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Permit

Permit is an instrument issued by a State or Regional Transport Authority authorizing the use of a motor vehicle as a transport vehicle in specified manner as per the relevant provisions of Motor Vehicle Act and rules framed their under. Section 66 of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 mandates for necessity of permit to transport vehicles. However, transport vehicles belonging to Central or State Government, police, local body, fire brigade, ambulance, cranes and goods vehicle having gross vehicle weight not exceeding 3000 kilograms are exempted from the necessity of permit.

Whom to approach for A Permit : Either the STA or the RTA as the case maybe.

  • STA – STA is the State Transport Authority of this state which decides on all matters pertaining to permits for the state as a whole and also on inter-state permits as well.
  • RTA – RTA is the Regional Transport Authority. Every district in West Bengal has a RTA which decides on matters pertaining to issue of permits, formation of routes and other allied permit related matters pertaining mainly to that district.

The permits types are:

Sl. Name Description
1. Temporary Permit: Valid for minimum 1 week to a maximum of 17 weeks.
2. Special Permit: Valid for a fixed 30 days only and not renewable.
3. Permanent Permit: Valid for 5 years and renewable.
4. National Permit: Valid for 5 years and renewable. Authorisation in Form 47 is required for use of the vehicle in any state subject to payment of composite fees.
5. All India Tourist Vehicle Permit: Valid for 5 years and renewable. Authorisation in Form 47 is required for use of the vehicle in any state subject to payment of composite fees.