Under the provisions of the M.V. Act, 1988 the registration of the vehicle is treated as valid only if the vehicle has a valid certificate of fitness.
Transport Department: Certificate of Fitness under Vehicle Registration in West Bengal RTO.
What is a Certificate of Fitness (COF)?
- The transport vehicles i.e Commercial vehicles require a valid Certificate of Fitness along with the registration certificate. Under the provisions of The M.V. Act, the registration of the vehicle is treated as valid only if the vehicle has a valid certificate of fitness.
How long the Fitness Certificate Remains valid?
- In the case of Transport vehicles, the fitness certificate is valid for 2 years in case of a new vehicle and subsequently, it is renewed for one year.
Where should I approach for fitness of vehicles?
- The motor vehicle office where it is registered or is going to be registered is to be approached. The vehicle will be inspected by Motor Vehicle Inspector (Technical) at the time of first registration and subsequent fitness for its roadworthiness.
[Remember: To drive a vehicle without a fitness certificate is an offense and the vehicle is treated as not validly registered.]
What are the documents required for the renewal of a certificate of fitness?
A. Documents required for renewal of COF are:
B. Self-attested copies of valid Tax Token/Insurance Certificate/Pollution under control certificate.
Any other document as may be required by Registering Authority.
Can my vehicle fitness certificate be canceled if my fitness certificate is valid but the vehicle is not safe and sound?
- Yes, it can be. You have to maintain your vehicle fit throughout the years in safe and sound condition.