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Regional Transport officer
Collectorate Master Complex
Nagapattinam 611 003

Motor vehicles Inspector
Regional Transport Office
Srinivasa Nagar
Regional Grievance


District Collectorate

TourismBoat on Fishing Plays a Key Economy for the District even though Agriculture and Fishing are the Major ones. Shrines, Places of Hindu Faith, Mosques forms the Spritual Tourism for the district. Annual Festivals and functions marks glory of the Year. Heritages like Tarangam padi Fort, Poompuhar speaks of the rich civilization of this land. 

OneAgriculture Field of the major economies of the District, Agriculture contributes a higher share of Rice Production in the State. We have raised so many important agricultural crop in our District. Rice, Groundnut, Pulses, Gingelly, Sugarcane and Cotton. 

Transport Department

regional transport office

A good, safe and sustainable Transport system is fundamental to the well being of every citizen. It is essential for our economic growth. No economic development is possible without an efficient transport system. It is central to our lives. We are using road transport services when we travel to work, to school, to shop, to go on holiday and, more particularly, when we move essential commodities. Therefore an efficient system is essential. In this context, the role of transport Department assumes significance. The role of Transport Department does not end but putting come buses on the road. The Department has to co-ordinate, regulate, synchronize and integrate all modes of Transport ensure free, smooth, safe and regulated travel. The Department has to ensure road safety for which purpose check the fitness of vehicles, grant permits to commercial vehicles, grant driving license after assessing the competence of applicants to drive the vehicle safety and regulate bus fares for stage carriages, regulate movement of vehicles on road, check automobile pollution etc., To make the transport system efficient, co-operation of one and all is necessary. Besides, it is equally important that the general public are familiar with the procedure followed in the office of the Transport Department and vehicle owner/driver/conductor are aware of their duties and the rules and regulations governing road transport. This charter has been prepared against the above backdrop.

Duties and responsibilities of Transport vehicle owners
  1. Play only under a valid permit.
  2. Pay taxes /fees due to the department in time.
  3. Insure the vehicle.
  4. Get emissions level certificates and check excess emission of smoke frequently.
  5. Get fitness certificate on time; keep the vehicle in a trim condition.
  6. Behave courteously/politely.
  7. Employ qualified drivers.
  8. Have first aid kits in the vehicle. Do not use musical horns & dazzling lights.
  1. Respect traffic laws.
  2. Use pedestrian crossing, subways foot over bridge whenever necessary.
  3. Do not hang on the footboard while traveling.
A word for professional drivers
  1. Drive vehicle with valid driving licenses.
  2. Renew in time.
  3. Respect traffic laws.
  4. Do not overspend and overtake in bridge and curves.
  5. Do not use harns unnecessarily.
  6. Check the condition of the vehicle before use, particularly the brake.
  7. Don't park in non-parking zones.
who visit Transport Department for any service
  1. Apply in a proper application form
  2. Apply with necessary fee and documents.
  3. Meet and handover the application to the concerned official.
  4. Avoid touts and middlemen.
  5. Don't offer present and gifts to any member of the staff.
  6. To report to the higher and competent authority for remedies if needed.
  7. Not to interrupt the official duties of the staff.


Allotment of Registration Number

Registration numbers are allotted on the same day of Registration. The numbers are allotted by Random method. No preference / favoritism are possible in getting Registration number. To respect the feelings and sentiments, there is a provision under Rule 91 or TNMVR, number. '8' or totally '8' will not be allotted. Though the numbers are allotted serially, if one desires to get any particular number can reserve numbers, (Within thousand numbers from the starting number of that particular date by payment of required fee).

Statement of Registration Fees
Vehicle Capacity Amount
Motor cycle not exceeding 50cc 1000
Motor Cycle exceeding 50cc and three wheeler and Autoricksaw 2000
Other Vehicles if the cost of value of the Vehicle is less than 4 laks 10000
Vehicle cost if exceeds 4 laks 16000

However the Registering Authority cannot allot the following numbers which are reserved Government. (96 Nos) 1, 2, 3, 4 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 81, 88, 99, 100, 101, 123, 222, 234, 333, 345, 444, 456, 555, 567, 666, 678, 777, 786, 789, 888, 999, 1000, 1001, 1212, 1234, 1990, 2000, 2002, 2020, 2222, 2345, 2525, 2626, 2727, 2728, 3000, 3003, 3030, 3333, 3456, 4000, 4004, 4040, 4444, 4567, 4777, 5000, 6006, 6060, 6666, 6789, 7000, 7007, 7070, 7171, 7172, 7337, 7575, 7576, 7777, 8000, 8118, 8181, 8448, 8484, 8586, 8888, 9000, 9009, 9090, 9191, 9197, 9779, 9797, 9999

For allotment of this numbers, permission from Government that is Letter from Home Department is required The stating number can be viewed through the Department website.


Driving License Details

No person shall drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds as effective driving license. The procedures of obtaining Driving License. [Consent of the parent / Guardians is also required]

Two Wheeler & LMV
18 Years
Transport Vehicle
20 Years
Two Wheeler with engine Capacity not exceeding 50cc
16 Years

Learner licence
  1. Learner License shall be obtained, on completion of 18 years to drive motor cycle exceeding 50cc and LMV and 16 years to drive motor cycle not exceeding 50cc. The Learner License is valid for six months. Generally the LLR is not renewable. One can appear for driving Test after 30 days from the date of issue of LLR. Accompanied by Age proof and address proof and photos.
  2. 1A is not required for persons less than 40 years. LLR will be issued to successful candidates, who have passed preliminary Test conducted through computers. Signals, signs and traffic Rule is the subject matter of the test
  3. After 30 days of the issue of LLR but within the validity of LLR. One can appear for driving Test to obtain permanent License. After qualifying the skill test test of proficiency in driving license will issued on the same day itself.
  4. Forms and document required
    1. Form-3
    2. Form 4.
  5. LLR already issued by the concerned Regional Transport Office.
  6. Other enclosures
    1. RC book
    2. Insurance certificate
    3. Pollution Certificate
    4. If the vehicle is not owned by the candidate in that case, Letter of authorization from the Registered owner.

There is no separate chellan. for remittance of fee. The fee can be remitted at this office cash counters from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Single Class
Double Class(M/Cy & LMV)
Driving License
Single Class
Double Class
Validity of License

20 Years or up to 50 years whichever is less. On completion of Age 50, the license will be renewed for every 5 years.

Renewal of License
  1. private vehicle

    Every License shall be renewable either 30 days prior to its expiry or within 30 days from its expiry. Thereafter a belated fee or Rs.50/- will be leaned for each year or part thereof.Forms required:

    1. Form 9
    2. Form I, IA.
    Licenses to drive Transport vehicle is valid for 3 years and thereafter the license will be renewed for every 3 years

  2. commercial vehicle

    For driving Transport Vehicle Vehicle used for public service obtaining Driving Badge is compulsory. 8th standard pass is the minimum qualification for obtaining Badges. and should complete 20 years. Requirements of obtaining of Badge

    1. Form LTVA
    2. Police Certificate
    3. Form 15 issued by driving school
    4. Fee payable Rs. 350

Road Safety Guidelines


Right from the historic times roads have been an integral part of human beings. The importances of roads have increased with development of civilization and increase in the number of vehicles. However, in recent times we find that the numbers of road accidents are increasing causing severe loss of life and property. Hence, there is an urgent need to educate road users to avoid accidents. In this leaflet, some important tips on road safety are given for observation by all road users.

Flagging off a Roaad Safety Awareness March
Awaress March
  • Drive only if you are competent enough
  • A Person must drive vehicles only if he is competent enough to d rive it.
  • Drive only if you are a competent driver with a valid license.
  • If you are not competent enough, then learn driving in an authorized driving training school.
  • Learn driving on roads only during morning hours when traffic is low and never during busy hours.
Be Familiar with Road Markings.

For smooth movement and disciplined traffic, some roads are provided with different markings of which you should be aware. These markings are done in white and yellow colors. So, be aware of these markings:

Road Dividing Lines
  • These markings are done to divide a road, not divided by elevated dividers, into two parts.
  • These are marked sometimes by single yellow lines and sometimes by double yellow lines in the centre of the road.
  • As per rule, you should always drive in the left side of the road.
Land Markings
  • These markings are done by white dotted lines and divide the road or part of the road in different lanes.
  • Stick to your land and change it only as per rules.
Stop Lines
  • These lines are marked in white before traffic lights and zebra crossings.
  • Always stop before the stop line if the light is yellow or red.

Turning Lines
  • These lines in arrow form and painted in white indicate left or right turn or straight drive.

Lane Driving for Safety

The best way to be safe on the roads
  • Stick to your lane.
  • Wherever available, bicycle riders and pedestrians should use bicycle tracks and foot paths.
  • On multi-lane roads there are separate lanes for different vehicles and the drivers should stick to these lanes.
  • Change your lanes only if you have to overtake some other vehicles or take right turn.
While overtaking, a driver must take the following steps :
  • Check behind on your right and if there is no vehicle approaching you, move to the right side of your lane.
  • Keep a following distance sufficient enough to permit acceleration, signal right and move ahead of the vehicle you have to overtake.
  • After securing sufficient distance from the overtaken vehicle. Signal left and change direction gently.
  • Never overtake a vehicle from left.
  • Never overtake a vehicle which is already overtaking some other vehicle.
  • Follow rules 1 and 2 for right turn.
Learn to Negotiate a Roundabout

Most of the towns and city roads of our country have by and large, crossings; however, there are several roundabouts in our country where there are no traffic lights. Drivers are expected to negotiate them according to their prudence. Apart from beautification, these roundabouts facilitate smooth flow of traffic. So while negotiating a roundabout, follow these rules.

  • While approaching a roundabout, fix your direction and slow down.
  • Take left lane for a left turn. Use central and right lane only for going straight and taking a right turn.
  • Give appropriate signal by hand or through indicator, before taking a turn.
  • Do not use horns unnecessarily.
  • Always give way to the vehicles on your right.
Know Road Signs and Honor Them

For a smooth movement of traffic, certain road signs have been given which must be followed for safe driving.

There are three types of road signs :
  • Mandatory road signs that are circular with one or two bars.
  • Cautionary road signs that are triangular.
  • Informatory road signs that are square shaped or rectangular.
  • For a safe driving, Cautionary road signs are as important as mandatory signs.
Some important Informatory Signs are :

Petrol Pump Resting Place; Parking; Public Telephone Booth; Hospital etc.

  • You can distinguish these signs through their designs.
  • Follow these signs for a safe and smooth journey.
Understand Traffic Lights and Signals Be Safe.

Traffic lights and signals are the language of the bad. Be well acquainted with them, and act accordingly, you will be safe. Not following them in put you and other road users in danger. Therefore, understand the meaning of traffic lights and signs.

Traffic Lights
  • There are three colors in traffic lights.
  • Red light means mandatory stop.
  • Yellow light warns you and tells you to prepare for halt, never try to cross the intersection when the light is yellow.
  • Green means proceed ahead slowly after ensuring that no vehicle is criss-crossing.
Traffic Signals
  • All drivers must understand the signals of traffic constables and fellow drivers and honor them.
  • Drivers must understand the stop, move, left turn, right turn, go straight or slow down signals of the traffic constable and fellow drivers on the road and act accordingly.
Driving Up A Hill

Driving in hilly areas is a testing time even for seasoned drivers since the topography of hills is extremely different from those of the plains. Hence, while driving in a hilly terrain, you must keep following points in mind :

  • Never overload your vehicle as it can be taxing for your vehicle and can put extra load on steerings.
  • The roads in hilly areas are generally narrow and at many places traffic flows from both directions, Always allow a heavier vehicle or up going vehicle to pass by-down coming vehicles should provide enough room for ascending vehicles.
  • In case of rain, snowfall, landslide or gravel falling situation, stop your vehicle near some wide patch of the road where hills are strong.
  • Do not drive in hilly areas during night hours unless you are in an emergency.
  • Approaching a turn, slow down your vehicle to the level of halt, use horn and then move slowly.
Night Driving

Driving during nights are extremely different from day driving and most of the accidents take place during nights. This is because :

  • Most of the city roads, except highways have lesser movement of traffic. Drivers indulge in over speeding and red light jumping etc. causing accidents.
  • The visibility during nights become less and may lead to accidents.
Hence, while driving during nights you must follow the following rules :
  • Do not indulge in over speeding.
  • Honor all traffic signals and signs.
  • Keep your headlights on but use dipper to see and be seen.
  • Two wheeler drivers, cyclists and pedestrians must use light colored clothes during night to be seen clearly.
  • Do not look at the headlight of an oncoming vehicle.
  • While parking your vehicle during night, make sure that parking lights are on.
Follow Them Too

Besides above conditions, there are several circumstances when a driver is required to react to the situations on the road. So follow them also.

  • Always allow fire brigade, ambulance and police vehicle to pass.
  • Never lit a cigarette while driving or going for refueling at petrol pumps.
  • Never alight from your car on the road side.
  • Allow non-motorized vehicles to pass by as they can not accelerate their speed or maneuver swiftly.
  • Always help pedestrians, handicapped and children in their movement on the road.
  • Never blow your horn unnecessarily. Use it as an emergency device.
  • Do not carry inflammable materials in your vehicles as they can cause loss of life and property in case of accidents.