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Salem RTO Offices: Codewise List, Website and Contact details

Team AckoApr 10, 2024

Salem, the fifth-largest city in Tamil Nadu, is known for its rich history and industries. It is renowned for some of the oldest temples in the country and is home to some of the large industries, such as hand weaving and steel. Due to a blend of tourism and industries, road transport plays a crucial role in the city's economic growth, and the Salem RTO is responsible for the efficient management of the transport sector.




Regional Transport Office (RTO) Salem: An overview

The Salem Regional Transport Office takes care of transport-related services, including vehicle and driver-related services. Apart from that, it also implements traffic rules and regulations across the jurisdiction. Read on to learn more about the Salem RTO, including services, fees, contact number and office working hours.

Salem RTO code list

Here’s a list of RTOs in Salem and their respective RTO codes.

Location RTO Code
Salem (West) RTO TN-30
Salem (East) RTO TN-54
Salem (South) RTO TN-90

Salem RTO: Contact details

If you wish to get in touch with the RTO in Salem, the following sections will be helpful.

Salem (West) RTO Office (TN-30)

Following are the important details of the Salem West RTO (TN-30 RTO), including the contact number, office address and office timings.

RTO Code TN-30
State Tamil Nadu
Office Address Thirumagal Bypass Road, Siddhar Kovil Road, Kandhampatty, Tamil Nadu - 636005
Office Hours 10 AM to 5 PM
Contact Number 0427-2225588
Email [email protected]

Salem (East) RTO Office (TN-54)

You can refer to the table below for information such as the Salem East RTO (TN-54 RTO) contact number, office address and office timings.

RTO Code TN-54
State Tamil Nadu
Office Address Kumaragiri Bypass, PO, Kamaraj Nagar, Salem, Tamil Nadu - 636014
Office Hours 10 AM to 5 PM
Contact Number 0427-2243144
Email [email protected]

Salem (South) RTO Office (TN-90)

Here’s a table with the contact details of the Salem South RTO (TN-90 RTO), including the contact number, office address and office working hours.

RTO Code TN-90
State Tamil Nadu
Office Address 1/185-3-4, Nattamangalam Main Road, Amanikondalampatty, Mallaka Nagar,
Salem, Tamil Nadu - 636010
Office Hours 10 AM to 5 PM
Contact Number 0427-2272688
Email [email protected]

Salem RTO Fees

This section provides all the information about the RTO Salem fees for different services.

Driving Licence fees

The following table contains the fee structure for various DL-related services at RTO Salem.

Service Type Fees (in Rs.)
Grant of Learner’s Licence (LL) 150
Issue/Renewal of Driving Licence (DL) 200
Issuance of International Driving Licence 1,000
Test/Repeat for LL 50
Test/Retest for DL 300
Addition of new Vehicle Class to DL 500
Renewal of DL after Grace Period 300
Change of address/personal details in DL 200

Salem RTO Registration charges

Here are more details about the fee structure for vehicle registration services at RTO of Salem.

Vehicle Class Fees (in Rs.)
Invalid Carriage 50
Two-wheeler 300
Three-wheeler/Light Motor Vehicle/Quadricycle Non-transport: 600
Three-wheeler/Light Motor Vehicle/Quadricycle Transport: 1,000
Heavy Passenger/Goods Vehicle 1,500
Medium Goods/Passenger Vehicle 1,000
Imported Vehicle 5,000
Imported Two-wheeler 2,500
Other Vehicles 3,000
Copy of Registration Certificate (RC) 50% of the registration charges
Change of address/Correction in RC 50% of the registration charges
Transfer of Ownership in RC 50% of the registration charges
Authorising Hypothecation/Lease/Hire Purchase Medium/Heavy Vehicle: 800
Authorising Hypothecation/Lease/Hire Purchase LMV/Quadricycle/Three-wheeler: 800
Authorising Hypothecation/Lease/Hire Purchase Two-wheeler: 500

Fitness Certificate charges

Following is the list of fees for vehicle FC in Salem.

Vehicle Testing for Grant/Renewal of Fitness Certificate

Service Type Fees (in Rs.)
Medium/Heavy Vehicle Automatic: 1,000
Light Motor Vehicle/Quadricycle/Three-wheeler Automatic: 600
Medium/Heavy Vehicle Manual: 600
Two-wheeler With gear: 200
Light Motor Vehicle/Quadricycle/Three-wheeler Manual: 400
Two-wheeler Gearless: 400
Issue/Renewal of Certificate of Fitness 200
Issue or Renewal of Letter of Authority 15,000
Issuance of copy of Letter of Authority 7,500

Permit charges

The table below highlights the fee structure for commercial vehicle permits in RTO Salem.

Permit Type Fees (in Rs.)
Goods Carriage 1,200
Goods Carriage (National Permit) 1,500
Stage Carriage 1,500
Contract Carriage Maxi Cab: 750
Contract Carriage Autorickshaw: 300
Contract Carriage Motor Cab: 525
Contract Carriage Private Service Vehicle: 750
Contract Carriage Omni Bus: 1,500
Temporary Permit 150
School/College Bus 300
National and South Zone Permit Tourist Bus: 1,500
National and South Zone Permit Tourist Maxi Cab: 1,125
National and South Zone Permit Tourist Motor Cab: 750
Renewal of Permits 50% of the Permit fees
Special Permit 150

Salem RTO functions: Services offered

The Salem Regional Transport Office is primarily responsible for managing transport-related services, including implementing traffic rules and regulations and offering vehicle and driver-related services to the city’s residents. The following sections highlight the important functions of the RTO Salem.

Driving Licence

  • The RTO of Salem is responsible for issuing Driving Licences (DL), Learner’s Licences (DL) and International Driving Permits (IDP) for eligible applicants.

  • It conducts driving and theory tests for issuing DL and LL.

  • It provides a duplicate copy of the Driving Licence if the original DL is lost or damaged.

  • It provides online Learner’s Licence application, DL application and other online DL services.

  • The RTO makes changes to the LL and DL particulars.

  • It also adds new vehicle classes to the DL. 

Vehicle Registration

  • The RTO Salem is responsible for registering all private and commercial vehicles.

  • It assigns permanent and temporary registration numbers to all registered vehicles.

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

  • It also transfers vehicle ownership in RC.

  • It provides online RC renewal application, online HP removal, online RC details correction, etc.

  • The RTO authorises or terminates hypothecation in RC.

  • It provides a duplicate copy of the RC if the original document is lost or damaged.

Vehicle Inspection

  • The RTO in Salem conducts a thorough vehicle inspection to determine the mechanical health before issuing an FC (Fitness Certificate).

  • It also inspects vehicles before proceeding with the registration process.

  • It conducts vehicle emission tests before issuing Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates.


  • The RTO provides different permits for commercial vehicles.

  • It also renews the permits after they expire.

Road Tax Collection

  • The RTO in Salem collects road tax from vehicle owners during the registration process.

  • The RTO is also responsible for collecting fees for all the services it offers.

Vehicle Registration through RTO

Vehicle registration is the first thing you need to do when you buy a motor vehicle (old or new). And for that, you must approach the Salem RTO. You can visit the office in person along with your vehicle and submit the vehicle registration application along with the supporting documents. The official will inspect the vehicle and assign the registration number. You will receive the Registration Certificate in a few days.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some of the frequently asked questions and their answers related to RTO Salem.


Where can I get more information about RTO Salem?

You can visit Salem RTO’s official website for more information about the Regional Transport Office.

Does the Salem RTO offer online services?

The RTO in Salem offers online services through the Parivahan website.

Can I get an International Driving Permit (IDP) if I do not have a DL in Salem?

A permanent Driving Licence is mandatory to get an IDP in Salem.

Can I renew my Driving Licence online in Salem RTO?

Yes, you can renew your DL online by visiting the Parivahan website. You can submit the renewal application online and follow the instructions.

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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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