How to get fitness certificate of vehicle in Kerala?

Under the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, the registration of the vehicle is treated as valid only if the vehicle has a valid certificate of fitness.

Documents Required

The following documents are required for obtaining the fitness certificate of the new vehicle in Kerala.

  • Form 20

  • Sales certification Form 21

  • Valid Insurance Certificate

  • Valid Pollution Certificate

  • LOI from S.T.A. ( for commercial passenger vehicles)

  • Temporary registration if any

  • Roadworthy Certificate in Form 22 from the manufacturers for roadworthiness and pollution under control

  • Prescribed Fees

Apply Online for Fitness Certificate

Follow the below steps to apply online for a fitness certificate in Kerala.

  • Visit the Parivahan website.

  • Enter the Vehicle Registration number.

  • Click on "Proceed"

  • Click on "Online Services"

Fitness Certificate Online Application Parivahan website Kerala

  • Select "Application for Fitness Certificate"

  • Fill the Chassis number and mobile number

  • Click on "Generate OTP"

  • Enter the received OTP.

  • Click on the show details button to proceed further.

  • Fill the all required details and also provide valid insurance detail as required. The applicant can also see the fee details for the particular application.

Fitness Certifcate Online Application Kerala

  • Click on the payment button to make the required payment.

Fitness Certifcate Apply Online Kerala

Validity of Fitness Certificate

The validity of the fitness certificate is different for private and commercial vehicles in Kerala.

  • In the case of Private Vehicles, the fitness certificate is valid for 15 years and thereafter for every 5 years.

  • In the case of Commercial vehicles, the fitness certificate is issued for new vehicle for 2 years and subsequently renewed for one year.

Documents Required for Renewal of Fitness Certificate

The following documents are required for the renewal of the fitness certificate of the vehicle in Kerala.

  • Form 25.

  • Registration certificate

  • Road tax clearance proof

  • Fee of Rs. 25/-

Duplicate Fitness Certificate

The duplicate fitness is issued in case of loss, theft or mutilation. The duplicate fitness is issued after verifying the records of previous fitness.

Documents Required for Duplicate Fitness Certificate

The following documents are required for duplicate fitness certificate of the vehicle in Kerala.

  • Application on plain paper with date of issue/expiry of CoF (Certificate of Fitness)

  • Tax clearance report from account branch

  • Police report (N.C.R)

  • Challan clearance from traffic police and Transport Deptt.

  • Fees Rs.120/- only

  • Photocopy of fitness certificate if available


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