I have a second-hand motorbike from another state. I want to pay the road tax for it in Karnataka now. The current value of motorbike is INR 40,000 as per the Insurance Company. Original Price was INR 95,000 and I bought it second hand at 70,000. The date of purchase is June 2011. I bought it on December 2015. What is the total amount of road tax payable in Karnataka? Also, what is the procedure for paying the road-tax?

Gautham Gautham
Answered on January 09,2020

Road Tax of a vehicle is calculated based on the price of the vehicle and not on the Insurance value or on the second-hand price. In this case, the price will be INR 95000 for calculation of road tax.

As per my calculation, for the bike bought on June 2011, road tax would be approximately INR 6833.

I have used the below tool to calculate the road tax in Karnataka.

Road Tax Calculator for Karnataka

Process to pay road tax

tep by step instruction to apply for road tax is provided below.

  • Find the nearest RTO as per your residential zone. Bangalore is divided into multiple zones and every zone has dedicated RTO. 
  • Calculate the tax amount as mentioned above.
  • Fill FORM 14. This form is required for paying road tax. The Original Invoice should be accompanied with this. Form is available at 
  • After this, deposit the required amount in the cash counter. If tax is less than INR 3000, payment can be made over the counter. If tax is more than INR 3000, a demand draft for the tax amount needs to be paid in favor of RTO.

 Please note that for paying road tax, NOC is not required. NOC is required only in case of vehicle re-registration and ownership transfer.

 However, it is advisable to get your vehicle re-registered as you are allowed to ply your vehicle in Bangalore without re-registration for not more than 11 months.