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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 - Ashish Misra on Saturday, 28 December 2013 18:37

Hello Gagan, I am buying verna in Lucknow but will be bringing it to Pune.
I want to know if it's possible that I get the temp registration of Lko and get the permanent registration in Pune?

Thanks

Hello Gagan, I am buying verna in Lucknow but will be bringing it to Pune. I want to know if it's possible that I get the temp registration of Lko and get the permanent registration in Pune? Thanks
Gagan Modi on Sunday, 29 December 2013 12:52

To the best of my info, yes, but if done within 30 days

To the best of my info, yes, but if done within 30 days
Guest - Manthan K Doshi on Saturday, 28 December 2013 12:45

From where did you get these rate slabs

From where did you get these rate slabs
Guest - Dinesh on Thursday, 26 December 2013 14:48

Dear Gagan,

What is the registration charges in Jharkhand. Any link to the site. I couldnt find it on the net.

Thanks

Dear Gagan, What is the registration charges in Jharkhand. Any link to the site. I couldnt find it on the net. Thanks
Gagan Modi on Thursday, 26 December 2013 20:42

Sorry, the info is not updated about with us. However, if you stay in Jharkhand, suggest to speak with local dealer and may share on info with us through comment - we will update the post - to be useful for other visitors on the site.

Sorry, the info is not updated about with us. However, if you stay in Jharkhand, suggest to speak with local dealer and may share on info with us through comment - we will update the post - to be useful for other visitors on the site.
Guest - John on Thursday, 26 December 2013 14:47

Hello Gagan,
I've a Swift Lxi which is registered in Kerala. I'm working in Bangalore . I want to take the car from kerala to bangalore. So how much should i pay for the life time tax in bangalore? I don't want to change the registration .
Model Name: Swift Lxi
Model Year: 2009
Price: 4.83 Lakhs (inclusive of all taxes and insurances)
Or Should i need to change the registration ? or only the life time tax payment ?

Hello Gagan, I've a Swift Lxi which is registered in Kerala. I'm working in Bangalore . I want to take the car from kerala to bangalore. So how much should i pay for the life time tax in bangalore? I don't want to change the registration . Model Name: Swift Lxi Model Year: 2009 Price: 4.83 Lakhs (inclusive of all taxes and insurances) Or Should i need to change the registration ? or only the life time tax payment ?
Gagan Modi on Thursday, 26 December 2013 20:38

If you considering to stay for > 12 months in Bangalore, then re-registration need to be done as per Sec 47, Motor Vehicle Act
Refer - http://www.mycarhelpline.com/index.php?option=com_easydiscuss&view=post&id=1982&Itemid=78 (a similar thread - where vehicle was asked to be used in Inter state)

If you considering to stay for > 12 months in Bangalore, then re-registration need to be done as per Sec 47, Motor Vehicle Act Refer - http://www.mycarhelpline.com/index.php?option=com_easydiscuss&view=post&id=1982&Itemid=78 (a similar thread - where vehicle was asked to be used in Inter state)
Guest - John on Friday, 27 December 2013 01:49

Thanks Gagan. So i can use my car in bangalore for max one year without changing the registration right ?

JOHN

Thanks Gagan. So i can use my car in bangalore for max one year without changing the registration right ? JOHN
Gagan Modi on Friday, 27 December 2013 07:20

Yes, but do take some dox like PUC (Pollution Certificate) & tele or landline bill as proof in car before , so that even in worst case scenario, if stopped by cops - you can show these documents as proof that you were in Kerala on date which is less than a year old.
ALso - may search on net to be familiar with Sec 47 of Motor Act !!

Yes, but do take some dox like PUC (Pollution Certificate) & tele or landline bill as proof in car before , so that even in worst case scenario, if stopped by cops - you can show these documents as proof that you were in Kerala on date which is less than a year old. ALso - may search on net to be familiar with Sec 47 of Motor Act !!
Guest - Sanjay on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 20:54

Is the road tax calculated on the factory price or calculated on factory price + VAT of 14%?? (if it is calculated on Factory Price + VAT of 14%, then I am paying tax on tax)

Sanjay

Is the road tax calculated on the factory price or calculated on factory price + VAT of 14%?? (if it is calculated on Factory Price + VAT of 14%, then I am paying tax on tax) Sanjay
Gagan Modi on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 22:44

True, Road Tax are levied on Ex-showroom Price, which is Inclusive of VAT
You will be surprised, that a owning a car can comprise upto 65% as taxes, read this article for more details
http://www.mycarhelpline.com/index.php?option=com_latestnews&view=detail&n_id=572&Itemid=10

True, Road Tax are levied on Ex-showroom Price, which is Inclusive of VAT You will be surprised, that a owning a car can comprise upto 65% as taxes, read this article for more details http://www.mycarhelpline.com/index.php?option=com_latestnews&view=detail&n_id=572&Itemid=10
Guest - Ravi on Tuesday, 31 December 2013 20:41

dear gagan,

I have bought a car recently. Invoice value is around 5.6 lac.
Please give me idea of total registration cost of vehicle.

dear gagan, I have bought a car recently. Invoice value is around 5.6 lac. Please give me idea of total registration cost of vehicle.
Guest - Dr P Sharma on Monday, 23 December 2013 17:11

Is there any concession on registration charges for the cars for physically handicapped?

Is there any concession on registration charges for the cars for physically handicapped?
Gagan Modi on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 05:51

Sorry sir, am unaware of it

Sorry sir, am unaware of it
Guest - mahesh v on Monday, 23 December 2013 15:16

Thanks for your informative post.
My car Swift Dzire was bought in Mar 2009 in Hyd, AP. We took to Gurgoan same year and re-registered to HR. Now in Jan 2014 we are planning to bring it back.
I checked on the AP road transport website with the old AP number we had, which is still with the same details of Owner name, chasis and engine number but in Inactive status.
So how can we approach the RTO, to re-register to AP or reactive the Old number?
Does it cost less to do this, since it is originally AP vehicle and just need reactivation.
And how much it may cost us on average for the whole process.
Kindly guide in this.

Thanks for your informative post. My car Swift Dzire was bought in Mar 2009 in Hyd, AP. We took to Gurgoan same year and re-registered to HR. Now in Jan 2014 we are planning to bring it back. I checked on the AP road transport website with the old AP number we had, which is still with the same details of Owner name, chasis and engine number but in [b]Inactive[/b] status. So how can we approach the RTO, to re-register to AP or reactive the Old number? Does it cost less to do this, since it is originally AP vehicle and just need [b]reactivation[/b]. And how much it may cost us on average for the whole process. Kindly guide in this.
Gagan Modi on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 06:05

Sir, It seems a sort of one-off cases - where vehicle registered in City a, then re-registered in City b and again considering to re-register in City a

I am not having exact official process note on it, but it seems, you have not demanded refund of road tax as paid in AP, as if the AP number is still showing in your name and not yet cancelled by RTO.

So, now as you presently having HR number and intending to move the car to AP and get it re-registered there (irrespective whether the same number remains or you are allotted a new number) - may first get State NOC Clearance for Inter-transferring the RC. More info about dox - http://www.mycarhelpline.com/index.php?option=com_easydiscuss&view=post&id=1024&Itemid=78

Post NOC recvd - to the best of my estimates - if the number is only in inactive status, but is still showing in your name, logically it can very much be re-alloted to you post submission of HR NOC and other document formalities with local address proof of Andhra including copy of original road tax receipt paid in AP

However - Reiterating, this is as per our estimates, you may have to speak with local RTO office or agent for be sure on the exact info.

Sir, It seems a sort of one-off cases - where vehicle registered in City a, then re-registered in City b and again considering to re-register in City a I am not having exact official process note on it, but it seems, you have not demanded refund of road tax as paid in AP, as if the AP number is still showing in your name and not yet cancelled by RTO. So, now as you presently having HR number and intending to move the car to AP and get it re-registered there (irrespective whether the same number remains or you are allotted a new number) - may first get State NOC Clearance for Inter-transferring the RC. More info about dox - http://www.mycarhelpline.com/index.php?option=com_easydiscuss&view=post&id=1024&Itemid=78 Post NOC recvd - to the best of my estimates - if the number is only in inactive status, but is still showing in your name, logically it can very much be re-alloted to you post submission of HR NOC and other document formalities with local address proof of Andhra including copy of original road tax receipt paid in AP However - Reiterating, this is as per our estimates, you may have to speak with local RTO office or agent for be sure on the exact info.
Guest - Mahesh V on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 14:18

Thanks for your quick response and suggestions. :)
Yes i have not received any refund of road tax from AP.
I will update you once i move the vehicle and contact the RTO people next month.

Thanks for your quick response and suggestions. :) Yes i have not received any refund of road tax from AP. I will update you once i move the vehicle and contact the RTO people next month.
Guest - Arun Kumar Gupta on Monday, 23 December 2013 11:04

Hi Gagan,
I have a punjab number Car... i want to reregister the same in Gaziabad....
Purpose- i want to run my car on CNG and for the same i should have Delhi, Haryana or UP number...on punjab number it is not possible..
Confusion- Re Registring a car in UP- i have to pay Registration tax .. please help me in understanding if my car is valued a 2.4 Lacs in my insurance papers ... will RTO calculate the taxes on the same value or they will recalculate basis something else...
- If you are aware please let me know what would they charge me for the same..
- Car valuation on Insurance (2.4Lacs)...
- BS4 Engine, 2010 Model August Buy, Chevy Beat..
- Or Suggest me an alternative...

Hi Gagan, I have a punjab number Car... i want to reregister the same in Gaziabad.... Purpose- i want to run my car on CNG and for the same i should have Delhi, Haryana or UP number...on punjab number it is not possible.. Confusion- Re Registring a car in UP- i have to pay Registration tax .. please help me in understanding if my car is valued a 2.4 Lacs in my insurance papers ... will RTO calculate the taxes on the same value or they will recalculate basis something else... - If you are aware please let me know what would they charge me for the same.. - Car valuation on Insurance (2.4Lacs)... - BS4 Engine, 2010 Model August Buy, Chevy Beat.. - Or Suggest me an alternative...
Gagan Modi on Monday, 23 December 2013 12:51

Hello Arun,
RTO Officer will calculate derived value, not basis insurance - but basis the depreciated value as per there own vehicle ageing slabs, vehicle original invoice value and physical inspection. BSIV car can very well be registered

However - issue in re-registration is the entire process, refer more on one such query asked in Forum
http://www.mycarhelpline.com/index.php?option=com_easydiscuss&view=post&id=1024&Itemid=78

Hello Arun, RTO Officer will calculate derived value, not basis insurance - but basis the depreciated value as per there own vehicle ageing slabs, vehicle original invoice value and physical inspection. BSIV car can very well be registered However - issue in re-registration is the entire process, refer more on one such query asked in Forum http://www.mycarhelpline.com/index.php?option=com_easydiscuss&view=post&id=1024&Itemid=78
Guest - sonu on Saturday, 21 December 2013 16:21

Hi gagan.
I m going to buy a new xuv 500 in jan 2014... could u plz tell me this in a right decision or wrong...:)

Hi gagan. I m going to buy a new xuv 500 in jan 2014... could u plz tell me this in a right decision or wrong...:)
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