Vehicle Fitness Certificate: Check Your Status Online

To drive the vehicle on road, one has to carry various documents to comply with the traffic rules such as driving license, RC book, insurance, and vehicle fitness certificate. For all motor vehicles, the documentation should be done properly as per the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) under the Motor Vehicles Act.

A fitness certificate is one of the essential documents for both private and public transport vehicles. The vehicle owner should have the proper fitness certificate for the vehicles as per standards prescribed by government norms.

How to Get a Vehicle Fitness Certificate?

If you need a fitness certificate for your vehicle, the vehicle owner can apply for the fitness certificate either online using the Parivahan Sewa online portal launched by the government of India or apply offline by visiting the nearest Regional Transport Office (RTO).

Steps to followed to get the vehicle fitness certificate in India using the online portal:

Steps to followed to get the vehicle fitness certificate in India using the online portal:

Once the online process is done, the vehicle owner needs to take the printout of the online application form and fee payment receipt. With the online form and vehicle, the owner needs to visit the nearest RTO office to get the vehicle fitness certificate by providing the below-mentioned documents along with the online application.

How to Check the Fitness Certificate of Your Vehicle Online?

The Government of India has curated the parivahan sewa online portal under Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to digitise the entire ecosystem of information related to transportation department.

To check the fitness certificate the users can check the certificate on the online portal Parivahan Sewa by entering certain basic details such as vehicle registration number chassis number of vehicle and engine number to get the details of the fitness certificate of your vehicle.

List of Documents Required for Vehicle Fitness Certificate

To get the vehicle fitness certificate on the online portal from the respective Regional Transport Office (RTO), the users should have the following documents in place:

On submission of the above documents, the user will get the vehicle fitness certificate from the RTO offices. The vehicle will be reviewed by the motor vehicle inspector at the time of registration.

How to Renew Fitness Certificate of a Vehicle

The renewal procedure of vehicle fitness certificate is prescribed by the guidelines of the government. For own board vehicle i.e, personal or private vehicle the fitness certificate for a new vehicle is given for 15 years and then it will be renewed for 5 years after the inspection. For public transport, the certificate will be issued for 2 years and the renewal certificate should be renewed every year after proper inspection.

To renew the vehicle fitness certificate the following document are required:

The vehicle needs to inspected by the RTO officials and based on vehicle fitness and documents submitted by the vehicle owner the vehicle fitnes certificate will be issued.

RTO Fines for Not Having a Valid Fitness Certificate

All the motor vehicles should have proper documents such as RC book, PUC certificate, fitness certificate and other vital documents related to vehicle. The owner or driver needs to produce these documents to the traffic officials on demand, if failed to produce, the fines will be charged.

As per the Motor Vehicle Act, the fines levied for the failure of producing fitness certificate leaves rupees 100 for the first time offense, for a second if it repeats rupees 300 fine. For not producing the vehicle fitness certificate the fine will be in the range between rupees 2000 to rupees 5000.

FAQs

What is the validity of the vehicle fitness certificate?

For own board vehicle i.e, personal or private vehicle the fitness certificate for a new vehicle is given for 15 years. For new public transport, the certificate will be issued for 2 years.

How to get a vehicle fitness certificate for the car after 15 years?

On expiry of vehicle fitness certificate, the car owner need to produce the vehicle for inspection and get fitness certificate along with the proper vehicle documents.

Will RTO cancel the vehicle fitness certificate issued for my bike or car?

Yes, the RTO has the authority to cancel the vehicle fitness certificate, if the vehicle is not properly maintained and not following the guidelines issued by authority.

What is the fee to receive the vehicle fitness certificate?

To get the vehicle fitness certificate the fee varies from vehicle to another vehicle, the range of fee is between Rs 100 to Rs 300.

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