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.
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
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There are 3 RTOs in Chandigarh, details of which can be found below
|RTO Name||RTO Address|
|RTO Chandigarh||Registering & Licensing Authority, near Municipal Corporation, Sector 17, Chandigarh|
|RTO Chandigarh||SDM (East) Office, CTU Complex, Industrial Area, Phase-I, Chandigarh|
|RTO Chandigarh||SDM (South) Office, Sports Complex, Sector 42, 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-
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
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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-
If the ownership of the used car needs to be transferred from a company to an individual, the below
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.
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-
A new registration number is allotted within
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 –
Below is the list of documents that are required for transfer of car ownership in Chandigarh-
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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.
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.
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.