How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Mumbai
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21 Aug 2019

How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Mumbai

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How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Mumbai

Team CARS24
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Overview

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 car. Hence, it’s not surprising that the market for used cars in Mumbai is much bigger than that for the new ones.

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.

Also Read – How to Transfer Ownership of Vehicle in Gurgaon

List of RTOs in Mumbai

There are 8 RTOs spread across Mumbai. They are-

  • Tardeo RTO ( Mumbai central) – MH01
  • Andheri RTO (Mumbai west) – MH02
  • Wadala RTO (Mumbai east) – MH03
  • Thane RTO – MH04
  • Kalyan RTO – MH05
  • Borivali RTO – MH47
  • Panvel RTO – MH46 
  • Vashi RTO – MH43

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

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-

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 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-

  • 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 Mumbai, you will have to get a Form 29 from the original RTO.

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

Step 2 – Visit RTO With Required Documents

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 –

  • 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

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 a ‘N/A’ instead of leaving the section blank.

Step 3- Submission Of Documents

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.

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

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-

  • 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 the submission of the above documents to the RTO, a new registration number is allotted within few weeks.

Step 5 – Payment Of Road Tax

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 –

  • 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 Mumbai

Here is a list of official documents that are necessary for the transfer of ownership in Mumbai –  

  • 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 do you transfer ownership of a car?

FAQs

Q: What is the process of RC Transfer?

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.

Q: How can you check your RC Transfer status?

A.: You can find out the status of your car’s RC online by clicking here.

Q: How much time does RC transfer procedure take in Mumbai?


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 though it to be. However, it surely involves many steps, which might become an issue for those who have a busy schedule. To save the day, we, at Cars24, not only offer you a great platform to sell your pre-owned car online at the best possible price but even get all the documentation, such as the RC transfer, done free of cost. You can also visit our used car valuation tool to get to know the correct resale value of any car in India.