RTO Ambattur

Ambattur RTO is a Regional Transport Office located in Ambattur, a suburb of Chennai, India. It is a government authority responsible for various tasks related to motor vehicles, including registration, issuing licences, enforcing road safety regulations, and collecting taxes and fees related to transportation. 

RTO Ambattur serves the residents of Ambattur and nearby areas, providing essential services to ensure the proper functioning and regulation of motor vehicles within its jurisdiction. 

Know the number of RTOs in Ambattur, major functions, services and the vehicle registration process at Ambattur.

List of RTOs in Ambattur

Ambattur has one Regional Transport Office with the code TN-13. The table below highlights the necessary details like the Ambattur RTO code, contact number, timings and address. 

Ambattur RTO Code

Ambattur RTO Office Address

RTO Ambattur Contact Number

RTO Timings for Ambattur

TN 13

10A, West Park Street, Venkatapuram, Ambattur, Chennai - 600053


09:30 AM - 06:30 PM

Note: As per the Parivahan portal, the latest RTO Code for Ambattur has been changed to TN612.

Source: vahan.parivahan.gov.in

Services Provided by Ambattur RTO (TN 13)

The primary roles and services provided by the Ambattur Regional Transport Office include:

  • Motor Vehicle Registration

RTO Ambattur manages all aspects related to motor vehicle registration, such as issuing and renewing vehicle RC, transfer of vehicle ownership, updating registration details, removal of hypothecation, and conducting fitness checks for vehicles.

  • Motor Vehicle Tax Collection (MVTC)

Collecting motor vehicle taxes, commonly known as road tax, in accordance with the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. 

  • Issuance of Driving Licence

RTO Ambattur provides comprehensive services related to driving licences, such as issuing a learner's license and conducting driving tests before issuing a permanent DL. It also provides licences for driving instructors, conductors (for commercial vehicles), and professional motor vehicle driving schools.

  • Mechanical Inspection of Vehicles

Ambattur Regional Transport Office (TN 13) also conducts thorough mechanical inspections of vehicles to determine their fitness, emission rate, and insurance validity and issue Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates.

  • Issuance of Permits

It is also responsible for the issuance of various road permits, including-

  • International Driving Permits
  • Inter-state and national permits for commercial vehicles
  • Permits for passenger-carrying vehicles such as school buses.
  • Authorization for All India Tourist Vehicles.

Types of Vehicle Registration in Ambattur

Here are the two types of vehicle registration that can be done at the Regional Transport Office of Ambattur:

  • Permanent Registration: This type of registration is for vehicles intended for long-term use and is issued once all necessary documentation and formalities are completed. It provides the vehicle with a permanent registration number, which, by law, must be displayed on the vehicle's number plate.
  • Temporary Registration: Temporary registration is provided for vehicles that are yet to undergo the complete registration process or for those awaiting certain documentation. It allows the vehicle to be legally driven on the roads for a limited period until permanent registration is obtained. However, the temporary registration number must be displayed on the vehicle's number plate during this interim period.

How do you register a vehicle through RTO Ambattur?

Step 1: Go to the designated RTO centre in Ambattur with your new vehicle.

Step 2: Collect Form 20 or the vehicle registration form from the RTO centre. One can also collect this form online through the Parivahan portal.

Step 3: Fill out the application form and hand it to the authorities along with the required documents. The submitted documents will be verified by the RTO officials. 

Step 4: Pay the registration fees at the payment counter.

Step 5: Your vehicle will be inspected by an RTO agent for safety and accuracy.

Step 6: The vehicle information will be entered into the RTO's database after the inspection.

Step 7: After successful verification, the RTO officials will start the registration process upon approval.

Step 8: Your Vehicle Registration Card/Smart Card will be delivered to the registered address within 30 days.

Documents Required for Vehicle Registration at RTO Ambattur

Here is a list of the documents required for vehicle registration at the Ambattur Regional Transport Office:

  • Proof of Identity (Aadhaar Card, Passport, Voter ID Card, PAN Card)
  • Proof of Address (Aadhaar Card, Utility bills (electricity, water, gas), Rental agreement, Passport)
  • Vehicle Documents (Sale invoice from the dealer, Temporary registration certificate (if applicable), Insurance certificate, Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate, Roadworthiness certificate)
  • Proof of Tax Payment (Receipt of road tax payment)
  • Form 20/Application Form
  • Form 21/Sales Certificate
  • Form 22/Roadworthiness Certificate (Issued by the manufacturer of the vehicle.)
  • Form 34/Hypothecation Clearance (If the vehicle was bought on loan, a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the financing bank is required.)
  • Passport-size Photographs

Note:In case of company-owned vehicles, the company's registration documents and authorization letter are required for registration.

RTO Ambattur Fees for Vehicle Registration

Listed below are the fees for vehicle registration at the Regional Transport Office, Ambattur:

Types of Vehicles

Ambattur RTO Fees 

Motorcycle/Scooter/Two Wheelers


Light Motor Vehicles (Non-TPT)


Light Motor Vehicles (TPT)


Medium Goods Vehicle




Medium Passenger Motor Vehicle


Heavy Goods Vehicle (Stage Carriers and lorries)


Heavy Passenger Motor Vehicle


Imported Motor Vehicle


Imported Motorcycle


How to get an RTO Driving License in Ambattur?

The steps to obtain a driver's license in Ambattur are as follows:

Step 1: Visit the mParivahan portal

Step 2: Select "Online Services" > "Driver License Related Services".

Step 3: Choose "Tamil Nadu" from the drop-down menu. Select the region as “Ambattur (TN13)”.

Step 4: Proceed to "Apply Online" > "New Driving License".

Step 5: Fill in the application form online and upload the necessary documents.

Step 6: Submit the application online.

Step 7: Print out the application form and acknowledgement.

Step 8: Schedule a driving test slot and pay the application fees online.

Step 9: Visit the RTO office in Ambattur and submit the printed application form. 

Step 10: Take the driving test. The applicant will get their driving licence within 2-3 weeks if they pass the driving test.

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Documents Required to Apply for a Driver's License in Ambattur

The documents required to apply for a driver's licence in Ambattur are as follows:

  • Passport-size photos
  • DL Fees
  • PAN Copy 
  • Birth of Date proof
  • Address Proof
  • Application form
  • Medical fitness certificate
  • LL Copy

Fees for Licence Application in Regional Transport Office Ambattur

RTO Driving License Fees in Ambattur

Type of License

RTO Fees

Learner's Licence


Permanent License for a single class of vehicle


Permanent License for more than one class of vehicle


International Driving Permit


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