RTO Chennai: List of RTO Offices in Chennai, Website, Address, Number & Functions

by Harish Kumar | 25/11/2020
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If you are searching for the local RTO offices in Chennai to get the RC for your new vehicle, check out this RTO office in Chennai list where you can find all information, from the RTO Chennai online website, code, address, office timings to RTO Chennai registration numbers.

1. Address of Every RTO Office in Chennai

Under section 213 of the Motor Vehicle Act in 1988, the Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) were set up in Chennai with an aim of implementing the MVA, 1988 as well as the Andhra Pradesh Motor Vehicle Taxation Act, 1963.

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Under the jurisdiction of Tamil Nadu, the RTO Chennai helps monitor the transport-related operations in the region, thereby maintaining the database of the drivers and vehicles within the city. Here comes a complete list of RTO offices in Chennai with address, RTO code, official website, office timings, and contact details.

RTO Chennai

RTO Code

Address & Pincode

Contact number


1. RTO Chennai - Central


No.4, Anderson Road, Ayanavaram, Chennai - 600 023



2. RTO Chennai - North West


Plot No.3623, New Avadi Road, Anna Nagar East, Chennai - 600102



3. RTO Chennai - North East


No.147, Balakrishna Street, Thiruvetriyur High Road, Tondiarpet, Chennai - 600081

044-25914849 / 044-25911133


4. RTO Chennai - East


Power Mills Road, Pulianthoppu, Chennai - 600012



5. RTO Chennai - North


No.9, Inner Ring Road, Sastri Nagar, Kolathur, Chennai - 600099



6. RTO Chennai - South East


No.4 VC Garden II Street, Mandaveli, Chennai - 600028



7. RTO Chennai - South


No.38 East Coast Road, Thiruvalluvar Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai - 600041



8. RTO Chennai - West


No.1 Bharathidasan colony, K.K.Nagar, Chennai - 600078



9. RTO Chennai - South West


No.47& 49 Kaliamman Koil Street, Sai Nagar, Virugambakkam, Chennai - 600092



10. TRO Chennai - Ambattur


No 10A, West Park Street, Venkatapuram, Ambattur, Chennai - 600053



11. RTO Chennai - Sholinganallur


No.275, Old Mahabalipuram Road, (Survey No.494/2A 2), Sholinganallur, Chennai - 600119



Office Timings: 9 AM5 PM

Official website: https://tnsta.gov.in/vahan_services.jsp


Functions of RTO Offices In Chennai

Generally, the functions of Regional Transport Offices across India remains the same under the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. However, some certain region missions might be put across depending on the areas or political and economic factors. Overall, the functions of RTO in Chennai include:

  • To issue legal registration of vehicles

  • To issue commercial and private driving license

  • To collect and implementing various road taxes

  • To issue 31 different kinds of license and permits


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2. Types of driving license issued and other related services in RTO Chennai

Here are the types of driving licenses issued by the RTO offices in Chennai:

  • Learner’s license

  • Fresher’s driving license

  • International driving license

Also, the following services can be given by the Chennai RTO when it comes to renewing, duplicating, and changing the details in your driving license:

  • Renew driving license

  • Duplicate driving license

  • Change of address in driving license

  • To add another class of vehicle in existing driving license

In terms of vehicle type:

  • Two-wheeler with gear: Applicants must be at the age of 18 or above with valid required documents

  • Motorcycle with gear (MC EX50cc): Applicant must be 16 or above and should have the consent of parents or guardians with required documents.

  • Two-wheeler without gear: The license holder can control this type of two-wheeler that comes under MCWOG (Motor Cycle without Gears) such as moped bikes, scooters without gears, etc.

  • Heavy commercial vehicle: Applicant must be at or over 18 years of age and get 8th standard qualified with driving training certificate granted by the training school under the state government.

  • License for LMV: Applicants must be 18 years old or above with the required documents.

3. Types of Vehicle Registration in RTO Chennai

There are two types of vehicle registration offered in Chennai RTOs:

  • Temporary Vehicle Registration: temporary vehicle registration is granted for vehicles which need to be transported to another state. Temporary Vehicle Registration has a validity of one month and is issued within 3 days after examining the vehicle.

  • Permanent Vehicle Registration: Permanent vehicle registration is mandatory under Section 39 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. Within 7 days after purchasing the vehicle, one should submit the application for the permanent vehicle registration in the nearest RTO.


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That concludes our list of RTO offices in Chennai with all information about the online website, code, address, office timings, driving license, and RTO vehicle registration.

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