How To Transfer A Used Two Wheeler in Maharashtra

This article deals with the procedure of transferring a user two wheeler after purchase.

What documents are needed for transfer of the two wheeler?

The seller needs to give to the buyer:

  • Original RC Book or RC Card of the vehicle
  • Valid Tax Payment receipt
  • Valid Insurance
  • 2 Self Attested Copies of PAN Card
  • 2 Self Attested Copy of Address Proof / Aadhaar Card / Passport etc.

Within how many days do I need to report the transaction to the RTO?

As per section 50 of the (Central) Motor Vehicles Act, 1988:

50. Transfer of ownership:
(1) Where the ownership of any motor vehicle registered under this Chapter is transferred,—
(a) the transferor (i.e. seller) shall,—
(i) in the case of a vehicle registered within the same State, within fourteen days of the transfer, report the fact of transfer, in such form with such documents and in such manner, as may be prescribed by the Central Government to the registering authority within whose jurisdiction the transfer is to be effected and shall simultaneously send a copy of the said report to the transferee (i.e. buyer); and

(ii) in the case of a vehicle registered outside the State, within forty-five days of the transfer, forward to the registering authority referred to in sub-clause (i)—

(A) the no objection certificate obtained under section 48; or

(B) in a case where no such certificate has been obtained,—
(I) the receipt obtained under sub-section (2) of section 48; or
(II) the postal acknowledgment received by the transferee if he has sent an application in this behalf by registered post acknowledgment due to the registering authority referred to in section 48, together with a declaration that he has not received any communication from such authority refusing to grant such certificate or requiring him to comply with any direction subject to which such certificate may be granted;

(b) the transferee (i.e. the buyer) shall, within thirty days of the transfer, report the transfer to the registering authority within whose jurisdiction he has the residence or place of business where the vehicle is normally kept, as the case may be, and shall forward the certificate of registration to that registering authority together with the prescribed fee and a copy of the report received by him from the transferor in order that particulars of the transfer of ownership may be entered in the certificate of registration.

What if I have not transferred a vehicle that I have purchased or sold? What are the consequences if the vehicle is still in the name of the previous owner?

As per section 50 of the (Central) Motor Vehicles Act, 1988:

(3) If the transferor or the transferee fails to report to the registering authority the fact of transfer within the period specified in clause (a) or clause (b) of sub-section (1), as the case may be, or if the person who is required to make an application under sub-section (2) (hereafter in this section referred to as the other person) fails to make such application within the period prescribed, the registering authority may, having regard to the circumstances of the case, require the transferor or the transferee, or the other person, as the case may be, to pay, in lieu of any action that may be taken against him under section 177 such amount not exceeding one hundred rupees as may be prescribed under sub-section (5): Provided that action under section 177 shall be taken against the transferor or the transferee or the other person, as the case may be, where he fails to pay the said amount.
(4) Where a person has paid the amount under sub-section (3), no action shall be taken against him under section 177.
(5) For the purposes of sub-section (3), a State Government may prescribe different amounts having regard to the period of delay on the part of the transferor or the transferee in reporting the fact of transfer of ownership of the motor vehicle or of the other person in making the application under sub-section (2).

What are the forms required to sell or purchase a two wheeler in Mumbai / Maharashtra?


Form 28 Form 29 Form 30 Form TCA
1 Copy: Change of Address in RC
1 Copy: Transfer of Ownership 1 Copy: Transfer of Ownership 1 Copy: Transfer of Ownership
1 Copy: Assignment of New Reg No. from other RTO
Eg: MH 01 to MH 04
1 Copy: Assignment of New Reg No. from other RTO
Eg: MH 01 to MH 04
Total: 3 copies Total: 2 copies Total: 1 copy Total:

5 thoughts on “How To Transfer A Used Two Wheeler in Maharashtra

  1. pitambar chavan

    I am going to purchase used bike from mh 01 Mumbai and I want to transfer it on my rto mh 41 malegaon
    What documents should I take from seller pls revert

  2. ganesh baban thorat

    Dear sir,
    I am Ganesh Thorat I have bye new two wheeler bike, I don’t have idea to how can I see my bike transfer info, because I don’t know that my bike is transferred to my name or not,….
    Please give me a info to how can I status for transfer bike owner name
    Thanks you…

  3. Rahul Patil

    Hello,
    I have purchase old one bike, but i dont know about how can i get the ownership of that bike from the seller
    please give the positive reply for the earliast

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