Whether you have a private or commercial vehicle, it is mandatory to pay road tax in India. The Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicle Taxation Act, 1974 governs the law related to road tax in the state. Failing to pay these taxes attracts heavy penalties. The revenue generated through road tax is used for the upkeep and development of the state’s road networks and related services. The Tamil Nadu Regional Transport Office (RTO) is responsible for the collection of road tax.
Tamil Nadu RTO is a government department that deals with a wide range of vehicle- related activities, such as the issuance of driving licenses, registration certificates (RC), renewals, and permits, along with the enforcement of road safety rules and regulations. Tamil Nadu transport department also assigns a unique system of RTO codes based on the different geographical zones within the state. There are over 108 RTOs in the state keeping a record of the vehicles moving across Tamil Nadu.
|TYPE OF CHARGE||AMOUNT|
|Registration Charges||Rs. 600 – For all cars|
|Hypothecation Charges||Rs. 1,500 – If the car is purchased on a loan|
|Number Plate Charges||Rs. 230 – 400 – Same for HSRP Number Plate|
|Parking Fee/State Development Charges||Rs. 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 Charges||Rs. 1,200 – 1,500 – Temporary Registration for up to 1 month|
|Road Tax Charges (Personal Registration)||Cars under Rs. 10.0 Lakh: 10% Cars above Rs. 10.0 Lakh: 15%|
|FasTag Charges||Rs. 600 FasTag fees payable on purchase of the vehicle|