RTO Offices in Kerala: Complete List With Address & Phone Numbers

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According to the Motor Vehicles Act, every state and union territory in India has a Regional Transport Office (RTO) or a Regional Transport Authority (RTA). In accordance with that, the state of Kerala has an RTO office that is a subsidiary of the Motor Vehicles Department. The RTO of Kerala is a government agency that is responsible for carrying out the functions and provisions as listed in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. In Kerala, the chief officer in the RTO is the Transport Commissioner. The RTO in Kerala was established according to section 213(1) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, which states that “The State Government may, for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of the Act, establish a Motor Vehicles Department and appoint as officers thereof such persons as it thinks fit.” For all RTOs in the country, the primary role stands to maintain a comprehensive database of all motor vehicles registered in that particular city, state or union territory, as well as to monitor and enforce the various rules and regulations mentioned in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. In the state of Kerala, the RTO is assigned the responsibility of issuance of registration certificate, conducting driving tests, issuance of driving licence, issuance of state permits, collection of road tax and fines, and managing the public transportation system.

List of Regional Transport Offices with RTO Code in Kerala

Uzhavoor

KL-67

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Ernakulam

KL-07

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Idukki

KL-06

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Chalakkudy

KL-64

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Parassala

KL-19

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Ottappalam

KL-51

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Cherthala

KL-32

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Thiruvananthapuram

KL-01

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Alappuzha

KL-04

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Punalur

KL-25

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Nilambur

KL-71

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Kottayam

KL-05

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Aluva

KL-41

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Palakkad

KL-09

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Alathur

KL-49

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Irinjalakuda

KL-45

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Tirur

KL-55

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Thirurangadi

KL-65

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Pattambi

KL-52

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Thaliparamba

KL-59

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Kerala

KL-15

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Kanhangad

KL-60

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Muvattupuzha

KL-17

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Pala

KL-35

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Mavelikara

KL-31

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Kunnathur

KL-61

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North Paravur

KL-42

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Vaikom

KL-36

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Mananthavady

KL-72

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Chittur

KL-70

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Neyyattinkara

KL-20

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Kodungallur

KL-47

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Kannur

KL-13

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Attingal

KL-16

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Koyilandi

KL-56

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Kozhikode

KL-11

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Kuttanadu

KL-66

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Mallappally

KL-28

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Thodupuzha

KL-38

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Adoor

KL-26

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Nedumangad

KL-21

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Ranni

KL-62

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Changanassery

KL-33

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Kottarakara

KL-24

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Perumbavoor

KL-40

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Vandiperiyar

KL-37

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Devikulam

KL-68

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Kothamangalam

KL-44

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Thripunithura

KL-39

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Kollam

KL-02

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Mannarghat

KL-50

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Thrissur

KL-08

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Chengannur

KL-30

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Udumbanchola

KL-69

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Kanjirappally

KL-34

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Kayamkulam

KL-29

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Kazhakkoottam

KL-22

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Malappuram

KL-10

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Sulthan Bathery

KL-73

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Pathanamthitta

KL-03

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Perinthalmanna

KL-53

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Ponnani

KL-54

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Thalassery

KL-58

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Guruvayur

KL-46

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Angamaly

KL-63

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Koduvally

KL-57

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Karunagapally

KL-23

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Mattancherry

KL-43

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Wadakkancherry

KL-48

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Kasargode

KL-14

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Wayanad

KL-12

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Vadakara

KL-18

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Services Offered by Regional Transport Office Kerala

Any Regional Transport Office (RTO) across various cities, states or union territories in India have certain sets of functions that they are deemed to carry out. The main functions of an RTO of Kerala are three-fold:

  • To ensure that the provisions of all the rules and regulations stated under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 and the state motor vehicles guidelines are properly enforced.
  • To levy and collect tax according to the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
  • To facilitate the development and growth of road transportation by managing respective permits.

In order to comply with the functional requirements mentioned above, all RTOs, including the RTO in Kerala, perform the following main activities, as per the vehicles act:

Mvr

Motor Vehicle Registration

This includes issuing and renewing registration certificates for motor vehicles, transfer of ownership of the vehicle, change in registration details, hypothecation removal and issuing fitness certificate to the vehicle

Mvtc

Motor Vehicle Tax Collection

This includes collection of Motor Vehicle Tax, or Road Tax, as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, conducting any motor department’s action cases and collection of vehicle inspection fee

Idl

Issuance of Driving Licence

This includes issuing a learner’s permit and subsequently a driving licence, conducting driving tests, renewal or duplication of driving licence (in case of loss or theft), issuing licence for driving instructors, conductors for commercial vehicles and for professional motor vehicles driving schools

Vmi

Vehicle’s Mechanical Inspection

This includes vehicle inspection for fitness certification, for giving clearance to accidental vehicles, and validity check for insurance and Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate

Ip

Issuance of Permits

This includes issuing various tourist and transportation permits such as International Driving Permit, inter-state and national permits for commercial vehicles, permits for passenger carrying vehicles and school buses, and All India Tourist Vehicle Authorisation and Permit

FAQs
To apply for a VIP number in Kerala, you can do so online on the Parivahan Sewa portal by following the steps below: Visit Parivahan Sewa website, From the menu bar on the top, select ‘Online Services’, In Online Services, select ‘Fancy Number Booking’, You will be redirected to a new page, where you can create an account. After successful account creation, you can check if your desired number is available. If so, then you can choose the number and participate in the bidding process. You can also check the bidding updates on the same website.
There are two ways to register your vehicle in Kerala, online as well as offline. You can easily register your vehicle online on the Parivahan Sewa website, or can visit your zonal RTO with the required documents and get your vehicle registered.
Presently, there are 72 functional RTO offices in different cities in Kerala.
Yes, you can renew your driving licence online in Kerala by visiting the Parivahan Sarathi website, where you can fill up the application form, submit the required documents and pay the renewal fees online. You will then receive your driving licence after successful completion of the application.
To renew the registration certificate of your motor vehicle, you need to submit the original RC, valid vehicle insurance card, Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate, along with the application and renewal fee.
To pay your road tax online in Kerala, you can visit the home page of the Department of Transport of the Government of Kerala.

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