Date: March 11, 2015
India is now hub of Automobiles with been as 5th largest passenger car market in the world.
In Most of the States and UT - RTO Offices has decentralized the Punching of Records at Car Dealer Level. Dealers have access to RTO Login ID and Password - in which they can issue a number basis Series running and can punch in the details online of Owner for RTO Records. Customer is not even required to visit even once to RTO Office for registering his vehicle.
Step - 1 (Finding State in which Vehicle is Registered)
You have to have complete registration number in order to trace the owner
First Step is to find in which state is the vehicle registered.
Below are Abbreviations used in for finding the state or Union Territory - where car is registered in India
|AN—Andaman & Nicobar||HP—Himachal Pradesh||NL—Nagaland|
|AS—Assam||JK— J & K||PY—Pondicherry|
|DD—Daman and Diu||MH—Maharashtra||TS - Telangana|
|DN—Dadra & Nagar Haveli||MN—Manipur||UK—Uttarakhand|
|GA—Goa||MP—Madhya Pradesh||UP—Uttar Pradesh|
Above list can be used to find State or Union Territory in which vehicle is registered.
Step - 2 Trace RTO Office Details where Car is Registered
After knowing the State in which the vehicle is registered
Next Step is to know - in which local RTO Office of that State / UT is the vehicle registered at (For Instance - Delhi has multiple RTO Offices - Janakpuri, Sarai Kale Khan, Rohini, Mayur Vihar, Raja Garden etc) or Say Mumbai has in Tardeo, Ghatkopar, Andheri - so next step is to know the RTO Office in which the vehicle is registered
Moving an Inch Closer to a Person basis Car Registration Number
After State Registration Mark - next number digit indicate Code Assigned to RTO Offices. Like DL6 for Kale Khan or MH02 for Andheri or UP14 for say Ghaziabad.
Download City Wise RTO Office List ................ How to Use it :- Download it, Search it using CTRL + FFunction together of your keyboard. Format of Search:- Put in state registration mark followed with - (dash) and first 2 numeric letter after state registration mark. For Instance DL-6 or MH-02 or UP-14
Step -3 Generate FOP (Form of Particulars)
Visit that RTO - Get in touch with a local agent and he may probably assist you in getting FOP (Form of Particulars)
FOP is like an information sheet about Car Owner of Registered Vehicle in RTO. It has details like - Engine Number, Chassis Number, Owner Name, Address, Loan Hypothecation - Printed on a Piece of Paper. Banks do take this practice to to generate FOP - where they do not have RC - but have registration number.
You may also try and seek assistance from agent to extract FOP basis car registration number. Is not an expensive thing - can be done basis negotiation power - estimated to be Rs 200 - 250.
Earlier the Site Vahan used to show in Vehicle Owner Name and Address - where it was possible to find All India Data. But it seems the access rights now restricted to Banks, Insurance Companies and other Government Bodies.
Still - some states do provide in facility of checking registration details by tracing Owner Name and Address Online by Punching in the Registration Number. However, most of them for Privacy reasons - they even as for additional chassis number also to be mentioned for same
MP (Bhopal, Indore etc) - Visit
Chhattisgarh - Visit
Orissa Transport - Visit
Andhra Pradesh - Visit
Hyderabad (Telangana) - Visit
Delhi - SMS Service on 9811452220- Visit
Haryana (Gurgaon, Faridabad) - Now Data is restricted to be viewed only by Transport Official - and not accessible by consumer. You have to go with Offline Mode only for tracing Owner Name and Address as mentioned in Step 2 above and generate FOP
Himachal Pradesh - Visit
North East - Visit
Chandigarh - Visit
Rajasthan (Jaipur) - Visit
Will soon update for other cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune Panjim, Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Agra, Kolkatta, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and other cities of Punjab, Ahmedabad, Surat and other cities of Gujarat and rest all other states and cities of India
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