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Kerala - Obtain Pollution Under Control Certificate (Emission Certificate, PUC)

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Procedure[edit]

Apply In-Person:

  1. For a new vehicle, Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate will be provided by the dealer and it is valid for one year.
  2. After a year, one has to take their vehicle to the nearest emission test center to obtain the renewed PUC certificate.
  3. Now the operator will check the emission levels of your vehicle. Also operator will scan the exhaust pipe through a scanning device.
  4. For petrol vehicles, the vehicle is kept idle without accelerating it. Only one reading will be taken and it will be the final reading.
  5. For diesel vehicles, the vehicle is fully accelerated and 5 readings will be taken. The average of 5 readings will be the final reading.
  6. After calculating the reading of emission levels, operator will disclose a fee amount to be paid.
  7. After payment process, operator will issue the PUC certificate along with the reading.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Driving license
  • RC book
  • Old PUC certificate in case of renewal
  • Vehicle insurance copy


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

  • Pollution testing center govt authorised, kavumannam - SH54, Kavumannam, Kerala 673121
  • Thalassery Autoscan-govt Authorized Pollution Testing Centre - Pallithazhe, Illathaazha, Thalassery, Kerala 670104
  • Vehicle Pollution Testing Centre - Pangappara, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695581
  • Government Authorised Pollution Testing Centre - SH48, Agasthicode, Anchal, Kerala 691306
  • Plaza Vehicle Pollution Testing Centre - Manna Rd, Salamath Nagar, Kundamkuzhi, Taliparamba, Kerala 670141.
  • Click the following link to know the authorized pollution testing centers: To know Palakkad PUC center details.


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Eligibility[edit]

Applicant who owns a vehicle can obtain this certificate.

Fees[edit]

  • Fee varies from Rs. 60 to Rs. 100.
  • It depends upon the vehicle type and fuel used.

Validity[edit]

  • For new vehicles PUC is valid for 1 year.
  • For old vehicles PUC is valid for 6 months. PUC certificate should be renewed for every 6 months.


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Processing Time[edit]

PUC certificate will be issued by the operator on the same day.

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Instructions[edit]

  • Vehicles powered by internal combustion engines such as petrol / diesel / CNG / LPG require PUC certification.
  • Penalty of Rs. 1000 is charged for first time offence. Likewise for second time Rs. 2000 will be charged and so on.


Required Information[edit]

  • Vehicle registration number
  • Chassis number


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Need for the Document[edit]

  • PUC certificate is a mandatory document and it should be carried along with your driving license, insurance and RC while driving.
  • IRDAI made PUCC as a compulsory document for insurance companies during renewal of insurance.
  • According to Central Motor Vehicles Act 1989, PUC certificate is mandatory for every vehicle.
  • A PUC Certificate ensures that vehicles do not cross permissible pollution norms.


Information which might help[edit]

  • Authorized emission testing centers are usually located in petrol pumps.
  • Emission test helps us to maintain the condition of the vehicle by servicing them at periodic intervals.


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]

More details about your vehicle can be obtained using the following link: To know your vehicle details

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