Vehicle Ownership Transfer - RTO Form 29

A vehicle's ownership can be transferred to a new owner only in three circumstances: on owner's death, on Vehicle's auction, or on Vehicle's resale. A registration certificate certifies that the car/bike belongs to a specific individual.Vehicle ownership transfer can now be done online using the Parivahan website. 

RTO form 29 must be downloaded for reselling, and Form 30 must be completed if it is sold within the state. Form 31 must be completed in the event of death, and Form 32 must be completed in the event of an auction. You can obtain these forms from the Parivahan website and submit them along with the necessary documentation and fees to the nearest RTO. 

When to Transfer Vehicle Ownership?

Some of the reasons for changing the name of a vehicle include the following:

Reselling the Vehicle

If you are reselling your car or another vehicle, you must transfer ownership in the buyer's name. The vehicle ownership transfer enables the RTO to record information about the new owner in its database.


If the Vehicle is auctioned to pay off debts, the new owner must ensure that all vehicle name transfer formalities are fulfilled.


When the owner dies, ownership of the car is transferred to the lawful heir of the dead. The inheritor must, however, seek a change of ownership of the car.

Documents Required for Vehicle Ownership Transfer Online

  • Registration certificate - The seller's original registration certificate (RC). The RC might be a smart card as well.
  • Address-proof documents - It can include the most recent utility bill (electricity, telephone, water, gas, and so on), any KYC document showing the permanent address, and so on.
  • Car insurance certificate - The Vehicle's valid car insurance certificate.
  • PAN Card - Both the seller's and the buyer's PAN card. PAN is only required if the car is worth more than Rs. 50,000.
  • Form 28 - No Objection Certificate Application and Grant. Before selling a car, you must complete Form 28 and obtain a No Objection Certificate from your local RTO. It is only required during an interstate property transfer. However, in Maharashtra, it is required upon an intrastate transfer of ownership. This form needed to be completed and sent to the RTO together with other necessary documentation. While applying for a NOC, you must pay a charge. The RTO will notify the local police station to ensure that no illegal cases against your vehicles are pending. Following verification, the RTO will grant you a NOC.
  • PUC Certificate - A certificate proving that pollution is under control. For automobiles purchased before April 2010, PUC must be renewed every three months. The PuC must be renewed annually for automobiles purchased after April 2010.
  • Form 29 30 RTO - Notification of ownership transfer of a motor vehicle.
  • Form 30 RTO - Intimation and transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle application.
  • Form 31 - Transfer of ownership application in the name of the person succeeding to possession of the Vehicle.
  • Form 32 - Application for ownership transfer in the case of a motor vehicle bought or acquired at a public auction.
  • Form 35 - Notification of termination of a hire-purchase/lease/hypothecation arrangement. If the Vehicle to be transferred is hypothecated to a bank, Form 35 is not required.
  • You would also be required to submit an NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) acknowledgement form. This paperwork would be required if your car was involved in any criminal activity.

Costs of Transfer

The cost of transferring ownership of a car varies depending on the Regional Transport Office (RTOs). It may also vary depending on the age of your vehicle. An automobile ownership transfer charge might range between Rs. 300 and Rs. 2,000 or even more. The following is a breakdown of the fees for moving two-wheelers in India.

Bike Ownership Transfer Charges

These are the vehicle ownership transfer online fees and offline fees for different bikes:

Vehicle Type


Light Motor Vehicles for Non -Transport

Rs. 300

Medium Goods for passenger vehicles

Rs. 750

Heavy Vehicle for goods

Rs. 750

Light Motor Vehicles for Transport

Rs. 500

Medium Vehicle for goods

Rs. 500

Vehicle Ownership Transfer Online

You can also transfer car ownership online through the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways' ParivahanSewa website. It is critical to note that you must apply for a transfer of ownership in favor of the buyer. This procedure also includes certain offline phases. After visiting this website, do the following steps to transfer car ownership online:

Step 1: Choose "Vehicle-Related Services" from the "Online Services" tab.

Step 2: Input your vehicle registration number and press the "Proceed" button.

Step 3: Choose Miscellaneous (TO/CoA/HPA/HPS/HPT/DupRC).

Step 4: Input your mobile number and press the "Generate OTP" button.

Step 5: Enter the OTP and then click "See Details."

Step 6: Under "Application Selection," select "Transfer of Ownership."

Step 7: Fill in the following information under "Transfer of Ownership Details":

  • New owner's details.
  • Insurance details.
  • Permanent address.
  • Current address.

Step 8: Choose "Payment" and enter the required fee. After paying the fee to change car ownership online, two payment receipts, as well as Forms 29 and 30, will be generated.

Step 9: The hard copies of these documents must be signed by all parties.

Step 10: Along with them, the original registration certificate, copy of insurance policy, PUC, and other papers must be submitted to the new RTO either personally or via mail.

Following satisfactory verification of these documents, the buyer will get a new registration certificate in the mail. In the event of a discrepancy, the RTO head may summon the buyer and seller for verification.

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