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


Comparison of Passenger Car Registration Charges Across Multiple States in India. Road Tax, Fees with RTO Rules to Calculate On Road Price of Car

 

Car Registration Road Tax 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

While Registering a Car - a Vehicle Owner Pays in :-

» Registration Charges - Vehicle registration Charges are now revised to Rs 600 as per revision done in Central Motor Vehicle Act in Jan 2017

» Hypothecation Charges - If a loan is availed on the vehicle, then HP Processing charges are now Rs 1500

» Number Plate - Now most of the Cities / States have High Security Number Plate. HSRP Number Plate also costs in range of Rs 230 to 400

» Road Tax - Slabs mentioned in Table as Taxes applicable to payable to State Government for registering Vehicle in State

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

 

New Car Registration Slabs - Road Taxes Applicable

 
   
City / State Road Tax Fees for New Car Registration
Delhi - Individual Registration 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%
   
Delhi - Company Registration (Where Car Registered in name of Firm - Proprietorship / Partnership / Pvt Ltd / Ltd etc) Price Upto Rs 6 Lac - Petrol Cars - 5%, Diesel Cars - 6.25%
  Price between 6 Lac - 10 Lac - Petrol Cars - 8.75%, Diesel Cars - 10.94%
  Price > Rs. 10 Lac as Exshowroom Cost - Petrol Cars - 12.5%, Diesel Cars - 15.63%
  + 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% If Price < 10 Lakh, else 10% Road Tax. No separate classification of 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 - last revised on 1st June 2015 Price Upto Rs. 6 Lac - 5%
Faridabad, Gurgaon etc Price between Rs. 6 Lac - 20 Lac - 8%
  Price above 20 Lac - 10%
   
Maharastra  
Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Navi Mumbai etc Price < 10 Lakh - CNG @ 7%, Petrol @ 11%, Diesel @ 13%
 updated on 4th July 2017 Price between 10 Lakh - 20 Lakh - Petrol @ 12%, Diesel @ 14%
  Price Above 20 Lakh - Petrol @ 13%, Diesel @ 15%
  Additional: If car bought in Company Name or bought by any Ltd or Pvt Ltd company, RTO Slabs would be double the slabs above. Starting GST - No Octroi and No LBT will be applicable
   
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 - 6%
Calicut, Cochin, Trivandrum, Thrissur etc. Price between 5 - 10 Lakh - 8%
  Price > 10 Lakh, but Less than 15 Lakh - 10%
  Price > 15 Lakh but less than 20 Lakh - 15%
  Price > 20 Lakh - 20%
   
Karnataka Price < 5 Lakh - 13%
Bangalore, Mysore Price between 5 - 10 Lakh - 14%
  Price between 10 - 20 Lakh - 17%
  Price > 20 Lakh - 18%
   
Tamil Nadu  Price < 10 Lakh - 10%
Chennai, Combatore, Madurai Price > 10 Lakh - 15%
   
West Bengal - Kolkata (One Time Tax for 5 Years) - whichever higher 5.5% or Rs 17500 in 800 cc Cars 
  5.5% or Rs 25000 in between 800cc to 1490cc Cars
  5.5% or Rs 35000 in between 1490 to 1999cc Cars
  5.5% or Rs 45000 in above > 2000cc Cars
   
West Bengal - Kolkata (LifeTime Tax for 15 Years) - whichever higher 10% or Rs 40000 in 800 cc Cars 
  10% or Rs 55000 in between 800cc to 1490cc Cars
  10% or Rs 80000 in between 1490 to 1999cc Cars
  10% or Rs 1 Lakh in above > 2000cc Cars
   
Chandigarh All Cars Priced uptil 20 Lakh - 6%
  Above 20 Lakh - 8%
   
Punjab Flat 8% of Ex-showroom price of car, irrespective of Value or Fuel Type
   
Gujarat Road Tax will be approx 6% (Individuals Cases) and 12% (For Company). For CKD Imported Cars - Road Tax will be Double the rates of CBU Cars.
Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara etc Additional: Municipality Tax
  Even - an additional VAT Duty will be applicable at rate of 5% on buying SUV and Luxury Cars in Company Name and thus will be Ex-showroom price different on Buying Cars in Individual Name and Company Name
   
Rajasthan 7% - 9% (for Petrol Cars)
Jaipur, Alwar, Bikaner, Ajmer etc 10% - 11% (for Diesel Cars)
   
Bihar 7% (For Cars Priced under 8 Lakh)
Patna, Gaya etc 13% (For Cars Priced above 8 Lakh)
   
Uttarakhand Price Upto 10 Lakh - 6%
Dehradun, Rishikesh Above 10 Lakh - 8%
   
Himachal Pradesh Cars less than 1000cc - 2.5%
Shimla, Solan Cars greater than 1000cc - 3%
   
Pondicherry (Puducherry)  Minimum Rs 8000 Tax for Cars under Rs 5 Lakh
  Rs 11K for Cars in 5 Lakh - 8 Lakh
  Rs 15K for Cars in 8 Lakh - 15 Lakh
  Rs 60K Flat Road Tax for Cars above Rs 15 Lakh - 20 Lakh
  Rs 1.1 Lakh Flat Road Tax for Cars in Rs 20 Lakh - 30 Lakh
  Rs 1.25 Lakh for Cars above Rs 30 Lakh
   
Madhya Pradesh - MP  
Indore, Gwalior & other cities in MP 7% Flat at Exshowroom Price of Vehicle (if ex-showroom under 10 Lakh)
  8% (Petrol) / 9% (Diesel) (if ex-showroom above 10 Lakh). 
   
Goa 9% for Cars less than 6 Lakh
  11% for Car at Exshowroom Price from 6 Lakh till 9.99 Lakh
  12% for Car costing 10 Lakh and more
  Infrastructure Cess: Additional applicable on Cars Priced above 10 Lakh. Rs. 12,000 < 10 to 20 Lakh. 40,000 < 20 - 40 Lakh. 75,000 < 40 - 60 Lakh. 1,00,000 > 60 Lakh

 

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

 

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

 


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Comments 183

Guest - prateek on Friday, 31 January 2014 21:20

Hello Gagan,
I have rechecked my invoice, I can clearly see , that ex showroom price is 5,76,000 on invoice , whereas , the road tax is charged on 6,11,000
The dealer has done good job to prepare , the invoice, played a very good game to fool me ,, I want to take legal action against them, can you give me your email address , I want to forward you my invoice copy and tax receipt , to confirm the same. Also, u can mail me on , prateekwadhwa28@gmail.com

Hello Gagan, I have rechecked my invoice, I can clearly see , that ex showroom price is 5,76,000 on invoice , whereas , the road tax is charged on 6,11,000 The dealer has done good job to prepare , the invoice, played a very good game to fool me ,, I want to take legal action against them, can you give me your email address , I want to forward you my invoice copy and tax receipt , to confirm the same. Also, u can mail me on , prateekwadhwa28@gmail.com
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Guest - krishna on Friday, 07 March 2014 20:11

I am owning a car in Tamil nadu and I have shifted to andhrapradesh planning to buy a new car here, what is the life tax percentage that is to be paid.. Plz help and guide... They say a whopping 14% us the tax rate if buy a second vehicle in India, is it so...

I am owning a car in Tamil nadu and I have shifted to andhrapradesh planning to buy a new car here, what is the life tax percentage that is to be paid.. Plz help and guide... They say a whopping 14% us the tax rate if buy a second vehicle in India, is it so...
Guest - saurav on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 16:55

Hi, did u get a clarification on this from your dealer??

Hi, did u get a clarification on this from your dealer??
Guest - Rajesh on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 11:11

Dear Gagan, Thanks for such a neat explanation of the procedure. I am buying a T permit car, and want to convert it to private. the car model is Honda Accord of Oct 2009 Automatic Petrol. Can you help me estimate what would one time tax for me and how much cost i will incurre in this whole venture. The car is registered in Andheri Mumbai, i reside at Thane.
Also let me know if there is any way i can save a little cost on the whole procedure
thanks in advance

Dear Gagan, Thanks for such a neat explanation of the procedure. I am buying a T permit car, and want to convert it to private. the car model is Honda Accord of Oct 2009 Automatic Petrol. Can you help me estimate what would one time tax for me and how much cost i will incurre in this whole venture. The car is registered in Andheri Mumbai, i reside at Thane. Also let me know if there is any way i can save a little cost on the whole procedure thanks in advance
Gagan Modi on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 16:55

Hello Rajesh,

I am not having any details on sale transfer from commercial to private number except this that - entire re-registration needs to be done again
The commercial number needs to be cancelled by rto and further will be re-registered as private number based on assessed depreciated value by the rto officer.

The process is much easier - if done within same city - but Thane & Mumbai fall under separate rto jurisdiction w.r.t octroi tax also - suggest to contact local rto office for exact details

Hello Rajesh, I am not having any details on sale transfer from commercial to private number except this that - entire re-registration needs to be done again The commercial number needs to be cancelled by rto and further will be re-registered as private number based on assessed depreciated value by the rto officer. The process is much easier - if done within same city - but Thane & Mumbai fall under separate rto jurisdiction w.r.t octroi tax also - suggest to contact local rto office for exact details
Guest - vibin on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 08:39

Hi sir this is vibin,I bought a 2006 esteem lxi model (previous owner registered in haryana) but now i've got settled in chennai ,I have the NOC,vehicle invoice,original RC ,Now i need to tranfer the registration of the car to chennai(TAMIL NADU registration)can u please help me by giving the info what all the documents,procedures and exact charges that i need yo pay to the RTO,
coz people here are demanding around 45k.
plz help me out.

Hi sir this is vibin,I bought a 2006 esteem lxi model (previous owner registered in haryana) but now i've got settled in chennai ,I have the NOC,vehicle invoice,original RC ,Now i need to tranfer the registration of the car to chennai(TAMIL NADU registration)can u please help me by giving the info what all the documents,procedures and exact charges that i need yo pay to the RTO, coz people here are demanding around 45k. plz help me out.
Gagan Modi on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 16:49

Hello Vibin,

This is detailed on article referring link

http://www.mycarhelpline.com/index.php?option=com_latestnews&view=detail&n_id=622&Itemid=10

Hello Vibin, This is detailed on article referring link [quote]http://www.mycarhelpline.com/index.php?option=com_latestnews&view=detail&n_id=622&Itemid=10[/quote]
Guest - vibin on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:38

thank you so much for your help sir...:)

thank you so much for your help sir...:)
Guest - Mrs A saksena on Monday, 27 January 2014 23:32

Hello Gagan,
I had bought a car in my company's name under a lease agreement hence had paid higher road tax. Now the car has been transferred in my name. Is there a way to seek refund from the RTO for the extra road tax paid - since the road tax rates for corproate registrations and individual registrations are different. If yes, requesting you plz share the procedure.
Thanks !

Hello Gagan, I had bought a car in my company's name under a lease agreement hence had paid higher road tax. Now the car has been transferred in my name. Is there a way to seek refund from the RTO for the extra road tax paid - since the road tax rates for corproate registrations and individual registrations are different. If yes, requesting you plz share the procedure. Thanks !
Gagan Modi on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 16:47

Hello Mrs A saksena,

Am not 100% sure, but to most probable estimates - it seems much likely possible to claim for refund, the claim, if any approved however can only be done in favor of the company (original owner of the car - who paid the road tax) and not the individual (second hand car buyer) to pursue with rto.

Suggest to contact a local rto agent or RTO Office with Form 16 along with details of original tax paid, original registration date, copy of transferred RC etc for further info

Hello Mrs A saksena, Am not 100% sure, but to most probable estimates - it seems much likely possible to claim for refund, the claim, if any approved however can only be done in favor of the company (original owner of the car - who paid the road tax) and not the individual (second hand car buyer) to pursue with rto. Suggest to contact a local rto agent or RTO Office with Form 16 along with details of original tax paid, original registration date, copy of transferred RC etc for further info
Guest - Ankit Bhatt on Saturday, 25 January 2014 18:16

Hi Gagan,

I have bought a 2009 model chevrolet spark from noida about a week ago and trying to register in delhi, as i live in delhi. noida RTO has asked me go for NOC and transfer ownership in delhi,whereas delhi rto doesnt accepts NOC anymore..please tell me what shall i do to get the ownership transferred to my name asap....
advice will be highly appreciated...thanks in advance

Hi Gagan, I have bought a 2009 model chevrolet spark from noida about a week ago and trying to register in delhi, as i live in delhi. noida RTO has asked me go for NOC and transfer ownership in delhi,whereas delhi rto doesnt accepts NOC anymore..please tell me what shall i do to get the ownership transferred to my name asap.... advice will be highly appreciated...thanks in advance
Gagan Modi on Monday, 27 January 2014 13:48

Hello Ankit - is it Euro - III Vehicle, reason Euro IV emission norms were introduced in 2010 and any vehicle having euro III - now can not be registered in delhi - as per guidelines and process note. Suggest to contact a rto agent for assistance on it.

Hello Ankit - is it Euro - III Vehicle, reason Euro IV emission norms were introduced in 2010 and any vehicle having euro III - now can not be registered in delhi - as per guidelines and process note. Suggest to contact a rto agent for assistance on it.
Gagan Modi on Monday, 27 January 2014 13:53

Too add on - by saying - "any vehicle having euro III - now can not be registered in delhi" - means registering a new Delhi number (which may pertain to inter-state transfer or registering a new BS-III car)

Old cars - which have already been registered in delhi (been euro - ii / iii) can well be sold and transferred as they are not new registration and only ownership transfer is taking place

Too add on - by saying - "any vehicle having euro III - now can not be registered in delhi" - means registering a new Delhi number (which may pertain to inter-state transfer or registering a new BS-III car) Old cars - which have already been registered in delhi (been euro - ii / iii) can well be sold and transferred as they are not new registration and only ownership transfer is taking place
Guest - Manish on Friday, 24 January 2014 17:08

I am living in ghaziabad and purchased a Delhi Number scooter.
1. Please sugesst me How can i transfer this scooter in my name.
2. I do not have any relative in Delhi.
3. I am residing in ghaziabad

I am living in ghaziabad and purchased a Delhi Number scooter. 1. Please sugesst me How can i transfer this scooter in my name. 2. I do not have any relative in Delhi. 3. I am residing in ghaziabad
Gagan Modi on Monday, 27 January 2014 13:49

Hello Manish - Get noc issued from delhi rto and have it re-registered in ghaziabad

Hello Manish - Get noc issued from delhi rto and have it re-registered in ghaziabad
Guest - anuj on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 14:08

Hi Gagan

I have recently relocated to Mumbai and I plan to get my car (Accent) from Delhi to Mumbai for a period of about 1 year, post which I plan to buy a new car. I had the following queries.

1. Can I just drive in Mumbai just with the NOC from Delhi RTO without registering my car in Mumbai? (I have seen quite a few cars with non Maharashtra registration around)
2. How long is the NOC valid for?
3. I have heard the cops in Mumbai harass out station registered cars. Is there a way around it as it is expensive to re-register?
4. And last, if I do plan to re register my car in Mumbai, how much on average will I have to pay? My car is a Hyundai Accent 2008 model

Appreciate any help in this regard.

Thanks

Hi Gagan I have recently relocated to Mumbai and I plan to get my car (Accent) from Delhi to Mumbai for a period of about 1 year, post which I plan to buy a new car. I had the following queries. 1. Can I just drive in Mumbai just with the NOC from Delhi RTO without registering my car in Mumbai? (I have seen quite a few cars with non Maharashtra registration around) 2. How long is the NOC valid for? 3. I have heard the cops in Mumbai harass out station registered cars. Is there a way around it as it is expensive to re-register? 4. And last, if I do plan to re register my car in Mumbai, how much on average will I have to pay? My car is a Hyundai Accent 2008 model Appreciate any help in this regard. Thanks
Gagan Modi on Thursday, 23 January 2014 12:49

Already answered in forum Q&A. Pl check

Already answered in forum Q&A. Pl check
Guest - vik on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 16:54

Hello sir. I,m planning to buy a new car next month in Punjab. Registration is 6% as of now, but there is a buzz going around that there is a revision in the taxes. if so, do you have any idea what the new tax is???

Hello sir. I,m planning to buy a new car next month in Punjab. Registration is 6% as of now, but there is a buzz going around that there is a revision in the taxes. if so, do you have any idea what the new tax is???
Gagan Modi on Thursday, 23 January 2014 12:48

Let the official communication comes in
Buzz is expected to be in between 10% - 20% as single slab

Let the official communication comes in Buzz is expected to be in between 10% - 20% as single slab
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