How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Delhi
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How To Transfer Ownership Of Vehicle in Delhi

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Delhi, the capital city of India, is among the largest car markets in the country. And as is the case almost everywhere else, the market for used cars in New Delhi 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.

Also read – Regional Transport Office

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 Delhi. 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 the Delhi RTO, the new owner will have to obtain a NOC from the original RTO and then start the ownership transfer process.

Also Read – How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Gurgaon

List of RTOs in Delhi

There are as many as 13 RTOs spread across Delhi. They are-

Also read – RTO Forms List

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

Once you have bought a used car, you are required to initiate the ownership transfer process at the local RTO within 30 days of purchase. The process of transfer of ownership comprises various steps, which include-

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)

There is a fair possibility that the used car you have bought would not be registered in Delhi and in such a case, you’ll have to initiate the vehicle ownership transfer by de-registering the car from the origial RTO. This can be done through following procedure- 

  • Request a NOC by submission of Form 28 to the original RTO. Click here to download Form 28.
  • In case the car you’ve bought isn’t registered in any of the RTOs of Delhi, 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 Relevant Documents

Once the NOC has been obtained, the new owner can initiate the transfer process at the local RTO with a required set of documents. If the vehicle ownership is being transferred from one individual to another, the following documents will be required- 

  • 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)

Also Read – Steps to follow to remove Hypothecation from RC

In case the ownership of the vehicle is being transferred from a company to an individual, the following documents will be required-

  • ​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 its letter head ( original)
  • Authorization letter

The new owner should be very cautious while filling the details in the RTO forms. In all sections that aren’t applicable to the case, he needs to simply write ‘N/A’.

Step 3- Submission Of The Documents

After approaching the RTO with all the above documents, the new owner will be required to submit the same to the RTO and pay the fees required for the RC transfer process. The process of transfer of ownership will be completed within 30 working days. For vehicles from outside state, the owner will first receive an NOC, after which he can start with the vehicle re-registration procedure.

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

After receiving a NOC, owners of the vehicle from outside state will have to apply for re-registration in the new state 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

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

Once the above documents have been provided to the new RTO, a new registation number is issued in a few weeks time.

Step 5 – Payment Of Road Tax

For cars that were originally registered outside Delhi, the new owner will have to pay the road tax again to get the vehicle registered in Delhi. The road tax is calculated as per the original invoice of the car. The tax is required to be paid through a DD. Also, the new owner can benefit from getting the road tax paid at the original RTO reimbursed. 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 – RTO Charges for New Car – Road Tax Slabs 2020

Documents Required for Transfer of Vehicle Ownership in Delhi

Seen below is a list of documents that are required for transfer of car ownership in Delhi –  

  • Original  RC
  • Dully filled Form no.29
  • Dully 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 can I transfer vehicle ownership?

Also Read – Vehicle Owner Details Online by Registration Number


Q: What is the process of RC Transfer?

A.: The process of RC transfer is basically the change of ownership of a vehicle once it is sold from the original owner to a new buyer. It is compulsory to get the ownership transferred if you sell your car to someone as it ensures that all the legal liabilities related to a vehicle are transferred to its new owner.

Q: How can you check your RC Transfer status?

A.: One can check the RC status online simply by clicking on this link.

Q: How much time does RC transfer procedure take?

A. The Delhi RTO takes up to 30 working days to complete the ownership transfer process after all the required documents have been submitted.

The process of 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.

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