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Vehicle Fitness

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

  1. In case of Private Vehicles the fitness certificates is valid for 15 years and thereafter for every 5 years.
  2. 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

  1. Heavy Motor Vehicle = Rs. 500 only
  2. Medium Motor Vehicle = Rs. 400 only
  3. Light Motor Vehicle = Rs. 300 only
  4. 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.

  1. Application From 20
  2. Sales certification Form 21
  3. Valid insurance Certificate
  4. LOI from S.T.A. ( for commercial passenger vehicles)
  5. Temporary registration if any
  6. Road worthy Certificate in form 22 from the manufacturers for road worthiness and pollution under control
  7. Prescribed Fees

4) Renewal of Fitness Certificate

Q. What are the documents required for renewal fitness of Commercial vehicle ?

Ans. Document required for renewal of COF

  1. Registration certificate
  2. Old C.O.F.
  3. Road tax clearance from account branch upto date
  4. Prescribed Fees
  5. In case of fitness certificate expires Rs.50/- is charged as penalty per day.
  6. Challan clearance from Transport Deptt. upto date
  7. Address proof of the owner
  8. Valid Permit
  9. 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 ?


  1. Form 25.
  2. Registration certificate
  3. Road tax clearance proof
  4. 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:

S No. Item CMVR Check Type of test
1. Tyre 94,95 Cut, deformation, thread case wear Visual, wheel tester
2. Steering 98 Gear backlash, kingpin, stub axle, steering freplay Manual (check free)
3. Engine 120 Noise level 85 dB, vibration, leakage, missing, Performance. Engine analyser/ engine dynamo meter
4. Suspension   Leaf spring, position, clamping, shock absorber , center bolt, bushes, shackle  
5. Horn   Electrical,bulb horn,pressure horn Noise meter for decibel
6. Brake 96, 97 Stopping distance at 30 kmph<13 meters, parking brake, brake oil leakage Brake tester
7. Lamp/Signal   Headlamp, parking, turn signals, top lights, reflectors,stop lights Visual / Lumino scope
8. Embossing of chassis E/G 122 Chassis No.,engine no.,iden to plate,manufacturing month and year Visual
9. Speedometer 117, 118 Speedometer functioning (speed governor in the stage carriage) Visual
10. Painting 1 As per act and rule, N.P., N.P.local, stage carriage,school,AITP,  
11. Wiper 119 Wiper fitment/functioning Visual
12. Body 93 Seating, mudguard, emergency gate, window size, Visual
13. Electricals 101 to110 Insulation, switches, starter, accessories, doom light, spark arrester  
14. Finishing   Riveting, welding bonnet, crank case cover etc.  
15. Road test 99 Clutch, transmission, differential axles and performance  
16. Others   As per notification and permit condition  
17. Pollution 115 Pollution level of vehicle Smoke meter, gas analyzer
18. Safety Glasses 100 Wind screen and windows Visual/certificate of manufacture
19. Safety Belts 125 Fitment/functions Visual
20. Class labels /emergency information panel 134
Manner of display /size Visual

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