Kerala Road Tax: Car RTO Registration Charges

With stunning backwaters, the tropical state of Kerala is a perfect place to live. If you intend to own a vehicle in Kerala, it is important to be aware of the road tax in Kerala. By the Kerala Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1976, payment of road tax is mandatory if you buy a vehicle in Kerala. The calculation of road tax in Kerala depends on various factors such as vehicle weight, engine and seating capacity, age, cost, make & model, etc.

The Kerala Transport Department handles the collection of road tax. In addition to that, Kerala RTO carries out all vehicle-related services, including issuance and renewals of driver’s licenses, registration certificates (RC), granting permits and fitness certificates, controlling pollution, and more. There are over 84 RTOs in Kerala with their respective RTO codes that assist in such activities in the state. Continue to read more.

Registration ChargesRs. 600 – For all cars
Hypothecation ChargesRs. 1,500 – If the car is purchased on a loan
Number Plate ChargesRs. 230 – 400 – Same for HSRP Number Plate
Parking Fee/State Development ChargesRs. 2,000 – MCD Parking Fees for cars under Rs. 4 Lakh Rs. 4,000 – MCD Parking Fees for cars above Rs. 4 Lakh (Applicable in some States)
Temporary Registration ChargesRs. 1,200 – 1,500 – Temporary Registration for up to 1 month
Road Tax Charges (Personal Registration)Cars under Rs. 5.0 Lakh: 9% Cars between Rs. 5.0 – 10.0 Lakh: 11% Cars above Rs. 10.0 Lakh, but under Rs. 15.0 Lakh: 13% Cars above Rs. 15.0 Lakh, but under Rs. 20.0 Lakh: 16% Cars above Rs. 20.0 Lakh: 21% Electric Vehicle: 5% Fixed Road Tax
FasTag ChargesRs. 600 FasTag fees payable on purchase of the vehicle

Two-wheeler Road Tax in Kerala

Ex-Showroom Price RangeTax Rate
Up to ₹1 Lakh8%
₹1 Lakh to ₹2 Lakhs10%
Above ₹2 Lakhs20%

For example, if the ex-showroom price of your two-wheeler is ₹50,000, the road tax would be 8% of ₹50,000, which equals ₹4,000.

Road Tax in Kerala for Three-wheelers

DescriptionRoad Tax (₹)
Mechanical tricycles, three-wheelers, rickshaws (not used for transport)900
New auto-rickshaws registered in other states2,000

Road Tax in Kerala for Four-wheelers

Ex-showroom Price RangePetrol/Diesel VehiclesCNG VehiclesElectric Vehicles
Up to ₹5 Lakhs9%8%1%
₹5 Lakhs to ₹10 Lakhs11%9%1%
Above ₹10 Lakhs13%11%1%

For example, if the ex-showroom price of your petrol car is ₹7 Lakhs, the road tax would be 11% of ₹7 Lakhs, which equals ₹77,000.

Commercial Vehicles Road Tax in Kerala

Vehicle5-year Tax
Motorcycles, mechanically powered two-wheelersRs 900
Three-wheelers, rickshaws, mechanically-operated tricyclesRs 900
New auto-rickshawsRs 2,500
Old taxisRs 7,000
Tourism taxisRs 8,500
Motor cars less than 750 kgs in weightRs 6,400

Road Tax for Other State Vehicles in Kerala

Age in YearsTax (Percentage of Purchase Value)
< 1 year100%
1 to 2 years93%
2 to 3 years87%
3 to 4 years80%
4 to 5 years73%
5 to 6 years67%
6 to 7 years60%
7 to 8 years53%
8 to 9 years47%
9 to 10 years40%
10 to 11 years33%
11 to 12 years27%
12 to 13 years20%
13 to 14 years13%
14 to 15 years7%

Check Complete Road Tax for Other State Vehicles in India

StateRoad Tax Charges
Andhra PradeshLink to Road Tax Charges
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