Vehicle Registration Number or Codes for Kerala, India

Numbering of vehicle in India is done at Regional/Sub Regional Transport Offices located in various states. Each vehicle number has prescribed format. Take an example of a vehicle number KL-01 AB 9999, where 'KL' denotes state code for Kerala State, '01' denotes RTOs code for Thiruvananthapuram, 'AB' denotes series and '9999' denotes running serial number between 1 and 9999.

In Kerala, there are 18 Regional Transport Offices and 47 Sub Regional Transport Offices. Kerala Motor Vehicle department had allotted a running serial number to each RTOs and SRTOs. You can find registration location of a vehicle with the help of the following table.

Regional Transport Offices
KL-01 Thiruvananthapuram
KL-02 Kollam
KL-03 Pathanamthitta
KL-04 Alapuzha
KL-05 Kottayam
KL-06 Idukki
KL-07 Ernakulam
KL-08 Thrissur
KL-09 Palakkad
KL-10 Malappuram
KL-11 Kozhikkode
KL-12 Wayanad
KL-13 Kannur
KL-14 Kasargod
KL-15 Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, Thiruvananthapuram
KL-16 Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram
KL-17 Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam
KL-18 Vadakara, Kozhikkode
Sub Regional Transport Offices
KL-19 Parassala, Thiruvananthapuram
KL-20 Neyyattinkara, Thiruvananthapuram
KL-21 Nedumangad, Thiruvananthapuram
KL-22 Kazhakuttam, Thiruvananthapuram
KL-23 Karunagappally, Kollam
KL-24 Kottarakara, Kollam
KL-25 Punalur, Kollam
KL-26 Adoor, Pathanamthitta
KL-27 Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta
KL-28 Mallappally, Pathanamthitta
KL-29 Kayamkulam, Alappuzha
KL-30 Chengannur, Alappuzha
KL-31 Mavelikkara, Alappuzha
KL-32 Cherthala, Alappuzha
KL-33 Changanassery, Kottayam
KL-34 Kanjirappally, Kottayam
KL-35 Palai, Kottayam
KL-36 Vaikom, Kottayam
KL-37 Vandiperiyar, Idukki
KL-38 Thodupuzha, Idukki
KL-39 Thripunithura, Ernakulam
KL-40 Perumbavoor, Ernakulam
KL-41 Aluva, Ernakulam
KL-42 North Paravoor, Ernakulam
KL-43 Mattanchery, Ernakulam
KL-44 Kothamangalam, Ernakulam
KL-45 Irinjalakuda, Thrissur
KL-46 Guruvayur, Thrissur
KL-47 Kodungallur, Thrissur
KL-48 Wadakkanchery, Thrissur
KL-49 Alathur, Palakkad
KL-50 Mannarkkad, Palakkad
KL-51 Ottappalam, Palakkad
KL-52 Pattambi, Palakkad
KL-53 Perinthalmanna, Malappuram
KL-54 Ponnani, Malappuram
KL-55 Thirur, Malappuram
KL-56 Koilnady, Kozhikkode
KL-57 Koduvally, Kozhikkode
KL-58 Thalassery, Kannur
KL-59 Thaliparamba, Kannur
KL-60 Kanhangad, Kasargod
KL-61 Kunnathur, Kollam
KL-62 Ranni, Pathanamthitta
KL-63 Angamali, Ernakulam
KL-64 Chalakkudy, Thrissur
KL-65 Thirurangadi, Malappuram
KL-66Kuttanadu, Alapuzha
KL-67Uzhavoor, Kottayam
KL-68Devikulam, Idukki
KL-69Udubanchola, Idukki
KL-70Chittur, Palakkad
KL-71 Nilambur, Malappuram
KL-72Mananthavady, Wayanad
KL-73Sulthanbathery, Wayanad
KL-74Kattakada, Thiruvananthapuram
KL-75Thriprayar, Thrissur
KL-76Nanmanda, Kozhikode
KL-77Perambra, Kozhikode
KL-78Iritty, Kannur
KL-79Vellarikundu, Kasaragod

Old System
In old system of vehicle registration, each vehicle number consist of a combination of 3 alphabet and followed by a running number between 1 and 9999. Take an example of a vehicle number KBT 9999, where 'K' denotes state code for Kerala, 'B' denotes a series fixed by Kerala Motor Vehicle Department (alphabets L, R, E, B, C are used), 'T' denotes district code for Trivandrum. You can find location of a old vehicle with the help of the following table.

District Codes
Thiruvananthapuram T, V
Kollam Q, U
Pathanamthitta B
Alappuzha A, Y
Kottayam K, O
Idukki I
Ernakulam E, F
Thrissur H, R
Pallakkad P, G
Malappuram M, L
Kozhikkode Z, D
Wayanad W
Kannur C, N
Kasargod S
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation X


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Unknown said...

Sir, I want to know the information about an old royal Enfield bullet with registration number KRR 2710.From where I could get this information,kindly please help me.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

@Nithin Lal
Visit Kerala Motor Vehicle Department Site. Click on "Vehicle Details"
under "Information Services" heading. Give vehicle registration number and you will get information. Thanks for visiting. Keep visiting again

Naadir Shahul said...

@krishna any idea about year ??

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

No idea about start date of registration