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Kerala - Apply for Contract Carriage Auto rickshaw National Permit

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Apply In-Person :

  1. To Apply for Contract Carriage Auto rickshaw National Permit in Kerala the applicant has to approach the RTO office to which his area belongs to.
  2. Please follow our “Office Locations & Contacts” section of this page to get details of the RTO offices. Link for RTO contacts: Link for contact
  3. Application form can be downloaded using the following link: Permit
  4. Respective application form Obtained from RTO
  5. Application forms can be obtained from the appropriate RTO offices that can be completed and presented with appropriate fees.
  6. Please make sure you have all the documents that are listed down the “Required Document” section of this page.
  7. Please make sure that you are eligible for this procedure
  8. Present the completed application forms in one of the counter and pay the appropriate fee where the officials would start processing your application.
  9. Important verifications for the permit includes Vehicle condition, Meter for fare, seating arrangements etc.; will be carried by authorities.
  10. After checking the vehicle for its correctness and other appropriate requirements the application will be processed.

Apply online :

  1. Use the following link : Online and select “Permit Online” option under Other online services
  2. Select Kerala in the drop down menu and click “proceed”
  3. Please follow the screen and fill in prompted details to process your online procedure
  4. Upload required documents and take printout of acknowledgement.
  5. On the appointment date, go to RTO office before 11:30 am and submit the documents. Once you submit and pay the fee, rest of the procedure will happen as per how you apply in person.

Appointment :

  1. Use the following link : Appointment and select “Appointment” option under Other online services
  2. Enter the application number as prompted and click “Get user Details” to process online in getting appointment

Required Documents[edit]

  1. Respective application form Obtained from RTO
  2. Registration Certificate of the vehicle.
  3. Fitness Certificate of the vehicle.
  4. Proof of payment of tax for the current quarter.
  5. Insurance Certificate.
  6. Payment of green tax wherever applicable.
  7. Affidavit Sworn by the applicant before an Executive (or) a First Class Judicial Magistrate (or) Notary Public
  8. Passport size photos-2
  9. Pollution under control certificate
  10. Proof of Address (any one of the following to be produced) :
    • Ration Card
    • Aadhaar Card
    • Electoral Roll
    • LIC Policy
    • Passport
    • Pay slip issued - Govt. Office (or) a Local Body
  11. Age Proof (any one of the following) :
    • School Certificate
    • Birth Certificate

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Transport Commissioner Office – Kerala,
2nd Floor, Trans Towers,
Vazhuthacaud, Thycaud P.O.,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695014.
Phone Number  : 0471-2333314.
Fax: 0471-2333314/ 2333323.
Email : [email protected], [email protected]
Following link will get RTO Contact details: link

List of all RTO Office Locations in Kerala

Transport Commissionerate, Motor Vehicles Department, Kerala
2nd Floor, Trans Tower, CV Raman Pillai Rd,
DPI, Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram,
Kerala 695014
Phone: 0471 233 3317
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Following link will get RTO Contact details: Link for RTO Contact Info



  • You should be the owner of the vehicle.
  • Age of the vehicle is also considered


  • Fee related details are provided under the following link : Fees
  • RTO authorities may provide more information on fees


  • Permit is valid for 5 years
  • Usually the renewal of permit can be obtained with Vehicle fitness certificate and FC as per authorities of concerned RTO

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

5 working days to get permit

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Related Videos[edit]

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

  • The National Permit in respect of Contract carriage Autorickshaw is to operate throughout the territory of India or in such contiguous States, not being less than four in number including the Home State in which the permit is issued
  • Auto rickshaw Permit is needed for an Auto rickshaw owner to carry passengers on a hire basis from one point to another.
  • Auto Rickshaw is a three wheeler vehicle constructed or adapted to carry allowed number of passengers excluding the driver for hire.
  • Permit for Auto Rickshaw is to grant the holder to operate the vehicle for a specific period on area designated.
  • The permit also grants the holder to pick passengers in his Auto Rickshaw under the designated area with fares fixed by government on timely basis.

Information which might help[edit]

  • It is advisable to go to the Regional Transport Officer / State Transport Authority between 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • FC (for clearance) is a process meant for reviewing the condition of the vehicle by the RTO authorities

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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