RTO Surat

RTO Surat is a government office in Gujarat that abides by the rules and regulations of Section 213 of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. It has been set up by the Gujarat government to enforce safety measures in the city of Surat and to cater to every vehicle and transport-related service. 

The Regional Transport Office of Surat is responsible for various tasks related to vehicle registration, driver's license issuance, and enforcement of motor vehicle laws within its jurisdiction. One can also access a few of these services online through the official RTO Surat website.

List of RTO Offices in Surat

Currently, there is only one Regional Transport Office in Surat that caters to the needs of the citizens. Given below are the address, contact details and timings of the RTO Office Surat.

RTO Code RTO Surat Address RTO Surat Contact Number Surat RTO Timing
GJ-05 RTO, Ring Road, Nanpura, Surat, Gujarat - 385001. 0261-2977191 10 am - 5 pm

Services Offered by Surat Regional Transport Office

The Regional Transport Office of Surat provides the following services:

  • Vehicle Registration: RTO Surat offers vehicle registrations for all types of motor vehicles in the city. It provides a permanent vehicle registration certificate and a unique vehicle number, which caters as a source of identification for the vehicle.
  • Issuance of Permits: It also offers permits to commuting vehicles, commercial transport vehicles, tourist vehicles, and more to travel legally throughout the city, state, or inter-states.
  • Issue of Licenses: The Regional Transport Office of Surat issues licenses, such as conductor licenses, driver's licenses, learner's licenses, duplicate licenses, and more.
  • Tax Collection: Surat RTO also collects road and other taxes from the citizens of Surat on behalf of the Gujarat government.
  • Online Services: Services such as finding RTO Surat vehicle registration details and checking application status, RC status and license application can be made online through the RTO Surat website (https://cot.gujarat.gov.in/rto-surat.htm).
  • Issuing Vehicle PUC: Pollution Under Control Certificates are issued by the RTO of Surat to ensure that all vehicles driven on the road are safe for the environment and are under safety standards.
  • Fitness Certificates: The RTO of Surat inspects motor vehicles to conduct vehicle fitness and safety. It also provides vehicle fitness certificates on the approval of these inspections.
  • Driving Tests: The RTO of Surat conducts driving tests before the issuance of driver's licenses.
  • Vehicle Re-Registration and License Renewal: Vehicle re-registrations for expired RC can be done through the RTO Office in Surat. One can also renew their driver's license and request a duplicate license in case of loss/theft.

How to Register a Vehicle in Regional Transport Office Surat?

In order for vehicles to travel in Surat, a vehicle needs to be registered with the RTO. The following is the procedure for registering a vehicle with the Regional Transport Office of Surat:

  • Visit the Surat RTO along with all the required documents, such as your ID proof, address proof, vehicle's sale invoice, Form 20 (application for registration), and Form 21 (sales certificate from the dealer).
  • Schedule an appointment for the vehicle inspection. An RTO officer will examine your vehicle's chassis number, engine number, and other details to ensure they match the documents.
  • Pay the registration fee, road tax, and any other applicable fees.
  • Submit all the documents along with the registration form at the counter.
  • Once your documents are verified, you will be allotted a permanent registration number for your vehicle. 

Types of Vehicle Registration in RTO Surat

Given below are the two types of vehicle registrations issued by the Surat Regional Transport Office:

  • Temporary Registration: This temporary registration is valid for 7 days and can be extended to one month until the permanent registration number is assigned and the vehicle's permanent registration certificate is issued.
  • Permanent Registration: This is the registration that needs to be completed by the vehicle owner after the expiry of the temporary registration. The RTO will issue a permanent vehicle RC and a unique registration number for your vehicle, which will remain valid for a period of 15 years. 

Required Documents for Vehicle Registration in RTO Surat

Given below is the list of documents required for vehicle registration in Surat:

  • Sale Certificate of the vehicle
  • Form 22 and 22A
  • Form 20
  • Insurance copy of the vehicle
  • Invoice of the vehicle
  • Temporary Registration
  • Registration charges for the vehicle
  • Custom clearance certificate of the vehicle

Vehicle Registration Fees in Regional Transport Office Surat

The table below shows the registration fees for different types of vehicles in Surat Regional Transport Office:

Vehicle Type Vehicle Registration Fee
Two-wheelers Rs. 50
Three-Wheelers Rs. 600
LMV (Light Motor) Rs. 1,000
MMV (Medium Motor) Rs. 1,000
HMV (Heavy Motor) Rs. 1,000
Imported Bikes Rs. 2,500
Imported Cars Rs. 5,000
Others Rs. 3,000

Process to Apply for a Driver's License in RTO Surat

In order to apply for a Surat RTO driving license, you will have to follow the steps that are listed below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official page of Surat RTO, where you will be directed to the Vahan portal (https://vahan.parivahan.gov.in).
  • Step 2: Choose online services, and click on driver's license - select the kind of license you are applying for.
  • Step 3: Choose Surat.
  • Step 4: You will be asked to fill in the application form.
  • Step 5: Choose the category of your license.
  • Step 6: Upload the essential documents, such as address proof, ID proof, date of birth proof, Learner’s License and any other relevant document.
  • Step 7: Book an appointment for a driver's test in the case of DL.
  • Step 8: Pay the driving license application fee.
  • Step 9: Book a slot for your driving test and visit the RTO Office on the selected date.
  • Step 10: Once the driving test has been cleared successfully, your license will be delivered to your registered address.

Types of Licenses Provided at RTO Surat

You can get any of these licenses issued through the RTO Office in Surat:

  • Learner's License
  • Permanent Driving License
  • International Driving Permit 
  • Commercial Driving License

Documents Required to Apply in Surat RTO for Driving License 

One must submit the following documents while applying for a driving license through the Regional Transport Office in Surat:

  • ID Proof, such as an Aadhaar Card, Voter ID, or Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Address Proof, such as a Ration Card, Rental Agreement, Aadhaar, Bank Statement, or Passport
  • License Application Fee
  • License Application
  • Passport Size Photographs
  • Date of Birth Proof, such as Class 10 Marksheet, Aadhaar Card, or Birth Certificate

Fees for License Application in Surat RTO

Given below are the fees for license application at RTO Office Surat:

Type of License

RTO License Fee

Learner's License

Rs. 200

Driver's License

Rs. 200

International Driving Permit

Rs. 1,000

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