What Is RC Number of a Car?

A car’s RC (Registration Certificate) number is a unique identification number that is assigned to a vehicle when it is registered with the Regional Transport Office (RTO). This number is used to identify the car and its owner, and is required for all legal activities related to the car, such as renewal of registration, transfer of ownership, or in case of an accident.

The RC number consists of two parts – the registration number and the chassis number. The registration number is unique to every car in India.

It begins with two letters, followed by two numbers, which identify the RTO where it was registered. This is then followed by two more numbers which are used for tracking purposes.

The chassis number is also known as the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). It contains information about the model year, make and engine type of the vehicle.

It also contains information about when and where it was manufactured. The chassis number can be found on a plate inside the engine bay or on a plate under one of the front seats.

How to find your RC Number?

Your RC Number can be found on your vehicle’s Registration Certificate. This document should have been given to you when you purchased your vehicle from a dealership or private party.

What if I don’t have my RC Number?

If you don’t have your RC Number, you can contact your local RTO and they will be able to provide it for you. You may need to provide some basic information such as your name, address and date of birth.


A car’s RC (Registration Certificate) number is an essential component in all legal activities related to a vehicle. It consists of two parts – the registration number and chassis number – both of which can be found on the Vehicle Registration Certificate issued at time of purchase or from your local RTO office upon request. Knowing your car’s RC Number helps ensure that all documentation related to your vehicle remains up-to-date and accurate.

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