Registration
 

Necessity For Registration?

No person shall drive any Motor Vehicle and no owner of Motor Vehicle shall cause or permit the vehicle to be driven in any public place or any other place, unless the vehicle is Registered in accordance with Chapter IV of the MV Act,1988

 

Registration Where To Be Made?

Every owner of Motor Vehicle shall cause the Vehicle to be Registered by a Registering Authority in whose jurisdiction he has residence or place of business where the vehicle is normally kept.

Registration, How To Be Made?

      • Temporary Registration.
      • Permanent Registration.
      • Renewal of certificate of registration.
      • Issue of duplicate certificate of registration.
      • Transfer of ownership.
      • Issue of no objection certificate
      • Change in residence
      • Endorsement of hire-purchase agreement.
      • Termination of higher purchase agreement
      • State Codes
      • Categorization of vehicles.
      • Form and manner for display of registration marks on the motor vehicles

    An application for Temporary Registration shall be made on simple paper, under the Act marked ”Temporary" to the Registering Authority or to the dealer dealing in the sale of New Motor Vehicles appointed by the government as Registering Authority

     

    Extension Of Temporary Registrtation

    An application for extension of the period of Temporary Registration shall be made to the Registering Authority specifying the period upto which extension is necessary and shall be accompanied by the Temporary Registration Form C.R.Tem.

     

    1. Copy of Sales Certificate in Form 21.
    2. Copy of road worthiness certificate in Form 22 from the manufacturers(Form 22A) from the Body builder).
    3. Copy of Valid Insurance Certificate.
    4. Pollution Under Control Certificate.
    5. Copy of Proof of Address(Ration Card,Electricity Bill,...)
    6. Copy of Design approval copy of STA in case Trailar or Semi Trailar.
    7. Copy of Original Sales Certificate from the concerned Authorities in Form 21 in the case of Ex-Army Vehicle.
    8. Copy of Customs Clearance Certificate in the case of Imported Vehicles.
    9. Unless exempted, the Fee payable to the Temporary Registration or for its extension shall be Rs.50/- as per Rule 42(10)of Punjab Motor Vehicles Rules,1989.
    10. Tax as specified in the schedule of Punjab Motor Vehicles Taxation Act.
    1. Non Transport Vehicles.
    2. Transport Vehicles
    3. (Form 21,Form 22,Form 22A will be given by Manufacturer/Dealer along with invoice).

    An application for registration of a Motor Vehicle shall be made in Form 20 to the Registering Authority within a period of 7 days from the date of delivery of such vehicle excluding the period of journey and accompanied by

    • Sales Certificate in Form 21.
    • Roadworthiness certificate in Form 22 from the manufacturers(Form 22A from the body builder)
    • Valid Insurance Certificate.
    • Proof of Address(Ration Car, Electricity Bill..)
    • Design approval copy of STA in case Trailar or Semi Trailar.
    • Original Sales Certificate from the concerned Authorities in Form 21 in the case of Ex-Army vehicles.
    • Pollution Under Control Certificate.
    • Customs Clearance Certificate in the case of Imported Vehicles.
    • Appropriate Fee as specified in Rule 81 of CMV Rules,1989.
    • Tax as per Punjab Motor Vehicles Taxation Act/Rules.

    Non-Transport Vehicles.
    Transport Vehicles.
    (Form 21, Form 22, Form 22A will be given by Manufacturer/Dealer along with invoice)
    Requirements:

    •  Assignment of Registration mark.

    On receipt of an application, the Registering Authority while assigning registration mark as laid down in Rule 80,shall assign the registration number which falls in serial order after the last registration mark assigned.
    Assignment of registration mark of choice.-The Registering Authority shall assign a registration mark to the owner of a motor vehicle of his choice from amongst the registration marks, reserved for choice in each series through open auction. At the time of auction the highest successful bidder shall be allotted the registration mark on  payment of  required fee.
           Provided that if the owner of a motor vehicle holding any of the number, specified in the Sixth Schedule, from any previous series, wants to retain that number for his new motor vehicle, he shall be charged half of the fee, fixed for that number:
    Provided further that the Registering Authority may assign unutilized specified registration marks to motor vehicles, owned by the State Government without charging any additional fee:.

    Sr.No.

    Group No.

    Registration No.

    Special Fee
    (in rupees)

    1

    2

    3

    4

    1

     

    0001

    50,000

    2

    a

    0002 to 0009

    10,000

     

    b

    0010 to 0100

    3,000

    3

    a

    0111, 0222, 0333, 0444, 0555, 0666, 0777, 0888, 0999,

    1,000

     

    b

    1111, 2222, 3333, 4444, 5555, 6666, 7777, 8888, 9999,

    1,000

     

    c

    0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 0700, 0800, 0900,

    1,000

     

    d

    1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, 9000,

    1,000

    4.

    a

    110, 121, 123, 151

    1,000

     

    b

    202, 303, 234,

    1,000

     

    c

    303, 313, 323, 330, 345,

    1,000

     

    d

    404, 414, 440, 456,

    1,000

     

    e

    505, 515, 525, 550, 567, 575,

    1,000

     

    f

    606.616, 660, 678,

    1,000

     

    g

    707, 717, 770, 789,

    1,000

     

    h

    808, 818, 880,

    1,000

     

    i

    909.919, 990,

    1,000

     

    j

    1010, 1011, 1112, 1212, 1234, 1313, 1414, 1515, 1616, 1717, 1818, 1919,

    1,000

     

    k

    2020, 2021, 2121, 2323, 2345, 2424, 2525, 2626, 2727, 2828, 2929,

    1,000

     

    l

    3030, 3031, 3131, 3232, 3434, 3535, 3636, 3737, 3838, 3939

    1,000

     

    m

    4040, 4041, 4141, 4242, 4343, 4545, 4567, 4646, 4747, 4848, 4949,

    1,000

     

    n

    5050, 5051, 5151, 5252, 5353, 5454, 5656, 5678, 5757, 5858, 5959,

    1,000

     

    o

    6060, 6061, 6161, 6262, 6363, 6464, 6565, 6789, 6868, 6969

    1,000

     

    p

    7070, 7071, 7171, 7272, 7373, 7474, 7575, 76767, 7878, 7890, 7979,

    1,000

     

    q

    8080, 8081, 8181, 8282, 8383, 8484, 8585, 8686, 8787, 8989,

    1,000

     

    r

    9090, 9091, 9191, 9292, 9293, 9393, 9494, 9595, 9696, 9797, 9898

    1,000

     

    State Codes

    Section of 444(E), dated 12-6-1989: In exercise of the powers conferred by sub section(6)of Section 41 of the Motor Vehicles Act,1988(59 of 1988), the Central Government hereby allots to the States and Union territories specified in column(1) of the Table below, the groups of letters specified in the corresponding entry in column(2)thereof .for use as registration mark for each State and Union Territory to be followed by the code number of the Registering Authority to be allotted by the State Government or as the case may be the Administrator of the Union Territory and not exceeding four Figures, to be used as registration mark.
    Group of letters for States/Union Territories

    Sr.No.

    State/Union Territories

    Group of letters

    1.

    Andaman and Nicobar

    AN

    2.

    Andhra Pradesh

    AP

    3.

    Arunachal Pradesh

    AR

    4.

    Assam

    AS

    5.

    Bihar

    BR

    6.

    Chandigarh

    CH

    7.

    Dadra and Nagar Haveli

    DN

    8.

    Daman and Diu

    DD

    9.

    Delhi

    DL

    10.

    Goa

    GA

    11.

    Gujrat

    GJ

    12.

    Haryana

    HR

    13.

    Himachal Pradesh

    HP

    14.

    Jammu and Kashmir

    JK

    15.

    Karnataka

    KA

    16.

    Kerala

    KL

    17.

    Lakshadweep

    LD

    18.

    Madhya Pradesh

    MP

    19.

    Maharashtra

    MH

    20.

    Manipur

    MN

    21.

    Meghalaya

    ML

    22.

    Mizoram

    MZ

    23.

    Nagaland

    NL

    24.

    Orissa

    OR

    25.

    Pondicherry

    PY

    26.

    Punjab

    PB

    27.

    Rajasthan

    RJ

    28.

    Sikkim

    SK

    29.

    Tamil Nadu

    TN

    30.

    Tripura

    TR

    31.

    Uttar Pradesh

    UP

    32.

    West Bengal

    WB

     

    Where the four figures referred to in paragraph 1 reaches 9999, the next series shall begin with alphabet’A’ followed by not more than four figures and thereafter with alphabet’B’ followed by not more than four figures and so on until all the alphabets excluding ‘I’ and ‘O’ are exhausted.
    Provided that the letters shall be in English and the figures shall be in Arabic numeral and the letters and figures shall be painted in reflecting colours and shall be shown;

    1. in the case of transport vehicles other than those under the Rent a Cab Scheme, 1989 in black on a white ground.
    2. in the case of motor vehicles temporarily registered, in red on a yellow ground.
    3. in the case of motor vehicles in the possession of dealers, in white on a red ground.
    4. in other cases ,in white on a black ground.
    5. in the case of transport vehicle under the Rent Scheme,1989, in yellow on a black ground.

    The notification shall come into force on the first day of July,1989

     

    List of Registering Authorities in Punjab.

    Sr. No.

     

    Registering Authorities

    Code Number allotted by the State Govt.

    1

    Secretary, STA, Punjab.

    Chandigarh (for Tourist Vehicles)

    PB-01

    2.

    D.T.O.

    Amritsar

    PB-02

    3.

    "

    Bathinda

    PB-03

    4

    "

    Faridkot

    PB-04

    5

    "

    Ferozepur

    PB-05

    6

    "

    Gurdaspur

    PB-06

    7

    "

    Hoshiarpur

    PB-07

    8

    "

    Jalandhar

    PB-08

    9

    "

    Kapurthala

    PB-09

    10

    "

    Ludhiana

    PB-10

    11

    "

    Patiala

    PB-11

    12

    "

    Ropar

    PB-12

    13

    "

    Sangrur

    PB-13

    14

    S.D.M.

    Ajnala

    PB-14

    15

    "

    Abohar

    PB-15

    16

    "

    Anandpur Sahib

    PB-16

    17

    "

    Baba Bakala

    PB-17

    18

    "

    Batala

    PB-18

    19

    "

    Barnala

    PB-19

    20

    "

    Balachaur

    PB-20

    21

    "

    Dasuya

    PB-21

    22

    "

    Fazilka

    PB-22

    23

    D.T.O.

    Fatehgarh Sahib

    PB-23

    24

    S.D.M.

    Garhshankar

    PB-24

    25

    "

    Jagraon

    PB-25

    26

    "

    Khanna

    PB-26

    27

    "

    Kharar

    PB-27

    28

    "

    Malarkotla

    PB-28

    29

    D.T.O.

    Moga

    PB-29

    30

    "

    Muktsar

    PB-30

    31

    "

    Mansa

    PB-31

    32

    "

    NawanShahar

    PB-32

    33

    S.D.M.

    Nakodar

    PB-33

    34

    "

    Nabha

    PB-34

    35

    "

    Pathankot

    PB-35

    36

    "

    Phagwara

    PB-36

    37

    "

    Philour

    PB-37

    38

    "

    Patti

    PB-38

    39

    "

    Rajpura

    PB-39

    40

    "

    Rampura Phul

    PB-40

    41

    "

    Sultanpur Lodhi

    PB-41

    42

    "

    Samana

    PB-42

    43

    "

    Samrala

    PB-43

    44

    "

    Sunam

    PB-44

    45

    "

    Talwandi Sabo

    PB-45

    46

    "

    Tarn Taran

    PB-46

    47

    "

    Zira

    PB-47

    48

    "

    Amloh

    PB-48

    49

    "

    Khamano

    PB-49

    50

    "

    Budhlada

    PB-50

    51

    "

    Sardulgarh

    PB-51

    52

    "

    Bassi Pathana

    PB-52

    53

    "

    Malout

    PB-53

    54

    "

    Mukarian

    PB-54

    55

    "

    Payal

    PB-55

    56

    "

    Raikot

    PB-56

    57

    "

    Bhulth

    PB-57

    58

    "

    Dera Baba Nanak

    PB-58

    59

    "

    Dhuri

    PB-59

    60

    "

    Gidderbaha

    PB-60

    61

    "

    Jalalabad

    PB-61

    62

    "

    Jaitu

    PB-62

    63

    "

    Khadoor Sahib

    PB-63

    64

    "

    Moonak

    PB-64

    65

    "

    Mohali

    PB-65

    66

    "

    Nihal Singh Wala

    PB-66

    67

    "

    Shahkot

    PB-67

    68

    "

    Dharkalan

    PB-68

    69

    "

    Bagha Purana

    PB-69

    70

    "

    Dera Bassi

    PB-70

    71

    Chamkaur Sahib

    PB-71

    72

    Pattran

    PB-72

    73

    Tappa Mandi

    PB-73

    74

    Nangal

    PB-74

    75

    Lehra

    PB-75



    An application for Renewal of Certificate of Registration shall be made in Form 25 not more than 60 days before the date of its expiry, by paying the appropriate fee as specified in Rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules,1989, to the Registering Authority in whose Jurisdiction the vehicle is .
    Requirements:

    • Vehicle.
    • R.C. Book.
    • Pollution Under Control Certificate.
    • F.C.

    An application for issue of duplicate Certificate of Registration shall be made in Form 26. If covered by Finance/Hire Purchase/Lease with the signatures of the Financier on Form 26 in duplicate, duly paying the appropriate fee as specified in Rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989, to the Registering Authority in whose Jurisdiction the vehicle is.
    Requirements:

    • Police Certificate(FIR)in case of loss of R.C.
    • Pollution Under Control Certificate.
    • Original copy of R.C.(If damaged).

    An application for issue of Transfer of Ownership shall be made in Form 29(in Duplicate) and Form 30.(in Duplicate if covered by Finance/Hire Purchase /Lease) with the signatures of the financer, duly paying the appropriate fee as specified in Rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules,1989, to the Registering Authority in whose Jurisdiction the transferor and transferee resides or has their place of business.
    Requirements:

    • Certificate of Registration.
    • Certificate of Insurance.
    • No Objection Certificate(in case of Other State Vehicle)
    • No Objection Certificate from Financier( if Vehicle is Covered by Finance)
    • Pollution Under Control Certificate.
    • Proof of residence.
    • Affidavit for the sale/purchase of vehicles from the seller/purchaser

    An application for issue of No Objection Certificate shall be made in Form 28(in triplicate) to the Registering Authority by which the Vehicle was previously Registered/Transferred.
    Requirements;

    • Certificate of Registration
    • Certificate of Insurance.
    • Evidence of Payment of Motor Vehicle Tax up to date.
    • Pollution Under Control Certificate.

    An application for recording of change in residence in the Certificate of Registration of a Motor Vehicle shall be made by the owner of the vehicle in Form 33 duly paying the appropriate fee of Rs.20/-
    Requirements:

    • Certificate of Registration.
    • Proof of Address.

     

    Assignment of new registration mark on removal of vehicle to another state
    Section 47 of M.V., Act,1988 provides for assignment of new registration mark on removal of vehicle to another state.
    The application for assignment of new registration mark to a motor vehicle shall be made in Form 27 of CMV rules along with N.O.C. specified under Section 48 of M.V.Act,1988 issued in Form 28 of CMV rules,1989.
    Time of 12 months is provided for re-assignment of a vehicle under Section 47 of M.V.Act.
    Requirements:

    1. Registration Certificate.
    2. Proof of Residence.
    3. No Objection Certificate.
    4. Insurance Certificate.
    5. Pollution Under Control Certificate.
    6. Tax Payment.

    An application for making an entry or Hire-Purchase ,Lease or Hypothication agreement in the Certificate of Registration of a Motor Vehicle shall be made in Form 34, duly signed by the Registered owner of the Vehicle and the
    Financier, duly paying the appropriate fee of Rs.100/- only.
    Requirements:

    • Certificate of Registration.

    Termination of Hire Purchase Agreement

    Termination of Hire Purchase Agreement
    An application for making an entry of Termination of Hire Purchase ,Lease or Hypothication agreement in the Certificate of Registration of a Motor vehicle shall be made in Form 35.,duly signed by the Registered owner of the Vehicle
    and the Financier, duly paying the appropriate fee of Rs.100/-only.

    Catagorisation of Vehicles for Registration

    S.O.1248(E), dated 5-11-2004:-In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section(4)of Section 41 of the Motor Vehicles Act,1988(59 of 1988), and in super session of the Notification of Govt. of India in the erstwhile, Ministry of Surface Transport No.S.O.451(E), dated the 19th June,1992, the Center Govt. hereby specifies a type of motor vehicles as mentioned in columns 1 and 2 of the Table below for the purpose of said sub-section(4).

     

    The Table

    Sr.No.

    Transport Vehicles
    (1)

    Sr.No.

    Non-Transport Vehicles
    (2)

    i

    Motor cycle with side car for carrying goods.

    i

    Motor cycle with or without car for personal use.

    ii

    Motor cycle with trailer to carry goods

    ii

    mopeds and Motorised  Cycle (Engine Capacity exceeding 125 cc.)

    iii

    Motor cycle used for hire to carry one passenger on pillion and motorised cycle –rickshaws for goods or passengers on hire.

    iii

    Invalid carriage.

    iv

    Luxury cabs

    iv

    Three wheeled vehicles for personal use.

    v

    Three wheeled vehicles for transport of passenger/goods

    v

    Motor car

    vi

    Goods carrier trucks or tankers or mail carriers (N1 – N3 category)

    vi

    Fork lift

    vii

    Power tiller and Tractors using public roads.

    vii

    Vehicles/trailors fitted with equipments like Rig,generator,compressor

    viii

    Mobile Clinic or X-Ray Van or Library Van.

    viii

    Crane mounted vehicle

    ix

    Mobile workshops.

    ix

    Agriculture Tractor and power tiller.

    x

    Mobile canteens

    x

    Private Service Vehicle, Registered in the name of an individual and if declared to be used by him solely for personal.

    xi

    Private Service Vehicle

    xi

    Camper Van or trailer for private use.

    xii

    Public Service Vehicle such as Maxi cab, Motor cab, stage carriages and contract carriages including tourist vehicles.

    xii

    Tow trucks, Brakedown van and Recovery vehicles

    xiii

    Educational Institution buses

    xiii

    Tower Wagons and tree trimming vehicles owned by Central, State and local authority.

    xiv

    Ambulances

    xiv

    Construction Equipment Vehicles as defined in rule 2 (ca).

    xv

    Animal ambulances

     

     

    xvi

    Camper vans/trailers

     

     

    xvii

    Cash Vans

     

     

    xviii

    Fire tenders, snorked, ladders, auxillary trailers and fire fighting vehicles

     

     

    xix

    Articulated Vehicles

     

     

    xx

    Hearses

     

     

    xxi

    Omnibus

     

     

     

    • The registration mark’ referred to in sub-section(6)of Section 41 shall be displayed both at the front and at the rear on all motor vehicles clearly and legibly on a plain surface of a plate or part of the vehicle not inclined to vertical by more than thirty degrees, at the front facing direct to the front and at the rear facing direct to the rear.
    • In the case of motor cycles the registration mark in the front shall be displayed parallel to the handle bar or any part of the vehicle including mudguard facing the front instead of, on a plate with the axis of the vehicle.

    Provided that-

      1. The registration mark exhibited at the rear of a transport vehicle shall be affixed on the vehicle on the right hand side at a distance not exceeding one meter from the ground as may be reasonably possibly having regard to the type of the body of the vehicle.
      2. The registration mark shall also be painted on the right and left side on the body of the vehicle in the case of a transport vehicle.
      3. the registration mark shall also be painted and exhibited on the partition provided between the driver and the passengers, facing the passengers ’seats or, where there is no such partition, on the front interior of the vehicle near the roof to the left side of the drivers’ seat facing the passengers’ seats in the case of a stage carriage and the case of a motor cab or a taxi cab it shall be sufficient if the registration mark is painted out on the dash-board.
      4. the registration mark shall be exhibited on a plain plate or surface on the left hand side and the rear in the case of a trailer or the last trailer, apart from the registration mark of the drawing motor vehicle to which such trailer or trailers are attached.
    • The registration ,mark shall be exhibited in two lines, the State Code and registering authority code forming the first line and the rest forming the second line, one below the other;

    Provided that the registration mark in the front may be exhibited in one line.
    Provided further that in the models of vehicles having no sufficient provision at the rear to exhibit the registration mark in two lines, it shall be sufficient if in such vehicles registration mark is exhibited in a single line.
    Provided further that registration mark on a light motor vehicle may be in the center with illumination.

    • Every motor vehicle, except motor cab and motor car, manufactured on and from the date of commencement of the Central Motor Vehicles(Amendment)Rules,1993 shall be provided with sufficient space in the rear for display of registration mark in two lines.
    • In case of agricultural tractors, the registration mark need not to be inclined to the vertical by not more than 30 degrees.
    • The registration mark of the drawings agricultural tractors may not be exhibited on the agricultural trailer or trailers.

    Line of letters and numerals of the registration mark

    The dimension of letters and figures of the registration mark and the space between different letters and numerals and letters and edge of the plain surface shall be as follows.

    Provided that when the registration mark is exhibited in one horizontal line, there shall be hypen_ between the letters(including code number of Registering Authority) and the numerals. The_and thickness of the hypen shall be not less than three-fourth and one-fourth of the centimeter respectively

     

    Class of Vehicle

    Dimensions not less than Height

    Thickness Space Between

    1.

    All Motor cycles and three wheeled invalid carriages

    Rear-letters

    35

    7

    5

    2.

    All motor cycles and three wheeled invalid carriages

    Rear-numeral

    40

    7

    5

    3.

    Motor cycles with engine capacity less than 70 cc

    Front letters and numerals

    15

    2.5

    2.5

    4.

    Other motor cycles

    Front letters and numerals

    30

    5

    5

    5.

    Three wheelers of engine capacity not exceeding 500cc

    Rear and front numerals

    35

    7

    5

    6.

    Three wheelers of engine capacity exceeding 500 cc

    Rear and Front numerals

    40

    7

    5

    7.

    All other motor vehicles.

    Rear and front letters and numerals

    65

    10

    10

     

    Exhibition of Registration mark
    The letters and numerals shall be exhibited as follows:

    1. in the case of Transport Vehicle other than a motor cab, registration mark shall be exhibited in two separate horizontal lines with letters and code numbers of the Registering Authority in one horizontal line, and numerals in another horizontal line below it.
    2. in all other cases, the registration mark may be exhibited with letters and numerals within two horizontal lines as aforesaid or in one horizontal line.