RTO Thane

To abide by the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988, Thane has two full-fledged RTOs within the city that have been set up by the State Government of Maharashtra (both RTOs fall under the same code 'MH-04.'). RTO Thane operates to cater to the requirements of the citizens and establish hassle-free traffic rules enforcement, motor vehicle convergence and more. The regional transport offices of Thane can also be accessed through the Thane RTO website.

List of RTO Offices in Thane

Given below are the Thane RTO helpline numbers, office address, timings and codes:

RTO Thane Code

Thane RTO Office Address

Thane RTO Contact Number

RTO Thane Timing


Opposite Central Jail, Thane, Maharashtra - 400601.


10 am - 5 pm


Eastern Express Highway, Near LIC Building, Murphy Company, Thane(West), Maharashtra - 400604.


10 am - 5 pm

Functions of RTO Thane

Thane RTO caters to a wide variety of needs in the city and fulfills major requirements of the government each day. Some of the essential functions the RTO carries out are listed in detail below:

  • Vehicle Registration: Vehicles can be registered in the RTO of Thane online and offline. These registrations are valid for a period of 15 years, and they can be renewed after expiration at the same RTO.
  • License Issue: The RTO of Thane issues learner's licenses, driver's licenses, conductors' licenses, and international driving permits.
  • Online Services: Online services of the RTO are provided, such as license application, status reviews, RTO Thane online registration details, and much more through the official portal.
  • Tax Collection: The RTO of Thane also collects taxes from the public on behalf of the Maharashtra Government.
  • Fee Collection: The registration, license application, NOC, RC transfer, and much more are made on a certain fee that goes to the government - these fees and charges are also collected through the RTO.
  • NOC, PUCC, and Fitness Certificates: The RTO of Thane gives out Pollution Under Control Certificates, No Objection Certificates, and Vehicle Fitness Certificates upon inspection of vehicles and certifying them legally fit to travel on the Indian roads.
  • RC Transfers: The transfer of vehicle ownership can also be done through the RTO of Thane.
  • Permit Issues: The RTO issues permits for city, state, and inter-state commutes of commercial and tourist vehicles in Thane.
  • Enforcement of Traffic Rules: The RTO is also the administering body that enforces and establishes the motor vehicle-associated rules and regulations in the city.
  • Conducting Driving Tests: The RTO of Thane conducts driving tests to issue permanent licenses to the applicants.

Vehicle Registration Process at Thane RTO Office

Motor vehicle registrations are the most crucial function of the RTO in Thane. There are mainly two types of vehicle registrations in Thane RTO, and they are Temporary Vehicle Registration and Permanent Vehicle Registration.

  • Temporary Vehicle Registration: This is granted by the vehicle dealer during the purchase of a new vehicle and is valid for seven days from the date of delivery, with an extension of up to a month. The vehicle owner must apply for a permanent registration after the expiry of the temporary RC.
  • Permanent Vehicle Registration: The applicant must get a valid vehicle registration certificate as quickly as possible from the RTO office. The applicant receives it after submitting all relevant paperwork and successfully verifying the vehicle.

Process to Register Vehicles in Thane Regional Transport Office

If an individual wants to register their vehicle for the first time under the Thane Regional Transport Office, here are the steps that must be followed:

  • Step 1: Visit the RTO centre in Thane with your newly bought vehicle.
  • Step 2: Fill out Form 20/application form and submit the application. This form can also be downloaded online through the RTO Thane online website (https://transport.maharashtra.gov.in/1035/Home).
  • Step 3: The documents and application form that was provided will be checked and processed further by the investigators.
  • Step 4: After acceptance of the documents and the application, you will have to pay the registration charges at the counter.
  • Step 5: Your new motor vehicle will then be inspected by the RTO officials.
  • Step 6: The data presented and collected will further be entered into the central database.
  • Step 7: The RTO Superintendent will verify the data that has been entered.
  • Step 8: The RTO will initiate the process for the Vehicle Registration Card/Smart Card after successful verification and approval. It will be delivered to your address within 30 days.

Documents Required to Register a Vehicle in Thane

Here are the essential documents that must be submitted while registering a vehicle in Thane:

  • Invoice of the vehicle
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • ID Proof and passport-size photo of the owner
  • Temporary Registration
  • Form 20
  • Form 22
  • Form 22A
  • Custom Clearance
  • Registration charges

Fee for Vehicle Registration in RTO Thane

Mentioned below are the fees for vehicle registration at the Regional Transport Office, Thane:

Vehicle Type

RTO Thane Fee


Rs. 50


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


Rs. 3,000

How to get an RTO Driving License in Thane?

After vehicle registration, providing a license is another major service provided by the RTO of Thane. There are two ways an applicant can get an RTO driving license, either through an online method or an offline method. 

  •  Offline Process to Apply for a Driving License in Thane

Here are the steps that must be followed to apply for an RTO Thane driving license offline:

  • Step 1: Go to the Regional Transport Office in Thane and ask for the driver's license application form.
  • Step 2: Fill out the form with all the needed details.
  • Step 3: Attach the necessary documents with the form and submit it to the Regional Transport Office.
  • Step 4: Book a slot for the driver's test.
  • Step 5: Take the driving test on the scheduled date. The applicant will receive their driving license 2-3 weeks after passing the exam.
  •  Online Process to Apply for an RTO Thane Driving License

Here are the steps that must be followed to apply for a driving license online in Thane:

  • Step 1: Go to the official Parivahan website (https://parivahan.gov.in/).
  • Step 2: Go to the ‘Online Services’ tab. Click on the ‘Driving License Services’ and download the application form. Take a printout of the application form.
  • Step 3: Fill out the form completely and attach the required documents.
  • Step 4: Locate the nearest RTO and submit the application form with the required documentation.
  • Step 5: Schedule your driving test at the Regional Transport Office.
  • Step 6: Attend the test on the scheduled date. The applicant will receive their driving license in 2-3 weeks after passing the exam.

Documents Required to Apply for a License in RTO Thane

Given below are the essential documents required to apply for a license in the Thane RTO Office:

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

Fees for License Issue in Thane RTO

Given below are the RTO Thane fees for different types of licenses:

License Type

RTO Thane Fee

Learner's License

Rs. 200

Driver's License

Rs. 200

International Driving Permit

Rs. 1,000

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