Used Bike Ownership: RC Transfer Charges, Process, Documents Required and All You Need to Know

Used Bike Ownership: RC Transfer Charges, Process, Documents Required and All You Need to Know

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Used Bike Ownership: RC Transfer Charges, Process, Documents Required and All You Need to Know

A two-wheeler is often the first choice for many, and while buying a new vehicle is often a path many prefer, using a second-hand bike is a better idea for those who want to just simplify their daily commute without burning a hole in their pocket.

If you are buying a used bike, there is a bit of paperwork involved since you are acquiring the ownership of a vehicle that legally belongs to someone else. Thus, it is important to understand the process involved in a used bike’s ownership transfer or RC transfer. 

Documentation Required

In order to kickstart your bike ownership transfer process, you must have the following documents ready with you along with two copies of transferee’s photographs (size 2”x2.5”).

Registration Certificate

This is a mandatory document required in your ownership transfer process. The Registration Certificate of a bike has all the important information like the make, model, state of registration, engine number, chassis number, engine capacity, etc. The seller must produce the vehicle’s registration certificate and hand it over to the new owner along with other necessary documents for the ownership transfer.

PUC Certificate- Pollution Under Control

Yet another important document that the seller needs to give to the new owner, the PUC certificate certifies that the bike in consideration follows all the rules and regulations concerning pollution control.

Insurance and other Insurance Related Documents

As per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, all vehicles should be insured. It is mandatory that the used bike should have insurance coverage, and the policy is in the seller’s name. 

Since the ownership is transferring to the buyer’s name, the insurance policy needs to be transferred to the buyer’s name, which can only occur with a certificate of insurance in place. This certificate is usually given to the policyholder who is then given to the new bike owner. 

Form 29 and No Objection Certificate

The form is a signed document given by the seller of the bike to the new owner stating no discrepancies involved in this transaction. 

On the other hand, if a two-wheeler is being sold within the state, an RTO-provided NOC is mandatory. On the other hand, if the communication is taking place across states, NOC by the seller’s state’s entry tax is required.

Special Cases Document Requirements

In the case of the owner’s death, the following documents are required:

  • Form 31
  • Certificate of Registration
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Death certificate of the registered owner
  • PUC certificate
  • PAN Card or in case of no permanent account
  • Form 60
  • Birth Certificate of the Buyer
  • Signature identification of the (now deceased) seller
  • NOC by the next of kin of the seller
  • Form 20 for vehicle verification
  • RC book
  • Passport size photograph

In the case of Public Auctions

  • Form 32 – Verification of the Ownership of the Vehicle
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Certificate of registration
  • Certificate copy of the central authorities of the bike transfer
  • Form 60
  • Birth proof of the buyer
  • Vehicle Chassis and Engine Number
  • Proof of address
  • RC Book

The Process for Bike Ownership Transfer / RC Transfer for Used Bikes

For the bike ownership, here are the following steps to consider:

  • A buyer should submit an application form with respect to the ownership transfer of the bike. This form needs to be submitted in the same RTO office where the bike was originally registered. 
  • Later, the buyer needs to submit two additional forms – FORM 29 and FORM 30 – at the Regional Transport Office (RTO). As discussed, Form 29 is a No Objection Certificate signed by the seller citing that he/she has no qualms or objections handing over the ownership of the bike to the new buyer. The Form 30 document is the report of ownership transfer of the vehicle. This form needs to be filled by the seller as well as the buyer with defined signatures. 
  • Upon document analysis and completing the RTO’s verification process, the documents will be transferred to the buyer within 14 days. 
  • In case the buyer and the seller live in the same state, the document submission timeline is for 14 days, and in case both parties live in two different states, the timeline extends to 45 days. 

Vehicle Registration Certificate Transfer Charges

In order to receive the ownership, the buyer needs to pay a transfer fee of Rs. 30 to the RTO. However, the RC transfer fee can vary from one RTO to another based on the state.

The entire ownership transfer or RC Transfer for used bikes is a time consuming and tedious process, including multiple visits to the RTO office with lots of paperwork. However, CARS24 Moto takes care of the RC Transfer and takes away the procedural hassle making ownership transfer easier for used bike buyers and sellers.