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Manipur Regional Transport Office - Manipur RTO List, Services & Registration Charges

TeamAckoMay 31, 2024

RTO Manipur mainly abides by the rules of the Motor Vehicle Act. They are located throughout the state. They assist with tasks such as registering vehicles and transferring ownership. It may seem overwhelming to handle all of these on your own, so this guide has simplified it for you. In simple terms, we will discuss the steps and the requirements for the Manipur RTO, from registering your new vehicle to getting a permanent driving license.




Overview of Manipur RTO

Regional transport officers or deputy regional transport officers in Manipur supervise the RTO offices. They operate as managers at the daily level to ensure the smooth running of RTO services in conjunction with MVIs, inspectors, and other officers. These functions together help to carry out orderly and legalized motor transport in Manipur.

According to the Motor Vehicles Act, registration of your vehicle in Manipur is compulsory. Failing to do this may lead to paying fines and penalties. You cannot drive an unregistered vehicle on Manipur roads, and you can be penalized.

  • The system supervises online examinations for learners' permits.

  • Conducts examinations for the permanent driving license.

  • Issues international driving permits for qualified applicants.

  • Collects the various road taxes from vehicle owners.

  • Provides certificates validating vehicle fitness.

  • Issues pollution under control certificates and carries out measures to curb pollution.

The transportation department has also set up an official portal. You can check out these services instantly online through

The key objectives of the Manipur RTO include

Manipur’s RTO is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the 1988 Motor Vehicles Act. It deals with the issuance of driving licenses, vehicle permits, and registration, as well as assisting victims of accidents. It controls emissions and promotes road safety in the state.

  • Managing motor vehicle registrations: This involves the issuance of a certificate of registration and effecting a change of owners.

  • The department is also responsible for the collection of Motor Vehicle Tax or Road Tax.  It includes a collection of vehicle inspection fees.

  • Awareness campaigns promoting road safety.

  • Keeping a database of vehicles, licenses, and permits.

  • Issuing different driving licenses. This includes learners, permanent, renewal, and duplicates.

  • Non-opposition and fitness certificates for motor vehicles within the state.

  • Issuing different permits: International Driving Permits, inter-state and national permits for commercial vehicles, permits for passenger and school buses, All India Tourist Vehicle Authorisation and Permit.

  • Providing stage carriage conductor licenses, trade certificates, temporary and permanent registrations, renewals, duplicates, HP Endorsement, and HP Termination.

  • Monitoring the implementation of the 1988 Motor Vehicles Act and Central Motor Vehicle Rules of 1989.

List of RTO Offices in Manipur

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Imphal East




The following table shows the present vehicle codes and offices in Manipur. The RTO in Manipur is responsible for operating the regional transport office. MN01, MN02, and so forth serve as codes in this context. You can also use the online RTO code locator, available on the Transport department’s website. It can help you to find your nearest RTO office. Enter your location, and the website will give you the contacts of the RTO office serving your location.

Key Services Offered by Manipur RTO

Vehicle Registration:

  • Certification of new vehicle registration.

  • Renewing registrations when they expire.

  • Helping transfer vehicle ownership.

  • Providing duplicates of registration certificates.

  • Assisting with temporary vehicle registrations.

  • Managing vehicle cancellations.

  • Capturing registration details into the system.

  • Authorizing number plates.

Driving Licenses:

  • Learner’s license: For new drivers aged 16 and over (valid for 6 months)

  • Permanent driving license: Valid for 20 years for experienced drivers

  • Renewal of driving license: When the license expires.

  • Duplicate driving license: If the original is destroyed or spoiled.

  • Addition of another vehicle class: For those learning to drive a new type of vehicle.

  • Change of address on the license.

  • Change of name on license.

  • International driving permit: For driving overseas.

Commercial vehicle permit:

  • All India Tourist Permit

  • National Permit for goods carriage

  • Temporary Permit

  • Special Permit

  • Private Service Vehicle permit

  • State Permit

Other Services:

  • Gathering motor vehicle taxes – Quarterly or yearly charges imposed by the state

  • Collecting fees – For various services such as registration, licenses, fitness evaluations, etc.

  • Checking vehicle fitness – Testing vehicles for their roadworthiness in line with the MV Act

  • Registering automobile dealerships – For dealers selling new or used vehicles

  • Trade certificate registration – For dealers involved in buying and selling vehicles

  • Issuing NOCs for vehicles – Certifying no objection for interstate vehicle transfers

  • Licensing driving schools – Authorizing training institutions as per MV Act

  • Certifying scrapped vehicles – Validating permanent vehicle disposal

  • Maintaining records – Managing databases of registered vehicles, licenses, etc.

Vehicle Registration Process in Manipur RTO

Step 1: Acquire Form 20 - Application for Registration:

This form is either obtained from RTO offices or downloaded from the Transport Department's website. The vehicle owner has to fill in this form. You need to provide details such as the name and address of the owner, vehicle specifications, engine and chassis numbers, insurance, and so on.

Step 2: Fill out Form 20 accurately:

There should be accuracy in the provision of details in Form 20. This is particularly in the 17-character chassis number and 10-character engine number. It should be matching the vehicle invoices.

Step 3: Submit the necessary documents:

This includes the following:

  • Form 20 application form

  • Form 21 sales certificate from the vehicle dealer

  • Owner’s proof of identity (passport, voter ID, Aadhaar card, PAN card, etc.)

  • Vehicle owner’s driving license

  • Owner’s address proof (Aadhaar card, voter ID, rental agreement, bank account statement, etc.)

  • If any, Form 34 containing the hypothecation details (loan)

  • Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate

  • Valid insurance certificate

  • Sales invoice of the dealer origin.

  • Temporary registration number

  • (If applicable), sales tax clearance certificate.

  • The previous RTO Objection Certificate (if bought from another state)

  • Three photographs of the vehicle’s owner.

Step 4: Vehicle inspection by the RTO:

The RTO schedules an inspection after receiving Form 20 and other documents. During this inspection:

  • Vehicle details are cross-verified against submitted documents.

  • Critical safety components are examined.

  • Unauthorized modifications are checked.

  • Emission testing is conducted using meters.

  • Photos of the vehicle are taken.

  • Engine and chassis numbers are assigned if not already present.

Step 5: Payment of registration fees and taxes:

Pay the required registration charges, road taxes (ranging from 9% to 20% of the vehicle cost), trade certificate fee, and temporary registration fee. Additionally, the green tax is paid (for transport vehicles older than 8 years) at the RTO through either demand draft, cash, or debit.

Step 6: Obtain the registration certificate (RC book):

If the vehicle passes the RTO inspection, the registration certificate (RC book) is issued within 1-2 weeks. It contains the assigned registration number.

Step 7: Install the high-security registration plates:

The RC book must be accompanied by registration number plates. The plate is issued by an authorized vendor. It should meet the prescribed design and dimensions. These plates carry a unique registration mark. It allows for the legal driving of the vehicle on roads only after its installation.

Registering a Vehicle from Another State in Manipur

Upon relocation or sale of such a vehicle, the owner will be required to register the vehicle afresh in the new state, hence losing the original registration from that RTO. This includes vehicles imported from other states as well.

After transferring a vehicle from one state to another, one can obtain road tax reimbursements from their home state. The newly processed vehicle is issued with a new permanent registration number. The number is valid within 15 to 20 days in the new state.

The required documents for registering out-of-state vehicles in Manipur include:

  • Form 28: Objection certificate by the original RTO.

  • Form 20: Application form for registration in Manipur.

  • Proof of identity for the new owner.

  • Proof of address if the owner is relocating to another state.

  • Valid vehicle insurance certificate.

  • Original permanent registration certificate.

  • Pollution Under Control Certificate.

  • Proof of road tax payment.

  • Proof of vehicle ownership if the vehicle is sold.

Charges and Fees of Manipur RTO

  • Motorcycle Registration fee: Rs 300

  • Transport Vehicle Registration fee: Rs 1000

  • Goods Vehicle Registration fee: Rs 1000 to Rs 1500

  • Driving License fee: Rs 200

  • International License fee: Rs 500


There are many important services rendered by the Regional Transport Offices in Manipur regarding vehicular regulations. These include the initial registrations and renewal of the licenses. It also involves the issuing of different permits and collecting taxes. This is to ensure that the Motor Vehicles Act is adhered to. Having knowledge about the required documents, fees and procedures for RTO services can help one to avoid inconveniences and time wastage.

Frequently Asked Questions on Manipur Regional Transport Office



1. What is the objective of Manipur’s road tax?

The objective behind collecting road tax in Manipur is to sustain, enhance, and mend the road infrastructure. This upkeep contributes to the efficiency of Manipur’s roads. It enables smooth commuting for various purposes. This includes work. Without such taxation, the state’s roads would likely degrade. It would affect the overall conditions and travel convenience.

2. What are the types of driving licenses issued at the RTO office in Manipur?

The RTO in Manipur issues four types of driving licenses:

  • Learner’s Licence: for those learning to drive.

  • Permanent Driving Licence: for individuals passing driving tests for various vehicles.

  • Commercial Driving License: for commercial vehicle drivers.

  • International Driving Permit: for driving abroad independently.

3. How to Pay Road Tax in Manipur Online?

You can easily pay the state road tax in Manipur. Make sure to also cross-check the official VAHAN portal. Fill in the necessary details and post them on the website. Finalize the tax payment online. Alternatively, you can opt to pay the tax by visiting the nearest RTO office.

4. How will I be able to check my driver’s license status in Manipur?

You have two choices to check the status of your DL application in Manipur: you can either pay a visit to the RTO or do it electronically. You may also log into the web using your application reference number.

5. How to check your Vehicle Details by Registration Number in Manipur State?

Manipur drivers can now download their vehicle information from the official website or mParivahan Vahan e-services. The state transport department’s website allows drivers from within the state of Manipur to search for their vehicle details. They can do this by using either their vehicle registration number or vehicle type.

Use the ‘Know your vehicle details’ section of the mParivahan website to get all your data. Simply enter your registration number. Additionally, you can get all the details of your vehicle. Then, you can check your vehicle’s particulars by entering either the registration or chassis number on your insurance company’s online site.


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