Rto Services

What is RTO?

The full form of RTO is Regional Transport Office. It is also known as Regional Transport Authority (RTA). It is a government-owned organisation that maintains the driver and vehicle database across the country. RTO also provides various driver and vehicle-related services to the citizens, and functions under the guidelines of The Motor Vehicles Act.


RTO Code List: State-wise list of RTO codes and their RTO websites
Each Indian state has a different RTO code, and the same can be seen on the vehicle registration number plates. It helps to easily identify the Regional Transport Office at which the vehicle was registered.

The following table denotes the list of RTO codes and their respective RTO official websites.

State Code Official website
Andhra Pradesh AP https://www.aptransport.org/
Assam AS https://transport.assam.gov.in/
Chhattisgarh CG https://cgtransport.gov.in/
Gujarat GJ http://rtogujarat.gov.in/
Himachal Pradesh HP https://himachal.nic.in/transport
Jharkhand JH http://jhtransport.gov.in/
Kerala KL https://mvd.kerala.gov.in/
Maharashtra MH https://transport.maharashtra.gov.in
Meghalaya ML http://megtransport.gov.in/
Haryana HR https://haryanatransport.gov.in/
Karnataka KA https://transport.karnataka.gov.in/
Madhya Pradesh MP https://transport.mp.gov.in/
Manipur MN https://manipur.mygov.in/group/department-transport/
Mizoram MZ https://transport.mizoram.gov.in/
Odisha OD http://odishatransport.gov.in/
Punjab PB https://olps.punjabtransport.org/
Sikkim SK https://www.sntd.in/
Tripura TR https://transport.tripura.gov.in/
Uttarakhand UK https://transport.uk.gov.in/
Telangana TS https://transport.telangana.gov.in/
Arunachal Pradesh AR http://arunachalipr.gov.in/?page_id=343
Bihar BR https://state.bihar.gov.in/transport/CitizenHome.html
Goa GA https://goatransport.gov.in
Rajasthan RJ https://transport.rajasthan.gov.in/content/transportportal/en.html#
Tamil Nadu TN https://tnsta.gov.in
Uttar Pradesh UP http://uptransport.upsdc.gov.in/en-us/
West Bengal WB https://transport.wb.gov.in/
Nagaland NL https://mvd.nagaland.gov.in/
RTO code of Union Territories (UT)
Similar to states, each Union Territory has a different RTO code. You can refer to the following table for the codes of Indian Union Territories and their respective websites.

Union Territory Code Official Website
Andaman and Nicobar Islands AN http://db.and.nic.in/mvd/
Lakshadweep LD https://lakshadweep.gov.in/department-of-road-transport/
Chandigarh CH http://chdtransport.gov.in/
National Capital Territory of Delhi DL https://transport.delhi.gov.in/home/transport-department
Dadra and Nagar Haveli DN http://dnh.nic.in/Departments/Transport.aspx
Puducherry PY https://transport.py.gov.in/
Daman and Diu DD https://daman.nic.in/rtodaman/default.asp
Leh-Ladakh LA https://leh.nic.in/e-gov/online-services/
Jammu and Kashmir JK https://jaktrans.nic.in/
Functions of RTO
RTO functions under the guidelines of The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and offers vehicle and driver-related services. Apart from Driving Licence and vehicle registration services, the Regional Transport Office is also responsible for providing a plethora of services. The functions of the RTO pertain to the following points.

Driving Licence

Vehicle registration

Vehicle inspection

Collection of tax


Vehicle-related documents

Pollution control measures

Road safety measures

Vehicle owner details by number plate

Here are more details of the various RTO functions.

Driving Licence
An RTO is not just responsible for the issuance of the Driving Licence (DL). There are several other DL-related functions that are performed by the office, some of which are listed below.

Conducting Learner’s Licence (LL) and Driving Licence tests.

Issuance of LL and DL.

Renewal of Learner’s and Driving Licence.

Issuance of International Driving Licence.

Issuance/renewal of licence for driving instructors and motor driving schools.

Issuance of conductor’s licence.

Correction of details in LL/DL.

Issuance of the duplicate copy of Learner’s/Driving Licence.

Vehicle registration
One of the most important functions of the RTO is the registration of vehicles. In this section, we list various vehicle registration-related functions of the RTO.

Registration/re-registration of vehicles.

Issuance and renewal of Registration Certificate (RC).

Addition or removal of hypothecation in RC.

Vehicle ownership transfer.

Issuance of duplicate Registration Certificate.

Correction of details in RC.

Vehicle inspection
The RTO is also responsible for inspecting vehicles to determine their mechanical fitness during registration renewal. It also examines the vehicle emission to ensure that the vehicle complies with the pollution norms.

Collection of tax
The RTO is responsible for the collection of various taxes and fines. The following list will give you more insight into the same.

Collection of road tax or MV (Motor Vehicle) tax.

Collection of fees for various services.

Collection of penalties/fines.

The RTO provides permits for transport/commercial vehicles. It includes contract carriage, local, state, national, tourist and goods carriage permits. All transport and commercial vehicles need to obtain a permit from the respective RTO office.

Vehicle-related documents
An RTO also provides various vehicle-related documents such as NOC (No Objection Certificate), Trade Certificate (TC) and Fitness Certificate (FC).

Pollution control measures
Keeping vehicular pollution in check is one of the key responsibilities of the RTO. To execute that, it carries out the following functions.

Testing of vehicles for the issuance of a PUC (Pollution Under Control) certificate.

CNG/LPG kit installation.

Road safety measures
The RTO is not only responsible for offering vehicle and driver-related services but also for improving road safety and spreading awareness about road safety. Here are the various functions related to road safety.

Taking appropriate measures to curb road accidents.

Improving roads to make them safer for motorists and pedestrians.

Conducting campaigns to spread awareness about road safety.

Vehicle owner details by number plate
The RTO provides the vehicle owner details by number plate through the Parivahan website. You can enter the vehicle registration number to find out details like owner name, vehicle type, FC validity, etc.