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Kannur RTO Office: RTO Office, Website and Contact details

Team AckoApr 10, 2024

Kannur is a coastal city in Kerala, also known as the “Land of Looms and Lores” due to the rapidly developing handloom industry and the “Theyyam” folk art. It is known for its beaches and several other tourist attractions. With the movement of a lot of tourists and commercial vehicles, road transport plays an important role over here, and the Kannur RTO manages transport-related services and aids in the smooth functioning of the city’s administration.




Regional Transport Office (RTO) Kannur: An overview

The Kannur Regional Transport Office offers vehicle/driver-related services mentioned in The Motor Vehicles Act. It implements traffic rules and regulations and ensures all motorists adhere to the law. It also spreads awareness about the importance of following traffic rules through awareness campaigns. Read ahead for more information about the Kannur RTO, including contact details, services, fees, etc.

Kannur RTO: Contact details

If you wish to contact RTO Kannur for any transport-related services, the following table will help you in that regard.

Kannur RTO Office (KL-13)

The table below provides Kannur RTO (KL-13) contact number, RTO code, office address and office timings.

RTO Code KL-13
Office Address Civil Station, Collectorate Road, Talap, Kannur, Kerala - 670002
Office Timings 10 AM to 5 PM
Helpline Number 0497-2700566
Email ID [email protected]
State Kerala

Kannur RTO Fees

The following sections highlight the fee structure for various vehicle/driver-related services at RTO Kannur.

Driving Licence fees

The following table provides the list of fees for Driving Licence services at Kannur RTO.

Service Type Fees (in Rs.)
Issuance of Learner’s Licence 150
Grant of DL (Driving Licence) 200
Issuance of International Driving Licence 1,000
Test/Retest for LL m 50
Test/Retest for DL 300
Grant of duplicate DL 500
Change of address in DL 200
Addition of new vehicle class in DL 500
DL Renewal (Post Grace Period) 300

Kannur RTO Registration charges

Following are the fees related to the vehicle registration services at RTO Kannur.

Vehicle Type Fees (in Rs.)
Invalid Carriage 50
Two-wheeler 300
Three-wheeler/Light Motor Vehicle (LMV)/Quadricycle Non-transport: 600; Transport: 1,000
Medium Passenger Vehicle/Medium Goods Vehicles 1,000
Heavy Passenger/Goods Vehicles 1,500
Imported Vehicles 5,000
Imported Two-wheelers 2,500
Other Vehicles 3,000
Grant of a copy of Registration Certificate (RC) 50% of the registration charges
Ownership Transfer in RC 50% of the registration charges
Change of address/personal details in RC 50% of the registration charges
Validation of Hypothecation/Hire Purchase Invalid carriage/Two-wheeler: 500
Validation of Hypothecation/Hire Purchase Three-wheeler/Quadricycle/Light Motor Vehicle: 1,500
Validation of Hypothecation/Hire Purchase Medium/Heavy Vehicle: 3,000
Validation of Hypothecation/Hire Purchase Imported Two-wheeler: 500
Validation of Hypothecation/Hire Purchase Imported Three-wheeler/Quadricycle/LMV: 1,500
Validation of Hypothecation/Hire Purchase Imported Heavy/Medium Vehicle: 3,000
Temporary RC 100

Fitness Certificate (FC) charges

Here are the fees for obtaining vehicle FC from Kannur RTO.

Service Fees (in Rs.)
Issuance of Fitness Certificate 200
Testing of Two-wheeler (Gearless) 400
Testing of Two-wheeler (With Gear) 200
Testing of Quadricycle/Three-wheeler/LMV (Manual) 400
Testing of Quadricycle/Three-wheeler/LMV (Automatic) 600
Testing of Medium/Heavy Vehicle (Passenger/Goods) (Automatic) 1,000
Testing of Medium/Heavy Vehicle (Passenger/Goods) (Manual) 600
Copy of FC 100

Permit charges

The following table provides the list of fees for commercial vehicle permits at Kannur RTO.

Permit Type Fees (in Rs.)
Goods Carriage State Permit LGV: 1,000
Goods Carriage State Permit Others: 1,500
Goods Carriage National Permit 2,500

Contract Carriage Permit

Vehicle Class Fees (in Rs.)
Auto Rickshaw (City Permit) 300
Two-wheeler 300
Motor Cab 700
Maxi Cab 2,000
A vehicle with 13 to 20 seats 3,000
A vehicle with over 20 seats 3,500
All India Tourist Taxi 1,500
All India Tourist OmniBus 2,500
Stage Carriage 5,500

Temporary Permit

Permit Type Fees (in Rs.)
Goods Carriage (State Permit) LGV: 250
Goods Carriage (State Permit) Others: 400
Goods Carriage (National Permit) 400
Contract Carriage Maxicab: 200
Contract Carriage 13 to 20-Seater: 300
Contract Carriage Over 20 seats: 500

Kannur RTO functions: Services offered

The Kannur Regional Transport Office offers transport-related services under the supervision of the Transport Department of Kerala. The following sections will explain more about the essential functions of the Kannur RTO.

Driving Licence

  • The RTO in Kerala issues Learning Licences (LL), Driving Licences (DL) and International Driving Permits (IDP).

  • The RTO issues duplicate copies of LL and DL.

  • It renews the DL and LL upon the expiry of validity.

  • It offers online DL services such as LL renewal online, DL applications online, correction of LL/DL details, etc.

  • The RTO also adds new vehicle classes to DL.

Vehicle Registration

  • The RTO of Kannur is responsible for registering all commercial and private vehicles in the city.

  • It issues and renews the Registration Certificates (RC).

  • It provides online services such as termination of hypothecation in RC, applications for duplicate RC, RTO Kannur vehicle details online, etc.

  • It provides duplicate copies of RC to vehicle owners.

  • It accepts requests for the correction of details in RC.

  • It provides Kannur RTO vehicle registration details upon request,

Vehicle Inspection

  • The RTO Kannur inspects every vehicle before the issuance of Registration Certificates.

  • It conducts emission tests to ensure all vehicles adhere to the emission norms set by the government.

  • It also performs thorough vehicle inspections to determine their roadworthiness before the issuance of FC.


  • The RTO office in Kannur issues various permits for commercial vehicles, including passenger and goods vehicles.

  • It also renews the permits upon expiry.

Road Tax Collection

  • The RTO in Kannur is responsible for the collection of road tax from vehicle owners before the registration of vehicles.

  • It collects service fees for all vehicle/driver-related services.

Vehicle Registration through RTO

You must register the vehicle through the RTO to comply with the legal requirements. In other words, it is mandatory to obtain a permanent registration number for every motor vehicle in India; and for that, you need to register the vehicle. You can visit the Kannur RTO with your vehicle, submit the application and documents, and pay the applicable taxes and fees. The RTO will inspect the vehicle and assign the registration number. You will receive the RC in a few days through the post.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are a few common questions and their answers related to the Kannur RTO.


Where can I find more information about the RTO in Kannur?

You can log on to Kannur RTO’s official website to learn more about the Regional Transport Office.

How to get vehicle owner details by number plate in Kannur?

You can visit the Parivahan website to get vehicle owner details by registration number. 

Do I need to visit the Kannur RTO to obtain a Driving Licence?

You must visit RTO Kannur to appear for a driving test and complete other formalities to get a DL. You can submit the application online, but you need to visit the RTO in person to complete other formalities.

What should I do if I lose the RC of my car in Kannur?

You can approach the RTO of Kannur to get a duplicate copy of the Registration Certificate. You can provide the supporting documents and pay the fees to get the duplicate RC copy.

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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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