new registration certificate
  • Copy of the old registration certificate
  • Insurance policy with new registration number
  • Proof of ID
  • Address proof

Also Read – Car Registration Charges in India – RTO Charges for New Car

Documents Required for Transfer of Vehicle Ownership in Bangalore

One needs to submit the following documents to the local RTO for the transfer of vehicle ownership in Bangalore-

  • Original RC
  • Two nos. of  Form 29
  • Two nos. of  Form 30
  • Copy of valid insurance
  • Copy of address proof of buyer
  • Copy of valid pollution under control certificate
  • Copy of G.I.R./Pan no. or Form no. 60/Form no. 61 (in case of cars only)
  • NOC from the bank if vehicle was on loan or under hypothecation
  • Clearance certificate from parent RTO if it is car and buyer’s address is in different RTO jurisdiction
  • Traffic challan clearance certificate if there is traffic fine is there  
  • Company NOC if the seller is a company

Also read – What is the procedure to change ownership of vehicle

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I have purchased a used car in Bangalore . I have only rent agreement as address proof of mine in Bangalore . Will the rent agreement will work as address proof? 

Ans: Yes, you can have the vehicle ownership transferred using the rent agreement as an address proof for the ownership transfer.

Q:Can I drive a second-hand vehicle in Bangalore without RC transferred to my name?

Ans: The procedure of vehicle ownership transfer is compulsory once you have purchased a used vehicle. The RTO in Bangalore needs the transfer process to be initiated within 30 days of purchase of a second-hand vehicle, failing which one needs to pay a late fee of Rs 500 a month. The RC transfer is necessary to ensure that all the legal liabilities are transferred to the new owner of the car.

Q: How can you check your RC Transfer status?

Ans: You can check the status of your vehicle’s Registration Certificate (RC) online by clicking on this link.

Q: How much time does RC transfer procedure take in Bangalore?

Ans: The RTOs in Bangalore can take up to 30 working days to complete the ownsership transfer process.

While buying a used car over a new one makes a lot of sense, it’s true that the registration transfer process comprises several steps and is often a time-consuming procedure. Therefore, many people pay a middleman for getting the RC transfer done. However, you can escape all this hassle in case you sell your used car to Cars24. We not only provide you with an amazing platform to sell your second-hand car online and get the best price for it, but even take care of all the paperwork absolutely free of charge. Furthermore, you can even check out our used car valuation tool to find out the accurate resale value of a used car on sale in India.

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