Nestled amidst stunning backwaters, the tropical paradise of Kerala beckons as an ideal place to reside. However, for those considering vehicle ownership in Kerala, understanding the intricacies of road tax in the state is paramount. In accordance with the Kerala Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1976, the payment of road tax is a mandatory obligation when acquiring a vehicle in Kerala. The calculation of road tax in Kerala takes into account a variety of factors, including vehicle weight, engine and seating capacity, age, cost, make, and model, among others.
The responsibility for collecting road tax falls under the purview of the Kerala Transport Department. Additionally, the Kerala Regional Transport Office (RTO) plays a central role in administering all vehicle-related services. These services encompass the issuance and renewal of driver’s licenses, registration certificates (RC), the granting of permits and fitness certificates, pollution control measures, and more. Kerala boasts a network of over 84 RTOs, each associated with its unique RTO code, diligently participating in these essential activities within the state.
|TYPE OF CHARGE||AMOUNT|
|Registration Charges||Rs. 600 – For all cars|
|Hypothecation Charges||Rs. 1,500 – If the car is purchased on a loan|
|Number Plate Charges||Rs. 230 – 400 – Same for HSRP Number Plate|
|Parking Fee/State Development Charges||Rs. 2,000 – MCD Parking Fees for cars under Rs. 4 Lakh Rs. 4,000 – MCD Parking Fees for cars above Rs. 4 Lakh (Applicable in some States)|
|Temporary Registration Charges||Rs. 1,200 – 1,500 – Temporary Registration for up to 1 month|
|Road Tax Charges (Personal Registration)||Cars under Rs. 5.0 Lakh: 9% Cars between Rs. 5.0 – 10.0 Lakh: 11% Cars above Rs. 10.0 Lakh, but under Rs. 15.0 Lakh: 13% Cars above Rs. 15.0 Lakh, but under Rs. 20.0 Lakh: 16% Cars above Rs. 20.0 Lakh: 21% Electric Vehicle: 5% Fixed Road Tax|
|FasTag Charges||Rs. 600 FasTag fees payable on purchase of the vehicle|