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Chandigarh RTO Office: RTO Office, Website and Contact details

Team AckoMay 31, 2024

Situated at the Shivalik foothills, Chandigarh is a perfect example of a city designed with modern architecture and urban planning in the country. It serves as a joint capital of Haryana and Punjab. Hence, transport-related responsibilities become more crucial for the Regional Transport Office (RTO) in Chandigarh.




Regional Transport Office (RTO) Chandigarh: An overview

Chandigarh is not only a district and a city but a union territory and a joint capital of two states. Hence, the Regional Transport Office (RTO) in Chandigarh has to perform a broad range of functions related to transport administration. Its responsibilities fall into two categories i.e. the Registration and Licencing Authority and the State Transport Authority. Read ahead to gather information about the services, fees and turnaround time of the RTO office in Chandigarh. 

Chandigarh RTO: Contact details

Here are the necessary contact details of the Chandigarh RTO office.

Chandigarh RTO Office (CH-01)

Being a joint capital, the city RTO gets its own code, “CH”, instead of a state code. Here is a table to inform you more about RTO Chandigarh.

RTO Office Code/Number CH-01
Helpline Number +91-172-2700341
Office Address Registering & Licensing Authority, Sector 17, Chandigarh - 160017
Email ID [email protected]
State Chandigarh (U.T.)
Office Timings 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Chandigarh RTO Fees

Here are the fees one has to pay for the following RTO services in Chandigarh.

Driving Licence (DL) Charges

The following is the fee structure for DL-related services offered by the RTO Chandigarh.

Service Type Issue/Renewal Fees (in Rs.)
Learner’s Licence (LL) 950
Driving Licence (DL) 950
International Driving Permit (IDP) 1000
Addition of another class of vehicle to DL 450
Renewal of DL 420
DL renewal (Post grace period) 1520
DL renewal (After 5 years of expiry of the grace period) 1,520 (Late fee Rs. 1,000)
Replacement/Alteration of DL 420
Smart Card for DL 200
New/renewal Conductor’s Licence 135
Duplicate Conductor’s Licence 140
Replacement/Alteration of Conductor’s Licence 140

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Vehicle Registration Charges

The following are the registration charges for vehicles in Chandigarh.

Vehicle Type Issue/Renewal Fees (in Rs.)
Motorcycle/Two-Wheeler 300
Quadricycle/Three-Wheeler/LMV (Commercial/Transport) 1000
Quadricycle/Three-Wheeler/Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) (Transport/Non-Transport) 600
Medium Passenger Motor Vehicle 1000
Medium Goods Vehicle 1000
Heavy Passenger Vehicle 1500
Heavy Goods Vehicle 1500
Imported Motorcycle Registration 2500
Imported Motor Vehicle Registration 5000
Vehicle Registration of other vehicle types 3000
Transfer of Ownership (RC transfer fees) 50% of the above-mentioned fees
Duplicate Registration Certificate 50% of the above-mentioned fees
Address Change 50% of the above-mentioned fees
Recording Alteration in RC 50% of the above-mentioned fees
Endorsing Lease/Hire Purchase/Hypothecation Agreement  
Motorcycle 500
LMV/Three-Wheeler/Quadricycle 1500
Medium or Heavy Vehicle 3000

Transport Vehicle Permit Charges

The following will be the charges to get a specific transport vehicle permit from RTO Chandigarh.

Permit Type Vehicle’s Seating/Load bearing Capacity Fees (in Rs.) Validity Vehicle’s Life Span
Local Permit 6+1 470 5 years 9 years
Local Permit 7+1 up to 12+1 1700 5 years 8 years
All India Tourist Bus (AC) Local Permit 13+1 40200 5 years 8 years
All India Tourist Permit (Yellow) 6+1 1000 1 year 9 years
All India Tourist Permit (Yellow) 7+1 1000 1 year 8 years
Passenger Autos Auto Rickshaw 140 5 years 15 years
Radio Taxis Taxis 470 5 years 5 years
Bus (Non-AC) Light and Medium Passenger Vehicle/Heavy Passenger Vehicle 670/25,200 5 years 12 years
Bus (AC) 13+1 40200 5 years 12 years
School Bus/PSV (Non-AC) Light and Medium/Heavy Passenger Vehicle 670 5 years 15 years
School Bus/PSV (AC) 13+1 40200 5 years 15 years
Local Permit for Trucks (White) 3,000 kgs to 11,999 kgs/12,000 kgs and more 670/25,200 5 years No Limit
National Permit for Trucks 3,000 kgs to 11,999 kgs/12,000 kgs and more 670/25,200 5 years 12 years
All India Permit (Yellow) 3,000 kgs to 11,999 kgs/12,000 kgs and more 1,000/16,500 1 year -

Performance Standard of the Chandigarh RTO

The following table will give you a glimpse of the usual turnaround time related to different services offered by the RTO Chandigarh.

Service Type Turnaround Time
Issuing temporary numbers and trade certificates Within a week
Physical verification of vehicle Same day
Transfer of ownership 10 days
Registration of new vehicles 10 days
Renewal of RC 10 days
Granting duplicate RC 10 days
No Objection Certificate (NOC) 3 days
Hypothecation termination/addition 10 days
Address change 10 days
Change of engine and chassis number 10 days
Alteration of body 10 days
Fitment of CNG/LPG kit 10 days
Retention of old vehicle number 10 days
Granting Learner’s Licence (LL) 1 day
Affixation of high-security registration plates 5 days
Renewal of other states DL 10 days
Granting/Renewal of Driving Licence (DL) 10 days
Issuance of conductor’s licence 10 days
Issuance of duplicate DL 10 days
Confirmation of DL 1 day
NOC (Licence) 1 day
International Driving Permit 3 days

Chandigarh RTO functions: Services offered

Here are all the major services offered by the RTO in Chandigarh.

Services for drivers

  • The RTO grants and renews LL, DL and IDP for applicants.

  • It changes the address mentioned on a DL upon request. 

  • It issues a duplicate copy of DL in case of loss of or damage to the original document.

  • It adds a new vehicle class in a DL upon request.

  • The RTO Chandigarh grants and renews Registration Certificates (RCs) for non-transport and transport vehicles.

  • It conducts the process of transferring vehicle ownership.

  • It grants duplicate RC when required.

  • It accepts requests for the change of address in an RC.

  • It grants a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for vehicles getting transferred to another state.

  • It grants and renews Trade Certificates for transport vehicles.

  • It handles the endorsement or termination of hypothecation.

  • It collects fees related to providing specific permits to vehicles.

  • It provides High Security Number Plates (HSRPs) for vehicles.

Vehicle Registration through RTO

The Chandigarh RTO is a Vehicle Registration Authority and is responsible for issuing unique Registration Numbers to vehicles. If a citizen damages or loses their vehicle’s original RC document, they can request a duplicate Registration Certificate from the RTO office. The RTO in Chandigarh also holds the authority to provide NOCs for vehicles permanently moving to a different state. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are a few more questions answered regarding the functions of the RTO office in Chandigarh.



How can I get an appointment from RTO Chandigarh online?

You can visit the Parivahan portal to schedule an appointment from the Chandigarh RTO.

Do I have to take my vehicle to the Chandigarh RTO office for the renewal of RC?

Yes, you need to take your vehicle to the RTO office in Chandigarh for its inspection during the RC renewal. 

Is vehicle insurance compulsory when applying for the transfer of vehicle ownership?

Yes, it is mandatory to produce a valid motor vehicle insurance document when you apply for a transfer of ownership of that same vehicle. 

Is it possible to get a Learner’s Licence renewed at the Chandigarh RTO?

You can’t renew a Learner’s Licence but apply for a new one in case your current document expires. 

Does a Driving Licence from Chandigarh RTO remain valid in other states?

Yes, the DL issued by the RTO office in Chandigarh remains valid across the country.

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Disclaimer: The information mentioned on this page is compiled from different websites and government sources. The information may be updated from time to time. Hence, please refer to the respective government websites and verify before making any RTO-related decisions.


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