Reg. Road Tax for Non State Vehicles


Dear Sir


Many of my friends are having this doubt.


Suppose, If  I have a bike/car with TN registered plate number, Can I use the same in Karnataka or any other state wit out paying road tax for the new state, where I have been transferred.

Bcoz, Itz a own vehicle, also Road Tax payment have been made for lifetime in the origin state of the vehicle.


Why does the Police expects road tax for every states.


Also I heard that , there was a GO (Government order) stating that No need to pay road tax if it is own board & we can use in any state.

Is it true. Kindly elaborate Sir. 


If it is ONE India, then, you are correct !



India should always be one..


y we need to bifurcatee

Advocate High Court Madras.

You can use the other state registered car in TN for a particular period only (exactly not known), there after you have to change the registration to TN. You can permanently run the car in TN without transfering the registration.


After a fixed period say 30 days (in Delhi) vehicles registered in other sdtates are supposed to get re-registered in Delhi ! WHY ???

That may also be the case with other States of so-called One - India ??


road tax is paid to the state concerned as it is state subject. hence u have to pay tax at the state where u are using ur vehicle. u have to seek noc from the RTO where it is regidtyered and present it to the state where u are using it with in one month for re registration. some state govts give exemption to certain catogories of persons(like defence personnel) for the duration for which tax has already been paid in other state for which seperate orders are issued by the govt concerned.


Where goes ONE-INDIA ?

Most of Indian States charge for 15 or 10 years initially at the time of new Registration !

Would it not mean DOUBLE taxation within ONE-INDIA (if it really is) ?


Dear  All   Participants ,

As NV.Vanaraj said,  payment of Road Tax is sate subject.   Even though we pay life tax in one state and in case if you wish to move to another state,  for the remaining life of the vehicle you have to pay Tax.

Example  If you have vehicle of 2001 year with LIfe time Tax Paid,  and in the year 2005 if you wish to shift to another state,  in the new state you have  pay life tax for the  remaining life period of the vehicle. 

Act says aftre gtting the new registration,  you can ask refund of the  unsued portionof the life tax of the Original State.

I can say all these laws are bullsh*t and only to  loot common public.  I have suffered a lot .  Motor Vehicle Act says the Registration is valid  to drive the Vehicle in India.  on the other hand it says  you cannot use the Vehicle more than 12 months in  any other state. In such case you have to change the Registration Number.

The big problem we face with traffic police.  the moment  another state name plate appears, it will be a festival for them to celebrate.  No  RTO follows rules and Government also not ready to  amend the rules.

Diversity in Unity. No state police  allow another state vehiccle and really  treat the vehicle onwers as criminals.  It is utter nonsence.


I was transferred from maharashtra a few months ago to chennai i.e. in June.Obtained NOC on 24th Augst.I am prepared to pay Road Tax, However, i do not wish to change the registration No as I may be transferred back in another 3 years. Now what is my position?


i am student studying in chennai (originally hailing from Kerala)  and have recently brought my bike from Kerala which is registered under my dad's name. As i had rode my bike from kerala to chennai i have no receipt or any document stating that i had brought my bike just one month back and also i do not have a NOC. i will only be using the bike for just around 4 months in chennai. do i have to get an NOC for it ?? AND PLEASE MENTION HOW MUCH IS THE FINE FOR NOT HAVING NOC for the vehicle??? i will be much obliged for your answer as soon as possible. And THANK YOU in advance.

P.S :: I was caught more than once in the matters of NOC and was not given a receipt for the same when i paid the fine. Chennai police is eating my pocket money which is very less which i get.




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