License required by drivers; registration of motor vehicles
Online Link to Act/Rule/Legislation
Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance
Initial Setup only
Filing and Maintenance Requirements
The Karnataka Motor Vehicle Rules provides for the issue of license to drivers and conductors of stage carriers, registration of motor vehicles, issue of different types of permits for the motor vehicles and also lays down rules concerning the construction, equipment and maintenance of motor vehicles. Under the Karnataka Motor Vehicle Rules, the driver on duty is responsible for the proper exhibition or production of permit, insurance certificate, registration certificate and fitness certificate as well as driving license. The drivers of goods vehicles should also maintain a record of required information in Form KMV under the Karnataka Motor Vehicle Rules.
Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments
Application for a new registration mark under
Section 47 (1) shall be in the form prescribed by the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.
(2) The registering authority shall before assigning registration mark under section 47 (1) or before
entering the particulars of transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle in the certificate of registration
require the owner or, as the case may be, the transferee, to produce the motor vehicle before itself
or before the Inspector of Motor Vehicles, in order that the registering authority may satisfy itself
that the particulars of the vehicle recorded in the certificate of registration are correct and the
vehicle complies with the provisions of Chapter VII.