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Car Registration Charges in India. RTO Tax, Fees on New Car Purchase

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Comparison of Passenger Car Registration Across Multiple States in India. Know Taxes, Fees with Cheapest and Maximum RTO Charges before buying New Car in India


Car Registration Slabs

RTO Charges are based on the Ex-showroom Price in India. The discounts, as received by the customer are not taken into account, but a flat fees basis the applicable slab is applied on to the Ex-showroom Price to calculate Registration Cost on New Car

Below are the RTO Charges presented in tabular format across various States, Cities in India


New Car Registration Slabs

City / State Road Tax Fees for New Car Registration
Delhi Price Upto Rs. 6 Lac - Petrol Cars - 4%, Diesel Cars - 5%
  Price between 6 Lac - 10 Lac - Petrol Cars - 7%, Diesel Cars - 8.75%
  Price > Rs. 10 Lac as Exshowroom Cost - Petrol Cars - 10%, Diesel Cars - 12.5%
  + MCD Parking Charges of Rs. 2000 for cars priced under 4 Lakh and Rs. 4000 for rest of the vehicles. Visit My car helpline for best deals
U.P (Uttar Pradesh) 8% of ex-showroom price. No separate classification of hatchback, sedan, petrol, diesel
Ghaziabad, Noida, Kanpur, Meerut, Agra etc Additional Temporary Charges of Rs. 1500
  For used cars >15 years, new Green Tax Introduced in UP, Chargeable at time of renewal of registration. Green Tax Slabs yet to be known, it will be in addition to charges for Re-Registration + Smart Card
Haryana Price Upto Rs. 6 Lac - 3%
Faridabad, Gurgaon etc Price between Rs. 6 Lac - 10 Lac - 6%
  Price between Rs. 10 Lac - 20 Lac - 8%
  Price Above 20 Lac - 9%
  Additional: Panchayat Fee and Temporary Charges - Rs 3500 approx as additional charges on Registration
Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Navi Mumbai etc Price < 10 Lakh - CNG @ 5%, Petrol @ 9%, Diesel @ 11%
  Price between 10 Lakh - 20 Lakh - CNG @ 6%, Petrol @ 10%, Diesel @ 12%
  Price Above 20 Lakh - Petrol @ 11%, Diesel @ 13%
  Additional Octroi @ 4.5% for cars registered in Mumbai. If car bought in Company Name or bought by any Ltd or Pvt Ltd company, RTO Slabs would be double the slabs above
Andhra Pradesh Price < 10 Lakh - 12%
Hyderabad, Vijayawada ect Price > 10 Lakh - 14%
  Additional : 2% RTO Tax, if buying 2nd Vehicle in same name and getting it Registered in A.P
Kerala Price < 5 Lakh - 7%
Calicut, Cochin, Trivandrum, Thrissur etc. Price between 5 - 10 Lakh - 10%
  Price > 10 Lakh, but Less than 15 Lakh - 12%
  Price > 15 Lakh - 17%
Karnataka Price < 5 Lakh - 15%
Bangalore, Mysore Price between 5 - 10 Lakh - 16%
  Price between 10 - 20 Lakh - 19%
  Price > 20 Lakh - 20%
Chandigarh All Cars Priced uptil 20 Lakh - 6%
  Above 20 Lakh - 8%
Punjab Flat 6% of Ex-showroom price of car, irrespective of Value or Fuel Type
Gujarat For CBU Cars - 6%. However, in cars getting registered in company name 12%
Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara etc For CKD Cars - 12% (Imported Cars). In cars getting registered in company name 24%
Rajasthan Price upto 3 Lakh - 3%
Jaipur, Alwar, Bikaner, Ajmer etc 3 Lakh to 6 Lakh - 6%
  Above 6 Lakh - 8%
Uttarakhand Price Upto 10 Lakh - 4%
Dehradun, Rishikesh Above 10 Lakh - 5%


Other Cities / States - missed in above list

>  Goa

- 8% for cars priced upto Rs. 6 Lakh. 9% for price in between 6 Lakh - 10 Lakh. 10% for price >= 10 Lakh

Additional:- Infrastructure Cess applicable on High End Cars Priced above 10 Lakh. Rs. 12,000 < 20 Lakh. 40,000 < 40 Lakh. 75,000 < 60 Lakh. 1,00,000 > 60 Lakh

> MP (Madhya Pradesh)

Indore and Other Cities - 7% of the Price of the Vehicle


 Disclaimer Though have tried to put in correct figures, still the figures are subject to change and could not be 100% Authenticate due to manual error

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Section 47 of Motor Vehicle Act

There have been instances in the past (even though few) including high end luxury cars like Porsche been impounded as resident of the state have taken registration mark of another state. This is due to the fact of Section 47 of Motor Vehicle Act, due to which vehicle owner had to apply for registration of his home state by again paying for RTO Charges.

Section 47 States : When a motor vehicle registered in one State has been kept in another State, for a period > 12 months, the owner of the vehicle need to apply in respective local RTO in State for the assignment of a new registration mark of that state

However its exception in some states, For example: Section 3 of Karnataka Motor Vehicle Act says that if you owe a vehicle in state for 6 months or more, the vehicle owner need to pay applicable Road Tax, and required to get the vehicle re-registered with Karnataka number. So - its advisable to check on, with local state laws - if you planning to move your car to a different state.


Press Release (Ministry of Road Transport & Highways)

Excerpt from Press Release on 35th Meeting of TDC (Transport Development Council) held in October 2013 - Release ID - 100216 stating - resolution passed in the meeting

- On 2-wheelers, on interstate movement of vehicles permanently, full tax will be levied in new state if vehicle is less than 2 year old with refund from original state, but no tax in new state will be levied if vehicle is more than 2 year old. Whereas, on interstate movement of vehicle temporarily, no tax will be levied. 

On cars and LMV, on interstate movement of vehicles. 

- Full tax in new state will be levied if vehicle is less than 2 year old with refund from original state. 

- Tax will be levied on luxury car / LMV (having sale price of Rs. 10 Lakhs or more) at a discounted rate depending on age of car with refund from original state. 

- Refund and tax calculation structure will be common across the states with suitable common discount rates. 


Documents for Car Registration

Basic and Most Important Document is Address Proof.  Some States ask for 1 copy of address and some even ask for 2 copies of Address Proof

However - Address Proof means a Valid Address Proof as per RTO Office definition - a residence proof document as issued by Centre / State or Utility Bills. 

Some of them are :- Electricity Bill, Water Bill, Election Card, Aadhaar UID Card, 6 Month Old Nationalized Bank Account Statement having Address, Passport, Telephone Bill Copy of BSNL or MTNL. LIC Policy Copy etc

Along with it is required Valid ID Proof - which could be one of above having Photograph or Driving License, PAN Card copy etc.


If you have updated info about RTO Slabs of some cities / states - do not miss to write back in comments


Note - Any Queries or advise related to RTO - pls do not post it in comments, rather ask in our Car Forum . One of our Administrators will help you in giving revert

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  • Guest
    HEMANTH Thursday, 19 February 2015

    HI ALL

    The taxation is based upon ex showroom (including vat?) What happens when discounts are given by the manufacturer or Dealer ?

    example :- i20 Elite EXshowroom inv shows Rs .75700.00 but we have got discount of Dealer Ex showroom INV as Rs.500000.00?

    Kindly confirm any problem will happen from RTO audit?

  • Guest
    Anoop Friday, 21 November 2014

    The taxation is based upon ex showroom (including vat?) What happens when discounts are given by the manufacturer?

  • Guest
    Nikhil Tadphale Tuesday, 11 November 2014

    When a motor vehicle registered in one State has been kept in another State, for a period > 12 months, the owner of the vehicle need to apply in respective local RTO in State for the assignment of a new registration mark of that state

    My question is how would the RTO know that the vehicle has been kept in another State, for a period > 12 months

  • Guest
    V Radhakrishna RAo Wednesday, 13 August 2014

    I purchased a second hand Santro 2003 model car in delhi, Life tax is valid upto sept 2018, I want to take this car to Hyderabad. What is the procedure for Re-egistration and how much I have to pay as Tax for the remaining four years valid life Tax.

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    manu Saturday, 09 August 2014

    Hello I purchased a car in aug12 and deposited the tax before it increased from 4 to 6 percent when I went for apply for rc they said u hav to deposit 2 percent more till date I haven't made my rc suggest something pls

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    Mani Saturday, 09 August 2014

    Hi Gagan,
    I own an ambassador 1999 model, chandigarh registered.. Now am living in jamnagar..RC is getting expired by 31 Aug 2014.
    Can u tell me how much approx to be spend if i have to do RC renewal and RC transfer registration in jamnagar.. Is it the same price as that of new car registration or according to the price for which i purchased.. !!

  • Guest
    abhyuday Wednesday, 30 July 2014

    Hi Gagan,

    What is the road tax for new car in kolkata in petrol & disel version?

  • Guest
    M P SINGH Tuesday, 29 July 2014



  • Guest
    raneesh Monday, 28 July 2014

    I am planning to buy a Honda city used car approx. 500000 rs cost from Delhi and need to 're registering it to Kerala.model is 2010. Please advise how much amount will be payable for life toime tax and all expenses

  • Guest
    jayant Monday, 28 July 2014

    Can a car registered in delhi be kept in Maharashtra/other states for its use.

  • Guest
    Dr. Deepak Wednesday, 16 July 2014

    hi, Where should I buy a new Honda city from? I work in Haryana and live in Punjab. I visit home on weekends. Where would it cost me less? What about road tax and registration?

  • Guest
    Prashant Tuesday, 07 October 2014

    in haryana it would be 8% and in punjab it would be 6%.

  • Guest
    sandeep Monday, 14 July 2014

    I have a 2012 i10 car bought in karnataka. I now need to get it transferred to mumbai, maharastra. How much registration and tax will i be paying here in mumbai?

  • Guest
    Tanmay Kedia Sunday, 06 July 2014

    Would the RTO tax rates for registration under HUF name be same as Individual or Company?

  • Guest
    VIJAY Friday, 04 July 2014

    i have one car registered in 1996 ,I want to cancel its registration as it is not being used and kept standing in my parking .It's period of 15 yrs has been over and I want that it should be sold to KABADI . What is the procedure for cancellation in RTO.

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    deepak.r Sunday, 29 June 2014

    hello sir
    my name is deepak. as i am going to buy a 2000 model esteem which is (MH) REGISTRATION car. But the car is done with (NOC ) in bangalore. so how much should i pay to get this car to bangalore registration. and this car is in and around for 6 years in bangalore

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    nitin Saturday, 07 June 2014

    Wat Is the charge in ranchi jharkhand. ..in %

  • Guest
    surinder bal Thursday, 05 June 2014

    hi, i am buying a honda city with ex-showroom price (delhi) ____843000/
    dealer is charging 79000 for registration
    is it ok ?

  • Guest
    harpal singh Monday, 02 June 2014

    My Wife has a santro car punjab registration and it is in punjab which will complete 15 year this December . we want to bring it to Mumbai could you please help us with the documentation and other process that will be applied at mumbai RTO

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    Gayathri Tuesday, 27 May 2014

    I found this info pretty useful . I hav to get my scala
    .ex showroom 8.64 lacs... registered in andheri mumbai. And the tax and octroi n fees are coming to a huge amount. :(. So i was thinking of registering the car in my homestate of kerala. I heard u just hav to pay 11k or 12k to drive it in mumbai . But now my rto agent in mumbai says i hav to pay 11 % road tax of mumbai even if vehicle has a kerala registration. Which comes upto 98k.is it true? Or ia the agent fooling me to register in mumbai to get his cut??
    Anyone who has an idea ..pls respond.

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