RTO Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is located in the southern side of India and the state has several RTO Offices. These RTOs are set up as a part of the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988 and there are various functions served by the RTO. The details of all the functions of RTO AP are listed below but to begin with, you can get your vehicle registered, get your driving license and you can avail many such services with help of the RTO AP. We have listed the details of several services and functions that can be availed via RTO AP.

Functions and Services of Andhra Pradesh Transport Department

Some of the functions and Services offered by RTO AP are listed below.

  • Collection of Taxes and Fee in regards to various services.
  • Implementation of state and central laws which falls under the Motor Vehicle Act
  • Conducting checks and issuing a registration certificate
  • Issuing a driving license to the people for various categories
  • Conducting tests issuing a driving license and issuing fitness certificate.

Number of Transport Offices and RTOs in Andhra Pradesh

Total number of RTO AP offices presently is 28. Earlier the number was much higher but after the formation of Telangana, the number of RTO AP offices was reduced to 28. If you would like to know about the location of RTO AP offices along with their codes, then you can refer to the section below.

Andhra Pradesh RTO Codes with Office Locations

Below are the different RTO AP locations along with the codes. You can refer to the details as listed below

RTO AP Code RTO AP Location RTO AP Code RTO AP Location
AP-01 RTO Adilabad / Mancherial / Nirmal AP-20? RTO Khammam / Kothagudem / Sathupally / Yellandu
AP-02 RTO Anantapur / Hindupur AP-21 RTO Kurnool / Adoni / Nandyal
AP-03 RTO Chittoor / Tirupati / Madanapalle / Rajampet AP-22 RTO Mahaboobnagar / Pebbair / Gadwal
AP-04 RTO Kadapa / Proddatur AP-23 RTO Medak / Siddipet / Sangareddy (RC puram)
AP-05 RTO Kakinada / Amalapuram / Rajahmundry AP-24 RTO Nalgonda / Bhongir / Suryapet
AP-06 RTO Kakinada AP-25 RTO Nizamabad / Kamareddy
AP-07 RTO Guntur / Piduguralla / Narasaraopet / Repalle AP-26 RTO Nellore / Kavali / Gudur / Sullurpeta
AP-08 RTO Guntur AP-27 RTO Ongole / Chirala / Markapur / Prakasam
AP-09 RTO Khairtabad, Hyderabad District AP-28 & AP-29? RTO Rangareddy
AP-10 RTO Secunderabad, Hyderabad District AP-30 RTO Srikakulam /Tekkali/Palasa/Sompeta/Ichchapuram/Kaviti
AP-11 RTO Malakpet, Hyderabad District AP-31 RTO Visakhapatnam / Gajuwaka / Anakapalli
AP-12 RTO Bahadurpura, Hyderabad District AP-32 RTO Visakhapatnam
AP-13 RTO Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad District AP-33 & AP-34 RTO Gajuwaka
AP-14 RTO Karimnagar AP-35 RTO Vizianagaram
AP-15 RTO Karimnagar / Jagtial / Peddapalli AP-36 RTO Warangal / Jangaon / Mahabubabad
AP-16 & AP-17 RTO Bejawada / Gudivada / Machilipatnam / Nandigama AP-37 RTO Eluru / Jangareddygudem / Kovvur / Tadepalligudem /Tanuku / Bhimavaram / Palakollu / Chintalapudi
AP-18 & AP-19 RTO Nuzvid

Contact Details of Andhra Pradesh RTO

There is no centralized number for RTO AP however, you can find the contact details of individual RTO AP. If in case you need to contact the RTO, you can refer to the link https://www.aptransport.org/html/aboutus-contactdirectory-rtooffices.html and you will find the phone number along with the email address on this link.

Types of Vehicle Registration in Andhra Pradesh

Each state has similar types of registration available with them. There are no different rules applicable in those terms and if you still wish to know then AP RTO offers many different types of services and these services include

  • Temporary Registration of Vehicle
  • Permanent Registration of Vehicle
  • Re-Registration of Vehicle
  • Issuing the Duplicate Registration Certificate
  • Change in Address on Registration Certificate
  • Making Agreement and Terminating Agreement for Hire-Purchase of Vehicle

How to Register a Motor Vehicle in Andhra Pradesh

There is a standard procedure to register the motor vehicle with RTO AP and this process includes the submission of relevant documents and the form to RTO AP along with the fee. Once that is done, the rest of the part is taken care of by RTO itself. Moreover, you do not have to worry about the registration of the new vehicle as this done by the dealer.

Vehicle Registration Process in Andhra Pradesh

We have already shared a generalized process above however, you might want to know the process of registration for individual cases. If that is the case then you can refer to the information listed below as you will find all the details about the registration and documents required

Documents Required for Registering a Motor Vehicle in Andhra Pradesh

As you know, RTO AP has different types of registration and hence the documents can vary depending on the registration that you need. The list of the document for each case is mentioned below and if in case you still have any doubt, then you can get in touch with RTO AP.

Documents Required to Get a Permanent RC from AP Transport Department

For getting a Permanent RC, the dealer will submit your form and application if you are purchasing a new vehicle. These documents required for the Permanent registration of vehicle includes

  • Address Proof
  • PUC,
  • Design Approval in case of Trailer
  • Customs Clearance in case of Imported Vehicle
  • Form 21 for Sales Certificate
  • Form 22 for Fitness
  • Insurance Documents
  • Tax Receipts
  • Fee for Registration

Documents Required to Get a Temporary RC from AP Transport Department

In some cases, you might get a temporary RC. This is when you need to build the frame of the vehicle. You will find this during the registration of commercial vehicles like trucks. For that, the documents required to be submitted to RTO AP are

  • Address Proof
  • PUC Certificate
  • Design Approval in case of Trailer
  • Customs Clearance in case of Imported Vehicle
  • Form 21 for Sales Certificate
  • Form 22 for Fitness
  • Insurance Documents
  • Tax Receipts

How to Renew Registration Certificate

Typically, the registration certificate is valid for 15 years since the date of purchase of the vehicle. After that, you need to visit the RTO AP and get the registration renewed. The process is simple as you need to documents, fee and the form to submit to RTO AP. The list of documents that you would need are listed below

  • Address Proof
  • Fitness Certificate if Applicable
  • Tax Receipts
  • Old Registration Certificate
  • Insurance
  • PUC

Once the documents are submitted, you will simply get a new registration certificate and that would be valid for 5 years.

How to Get a Duplicate Registration Certificate

If you have lost your RC then you can approach RTO AP to get a new RC. The process is again very simple and it doesn?t take a lot of time. You need to submit the documents listed below along with the form and fee for getting a duplicate RC.

The documents required for the duplicate registration certificate of a vehicle includes

  • FIR for the lost registration certificate
  • Old registration certificate if it is damaged.

Also, you can raise a complaint about lost RC through online mode in most of the states. You can refer to the police website to get more information about the same.

How to Transfer Vehicle Ownership in Andhra Pradesh

A lot of people end up making a mistake of not getting the vehicle ownership transferred after purchasing a pre-owned vehicle. You must not make such a mistake and if you are getting a pre-owned vehicle then reach out to RTO AP to get the ownership transferred. You would need certain documents along with the sales form and fee to transfer the ownership. The new RC will be delivered by RTO AP to your home.

Documents Required for Transferring of Vehicle Ownership in Andhra Pradesh

We have talked about the process of getting vehicle ownership transferred and here is the list of documents that you would need.

  • Registration Certificate
  • Address Proof
  • Fitness Certificate
  • NOC from Financer
  • Sales Letter
  • PUC
  • Insurance Certificate

How to Update Address on Registration Certificate

It is quite easy to update the address after you move your home. You need the original documents after moving and once these documents are submitted to RTO AP, a fresh RC will be issued along with the updated address.

  • Registration Certificate
  • Insurance
  • PUC
  • Address Proof

Post submission of documents, you will receive a new Registration Certificate from AP RTO with the updated address.

Registration for Private Vehicles (Non-Transport Vehicles)

The new vehicles purchased in AP are registered by the Dealer as he has the power of local RTO. For a pre-owned vehicle, you need to get the ownership of vehicle transferred. The process of same is listed above and the documents required for the registration of private vehicle includes

  • Registration Certificate
  • Insurance
  • No Objection Certificate from Financer
  • PUC
  • Address proof
  • Sales Form

Andhra Pradesh Transport Department ? eSewa Portal

RTO AP has an online portal which can be used to avail all the services that a citizen might need. If in case, you wish to use the portal to download the form, apply for a service or make a complaint, you can simply access https://www.aptransport.org/

This website is now available online and with every passing period of time, RTO AP pushes new features and changes on to this website which can be used by you to avail new services.

How to Get Vehicle Insurance in Andhra Pradesh

As you might now, it is illegal to drive a vehicle without a valid insurance. This law is enforced by RTO AP and there are frequent checks to ensure that the people have valid documents. Let us not talk about the legalities but just to mitigate the risk of financial loss, it is really important to have an insurance with yourself. If you are purchasing a new vehicle then the dealer will be offering you the insurance but if your insurance is about to expire or if it has been expired, then you can renew the insurance yourself.

You can either renew it via the portal of the service provider or you can switch your insurance service provider. For this, you can login to various websites that can help you in comparing the insurance. Using those websites, simply compare the quotes and purchase your insurance online.

Always opt for Comprehensive Insurance to mitigate the risk and also ensure that you have claimed the no-claim bonus while moving from one service provider to another.


This was all the information about RTO AP. Remember to have four important documents to you while you are driving and these documents include the vehicle insurance, Pollution Under Control Certificate, Registration Certificate of Vehicle and your Driving License. You can also reach out to the RTO AP for getting information about anything that you are unsure about. Also, drive carefully and do not indulge in over speeding.

Andhra Pradesh RTO FAQ?s

Q: What is the Legal Age to drive in AP?

Just like other states, RTO AP has fixed rules which are a part of the Motor Vehicle Act. As per the act, any citizen of India who is at least 16 years old is eligible to obtain a driving license for a gearless scooter or bike. In addition to this, any citizen who is over the age of 18 years is eligible to obtain a driving license for the geared vehicle.

Q: My Vehicle is registered in Other State, Do I need to re-register with AP RTO?

If you are moving to Andhra Pradesh then you must register your vehicle with RTO AP after paying the relevant taxes however, this should only be done if you are planning to stay in Andhra Pradesh for over a year. If you are in Andhra Pradesh for a short duration of time then you do not have to register your vehicle with RTO AP.

Q: When do I need to renew the Registration Certificate of my Bike?

Once the registration of the bike expires, you would have to renew the registration of your bike by visiting the RTO AP. Originally, the registration is valid till 15 years from the date of purchase. If your registration has expired then you can visit RTO AP for re-registration and your new registration certificate will be valid for 5 years.

Q: How to get Forms Required for Registration?

With increasing digitalization, all the forms are available online on RTO AP website and if you are still not able to find any specific form then you can visit the RTO AP office to obtain a copy of the form. It should also be noted that you do not need any physical form for applying for the driving license and the process is based online.

Q: Can I apply for VIP Number in AP?

Absolutely, you can get a VIP or a Fancy number but you would have to spend a little money on that. You first need to check the availability of number and then you need to visit RTO to get the number for yourself.

RTO Offices in Other States & Cities

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RTO Gujarat RTO Mumbai RTO Vadodara
RTO Kerala RTO Indore RTO Jabalpur
RTO Karnataka Chhattisgarh RTO RTO Rajkot
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