RTO Kollam

Kollam, the 4th largest city of Kerala, is known as a popular tourist spot and the country's largest cashew manufacturer. The city is growing at a fast pace, and it has managed the motor vehicle population and growing transport industry through a well-established RTO. RTO Kollam enforces all the rules and regulations of the Motor Vehicles Act and provides several services such as vehicle registration, issuing driver’s licenses, NOCs, etc.

Latest Update

Beginning June 1, 2024, any eligible person can take the driving test from any private driving training centres instead of the RTOs. However, the application process should be done online via Parivahan website or through the RTO.

Source: parivahan.gov.in

List of RTOs in Kollam

The city of Kollam has only one Regional Transport office, which operates under the code KL-2. The table below shows all important details related to the Kollam RTO code, address and contact number:

RTO Kollam Important Details

Kollam RTO Code


Kollam RTO Office Address

Near Anandavalleswaram Temple, Civil Station, Anandavalleeswaram, Kollam, Kerala-691013.

RTO Kollam Contact Number


RTO Kollam Timing

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Types of Services Provided by RTO Kollam

Here are the various services offered by the Kollam RTO office:

  1. Vehicle-Related Services: Individuals can get all vehicle-related services such as vehicle registration, driving licence application, knowing their vehicle's details, transferring vehicle ownership and other related services at RTO Kollam(KL-02). 
  2. Permit-Related Services: Permit-related services such as international, national and state permits are issued by the RTO. 
  3. Fancy Number Booking: Individuals are allowed to book fancy numbers for their vehicles during the bidding process at the RTO. 
  4. Road Tax Collections: The RTO collects road taxes from individuals on behalf of the state government of Kerala for infrastructure development and other uses. 
  5. Conducting Driving Tests: The RTO conducts driving tests for aspiring drivers of light motor vehicles (LMV), two-wheelers, and commercial vehicles. 
  6. Conducting vehicle inspection: The RTO conducts vehicle fitness checks and inspections to ensure that the vehicles follow and abide by the environmental norms as set out under the Motor Vehicles Act.

Vehicle Registration Process at RTO Kollam(RTO KL-02)

You can register your vehicle at the Kollam RTO office by following the steps explained below:

Step 1: Visit the Regional Transport Office in Kollam with your motor vehicle and request a vehicle registration form.

Step 2: Fill out the form and attach the required documents, such as ID proof, vehicle invoice, insurance copy, PUCC, and more. 

Step 3: Following this, your vehicle will be inspected by an officer at the RTO.

Step 4: The RTO will approve the registration process after successful inspection.

Step 5: Following this, you will receive a vehicle registration certificate, and a permanent registration number will be provided for the vehicle.

How to Get a Driving License from RTO Kollam?

Before applying for a driver's license, the applicant must have a valid learner's permit to be eligible for the driving license test. Here are the steps that need to be followed:

  • Visit the Regional Transport Office of Kollam.
  • Collect the driving license application form. You can also download the form online from the Parivahan website.
  • Fill out the form with the required information.
  • Submit the form, together with the supporting documents.
  • Book a slot for the driver's license test.
  • Arrive at the RTO KL-02 office at the appointed time and date. To take the driving test. Upon passing the test, your driving license will be approved and sent to your registered address.

How to Get a Vehicle Fitness Certificate from RTO Kollam?

You can get a vehicle fitness certificate from the Kerala RTO Kollam office by following the procedure mentioned below:

Step 1: Visit the official Parivahan portal and go to ‘Informational Services’.

Step 2: Click on ‘All forms’ and then download Form 38/application form for the Fitness certificate.

Step 3: Take the printout and fill out the form accurately. 

Step 4: Attach the required documents and submit them at the Kollam RTO Office. 

Step 5: The vehicle will be inspected to ensure it meets the safety standards. After the inspection is done, you can get the vehicle's fitness certificate upon approval.

RTO Kollam Fees

The table below shows the different fees charged by Kollam RTO for various services related to vehicle registration and license:

RTO Kollam Services

Kollam RTO(KL-02) Fees (Rs.)

Invalid Carriage Registration


Motorcycle Registration


Three Wheeler Registration


Light Motor Vehicle Registration

600 - 1,000/-

Medium Goods Vehicles Registration


Heavy Goods Vehicle Registration


Imported Motorcycle Re-Registration


Imported Car Reregistration


Issuance of Learner’s License


Issuance of Driving License


International Driving Permit


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