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Necessity of Registration

Section 39 MV Act. 1988: No person shall drive any motor vehicle and no owner of the motor vehicle shall cause or permit the vehicle to be driven in any public place or any other place unless the vehicle is registered and certificate of registration of the vehicle has suspended or cancelled.

Application for Parmanent Registration of Motor Vehicles

An application for registration for motor vehicles shall be made in Form 20 to the Registering Authority within a period of 7 (seven) days from the date of taking delivery of such vehicle excluding date of journey and shall be accompanied by-

  • Sale certificate in Form 21,
  • Valid Insurance Certificate,
  • Proof of address by way of submitting any one such as, Ration Card, Electoral Roll, Life Insurance Policy, Passport, Pay slip issued by the Central Government or State Government or a local body.
  • Temporary Registration, if any.
  • Road worthiness certificate in Form 22 from the manufacturer ( including Form 22A from the Body Builder if body build on Bare Chassis.)
  • Custom´s clearance certificate in case of Imported Vehicles.
  • Appropriate fees as prescribed by the Government.

Registration where to be made

Section 40 MV Act1988: Every owner of motor vehicle shall cause the vehicle to be registered by a registering authority in whose jurisdiction he has the residence or place of business where the vehicle is normally kept.

Production of vehicle at the time of registration

Section 44 of MV act 1988: The Registering Authority before proceeding to register a Motor Vehicle or renew the certificate of Registration in respect to a motor vehicle,other than a transport vehicle,require the person applying for registration or renewal of registration of the vehicle to produce the vehicle either before itself or such authority as the State Govt. May by order appoint in order that the registering authority may satisfy itself and the vehicle complies with the requirement of this act and rules made thereunder.