Learn all about NOC for Vehicle Transfer from RTO
In India, when selling a vehicle or moving to another city, you are required to complete a string of documentations. Both the buyer and seller during the sale, and its owner during relocation, must provide essential documents and fulfil all regulations to complete the process involved.
NOC or No Objection Certificate is one such essential document required to transfer a vehicle from one jurisdiction authority to another. Be it a passenger vehicle or a commercial one, cars or bikes, NOC for vehicle serves as an essential document to change from one jurisdiction to another.
So, if you are about to sell/purchase a used vehicle, or transferring it from one state to another, you must have a clear idea of what is NOC and how to obtain one. The information given below encompasses all aspects of NOC for a vehicle, from its understanding, documentation and process of receiving one.
Let’s check out.
What is NOC (No Objection Certificate) for Vehicle?
No Objection Certificate is a legal document issued by the Regional Transport Office (RTO) as permission for a release of a concerned vehicle’s jurisdiction authority.
Obtaining an NOC from a Regional Transport Office where a vehicle was initially registered means it is available for registration in another RTO’s jurisdiction with all necessary clearances. Like, it authenticates a vehicle’s transfer without any liability of challans, dues or taxation with its owner at the existing RTO.
Transfer of a vehicle from one RTO to another can be both within a state and from one state to another. A vehicle qualifies for an intra-state or inter-state transfer on a case to case basis.
When is an NOC for Vehicle Required?
As per the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, it is mandatory to obtain an NOC from the initial RTO of vehicle registration during any one of the following circumstances:
During a transfer of ownership - Ownership of a vehicle is further transferable under circumstances given below.
- Vehicle sale/purchase
- Vehicle owner’s demise
- Auction of the vehicle
All these scenarios require a vehicle’s new owner to obtain an NOC from the existing RTO if his/her place of residence comes under the jurisdiction of another RTO. It will thus certify the authenticity of ownership transfer.