Buying a new bike is an exciting experience but registering it can be a bit confusing. In Maharashtra, every bike owner must register their vehicle with the Regional Transport Office (RTO) as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The Act also mandates the purchase of bike insurance
coverage that covers third-party liabilities.
When registering your bike in Maharashtra, it's essential to have proper documentation to ensure a smooth registration process and avoid any legal issues. In this article, we will discuss the step-by-step process of new bike registration in Maharashtra as well as the registration renewal process.
How to Register Your New Vehicle?
Here's a quick guide on how to register your new vehicle with your nearest RTO in Maharashtra:
Visit the RTO:
The first step is to visit your local RTO and fill out the necessary registration forms. You'll need to provide personal information, such as your name, address, and contact details, as well as details about your new bike, such as the make, model, and engine number.
Pay registration fees:
Once you've completed the forms, you'll need to pay the registration fees. You may also have to pay the applicable road tax.
Submit required documents:
Next, submit the required documents. Make sure to bring original documents as well as photocopies.
Get your bike inspected:
Before your bike can be registered, it will need to pass a physical inspection to ensure that it meets the standards set by the Maharashtra government. The RTO Superintendent will verify the data related to your new bike as per the inspection.
Receive registration certificate:
Once your bike has passed inspection, the registration will be approved by the Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO). Next, you will receive your registration certificate from the RTO.
The registration certificate serves as proof that your bike has been registered and is legally allowed to be ridden on public roads. Along with registering the bike, you must comply with another mandate and buy two-wheeler insurance
Documents Required for New Bike Registration:
To register a motor vehicle, several forms and documents are required, such as:
- Form 20 (the application for registration)
- Form 21 (the vehicle sale certificate containing details about the make/model, date of manufacture, total invoice amount, etc.)
- Form 22 (the roadworthiness certificate indicating compliance with safety and pollution requirements)
- Form 29 (the vehicle ownership transfer notice)
- Form 30 (the application for intimation and transfer of vehicle ownership)
- Form 34 (the application form to add loan hypothecation to the Registration Certificate)
- Form 38 A (the vehicle inspection report)
- Form 51 (the vehicle insurance certificate)
- Form 60 (in case there is no PAN card)
Once your bike registration is complete and your bike is armed with the right vehicle insurance
policy, you may enjoy your two-wheeler ride without any worries.
However, it is important to note that the registration for your bike is only active for a few years, post which you may have to apply for renewal.
How to Complete Online Vehicle Registration Renewal
A vehicle registration certificate is valid for a certain number of years in Maharashtra, after which it needs to be renewed. Here are the steps to renew your bike's registration online:
Enter the official website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Click on the 'Online Services' tab and select 'Vehicle Registration Related Services'
: Enter the state name and your vehicle registration number and click on 'Renewal of Registration'.
Now enter your vehicle chassis number.
: Enter your registered mobile number on which you will receive an OPT after you click on ‘Generate OTP’.
: Verify the information that will come up and then click on ‘Payment’. Pay the required fees and remember to download the acknowledgement receipt.
: Visit the RTO with the printed receipt and provide the relevant documents. This means the completion of your vehicle registration renewal process. You will receive the renewed RC soon.
Just like it is important to renew your bike’s registration, it is equally crucial to renew your bike insurance
coverage on time. If you are caught without a valid insurance policy, you may have to pay fines. Repeated violations may even lead to imprisonment.
Documents required for RC renewal
The application for renewal of the bike’s registration requires the following documents:
- Form 25
- Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate
- Original registration certificate (RC)
- Fitness certificate
- Receipt for payment of road tax
- Valid vehicle insurance policy
- Owner’s signature identification.
- PAN card (alternatively, Form 60 and Form 61 can be submitted)
- Pencil print of chassis and engine number
The process of registering a new bike in Maharashtra may seem daunting, but it is important to follow the rules and regulations to ensure a safe and legal ride. Make sure to carry all the necessary documents, follow the steps carefully, and get your bike insured with a reliable two-wheeler insurance
policy. By doing so, you can ride your bike without any major concerns and enjoy the scenic routes of Maharashtra.
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