All You Need To Know About Your Car Registration

1 jan 30

We compiled all the frequently asked questions about car registration schedules, transfers, and fees, fines and penalties for late registration, and checking the authenticity of a vehicle’s OR and CR.  We are sharing these here today, as lifted from the website of the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

  1. My plate number is MGE 123, when will I register?

You will register your vehicle in the first week of March.  Always remember:

The last digit of the plate number determines the registration month and the middle digit indicates the weekly deadline, presented as follows:

Last Digit of Plate Number (Monthly Schedule) Middle Digit of Plate Number Weekly Deadline (On Working Days of the Month)
1 – January

2 – February

3 – March

4 – April

5 – May

6 – June

7 – July

8 – August

9 – September

0 – October

1 2 3

4 5 6

7 8

9 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

22 up to the last day of the month

Motor vehicle registration may be renewed one month before, but not later than the last working day of the week indicated by the middle digit of the plate number.

  1. What if I want to change my motor vehicle plate, is it possible?

No, change of plate number is not allowed.  Under Batas Pambansa Blg. 43, the identification and letters of any motor vehicle number plate shall be permanently assigned to such motor vehicle during its lifetime.  The only acceptable change in plate assignment is when a change in the denomination is transacted/effected, i.e. from a private vehicle to for-hire or government to private, etc.

  1. My first registration was at LTO Makati, can I transfer my next registration at Caloocan D.O.?

Yes, you can transfer the registration of your motor vehicle at LTO Caloocan D.O. or to any LTO D.O. that is most convenient or accessible to you.  There will be an additional Php 100 charge for Change of Venue (CV) of your vehicle registration.

  1. How much is the fine for late registration?

There is a weekly fine for late registration of Php 200.00.  And for a month of delayed payment, the fine shall be 50% of the MVUC.

  1. I want to buy a second-hand motor vehicle. How can I be sure that the OR and CR are genuine?

Have both the Certificate of Registration (CR) and Official Receipt (OR) verified for its authenticity at the LTO Property Section, East Avenue, Quezon City.

  1. What is an Originating District Office? What is a Transacting District Office?

An Originating District Office is the LTO where the first/initial registration of a motor vehicle, together with all the mandatory documentary requirements, was affected/transacted.  The transacting District Office is where you presently registered/transacted the renewal or miscellaneous transactions of your motor vehicle.

  1. What are the requirements and procedures needed in obtaining a duplicate CR/OR?

Initially, you need to secure a notarized affidavit of loss for the CR/OR and then present this to your Originating District Office.  Bring 2 valid IDs.

The OD office will issue you the duplicate CR/OR.

  1. What are the requirements and procedures needed in obtaining a duplicate plate and replacement of lost sticker?

The requirements for duplicate plate/replacement of stickers are the following:

  • Original Affidavit of Loss (mutilated)
  • Certified True Copy of CR/Original CR
  • Certified True Copy of OR/Original OR of latest payment of MVUC and other fees.
  • Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
  • Proof of Payment (OR) for the cost of replacement plate/duplicate plate/lost sticker.
  • For “For Hire” motor vehicles: Certification from LTFRB that plates have not been surrendered.
  • For sole proprietorship: Secretary’s Certificate or DTI certificate if the motor vehicle is in the name of a corporation.
  • PNP-HPG clearance.

If you have any questions about car registrations, send us a message and we will try our best to find the answers for you.




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