Permits and Rules

The Motor Vehicles Division is responsible for issue of Contract Carriages (Maxi Cab), Luxury tourist vehicles, Stage carriage and Goods carrier permit. Such permits are issued by State Transport Authority constituted under section 68 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Considering the traffic congestion the issue of local taxi permits in Gangtok and its suburban areas encompassing Penlong-fatak in the North, Ranipool-Rumtek in the South and Rongey in the East has been restricted till the parking infrastructure improves.

The criteria for issue of permit is as under:-

Details of Bus Permit issued for passenger service

List of Documents required while applying for Contract Carriage Permit (J Series)

  • Form SKV 33 duly affixed with 1 (one) passport size photo.
  • Attested copy of Sikkim Subject Certificate / Certificate of Identification or Trade License, documents of landed property in the State of Sikkim.
  • Attested copy of Residential Certificate of the people who are residing in the State of Sikkim prior to 1975.
  • Unemployment Certificate issued by Panchayat or Councilor or Gram Vikas Adhikari or Sub-Divisional Magistrate and a copy of Local Employment Card.
  • Attested copy of Voter Identity Card or Ration Card of Adhar Card of Driving License or Passport for proof of Address.
  • Parking Certificate issued by Superintendent of Police in case of Urban Areas.
  • Certificate from Registering Authority or Sr. R.T.O. for not having obtained any permit in the past.
  • In-case of unmarried female applicant, Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification of her father and Unmarried Certificate issued by Gram Vikas Adhikari or Sub-Divisional Magistrate and in case of married applicant, Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification of her husband and father.
  • An Undertaking in the form of affidavit stating that the permit holder shall employ a driver having Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification only, if he or she intends to employ a driver.
  • Bank Receipt of Rs.100/- as Assurance Letter Fee under head 0041: Taxes on Vehicles.

List of Documents required while applying for Local Taxi Permit (T Series)

  • Form SKV 38 duly affixed with 1 (one) passport size photo.
  • Attested copy of Sikkim Subject Certificate / Certificate of Identification or Trade License, documents of landed property in the State of Sikkim.
  • Attested copy of Residential Certificate of the people who are residing in the State of Sikkim prior to 1975
  • Unemployment Certificate issued by Panchayat or Councilor or Gram Vikas Adhikari or Sub-Divisional Magistrate and a copy of Local Employment Card.
  • Attested copy of Voter Identity Card or Ration Card of Adhar Card of Driving License or Passport for proof of Address.
  • Parking Certificate issued by Superintendent of Police in case of Urban Areas.
  • Certificate from Registering Authority or Sr. R.T.O. for not having obtained any permit in the past.
  • In-case of unmarried female applicant, Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification of her father and Unmarried Certificate issued by Gram Vikas Adhikari or Sub-Divisional Magistrate and in case of married applicant, Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification of her husband and father.
  • An Undertaking in the form of affidavit stating that the permit holder shall employ a driver having Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification only, if he or she intends to employ a driver.
  • Bank Receipt of Rs.100/- as Assurance Letter Fee under head 0041: Taxes on Vehicles.

List of Documents required while applying for Goods Carrier Permit (D Series)

  • Form SKV 38 duly affixed with 1 (one) passport size photo.
  • Attested copy of Sikkim Subject Certificate / Certificate of Identification or Trade License, documents of landed property in the State of Sikkim.
  • Attested copy of Residential Certificate of the people who are residing in the State of Sikkim prior to 1975
  • Unemployment Certificate issued by Panchayat or Councilor or Gram Vikas Adhikari or Sub-Divisional Magistrate and a copy of Local Employment Card.
  • Attested copy of Voter Identity Card or Ration Card of Adhar Card of Driving License or Passport for proof of Address.
  • Parking Certificate issued by Superintendent of Police in case of Urban Areas.
  • Certificate from Registering Authority or Sr. R.T.O. for not having obtained any permit in the past.
  • In-case of unmarried female applicant, Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification of her father and Unmarried Certificate issued by Gram Vikas Adhikari or Sub-Divisional Magistrate and in case of married applicant, Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification of her husband and father.
  • An Undertaking in the form of affidavit stating that the permit holder shall employ a driver having Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification only, if he or she intends to employ a driver.
  • Bank Receipt of Rs.200/- as Assurance Letter Fee under head 0041: Taxes on Vehicles.
  • In case of Power Developers and Pharmaceutical Companies: -
  • (a) Copy of Registration Certificate of Company,

    (b) Agreement with the Government

    (c) Work Order

    (d) Undertaking to employ local drivers

    (e) The permits so granted will be for plying within the project sites only. For transportation of materials outside the project site, services of Sikkim Nationalized Transport trucks and      local transporter may be used.

List of Documents required while applying for Stage Carrier Permit (B Series)

  • Form SKV 38 duly affixed with 1 (one) passport size photo.
  • Attested copy of Sikkim Subject Certificate / Certificate of Identification or Trade License, documents of landed property in the State of Sikkim.
  • Attested copy of Residential Certificate of the people who are residing in the State of Sikkim prior to 1975
  • Unemployment Certificate issued by Panchayat or Councilor or Gram Vikas Adhikari or Sub-Divisional Magistrate and a copy of Local Employment Card.
  • Attested copy of Voter Identity Card or Ration Card of Adhar Card of Driving License or Passport for proof of Address.
  • Parking Certificate issued by Superintendent of Police in case of Urban Areas.
  • Certificate from Registering Authority or Sr. R.T.O. for not having obtained any permit in the past.
  • In-case of unmarried female applicant, Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification of her father and Unmarried Certificate issued by Gram Vikas Adhikari or Sub-Divisional Magistrate and in case of married applicant, Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification of her husband and father.
  • An Undertaking in the form of affidavit stating that the permit holder shall employ a driver having Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification only, if he or she intends to employ a driver.
  • Bank Receipt of Rs.200/- as Assurance Letter Fee under head 0041: Taxes on Vehicles.
  • In case of transportation of employees of company based in Sikkim, copy of Agreement drawn between the Company and the applicant.

List of documents required while applying for luxury tourist vehicle permit (z series) in case of travel agencies/hotels

  • Form SKV- 72 affixed with passport sized photograph duly countersigned by the applicant.
  • Attested copy of Certificate of Identification, Sikkim subject certificate or trade licence or documents of landed property in the State of Sikkim
  • Parking certificate from Superintendent of Police in case of urban areas.
  • In case of unmarried female applicant, Sikkim Subject Certificate or Certificate of Identification of her father and unmarried Certificate issued by Gram Vikas Adhikari or Sub-Divisional Magistrate and in case of married applicant, Sikkim Subject Certificate of her husband and father.
  • Attested copy of voter i.e. card or Aadhar card or ration card or driving licence or passport for proof of address.
  • Undertaking duly signed by the applicant with witness to be submitted.
  • Travel agencies/hotels are required to submit, the registration certificate from tourism department.
  • B.R. of Rs. 250/- as processing fee under head 0041/taxes on vehicles.