Law Enforcement

LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION/CLEARANCE (Duplicate Plates for Private and For Hire Motor Vehicle)

Requirements

  • Affidavit of Loss Plate duly notarized executed by owner/operator/authorized representative
  • Certified true copies of the Official Receipt (OR) and Certificate of Registration (CR) of the motor vehicle The presentation of the original copies should be mandatory for purposes of authentication.
  • Photocopy of the Deed of Sale if the affidavit is executed by the buyer the registered
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (MVIC) Report (if in Metro Manila) Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (if in the Regions)
  • Clearance from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) – if in Metro Manila
  • A Board Resolution and Secretary’s Certificate stating the person authorized to sign for and in behalf of the Corporation (if the OR/CR is under the name of the company)

Procedure

  • The registered owner/operator/authorized representative shall proceed to the following for verification of pending apprehension/s of motor vehicle (if there is any):
    • Law Enforcement Service (LES) Plate Releasing Unit (if in Metro Manila)
    • Anti-Smoke Belching Unit (ASBU), Traffic Safety Division – for smoke-belching apprehensions (if in Metro Manila)
    •  Operations Division (if in the Regions)
  • If there is no pending apprehension/s, the applicant shall proceed to the Law Enforcement Clearance Unit to file an LES Certification/Clearance
    • . If there is pending apprehension/s, the applicant shall proceed to the Traffic Adjudication Service (TAS) to settle the apprehension/s. After the settlement of apprehension/s, the owner/operator/authorized representative may return to the LES Clearance Unit for the Certification/Clearance.
  • Pay the Certification/Clearance fee at the Cashier.
  • Return to the LES Clearance Unit to obtain the printed Certification/Clearance. Upon securing the LES Certification/Clearance, the applicant shall proceed to the Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (MVIC) for the inspection of his motor vehicle. After the completion of the requirements, the owner/operator/authorized representative shall file his application in the LTO District Office which originally issued the motor vehicle license plate/s. However, in case the owner/operator had changed residence or the motor vehicle had already been sold or transferred to a new owner who is residing in a place far away from the initial registering agency, the application can be filed in the LTO District Office nearest his place of residence or place of abode. If the application filed in an LTO District Office is different from the original registering agency, the process of confirmation of the fact of the issuance of the said license plate and the exact alphanumeric should be strictly followed.
    Note: No application for duplicate plate shall be processed without the required request for confirmation and the official reply from the original issuing agency. If only one (1) piece of the license plate is lost, the other one should be surrendered to the LTO District Office where the application is filed. If both plates were lost, the same should be stated in the Affidavit of Loss and supported by a certification from the LTO motor vehicle inspector of the fact that at the time of inspection, both plates were not attached to the motor vehicle duly approved by the District Head.

Venue

  • Operations Division
  • Any LTO District Office

 

SETTLEMENT OF CONTESTED CASE MOTOR VEHICLE (MV) / PLATE

Requirements

  • Temporary Operator’s Permit (TOP) – pink copy Note: If TOP was lost, secure an Affidavit of Loss TOP
  • Photocopy of Certificate of Registration (CR) of the motor vehicle
  • Photocopy of Official Receipt (OR) of the motor vehicle
  • If the vehicle is For Hire, Unit Verification from the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Photocopy of Decision and/or Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC)
  • Resolution and/or Judgment from the Traffic Adjudication Service (TAS)
  •  Official Receipt of payment of fines and penalties
  • Other pertinent documents / certification such as Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR) and Certificate of Emission Compliance (CEC).

Procedure

  • Present the issued TOP (pink copy) together with all other pertinent documents to the Evaluator.
  • A “Notice of Hearing” duly signed by the Hearing Officer, shall be issued to the driver/operator indicating the date and time (Schedule) of the “Hearing”.

SETTLEMENT OF IMPOUNDABLE VIOLATION (Impounded Motor Vehicle)

Requirements

  • Original copy of Impounding Receipt of Motor Vehicle (IRMV) Note: If IRMV was lost, secure an Affidavit of Loss IRMV
  • Temporary Operator’s Permit (TOP) – pink copy Note: If TOP was lost, secure an Affidavit of Loss TOP
  • Resolution and/or Judgment from the Traffic Adjudication Service (TAS)
  • Official Receipt of payment of fines and penalties
  • Original and photocopy of Certificate of Registration (CR) of the motor vehicle
  • Original and photocopy of Official Receipt (OR) of the motor vehicle
  • Stencil of the engine and chassis number of the motor vehicle – validated by the motor vehicle custodian and/or impounding officer
  • If the vehicle is For Hire, Unit Verification from the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Photocopy of Decision and/or Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC)
  • Other pertinent documents / certification such as Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR).

Procedure

  • Present the issued TOP (pink copy) and the IRMV, together with all other pertinent documents to the Evaluator.
  • A “Resolution” and/or “Judgment” shall be issued to the driver duly signed by the Approving Officer.
  • Proceed to the Cashier to pay the corresponding fines and penalties.
  • Proceed to the Law Enforcement Custodial Section (LECS) / Releasing Officer for approval of the release of impounded motor vehicle and to redeem other confiscated items.

Submit the following documents:

  • Impounding Receipt of Motor Vehicle (IRMV)
  • Temporary Operator’s Permit (TOP) – pink copy
  • Resolution/Judgment
  • Official Receipt of payment of fines and penalties
  • Photocopy of the OR/CR of the motor vehicle
  • Stencil of the engine and chassis number of the motor vehicle – validated by the motor vehicle custodian and/or impounding officer g. Certificate of Attendance (Seminar/Exam result) – if the violation committed was a running/moving violation
    Note: If the violation committed was a running violation such as but not limited to Disregarding Traffic Sign (DTS), Reckless, Obstruction, Illegal Parking, etc., proceed to the Road Safety Training Seminar, Traffic Safety Division / Seminar Room to attend a seminar and undergo a written examination prior to the release of the impounded motor vehicle and confiscated driver’s license/plates. Only those who passed the said examination will be issued a “Certificate of Attendance” which is required in the release of the driver’s license/mv plates.
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR) (if the violation committed has an accessory penalty which is a motor vehicle related)
    • If the violation committed by the apprehended driver has an accessory penalty which is a motor vehicle related, e.g. violation is no seatbelt installed and broken windshield, the driver/owner is required to surrender the two (2) motor vehicle plates to the Law Enforcement Plate Releasing Unit (LEPRU) before the release of the impounded unit because there is a need to correct the defects cited in the IRMV/TOP/Resolution.
    • Correction of defects (as indicated in the IRMV/TOP/Resolution) shall be done after the apprehended unit was released from the LTO Impounding Area. Said unit shall be submitted to the Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (MVIC) for inspection where an MVIR shall be issued to the driver / operator. This shall be presented to the LECS for the release of the motor vehicle plate/s.
Venue
  • Operations Division
  • Any LTO District Office

SETTLEMENT OF ADMITTED CASE DRIVER’S LICENSE (DL)

Requirements

  • Temporary Operator’s Permit (TOP) – pink copy
    Note: If TOP was lost, secure an Affidavit of Loss TOP
  • Resolution and/or Judgment from the Traffic Adjudication Service (TAS)
  • Official Receipt of payment of fines and penalties
  • Certificate of Attendance – Seminar/Examination
  • Other pertinent documents / certification such as photocopy of Official Receipt (OR) and Certificate of Registration (CR).

Procedure

  • Present the issued TOP (pink copy) together with all other pertinent documents to the Evaluator. If the apprehension is less than fifteen (15) days, a “Resolution” and/or “Judgment” shall be issued to the driver duly signed by the Evaluator. But, if it is more than fifteen 15) days, the transaction shall pass through the Hearing Officer and a “Resolution” and/or “Judgment” shall be issued duly signed by the Approving Officer.
  • Proceed to the Cashier to pay the corresponding fines and penalties.

Proceed to the Law Enforcement Custodial Section/Releasing Officer to redeem the confiscated Driver’s License. Submit the following documents:

  • Temporary Operator’s Permit (TOP) – pink copy
  • Resolution/Judgment
  • Official Receipt of payment of fines and penalties
  • Certificate of Attendance (Seminar/Exam result) – if the violation committed was a running/moving violation
    Note:If the violation committed was a running/moving violation such as but not limited to Disregarding Traffic Sign (DTS), Reckless, Obstruction, Illegal Parking, etc., proceed to the Road Safety Training Seminar, Traffic Safety Division / Seminar Room to attend a seminarand the written examination prior to the release of the confiscated driver’s license.Only those who passed the said examination will be issued a “Certificate of Attendance” which is required in the redemption of the confiscated driver’s license.

Venue

  • Operations Division
  • Any LTO District Office

SETTLEMENT OF ADMITTED CASE MOTOR VEHICLE (MV) / PLATE

Requirements

  • Temporary Operator’s Permit (TOP) – pink copy
    Note: If TOP was lost, secure an Affidavit of Loss TOP.
  • Photocopy of Certificate of Registration (CR) of the motor vehicle
  • Photocopy of Official Receipt (OR) of the motor vehicle
  • If the vehicle is For Hire, Unit Verification from the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Photocopy of Decision and/or Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC)
  • Resolution and/or Judgment from the Traffic Adjudication Service (TAS)
  • Official Receipt of payment of fines and penalties
  • Other pertinent documents / certification such as Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR) and Certificate of Emission Compliance (CEC)

Procedure

  • Present the issued TOP (pink copy) together with all other pertinent documents to the Evaluator. If the apprehension is less than fifteen (15) days, a “Resolution” and/or “Judgment” shall be issued to the driver duly signed by the Evaluator. But, if it is more than fifteen (15) days, the transaction shall pass through the Hearing Officer and a “Resolution” and/or “Judgment” shall be issued duly signed by the Approving Officer.
  • Proceed to the Cashier to pay the corresponding fines and penalties.
  • Proceed to the Law Enforcement Custodial Section/Releasing Officer to redeem the confiscated motor vehicle plate/s. Submit the following documents:
    • Temporary Operator’s Permit (TOP) – pink copy
    • Resolution/Judgment
    • Official Receipt of payment of fines and penalties
    • Photocopy of the OR/CR of the motor vehicle
    • Certificate of Attendance (Seminar/Exam result) – if the violation committed was a running/moving violation 
      Note: If the violation committed was a running/moving violation such as but not limited to Disregarding Traffic Sign (DTS), Reckless, Obstruction, Illegal Parking, etc., proceed to the Road Safety Training Seminar, Traffic Safety Division / Seminar Room to attend a seminar and undergo a written examination prior to the release of the confiscated motor vehicle plates. Only those who passed the said examination will be issued a “Certificate of Attendance” which is required in the redemption of the confiscated motor vehicle plate/s.
    • Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)(if the violation committed has an accessory penalty which is a motor vehicle related)
        • If the violation committed has an accessory penalty which is a motor vehicle related, e.g. violation is no seatbelt installed and broken windshield, the driver / operator is required to correct the said defects
        • After the correction of defects, the apprehended unit shall be submitted to the Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (MVIC) for inspection wherein an MVIR shall be issued to the driver / operator.

Venue

  • Operations Division
  • Any LTO District Office