When the owner of the vehicle wants to dispose the vehicle i.e sell the vehicle or gift to someone or change ownership after death of owner etc, transfer of ownership can be carried out by RTA and STA depending upon the class of vehicle. Except contract carriage (Omni Bus) and inter-state permit vehicles, transfer ownership can be done with RTA for all the other class of vehicle.
An application has to file before RTO or STA with consent of buyer or receiver of the vehicle before. In case of death of owner, legal heirship certificate with NOC from other legal heirs are mandatory for change of ownership.
Where the ownership of the vehicle transferred, the owner of the vehicle should intimate to the registering authority (RTO/MVI) and the owner will be held responsible for any legal issue if the vehicle not transferred /change of ownership.
Why Transfer of Ownership is Important
Its is very important that seller or previous owner should transfer the ownership to new buyer at the time of selling the vehicle because seller or previous owner will be in trouble and legally responsible for all the offences carried out with the car by buyer or new owner without transfer of ownership such as traffic violations, traffic offences, accidents if any, crime committed with car etc .