The  process of transfer of ownership of vehicle when sold or inherited by a deceased owner or purchased in auction is known as the ownership transfer of vehicle.

Ownership transfer of vehicle is obligatory under Indian law of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988.

If you have acquired a vehicle in the situation of a normal sale or inherited from a deceased relative or purchase it in an auction

Therefore to verify the ownership of the vehicle you need to transfer the vehicle registration to your name.

Transfer of ownership of vehicle on the other can be intimidating task.

However, we want to help you by easing the process of transfer of ownership of the vehicle.

When do you need an ownership transfer of a vehicle?

For instance,

Firstly, when you are selling off the car to another buyer. Ownership transfer of a vehicle in case of normal sale instead of the previous registered owner, the name of purchaser is noted as the registered owner.

Secondly, upon the death of the owner of the vehicle transfer of ownership is effective in the name of the legal heirs of the expired registered owner and the usage of the vehicle can be for a period of 90 days within 30 days from the date of death of the owner.

Thirdly, while obtaining a vehicle in an auction. When a vehicle sold in a public auction, the name of the purchaser is noted as the registered owner in place of the previous registered owner and the process is known as the transfer of ownership on auction.

Ownership transfer of a vehicle in case of a normal sale

  • Where the ownership of a motor vehicle is transferred, the transferer shall report the fact of transfer in Form 29 to the registering authorities concerned in whose jurisdiction the transferor and the transferee reside or have their places of business.
  • In the case of a vehicle registered within the same state, within fourteen days of the transfer, application for the transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle shall be made by the transferee in Form 30 to the registering authorities, and shall be accompanied by a set of forms given below under Form I
  • In the case of a vehicle registered outside the State, within forty-five days of the transfer, application for the transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle shall be made by the transferee in Form 30 to the registering authorities, and shall be accompanied by a set of forms given below under Form I and Form II
  • Pay appropriate fee and tax as specified in rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989

Documents required

Transfer of ownership in case of a normal sale

Form I

  • Registration of certificate
  • Insurance certificate
  • Certificate of pollution under control*
  • PAN card (seller and purchaser) or Form 60*
  • Chassis & Engine Pencil Print*
  • Proof of Date of Birth of purchaser*
  • Proof of address*
  • R.C. Book
  • Purchaser’s undertaking*
  • Passport size photograph*
  • Tax clearance certificate*

Form II

  • A no objection certificate (NOC) granted by the registering authority
  • An order of the registering authority refusing to grant the NOC; or
  • Where the NOC or the order, as the case may be, has not received, a declaration by the transferor that he has not received any such communication together with—
    • The receipt obtained from the registering authority; or
    • The postal acknowledgement received from the registering authority where the application for no objection certificate has been sent by post.

 

Ownership transfer of vehicle on the death of the owner of the vehicle

When the registered owner of a vehicle dies, transfer of ownership becomes affected in favour of the legal heirs of the deceased registered owner.

In addition, when the owner of a motor vehicle dies,

the person succeeding to the possession of the vehicle may for a period of three months,

You can use the vehicle as it was transferred to you,  within thirty days of the death of the owner informs the registering authority of the occurrence of the death of the owner and of his own intention to use the vehicle

Documents required for ownership transfer on death of the owner of the vehicle

In such a case, the first legal heirs/the person succeeding to the possession of the vehicle should apply for transfer of ownership with the following documents.

  • Registration certificate in original
  • Form 30 & Form 31 in duplicate with the endorsement of the financier if the vehicle is held on hire purchase agreement along with NOC from the financier.
  • Attested copies of the valid insurance certificate.
  • Original copy of the death certificate of the registered owner.
  • Attested copy of valid PUCC.
  • Succession/Survival member Certificate issued by Competent Authority.
  • Affidavit by the applicant to this effect and from the other legal heirs relinquishing their right in favour of the applicant.
  • Attested address proof copy of Applicant.
  • Verification of vehicle on Form 20
  • Attested copy of PAN Card or Form 60 & Form 61 (as applicable)

Guidelines

  • Apply in Form 31 within the period of three months to the registering authority for the transfer of ownership of the vehicle in your name
  • Pay appropriate fee and tax as specified in rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989

Ownership transfer of vehicle purchased in a public auction

Documents required for ownership transfer of vehicle purchased in a public auction

Transfer of ownership of vehicle purchased in the public auction

  • Form 32
  • Registration certificate
  • Insurance certificate
  • Certificate or order confirming the sale of the vehicle in his favour duly signed by the person authorised to conduct the auction; and
  • Certified copy of the order of the Central Government or State Government authorising the auction of the vehicle
  • Certificate of pollution under control*
  • PAN card (seller and purchaser) or Form 60*
  • Chassis & Engine Pencil Print*
  • Proof of Date of Birth of purchaser*
  • Proof of address*
  • Purchaser’s undertaking*
  • R.C. Book
  • Passport size photograph*

Guidelines

  • The person who has acquired or purchased a motor vehicle at a public auction conducted by or on behalf of the Central Government or a State Government shall apply in Form 32 within thirty days of taking possession of the vehicle to the registering authority
  • Pay appropriate fee and tax as specified in rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989

Procedure for Transfer of ownership of vehicle

Firstly, visit the RTO where the vehicle was registered.

Secondly, collect the required form mentioned above from the RTO or you can also download in forms

Thirdly, submit the form with documents for the transfer of ownership within 3 months.

Fourthly, pay the fees charged. and receive the receipt.

Fifthly, you will receive the registration of the vehicle under your name by post.

Conclusion

To sum up, the ownership transfer of a vehicle is not a complicated process

The process, in short, includes collecting and filling RTO or downloaded all-forms.

Submit the form with proper documents make payments of fees.

After that, if approved by RTO authority you will receive the registration of the vehicle under the new owner’s name by post.

The ownership transfer of a vehicle in case of sale in the same state should apply within14 days and for interstate within 45 days of purchase.

The application for transfer of ownership vehicle purchased in the auction must apply within 30days after acquiring the vehicle.

Reference

(n.d.). Retrieved September 18, 2020, from

https://parivahan.gov.in/