Process of Transferring Ownership of Vehicle in Tamil Nadu 2023
When the current owner of the vehicle wishes to dispose of it, be it through sale or gifting, or in the event of death, ownership can be transferred by the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) or State Transport Authority (STA), depending on the class of vehicle. All other classes of vehicles, with the exception of contract carriage (Omni Bus) and inter-state permit vehicles, can be transferred via RTA.
Transfer of Ownership of Vehicle in TN
The application for transfer must be filed with the RTO or STA, along with the consent of the buyer/recipient of the vehicle. In the case of death of the owner, legal heirship certificates and No Objection Certificates (NOCs) from other legal heirs are essential for changing ownership. Once the ownership of the vehicle has been transferred, the owner must inform the registering authority (RTO/MVI). The owner shall be held accountable for any legal issues that arise should the ownership not be transferred.
Why Transfer of Ownership of Vehicle is Important?
It is essential for the seller or previous owner to transfer the ownership of a vehicle to the new buyer at the time of sale. If the ownership is not transferred, the seller or previous owner will be held legally responsible for any offences committed with the car after the sale, such as traffic violations, traffic offences, incidents and criminal activities.
Needed Documents for Name Transfer of Vehicle Owner in TN
The documents required to initiate the transfer are a Notice of Transfer in Form-29 (in duplicate), Application in Form-30 (in duplicate) if applicable for HP, PAN or GIR or Form-60/61 of I.T. Department (other than two wheelers), Registration Certificate, Insurance Certificate, valid Emission Certificate, and proof of address. Additionally, a No Objection Certificate from the financier must be obtained if the vehicle is on hire purchase.
TN Vehicle Transfer Fee Structure 2023
|Class of vehicle||Fee||Service Charge|
|Three Wheeler/Quadric cycle/LMV||300||25|
|MGV / MPV||500||25|
|HGV / HPV||750||25|
|Imported Motor Vehicle||2500||25|
|Imported Motor Cycle||1250||25|
|Any other vehicles||1500||25|