Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, is among the biggest car markets in the Southern part of our country. And, as is the case with almost all other car bazaars, the market for used cars in Chennai is substantially larger than the new car market. This is not only due to the lower prices second-hand cars are sold at but also due to the lower rate of depreciation they experience. Hence, for many, it’s a wise move to pick up a used car instead of a new one but it’s often a tedious procedure to get the used car you’ve brought re-registered in your name.
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This is exactly where many used car buyers take the help of a middleman. However, in this post, we will detail the entire process of the car ownership transfer in Chennai. To begin with, one should submit all the documents required for the ownership transfer to the local RTO within 30 days of purchase. Also, in case the car is not originally registered in one of the Chennai RTOs, the new owner will have to obtain a NOC from the original RTO and then start the ownership transfer process.
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There are as many as 12 RTOs spread across Chennai. They are-
Also read – RTO Forms List
After you have purchased a used car, you can start the process of transfer of ownership at the RTO in your area within 30 days of date of purchase. The RC transfer process comprises many steps, viz-
There are pretty good chances that the second-hand car that you’ve brought in Chennai is not registered in the Tamil Nadu state. In such a case, as a new owner, one will be needed to get the car de-registered in its original RTO and then, follow the below process-
Also read – What is Form 28, 29, 30, 35 of RTO?
Once the NOC has been obtained, the new owner can approach the RTO with the following documents-
The new owner should film all the forms carefully and simply write ‘N/A’ in the non-applicable sections instead of leaving them blank.
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The new owner of the used car should next submit all the above documents to the RTO and pay the required fee. Once the NOC is obtained from the original RTO, the new owner can start the procedure of re-registration at the new state.
Following are the documents required for re-registration:
After submitting the above documents, the newly issued registration number is allotted in a few weeks.
If the used car is from a different state, the used car buyer needs to pay the road tax again, which is calculated based on the original invoice. The new owner will have to pay the road tax through a demand draft. Please note that the new owner can claim reimbursed of earlier road tax by submitting the
The reimbursement is based ot the age of the vehicle.
Also Read – Guidelines to get NOC of the vehicle
Following are the documents required for transfer of vehicle ownership in Chennai–
A.: Following are the steps needs to be followed in Chennai for transfer of ownership of the car :
1) Take the printout of form 29 & 30 and get the signature of seller and buyer on
2) Arrange supporting documents like RC, insurance, PUC, address proof etc.
3) Deposit requisite Govt. fees for
4) Submit the application form along with supporting documents and fees deposit receipt
5) Process completion will take approx 15 days time.
6) After completion of the
A.: To transfer ownership of
A.: Yes, it is mandatory to repay the bank and get the hyphothecation
removed from the RC before selling the car.
A.: Physical presence of seller is not required at RTO for the transfer of ownership of
The RC transfer process is definitely not an easy ask. No wonder then that many people pay for the services of a middleman to get the job done by paying him thousands of rupees. However, CARS24 not only offers you a fantastic online platform to sell your used car online and get the best price for it but also takes care of all the necessary documentation, including the ownership transfer, absolutely free of cost. You can use our used car valuation tool to find out the correct resale value of any car on sale in India.