1) Fitness Certificate A Mandatory Requirement
Under the provisions of M.V. Act. The registrations of vehicle is treated as valid only if the vehicle have valid certificate of fitness.
2) Validation Fitness Certificate
How long the Fitness Certificate Valid
In case of Private Vehicles the fitness certificates is valid for 15 years and thereafter for every 5 years.
In case of Commercial vehicles the fitness certificates is issued for new vehicle for 2 years and subsequently renewed for one year.
3) Obtaining Fitness Certificate
Q. Where should I approach for fitness of vehicles ?
Ans. For Private vehicles To local zonal office, the vehicle is inspected by Motor Vehicle Inspector for registration and fitness. The dealers who are delegated the registration powers are also authorized to inspect the vehicles. These vehicles are issued the fitness certificate in registration certificate which is valid for 15 years.
REMEMBER: To drive vehicle without fitness certificate is an offense and the vehicle is treated as not registered.
Q. What is the office timings for fitness inspection of the vehicles ?
Ans. For Private vehicles public dealing hours in zonal office 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM.
Q. What is the prescribed fee payable for fresh fitness certificate ?
Ans: Commercial vehicles
Heavy Motor Vehicle = Rs. 500 only
Medium Motor Vehicle = Rs. 400 only
Light Motor Vehicle = Rs. 300 only
Three –Wheeled Vehicle 100 100
Private vehicles fitness fee is charged along with registration fee.
Q. Is the private Car / two wheeler owner required fitness certificate ?
Ans. Yes,the private vehicle fitness is granted for 15 years initially at the time of registration and then renewed it’s fitness for next 5yearssubsequently.
Q. What are the documents required for fitness of new vehicle ?
Ans: Following documents are required for fitness of new vehicle.
Application From 20
Sales certification Form 21
Valid insurance Certificate
LOI from S.T.A. ( for commercial passenger vehicles)
Temporary registration if any
Road worthy Certificate in form 22 from the manufacturers for road worthiness and pollution under control
4) Renewal of Fitness Certificate
Q. What are the documents required for renewal fitness of Commercial vehicle ?
Ans. Document required for renewal of COF
Road tax clearance from account branch upto date
In case of fitness certificate expires Rs.50/- is charged as penalty per day.
Challan clearance from Transport Deptt. upto date
Address proof of the owner
For CNG vehicles Third Party Inspection Report for Compliance of CNG Safety Norms
Q. What are the documents required for renewal fitness of Private vehicle ?
Road tax clearance proof
Fee of Rs. 25/-
Where to approach Registered Vehicle zonal office .
When to approach 8.30 AM to 12.00 PM
5) Criteria for Fitness Certificate
Q: What are the criteria of deciding the fitness of my commercial vehicle ?
Ans: The vehicle is inspected by Board of Inspectors at inspection unit for the Road worthiness. The vehicle which complies the following norms are considered to be fit for fitness. The various parameters under the provisions of CMVR-1989 are as under: