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

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 - 2019

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, else if bought car on cash - no such HP Endorsement charges needs to be paid

» 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

» State Development Charges / Parking Fee - Some of States / UT impose this charge. Like in Delhi known as MCD Parking Fees where MCD Parking Fees is imposed for cars under 4 lakh ex-showroom price to pay Rs 2000 and cars above 4 lakh ex-showroom price to pay MCD Parking Fee of Rs 4000.

» Temporary Registration - While most of the cities gets a final registration mark, but in some Temporary Registration is done and later on followed with Permanent Registration. In General Temporary Registration Fees (valid for 1 month) is in range of Rs 1200 to 1500.

» 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


Road Tax on Buying Car in 2019 

New Car Registration Slabs - Road Taxes Applicable

City / State Road Tax Fees for New Car Registration in 2019
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%
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, Telangana 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%
Odisha Price < 5 Lakh - 6%
Bhubhaneshwar Price between 5 - 10 Lakh - 8%
  Price above 10 Lakh - 10%
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%
  Zero Road Tax in Chandigarh for People Buying Car with Disability or NGO and Social Welfare Group registered with Social Welfare Department and work for people with disabilities.
Punjab Flat 8% of Ex-showroom price of car, irrespective of Value or Fuel Type. Also now additional 1% Surcharge Tax levied on Ex-showroom price as Social Security Contribution
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)
Jharkhand 6% (For Cars Priced under 15 Lakh)
  9% (For Cars Priced above 15 Lakh)
  Additional Tax: Further additional 3% Tax on Buying 2nd Car in name of Same Owner
Uttarakhand (revised effective January 2019) Price Upto 5 Lakh - 8%
Dehradun, Rishikesh Price in between 5 Lakh to 10 Lakh - 9%
  Price above 10 Lakh - 10%
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


Note - If looking to Buy or Sell Car, refer in RC Transfer Process explaining Documents, Process

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Comments 202

Guest - arvind khati on Friday, 29 November 2013 12:40

gagan are R T O charges collected on the showroom price or on the csd price.will there be a difference on registration fee for car purchased from C S D.

gagan are R T O charges collected on the showroom price or on the csd price.will there be a difference on registration fee for car purchased from C S D.
Gagan Modi on Friday, 29 November 2013 14:47

Yes - on the csd price only

Yes - on the csd price only
Wednesday, 24 July 2019

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