Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, is one of the biggest car markets, both in terms of new and second-hand vehicles. This is not only because of the vast area that this city covers but also due to the various small towns adjoining it, people from where often visit the tinsel town of the country in search of their dream used
However, often, used car buyers need to hire the services of a middleman to get all the paperwork of ownership transfer sorted. That said, it’s really not a tough job to have the RC of a used car transferred in your name. To start the procedure, all you need to do is to submit all the required documents to the local RTO within 30 days of purchase. Moreover, if the car you’ve brought doesn’t fall in the jurisdiction of any of the Mumbai RTOs, you’ll need to obtain a NOC from the original RTO before starting the process of transfer of ownership.
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There are 8 RTOs spread across Mumbai. They are-
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
There are fairly good chances that the second-hand car that you’ve brought in Mumbai is registered in another state. In such a scenario, you will need to first get the car de-registered in its original RTO and then, follow the below process-
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After you have obtained the NOC from the original RTO, you can start the transfer process of an outside registered car at the local RTO after submitting the required documents, which include –
It may be noted here that the new owner of a used vehicle should be very careful while filling the RTO forms. In case there are sections that aren’t applicable, he should simply put
Once you reach the RTO with all the necessary documents, you’ll have to submit them to the authorities and pay the fees for RC transfer. The entire ownership transfer process will take up to 30 working days to complete. One can check the RC status of a vehicle on the official Government portal by visiting this link.
Once you have received a NOC from the original RTO, you will have to apply for the re-registration of your used car in the RTO in your home area. This can be done by submitting the following documents-
After the submission of the above documents to the RTO, a new registration number is allotted within
In case the second-hand car that has just been bought is registered outside Mumbai, the new owner will be required to pay the road tax to the RTO in his home location to get his car re-registered. This tax is charged based on the original invoice of the vehicle. It may be noted here that the new owner can claim a refund of the original road tax from the original RTO, which is calculated on the age of the vehicle. The documents required to obtain reimbursement include –
Here is a list of official documents that are necessary for the transfer of ownership in Mumbai –
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A.: Basically, the process of RC transfer is nothing but the change of ownership of a car after its original owner sells it to a new person. It has been mandated by the law to change the ownership of the vehicle on its Registration Certificate. The change of ownership is required to make sure that all the legal liabilities are transferred to the new owner of the car.
A.: You can find out the status of your car’s RC online by clicking here.
A. The RTOs in Mumbai can take around 30 working days to complete the ownership transfer process after the submission of all the required documents.
The RC transfer process is nowhere as tough as you might have