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Kerala - Apply for Goods Carriage State Permit

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Procedure[edit]

Apply In-Person :

  1. To apply for Goods Carriage 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: Form
  4. Application Form Application
  5. Please make sure you have all the documents that are listed down the “Required Document” section of this page.
  6. Application forms can also be obtained from the appropriate RTO offices that can be completed and presented with appropriate fees.
  7. Present the completed application forms in one of the counter and pay the appropriate fee where the officials would start processing your application.
  8. Important verifications for the permit includes Vehicle condition, Body built arrangements etc... will be carried by authorities.
  9. After checking the vehicle for its correctness and other appropriate requirements the application will be processed further.

Apply through state portal :

  1. Please use the link : Permit
  2. Click Apply online next to Fresh Permit
  3. In the following screen please fill / select prompted details and hit “Submit” to process your application online

Application status online :

  1. Please use the link : Online
  2. Click STA Permit under Appliocation status option
  3. In the following screen please fill / select prompted details and hit “Search” to process your application online

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
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Required Documents[edit]

  1. Application forms can be obtained from following link : Form
  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. No object certificate from the financier if the vehicle concerned is covered by HPA / Lease / Hypothecation.
  10. Pollution under control certificate
  11. 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
  12. Age Proof (any one of the following) :
    • School Certificate
    • Birth Certificate

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]


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
Location in Map

Following link will get RTO Contact details: Link for RTO Contact Info

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Eligibility[edit]

  • You should be the owner of the vehicle.
  • The age of the vehicle should not exceed 12 years

Fees[edit]

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

Validity[edit]

  • Permit is usually valid for 5 years
  • The renewal of permit can be obtained with Vehicle fitness certificate and FC as per authorities of concerned RTO
  • The age of the vehicle is also considered to restrict the validity of the permit
NOTE: Validity differs with the type of vehicle and also for the load the vehicle can manage

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

It takes 5 days to get the permit

Related Videos[edit]

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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Instructions[edit]

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

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Father’s Name
  • Address
  • Purpose for which permit is required
  • Route and Routes details
  • Details of vehicle
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Need for the Document[edit]

  1. A Regional Transport Authority may, on an application made to it under Rule 174 (iv) of the Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 grant a goods carriage permit to be valid throughout the State
  2. Goods Carriage Permit is issued to an applicant to use his motor vehicle for the carriage of goods for hire or reward or for the carriage of goods for or in connection with a trade or business carried by the applicant. In general, there is no restriction for grant of permits to goods vehicles.
  3. Vehicles with this permit……
    • Be used only in a specified area or on a specified route or routes
    • That goods of a specified nature shall not be carried
    • That goods shall be carried at specified rates etc.;,
  4. The age of the vehicle should not exceed 12 years.
  5. Goods Carriage National Permit means a permit granted by authority to a goods carriage vehicle to operate through-out India or in such States not being less than four in number including the states in which the permit is issued

Information which might help[edit]

  • Holder of the permit shall furnish to the Regional Transport Authority such periodical returns, statistics and other information as the State Government may, from time to time, prescribe.
  • 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.

External Links[edit]

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Others[edit]

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