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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.
How to Apply for NOC for Vehicle?
Check out the steps to follow to apply for NOC for vehicle’s transfer from one RTO to another.
- Step 1 – To initiate for NOC application, a vehicle’s owner is required to visit the RTO where it is initially registered in-person.
- Step 2 – Fill up the Form 28 as prescribed in Chapter IV Section 48 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 to apply for NOC.
- Step 3 – Pay the applicable fees to obtain NOC for your vehicle. The charges applicable for NOC processing are specified in Rule 81 of the CMV (Central Motor Vehicle) Rules 1989.
- Step 4 – Make a payment of any taxes due for your vehicle for smooth processing of NOC application.
- Step 5 – Once applied, the RTO will verify if any other state taxes or dues are pending with you. It will also check reports from police to confirm a vehicle’s involvement in any illegal or anti-social activities as well as its ownership.
- Step 6 – In the case of absence of any such issue, the RTO provides a clearance, thus resulting in approval of NOC.
The procedure to get NOC from RTO is thus complete, and you can expect for the certificate’s issuance within 3 working days of it.
Who Should Apply for an NOC for Vehicle?
As the purpose of obtaining an NOC is to permit a change of its registered jurisdiction authority, a vehicle owner who is about to change its RTO from one state to another must apply for it.
Know that for a vehicle’s sale from one state to another, its seller has to apply for an NOC. Once obtained, it will be handed over to its buyer for submission in the new state’s concerned RTO.
However, in the case of a vehicle owner’s demise and the legal heir residing in the jurisdiction of an RTO different from the RTO of a vehicle’s registration, the application initiation is different. Here, the legal heir has to apply for NOC at the RTO of initial registration.
Documents Required to get NOC for Vehicle
To obtain NOC from the RTO where a vehicle is registered, the owner must submit the following documents along with the application form or Form 28.
- An attested copy of the vehicle’s Registration Certificate (RC)
- An attested copy of the vehicle insurance policy
- Up-to-date receipt of tax payments
- A print of chassis number and its engine number
- A valid Pollution under Control (PUC) certificate
- The vehicle owner’s identification of signature
- Owner’s photo identity proof and address proof
Keep these documents handy when applying for an NOC with your RTO for a smooth verification process and clearance to obtain NOC.
Fees to get NOC for Vehicle
Obtaining an NOC for your vehicle requires you to pay the fees applicable in your respective RTO as per Rule 81 of CMV Rules 1989.
Usually, the fees payable for such certification remains around Rs. 100.
Validity of NOC
Once issued, NOC remains valid for a maximum of 6 months. Thus, if you have obtained the certificate, make sure to re-register the vehicle to your new jurisdictional RTO within this span when moving a vehicle from one state to another.
The same applies in the case of a vehicle’s sale, whereby the buyer must get it registered to the new RTO in another state within 6 months. If not complied with, the certificate’s validity expires and one has to start the process from the beginning to obtain NOC for a vehicle.
Is It Possible to Get NOC for Vehicle Online?
Yes, obtaining an NOC is now possible through the online process at the online portal ‘Parivahan’ under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. However, applying for an NOC online is not yet enabled for all states. You must check your state’s availability for online NOC before proceeding.
Once you confirm the availability, proceed with the following steps to apply for a vehicle’s NOC online.
- Go to the online portal ‘Parivahan’.
- Fill in your vehicle’s registration number and click on ‘Proceed’.
- On the page you are redirected to; choose ‘Application for No Objection Certificate’ from the available options.
- On the next page, enter the last five digits of your vehicle’s chassis number.
- Next, provide all the details asked for and upload the essential documents.
- Now, pay the fees as applicable for your concerned RTO.
- Save the application form as well as acknowledgement receipt so generated, and take a print.
- Submit the application form along with the acknowledgement slip and required documents in-person to your concerned RTO.
With this process, you can expect to receive approval of your NOC at the earliest after document verification.
Other NOCs for Vehicle During RC Transfer/Re-Registration
Alongside NOC from RTO, a vehicle owner must also obtain NOC for the following purposes.
- NOC from the bank - If the vehicle purchase is financed via a loan, an NOC is required from the lending institution to certify complete repayment of the loan amount along with the payment of all dues. The certificate is mandatory to complete transfer vehicle ownership at a new RTO in the case of a sale, or for re-registration at a new RTO in case the vehicle is moved to a new state.
- NOC from NCRB - Plus, an NOC from the NCRB (No Crime Record Bureau) is also necessary to ensure that the vehicle has not been involved in any anti-social or criminal activity. With this information on NOC, you can ensure that the process to transfer ownership of your vehicle (inter-state or intra-state) can be completed without hassle.