How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Chandigarh

How To Transfer Ownership Of Vehicle in Chandigarh

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How To Transfer Ownership Of Vehicle in Chandigarh

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Chandigarh, one of the UTs and the capital city of Punjab as well as Haryana, is one of the largest car markets in the region. Of course, as it is in most parts of the country, the market for used cars in Chandigarh is larger than the new car bazaar. Most of this is owing to the higher affordability and lower depreciation of second-hand vehicles. These factors lure many into picking up a used car over a new one. However, it’s often a Herculean task to get the ownership of the vehicle changed.

Also read – What does RTO stand for ?

While a used car buyer might be tempted to use services of a middleman to save time and energy, it should be noted that the complete procedure of vehicle ownership transfer in Chandigarh is nowhere as hard as one might think it to be. To start the procedure, one simply has to submit all the required documents to the RTO within 30 days of buying the car. Also, in case the second-hand car is not originally registered in Chandigarh, a NOC from the RTO of the place where it is registered needs to be procured and submitted to the Chandigarh RTO

Also Read – How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Gurgaon

List of RTOs in Chandigarh

There are 3 RTOs in Chandigarh, details of which can be found below

RTO NameRTO Address
RTO ChandigarhRegistering & Licensing Authority, near Municipal Corporation, Sector 17, Chandigarh
RTO ChandigarhSDM (East) Office, CTU Complex, Industrial Area, Phase-I, Chandigarh
RTO ChandigarhSDM (South) Office, Sports Complex, Sector 42, Chandigarh


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

After a used car has been purchased, the buyer needs to apply for the RC transfer to his name at the local Chandigarh RTO within 30 days of buying the car. Following steps should be followed for the process of ownership change-

Step 1 – Procurement of No Objection Certificate (NOC) From The Traffic Department: (Required if seller and buyer of used car reside in different RTO area)

Chances are that the used car you have just acquired isn’t registered in the RTO in whose area your residence is located in. In such a case, you will be required to start the entire process of ownership transfer by de-registering the car from the original RTO through following procedure- 

  • Request a NOC by submission of Form 28 to the original RTO. Click here to download Form 28.
  • If the used car you’ve just bought is not registered in any of the RTOs of Chandigarh, you’ll be required to procure a Form 29 from the original RTO.

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

Step 2 – Visit RTO With Required Documents

After the procurement of the NOC from the original RTO, the new owner can get the transfer process initiated at the local RTO through submission of the relevant documents. In case the ownership of the car needs to be transferred from one individual to other, these documents will be needed- 

  • Original RC 
  • Dully filled Form no.29
  • Dully filled Form no.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)
  • Bank NOC and 2 nos of form 35 ( In case vehicle was under loan or hypothecation)

If the ownership of the used car needs to be transferred from a company to an individual, the belowlisted documents are need-

  • ​Original RC  
  • 2 nos. of duly filled & signed Form no.29 
  • 2 nos. of duly filled & signed Form no.30 
  • 2 nos. of Form no. 35 duly filled & signed by registered owner 
  • A certificate from financier (Bank) for having retained full dues 
  • 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/Adhar /Govt  Bank account) 
  • NOC from the company on its letter head ( original)
  • Authorization letter

Also Read – Car Loan Hypothecation

Step 3- Submission Of The Documents

In the next step, the buyer of the used car should submit all the above-listed documents to the RTO and also pay the required fee. After obtaining the NOC from the previous RTO (if applicable), the owner can go ahead with initiating the procedure of re-registration.

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

After receiving the NOC from the original RTO, you need to apply for the re-registration of your used car at the local RTO by submitting the following documents-

  • 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

A new registration number is allotted within few weeks of submission of the above documents.

Also Read – Step By Step Guide to Get NOC for Car

Step 5 – Payment Of Road Tax

If the used car is registered outside Chandigarh, the new owner is required to pay the road tax to the local RTO and get his car re-registered. The payable amount is calculated as per the original invoice. Also, the new owner can claim a refund of the road tax paid to the original RTO. The refundable amount is calculated on the basis of the age of the vehicle. The documents required to obtain reimbursement include –

  • 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 Chandigarh

Below is the list of documents that are required for transfer of car ownership in Chandigarh-  

  • Original  RC
  • Duly filled Form no.29
  • Duly filled Form no.30
  • Copy of valid insurance
  • Copy of valid pollution under control certificate
  • Copy of Residential Certificate (voter card/ passport/ telephone/electricity bill/ ration card) etc. attach any  two  attested copies.
  • Crime Report of N.C.R.B.

Also read – How do you transfer ownership of a car?

Also Read – How to Find Vehicle Owner Details Online by Registration Number


Q: What is the process of RC Transfer?

A.: The entire procedure of RC transfer or vehicle ownership transfer is basically an officially endorsed change of ownership of a vehicle once it is sold from the original owner to a new buyer. RC transfer is mandatory as it ensures that all the legal liabilities related to a vehicle are transferred to its new owner.

Q: Is it necessary that the registered owner has to be available at the time of every transaction of vehicle?

A.: No, it is not necessary for the registered owner to be present. He can provide a letter of authority to another person with their signatures, who can then deposit the file/ documents in the office.

Q: Is it possible to transfer the vehicle along with Hypothecation Termination?

A.: No.

Q: Can the transaction of the Registration Certificates be locked in the RTO’s database, in case of vehicle theft? 

A.: Yes, in case of vehicle theft, the owner can request to lock the registration record in the database of RTO so that no one can illegally transfer the ownership of that vehicle.

The process of RC transfer of ownership isn’t as tedious as many think it is. However, it does involve several steps and this might get bothersome to all those who have a busy schedule. This is especially worrying if you’re selling your car to someone and are unsure if the ownership transfer has been done or not. This is exactly where we, at Cars24, come to your rescue as we not only provide you with a platform to sell your used car online and get the best price for it but even get all the documentation, including RC transfer, done totally free of cost. You can even check out our second-hand car valuation tool to find out the right resale value of any car on sale in India.