RTO Bangalore

The Regional Transport Office of Bengaluru, or RTO Bangalore has been set up by the Karnataka Government in accordance with the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. There are 17 fully functioning RTOs within the city of Bangalore. The main aim of these RTOs is to ensure road safety and maintain the transport rules and regulations in Bangalore. Through the RTO Offices in Bangalore, citizens can also apply for driver's license, permits, vehicle registration, pay road taxes, etc. 

One can also reach out to the Regional Transport Office of Bangalore through their online portal. This post covers the list of different RTO Offices in Bangalore, their services and the process of vehicle registration through RTO office.

List of RTO Offices in Bangalore

Here is the list of Regional Transport Offices in Bangalore, their addresses, codes and contact numbers.


RTO Office Bangalore Address

Bangalore RTO Numbers

Office Time


3rd Block, Bda Shopping Complex, Koramangala,  Bengaluru-560034.

080 - 25533525

10 am - 5 pm


Corporation, Shopping Complex,  Rajajinagar, Bangalore - 560010.

080 - 23324388

10 am - 5 pm


2ND Floor, BDA Complex, Indiranagar, Bangalore - 560038.

080 - 25253726

10 am - 5 pm


No.3, Corporation Complex, Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore - 560022.

080 - 23376039

10 am - 5 pm


Jayanagar Shopping Complex, 4TH Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560011.

080 - 26630989

10 am - 5 pm


No.27/A, 26/2,27/2, Kenchenahalli Grama, Jnanabharati, RVCE Post, Mysore Road, Bangalore - 560056.

080 - 28602500

10 am - 5 pm


SH17, Vijaya Nagar, Ramanagara, Karnataka - 562159.

080 - 22718765

10 am - 5 pm


Vijayapura Road, Devanahalli - 562110.

080 - 27681999

10 am - 5 pm


2019A, 1st Floor, 3rd Cross, Karnataka Housing Board Complex, Sector - B, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore - 560064.

080 - 28561366

10 am - 5 pm


83/63, New Central Jail Rd, Opp: New Mico LTD, Chennakeshavanagar, Bangalore - 560100.

080 - 25735533

10 am - 5 pm


1906, 9th Cross, Subhas Road, Nelamangala, Bangalore - 562123.

080 - 25735533

10 am - 5 pm


345/4, Bhattarahall, Old Madras Road, K.R.Puram, Bangalore - 560016.

080 - 25617959

10 am - 5 pm


Regional Transport office, STU, and Autorikshaws,  Shanthinagar, BANGALORE - 560027.


10 am - 5 pm


Chamrajpet, Bangalore - 560019.


10 am - 5 pm


Banashankari, Bangalore - 560050.


10 am - 5 pm


RT Nagar, Bangalore - 560032.


10 am - 5 pm


Marathallli, Bangalore - 560037.


10 am - 5 pm

Services Offered by RTO Bangalore

One of the main role of Bangalore RTOs is to ensure road safety and maintain traffic rules as per the Motor Vehicles Act. Given below are the various RTO services in Bangalore:

  •  Vehicle Registration: The major function of the RTOs in Bangalore is to provide vehicle registration and permanent Vehicle RC. The vehicle registrations that are done in Bangalore's RTOs are of two kinds, and they are temporary and permanent. 
  •  Driver's License: The RTOs also provide driver's licenses for two-wheelers, four-wheelers, three-wheelers, heavy-weight vehicles, and more. The licenses provided are basically of two types, and they are learner's license and driver's license. The learner's license is provided first, and the applicant can avail of the driver's license only after getting a learner's license. Therefore, the learner's license is also a form of document to be submitted to apply for a driver's license.
  •  Tax Collection: RTOs of Bangalore also collect the Road tax as the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 prescribes it for the Karnataka state Government. The RTO department also collects all of the RTO-associated fees and charges for the services provided.
  •  Issuance of Permits: RTO Bangalore issues permits for interstate and national use. These permits are provided to commercial vehicles, tourist vehicles, and transit vehicles to cross borders.
  • RC: All citizens can get a vehicle ownership certificate or Registration Certificate over the registered transport vehicles, along with their driver's license, through all the RTOs of Bangalore.
  • Vehicle Inspection: The RTO of Bangalore also conducts vehicle inspections to make sure that the roadworthiness and compliance with rules, regulations, and emission standards are done. It will also issue a Vehicle fitness certificate and pollution under control certificate after the inspection has been conducted and verified. 
  • Transfer of Vehicle Ownership: Vehicle owners can also transfer their vehicle ownership to a new owner. However, this can only be done in three circumstances: on owner's death, on Vehicle's auction, or on Vehicle's resale.
  •  Other Services: In order to offer integral citizen services, the Government of Karnataka has implemented Bangalore One as a project, which provides offline services that the RTOs provide.

Apart from this, RTO Bangalore also provides various other services apart from the major operations that it carries out in the city.

Motor Vehicle Registration in RTO Bangalore

Motor vehicle registration is the process of registering your vehicle with the government authority of the state to be able to legally ride it on the road. Mentioned below is the procedure to register a motor vehicle with the RTO of Bangalore:

  • Step 1: Visit the nearest RTO in Bangalore with the new vehicle.
  • Step 2: Fill out the vehicle registration form/form 20 and submit it along with the required documents that are listed below. You can also find the registration application form 20 for RTO Bangalore online through the RTO Bangalore portal (https://transport.karnataka.gov.in/english).
  • Step 3: The superintendent of the RTO will investigate and inspect the application and documents provided.
  • Step 4: You will have to pay the registration fees and road tax (if applicable) at the cash counter.
  • Step 5: Further on, the IMV (Inspector of Motor Vehicles) will inspect the vehicle for roadworthiness and vehicle fitness. 
  • Step 6: After successful verification, the RTO officials will approve the vehicle registration.
  • Step 7: The RTO will send the Vehicle RC to the applicant by post to the address provided in the application form. It usually takes 1 month to get the vehicle registration certificate.

Types of Motor Vehicle Registration in RTO Bangalore

There are two types of Vehicle RCs provided through RTO Bangalore:

  • Temporary Registration: When a person buys a vehicle from a dealer, the vehicle is already registered with the RTO. This registration, however, will be temporary and is valid for only 30 days.
  • Permanent Registration:  After purchasing a car, the owner (purchaser) must have it registered in his or her name with the RTO. The dealer will issue a temporary registration number that is usually valid for one month. After that, the owner must obtain the vehicle's permanent registration number to register the vehicle permanently with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Documents Required to Register a Vehicle with RTO Bangalore

Here are the different types of documents that are required during the vehicle registration process in Bangalore:

  • Road taxes
  • Passport-size photos of the owner
  • Age proof
  • Address proof
  • PUC certificate of the vehicle
  • Application fee
  • Form 21/sale certificate (if the owner is selling the vehicle)
  • Form 22/Vehicle Roadworthiness Certificate
  • Vehicle Insurance details 

Fees and Charges of RTO Bangalore

Mentioned below are the fee details of a new vehicle:

Vehicle Type

Fee (Rs.)





Light Motor Vehicles



600 - 1,000


600 - 1,000

Medium Goods Vehicle


Heavy Goods Vehicle


Imported Cars


Imported Bikes




How to Apply for a Driver's License through RTO Bangalore?

In order to apply for a license in Bangalore, you will have to follow the steps that are listed below:

Step 1: Visit the official RTO Bangalore website, where you will be directed to the PariVahan website (https://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 ‘Bangalore’.
Step 4: Fill in the driving license 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, and Learner’s License if required.
Step 7: Book an appointment for a driving test.
Step 8: Pay the required fees.
Step 9: After the payment, your slot will be confirmed.
Step 10: Once the driving test has been cleared successfully, your permanent driving license will be delivered to the registered address.

Documents that are Required to Apply for a Driver's License in Bangalore's RTOs

To get a driving license in Bangalore, the candidate needs to submit the following documents to the RTO Office-

  • Application form
  • Passport size photo of the applicant
  • Vehicle documents if you own a vehicle
  • Age Proof: SSLC, PAN, Voters, Aadhaar, and more
  • Address Proof: Ration card, lease agreement, utility bill, etc
  • Valid ID Proof: Photo with signature, PAN, Aadhaar, or Passport
  • Learner's license

Fees and Charges for Driver's License Application in Bangalore

Type of License


Learner's License

Rs. 150

Driver's License

Rs. 200

International Driving Permit

Rs. 1,000

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