The Transport Department functions under the provisions of section 213 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988.
The major functions of the Transport Department is Enforcement of the Motor Vehicles Act and Rules, collection of taxes and fees and issuance of Driving Licences and Certificate of Fitness to Transport Vehicles.
Registration of Motor Vehicles and granting regular and temporary permits to vehicles. The Department also carries out road safety work by conducting awareness campaigns,pollution check of vehicles and enforce measures such booking speeding vehicles through laser guns and interceptor vehicles and detect drunken drivers through breath analysers.
This office is part of Commerce and Transport (Transport) Department . R.T.O., is the Head of the office assisted by MVI, Addl. RTO, Asst. RTO & Jr. M.V.I.s. Collector, Balasore is the Chairman of the RTA. Balasore.