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Kurnool RTO Office: RTO Office, Website and Contact details

Team AckoApr 10, 2024

Kurnool, the fifth most populous city in Andhra Pradesh, is known for its temples and mighty caves. It is called the “Gateway of Rayalaseema”. With several historical monuments, it attracts tourists from all over the country. Here, road transport plays a key role in tourism development, and the Kurnool RTO enables smooth functioning of the transport sector by performing its functions.




Regional Transport Office (RTO) Kurnool: An overview

The Kurnool Regional Transport Office functions under the guidance of the Andhra Pradesh Transport Department. It offers vehicle-related and driver-related services to vehicle owners and drivers. Besides that, it also implements traffic rules and improves road safety. Read ahead for more details about the Kurnool RTO, including services, fees and contact details.

Kurnool RTO: Contact details

This section provides essential contact details of the RTO in Kurnool.

Kurnool RTO Office (AP-21)

You can go through the following table for Kurnool RTO’s (AP-21 RTO) contact number, RTO code, office address and office timings.

RTO Code/Number AP-21
Office Address Regional Transport Office, Kurnool, RTO office road, Thandrapadu, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh - 518002
Office Timings 10 AM to 5 PM
Helpline Number (+91) 8518-270196
Email ID [email protected]
State Andhra Pradesh

Kurnool RTO Fees

This section will help you with the fee structure for different services of RTO Kurnool.

Driving Licence fees

Following is the fee list for different Driving Licence services in Kurnool.

Service Type Fees (in Rs.)
Apply for a Learner’s Licence (LL) 150
Apply for a Driving Licence (DL) 200
Test or a repeat test for LL 50
Repeat test for LL for each class of vehicles 300
Add a new class of vehicles to the DL 500
Renewal of driving licence 200
Renewal of DL post the grace period 300 (Additional 1,000 for each extra year)
Request for residential address change in driving licence 200
Apply for an international DL 1000
Smart Card 200

Kurnool RTO Registration charges

The following table denotes the vehicle registration fee at RTO Kurnool.

Vehicle Class Fees (in Rs.)
Bikes/scooters/two-wheelers 50
Private three-wheeler/four-wheeler/quadricycle  600
Commercial three-wheeler/four-wheeler/quadricycle 1000
Imported two-wheelers/bikes/scooters 2500
Imported vehicles 5000
Heavy goods/passenger vehicles 1500
Medium goods/passenger vehicles 1000
Others 3000
Duplicate RC for all types of vehicles 50% of the registration fees
Change of vehicle ownership 50% of the registration fees
Request for a change in the residential address in RC 50% of the registration fees
Request for changes in the RC 50% of the registration fees
Approval/termination of hypothecation Two-wheelers/bikes/scooters: 500
Approval/termination of hypothecation Quadricycles/three-wheeler/four-wheeler: 1,500
Approval/termination of hypothecation Medium or Heavy vehicles: 3,000

Fitness Certificate (FC) charges

Please refer to the following table for vehicle fitness test-related services in Kurnool.

Service Type Fees (in Rs.)
Test for FC (Two-wheelers) Automated: 400; Manual: 200
Test for FC (Quadricycles/three-wheeler/four-wheeler vehicles) Automated: 600; Manual: 400
Test for FC (Medium/Heavy vehicles) Automated: 1,000; Manual: 600
Issue or renew the FC 200 (Additional 50 for extra day)
Grant or renewal of Letter of Authority (LoA) 15000
Issue LoA (Duplicate) 7500

Permit charges

Following are the commercial vehicle permit-related charges at RTO Kurnool.

Vehicle Class Permit Fees (in Rs.)
Goods vehicle 200
Omnibuses or Private Service Vehicle (PSV) 200
Goods vehicle (National Permit) 1000
Stage carriage 5000
Motor cab 1000
Autorickshaw 500
Contract carriage (13+ seats) 5000
PSV: Less than 13 seats 2000
Maxi cab 2000
Motorcycle cab 200
PSV (13+ seats) 3000
Educational institution/school bus: Less than 13 seats 2000
Educational institution/school bus: (13+seats) 3000

Kurnool RTO functions: Services offered

The Kurnool Regional Transport Office ensures the efficient implementation of traffic rules and regulations. The following sections highlight the key functions of the Kurnool RTO.

Driving Licence

  • The RTO in Kurnool issues/renews Driving Licence (DL) and Learner’s Licence (LL).

  • It organises tests for LL and DL applicants.

  • It provides duplicate copies of the LL and DL.

  • It accepts DL applications online and renews DL online.

  • It makes changes to the LL and DL particulars.

  • The RTO also adds new vehicle classes to the DL.

Vehicle Registration

  • The RTO of Kurnool registers all new and old vehicles in the city.

  • It assigns registration numbers and issues Registration Certificates (RC) to all registered vehicles.

  • It provides duplicate copies of RC.

  • It accepts requests for RC renewal online.

  • The RTO also authorises or terminates hypothecation in RC.

Vehicle Inspection

  • The RTO Kurnool conducts vehicle inspections to determine their mechanical fitness before issuing FC.

  • It conducts emission tests to ensure that the vehicle complies with the emission norms.

  • The RTO also inspects the vehicles before issuing the RC.


  • The RTO of Kurnool is responsible for issuing various permits for transport and goods-carrying vehicles.

  • It also renews the permits upon expiry.

Road Tax Collection

  • The RTO Kurnool collects road tax from vehicle owners before issuing the Registration Certificate.

  • It also collects service fees for all vehicle and driver-related RTO services.

Vehicle Registration through RTO

The Motor Vehicles Act states that every vehicle should have a permanent registration number to comply with the legal requirements. Hence, registering your vehicle through the RTO is necessary to obtain the permanent registration number. The registration process is straightforward. You can visit the Kurnool RTO along with the vehicle, submit the application and required documents, and pay the fees. The RTO will carry out the rest of the procedures to issue the RC.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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



How can I avail of online RTO services in Kurnool?

You can visit Kurnool RTO’s official website to access online RTO services such as online DL application, online LL application, duplicate RC copy online, etc.

Can I get a DL if my Learner’s Licence has expired in Kurnool?

You cannot get a DL if your LL is expired. 

Can I change the address mentioned in my car’s RC in Kurnool?

You can update the address mentioned in the Registration Certificate. You must submit an RC address change application along with the required documents and pay the application fee to update your address.

Is Driving Licence necessary to obtain an International Driving Permit?

A permanent DL is required to get an IDP.

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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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