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Charges

Charges relevant for the transfer of motor vehicles.

Charges

  • Fees for the registration of the transfer
  • Number plate charges (in case there is a change of provinces)
  • Weight measurement and revision charges (if relevant only)
  • In case of a government vehicle, only the postal charges and the number plate charges are changed.
  • No transfer charges are relevant to the following institutions.
  • Government Ministries, Departments, and statutory bodies
  • Provincial councils
  • Local Government institutions
  • Diplomatic bodies, missions etc.

Registration charges for transferring the ownership (Ordinary Services) Rs.

Class of vehicles

Transferring charges

Registering the absolute ownership for the first time

Registering a mortgage

Cancelling the absolute ownership or mortgage

Motor Car
Dual Purpose vehicle
Motor lorry, Motor coach, Prime mover,

Non Agricultural land vehicles, Tractor Trailer / Bowser

Agricultural land vehicles, Three wheeler, Motor cycles,

 

2500


 

1000

500

1250


 

1250

1250

200


 

200

200

500


 

500

500

  • Rs. 50/- is charged as stationary and postage fees.

Charges for registration of transferring of ownership (One day service)


Class of vehicle

Transferring charges

Registering the absolute ownership

Registering a mortgage

Cancelling the absolute ownership or mortgage

Motor Car,Dual Purpose vehicle , Motor lorry, Motor coach, Prime mover,

Non Agricultural land vehicles, Tractor Trailer / Bowser

Agricultural land vehicles, Three wheeler, Motor cycles

3750

1800


1150

2750

2750


2750

400

400


400

1000

1000


1000

  • Rs. 50/- is charged as stationary and postage fees.

If there is a change of provinces at the time of transferring charges are levied for number plates according to the class of vehicles.

Taxes

Sales Tax

In case of transferring a vehicle prior to exceeding a period of 07 years since it’s first registration, a tax of Rs. 4000/- is charged on the first transfer.

Withholding Tax

When a motor car or a dual purpose vehicle that has not exceeded 05 years since its first registration is transferred, a withholding tax of Rs. 1000/- is charged. (Not relevant to motor bicycles, three wheelers, lorries, buses and hand tractors)

Weight certificate obtained by having the vehicle checked. (To get the vehicle checked recommendation from the Technical Branch and approval of the Commissioner of Motor Traffic should be obtained.)

In the Conversion of a petrol engine of a vehicle with English numbers to a diesel engine the following documents should be produced. (Fuel conversion can not be performed until 3 years have elapsed since the date of first registration)

  • Registration certificate
  • Vehicle Identity card
  • In case of leasing facilities, letter from the relevant institution stating that it does not object to the conversion.
  • Original of the revenue licence for the current year.
Type of Engine Conversion Fee (Rs.) Number plate stickers Other
Petrol to Diesel 35000.00 3300.00 350.00
Petrol to Petrol 250.00 Not relevant 350.00
Diesel to Diesel 250.00 Not relevant 350.00

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