What is the process of transfer of ownership of car in Chennai from my father's name to my mother's name as my father is no more? What are the other documents required for this transfer?

Raju Raju
Answered on September 20,2019

Follow the below steps to apply for transfer the ownership of the vehicle in the event of the death of the registered owner.

  • Apply in Form 31 within the period of three months of the event of death to the RTO where your vehicle is registered for the transfer of ownership of the vehicle in your mother's name.

  • Pay appropriate fee and tax as specified in rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989, For Private cars in Tamil Nadu, it is INR 300 and Service Charge is INR 25 extra.

Additional Documents Required

Following documents are required for the ownership transfer.

  • Notice of transfer in Form-29 (in Duplicate).

  • Application in Form-30 in Duplicate, if it is under Hypothecation

  • PAN or GIR or Form-60/61 of I.T. Department (other than two-wheelers).

  • Registration Certificate.

  • Insurance Certificate.

  • Valid Emission Certificate.

  • Proof of address(Any of Aadhar Card/Passport/Electoral Roll/LIC Policy/Payslip issued - Govt. Office (or) a Local Body/ Ration Card/ Affidavit Sworn by the applicant before an Executive (or) a First Class Judicial Magistrate (or) Notary Public)

  • No objection certificate from the Financier, if the vehicle with Hire Purchase.

  • Valid Tax paid.

  • Death certificate in relation to the registered owner

Manoj Manoj
Answered on September 20,2019

You can also book an appointment for ownership transfer online by visiting the Parivahan website. Follow the below step to do it.

Prerequisites for applying in Parivahan website

  • Valid Vehicle Number, Chassis Number and Mobile Number for OTP

  • Valid details about payment modes like Internet banking, Debit/Credit Card etc details for making payments

Steps to avail Vahan Online Service

  • Visit Parivahan website

  • Enter Valid Vehicle Registration Number and click on Proceed

  • Select the Service to be availed by Clicking the respective Service under Online Services Menu

  • Enter Chassis Number and Mobile Number.

  • Enter the OTP received and click on Show details.

  • Enter further details as per the form displayed.

  • Click Submit and then Confirm and Make Payment.

  • Once Payment Done, Print Receipt.

  • Book Appointment (if applicable) to visit RTO for the verification process

  • Visit the Respective RTO with required documents except for the services Pay your tax, RC Particulars

Note on Online Payment:

Online payment in Vahan Online Services involves Payment Gateway and third-party banks in addition to Vahan application. In case of delayed response by banks or payment gateway, the transaction remains pending. User needs to wait for stipulated waiting period (1-2 hours, which varies from state-to-state) and then use the "Check Pending" option to find the latest status and print the receipt, if already successful.

In case of

  • Payment Failure : Apply Again
  • Payment Success but Receipt Printing Failed : Wait for 1-2 hrs, Then On Home Page Click Status>Check Pending Transaction Enter Registration Number and Chassis Number. Click Show details, Select the respective Transaction and Click Check to Bank and confirm Payment. If Transaction failed then apply again