How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Kolkata
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2 Sep 2019

How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Kolkata

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How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Kolkata

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Overview

Kolkata (aka Calcutta), the capital of West Bengal, is the biggest car market in its region and this is the same for both new and old cars. In fact, the demand for used cars in Kolkata is much higher than that for new cars. This is due to the lower cost and lower depreciation experienced by used vehicles. Like we always say, it’s a wise option to purchase a second-hand car instead of a new one. However, among the most important steps after buying an old car is to get it re-registered in your name.

To start the ownership transfer process in Kolkata, the new owner should submit the relevant documents to the RTO within 30 days of purchase. If the new owner is not a resident of the area in whose RTO the car is originally registered, he’ll be required to obtain a NOC from the original RTO and submit it to the local RTO. In case the process of ownership change isn’t started in 30 days, the new owner has to pay a fine of Rs 500 a month. Many times, the new car buyers use the services of a middleman to get the ownership transferred in their name. They pay extra just to escape the tedious task of RC transfer. However, one can make the entire process much simpler by following the below steps.

List of RTOs in Kolkata

There are 2 RTOs in Kolkata. They are-

RTO Codes – WB – 01, WB – 02, WB – 03, WB – 04, WB – 05

  • Details: Two Wheeler
  • Address: Beltala Road, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Pincode: 700020

RTO Codes – WB – 06, WB – 07

  • Details: Private Vehicle
  • Address: Ruby, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Pincode: 700101

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

Once you have bought a used car, you can initiate the transfer process at the local RTO within 30 days of purchase. The RC transfer process consists of following stages-

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)

In case used car brought by you is not registered in West Bengal, you will need to first de-register the car in its original state and then follow the below process-

  • Obtain a NOC by submitting a duly-filled Form 28 to the original RTO.
  • Also, if the second-hand car you’ve bought is not registered in any of the RTOs of Kolkata, you will have to get a Form 29 from the original RTO.

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

Similarly, in case the used car is not registered in the RTO in your area, you will need to get a NOC from the original RTO before starting the transfer process.

Step 2 – Visit RTO With Required Documents

After obtaining the NOC from the original RTO, you can initiate the transfer process at the local RTO by submission of 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

Step 3- Submission Of Documents

Along with the submission of the above documents, you will need to pay the required fees for RC transfer at the local RTO. The ownership transfer process can take up to 30 working days to get completed. You can check the status of your vehicle’s RC by clicking on this link.

Step 4 – Re-Registration of Vehicle After Interstate Transfer: (In case used car is from a different state)

Like we said, in case your used car is from a different state, you will need to first get it de-registered in the original RTO and then re-register it at your local RTO. In such a case, the following documents will be required for re-registration of the vehicle:

  • 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

After all the above documents are submitted, the RTO will process the same and then allot a new registration number within 30 working days.

Step 5 – Payment Of Road Tax

If the second-hand car that you’ve just bought is not registered in West Bengal, you will need to re-register it in Kolkata and pay the road tax to the local RTO. The payable amount is calculated on the original invoice. You can also claim refund of road tax paid to the original state by submission of following documents. The refundable amount is calculated as per the age of the car.

  • 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

Documents Required for Transfer of Vehicle Ownership in Kolkata

Following are the documents required for transfer of vehicle ownership in Kolkata–

  • Original RC 
  • 2 copy of  Form no.29
  • 2 copy of  Form no.30
  • Copy of valid insurance
  • 2 nos. 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)
  • Form 28 – NOC in case of vehicles from outside address proof PUC certificate, Insurance region/state certificate,
  • Registration Certificate,Tax Certificate) accompanied by prescribed fees.
  • Photo along with finger print of right hand thumb,certified by notary or gazetted officer.
  • In case of foreigners proof of legal presence in India as Valid Passport and Visa, registration and residential permit from police authority and proof of residence.

Also read – How do you transfer car ownership?

FAQs

Q: How do you transfer car ownership in Kolkata ?

A.: Following are the steps needs to be followed in Kolkata for transfer of ownership of the car :
1) Take the printout of form 29 & 30 and get the signature of seller and buyer on it .
2) Arrange supporting documents like RC, insurance, PUC, address proof etc.
3) Deposit requisite Govt. fees for transfer of ownership at concerned RTO  
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 process , collect the physical copy of RC from the RTO.

Q: I have purchased a second-hand car in Kolkata. However, it’s registered in Siliguri. Do I need NOC from Siliguri RTO for this?

A.: Yes, as your car is not originally registered in Kolkata, you need to obtain a NOC from its original place of registration, which, in your case, is the Siliguri RTO.   

Q: I am selling my car which I bought after taking a loan from a bank. Is it mandatory to repay the loan fully before selling it?

A.: Yes, it is mandatory to repay the bank and get the hyphothecation
 removed from the RC before selling the car.

Q: To transfer ownership of car in Kolkata, is it necessary for the registered owner to be available at the time of every transaction of vehicle?

A.: No, physical presence of seller is not required at RTO for the transfer of ownership of vehicle. Physical presence is required only in case where signature of the seller mismatches with the signature sample in the RTO record.

The RC transfer process is not a simple task, which is why many used car buyers pay for the services of a middleman to get the RC transferred in their names. However, CARS24 can help you save thousands of rupees. We not only offer you a great online platform to sell your used car online and get the best price for it but even 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.