LTO Car Registration Schedule, Fees, Charges and Tips
Vehicle registration schedules in the Philippines depends on the last two digits of the vehicle plate numbers.
the last digit identifies the month i.e.
the second to the last digit points to the week where you need to have it renewed at the Land Transportation Office:
1, 2, 3: first week of the month
4, 5, 6: second week week of the month
7, 8: third week week of the month
9, 0: fourth week week of the month
For example, if your plate number is ABC123, take the last two digits of your plate number to know you vehicle registration schedule. In this case, you need to renew your vehicle register in the first week of March (3 is for march, 2 is for the first week)
Late registrations fees apply even for just a day of delay and depends on the length of delay e.g. PhP200.00 for a week, PhP1000.00 after a month
Car registration requirements:
Xerox copy of OR and CR would be enough. And TPL insurance, you can get it from offices near or inside the LTO office itself, or you can bring your own. 400-600 usually. Plus emission test results from an accredited testing center. There should be one nearby. 300 bucks. And the right amount of money for the reg fee for your vehicle. Tip for the stencil boy too.
LTO Vehicle Registration Fees/Charges:
Regitration fee depends on the year model of vehicle
Computer fee: PhP132.00
Third Party Liability:
If you intend to register your vehicle at another LTO branch where it's not registered before, theres a charge of PhP100.00
Note: There are LTO renewal services being offered by some individuals that require no appearance of your car at the LTO but I have no direct experience with them so I can't qualify them as fixers or scams so beware.
The Land Transportation Office is located on East Avenue in Quezon City. To get to LTO from Makati, it's just a straight drive on EDSA going to Quezon City and turn right on East Avenue after passing Cubao. For commuters, the nearest MRT station is GMA-kamuning while Fairview-bound buses pass by the area.
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tags: how to get to LTO, driving directions to LTO
posted by paetechie @ Saturday, July 11, 2009,
- At August 31, 2009 at 12:22 AM, said...
oh wow thanks. cant find the sched in lto website. :)
- At September 16, 2009 at 3:37 AM, said...
I'll be buying used car but I don't know if this is registered for the year 2009. How will I know if the car that I'm buying is registered already for the year 2009
- At April 26, 2010 at 12:03 AM, jon said...
Is it safe or legal for a unregistered car to be brought or drive to any LTO office for late renewal?
- At August 19, 2010 at 12:52 PM, dodong flores said...
Eeekkk! My plate number is ###-#38. OMG! Two weeks overdue :(
- At March 23, 2011 at 4:51 PM, said...
if a car is registered May2009 to May2011, when is renewal for year 2012 due- May2011 or May2012?
- At April 1, 2011 at 11:29 AM, paetechie said...
anonymous, may 2012. your sticker has 2009, 2010, and 2011, right?
- At April 3, 2011 at 8:07 PM, said...
On the May 2009 Registration, won't it depend on the ending plate? If it ends in "6", won't you need to register it by June 2011?
- At April 4, 2011 at 5:47 PM, paetechie said...
anonymous, yes, as posted above. sorry no plate number were provided.
- At April 15, 2011 at 1:23 AM, said...
bro, i have a question. my plate number is ____43. As I understand from your post, the car should be registered every 2nd week of march. My question is "what days constitute the 2nd week of march 2011?" This is important to me because i was given a citation on the 15th of march and I want to know whether my car registration at that particular time was still valid or not yet expired. thanx bro
- At April 18, 2011 at 2:51 PM, paetechie said...
anonymous, as far as i know, it's march 8-14...your car registration is still valid that day but late registration charges apply. you will only be apprehended starting April :P
- At May 14, 2011 at 11:45 AM, said...
i have some question regarding to my brand new car. i drive out the car on feb.19 2011 from casa as we knw naman na if you buy a new car free na yong 3yrs registration sa lto.so the problem may sales man ask me to pay him 2,300 charge daw kasi oct ang expiration date na nakuha nya not feb.my question is the lto give the exact month since i have it the car on feb or not?
- At May 15, 2011 at 4:59 PM, paetechie said...
anonymous, i did not get your question. the expiration depends on your plate number but the charge, i don't know for where it's required
- At May 16, 2011 at 1:27 PM, said...
I bought a second hand car and I want to transfer to my name...can you tell me the exsact amount how much to pay the CONFIRMATION and the PNP
- At June 1, 2011 at 11:20 AM, said...
SOMEBODY PLEASE. I DIDNT USE MY CAR FOR 4 YEARS. TO MAKE THE STORY SHORT IDID NOT REGISTER IT FOR ALMOST 4 YEARS, HOW MUCH DO IT COST IF I RENEW IT NOW. MY LAST RENEWAL IS LAST 2007. MY PLATE NUMBER IS _ _ _ - _95. TNX A LOT
- At June 1, 2011 at 11:29 AM, said...
ASK KO LANG, I HAVE MY CAR, I DID NOT RENEW IT FOR ALMOST 4 YEARS, HOW MUCH KAYA MAGAGSTOS KO PARA DOON, PLATE NUMBER KO, ____- _95. TNX
- At June 16, 2011 at 6:58 AM, said...
as far as i know, u should pay 50 percent of the total amount of car registration fee.. for instance car registration is 6000 depending on make and model of the car, u have to pay 3000 in addition with the sum of 9000.. u are suppose to renew it as scheduled 9 for the last week of june.. yan din problema ko andito pa ko abroad late na ng ilang months ang supposed car reg renewal ko..
- At July 2, 2011 at 10:14 PM, said...
Can I register my car one month before my scheduled time?
- At August 20, 2011 at 9:02 AM, said...
Sir/mam are there vehicles registered during the months of november and december if so what are their ending numbers?
- At October 29, 2011 at 8:16 PM, Blitz said...
Can I drive my new car kahit na for registration pa lang
- At November 3, 2011 at 8:53 PM, said...
So what is the overall cost when you're renewing a private vehicle.?
- At November 4, 2011 at 2:00 PM, paetechie said...
blitz, sure you can with just the conduction sticker and the delivery receipt from your car dealer valid for 7 days ("renewable") but be careful of LTO and PNP-TMG, for MMDA and other traffic enforcers, it's ok :P
- At November 4, 2011 at 2:01 PM, paetechie said...
anonymous, it depends on your car cost. it's around P3200 for my vios including CTPL and smoke emission plus tips for my officemates driver. I don't recommend fixers, you don't need one, just ask a friend to do it for you
- At December 5, 2011 at 10:10 PM, said...
my problem in my car OR is mistakenly input details last year renewal.. from gasoline they print out diesel? by now i cannot renew my car even i cant go for emission test.... because of mismatch to my engine type ... my engine is gasoline they print diesel? what should i do.. could somebody help me?
- At December 11, 2011 at 12:33 AM, paetechie said...
anonymous, you can renew your car registration. the LTO will take care of that but you need some sort of correction. there are many stupid people in this world, many of them works in the government and always demanding higher pay and bonuses in addition to kickbacks
- At December 11, 2011 at 8:30 PM, said...
R.S.U. tawag jan, pupunta ka sa stradcom pra mcorrect yan. iba iba price nyan pra marush.... fuel type error
- At December 30, 2011 at 10:40 PM, said...
my plate number ends in 06, so dpat last week of june 2011 naparenew ko na cya, kung irerenew ko cya this january 2012, do i need to renew again on june 2012 or i can already have a 2012 sticker? tnx
- At January 6, 2012 at 7:33 AM, said...
i am just wondering kung magkano talaga car insurance TPL
- At January 12, 2012 at 9:37 AM, said...
HOW MUCH COST OF EMISSION TEST?
- At January 27, 2012 at 6:20 PM, said...
i purchased motorcycle last august 2011 and the company registered it for 15 months at the lto but my plate no. ending in 21. my questions is, do i need to renew it this january 2012 or what i need is 2012 sticker only? pls. to those who have knowledged with this kind of problem answer me please... thank u.
- At March 8, 2012 at 4:42 PM, said...
Hi! How much will they charge me if it's already 2 months late to register my car? I should've registered it on January 2012.
- At March 13, 2012 at 10:23 PM, said...
What an unbelievable country the Philippines is you only have to look at LTO to know this. The whole system is corrupt. What a reflection on the country. The LTO Website well thats the biggest joke of all. You can hardly ever access it, its a joke they created a new website but stuck it on a server with no capacity. LOL you could not make it up. Only in the Philippines!!!! I want to go on the site to check out the cost of car registration for 1 year for a car that is 10 years old. I cannot find this information anywhere on the web. The Philippines is so far behind the rest of SE Asia its an embarresment. when oh when will the Philippines wake up and join the rest of the world in communicating with its people?
- At March 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM, said...
emission test in davao city cost me 450 pesos + 40 pesos for stencil but im a foreigner its probably cheaper for a flip
- At March 13, 2012 at 10:33 PM, said...
All the answers to these questions should be on the LTO website but they are not the website does not even work what a country the philippines is. When is the Philippines going to wake up and communicate with its people?????
- At April 2, 2012 at 6:19 PM, said...
LTO website is garbage never works, back home i can register my car for $35USD and online. I hate this backwards country
- At April 5, 2012 at 9:55 PM, said...
How much ang fee pag ipaparegister ko yung second hand na car under my name?and ano pa mga kailangan kng gawin para matransfer sakin lahat.. Tnx
- At April 14, 2012 at 12:18 AM, said...
Were planning to buy a second hand car,ang naka indicate sa cr is january 2010 registered but yung sticker na nakadikit sa plate number is 2009,2010,2011 diba dapat 2010,2011,2012 which makes us confused hope na may makatulong samin regarding this.
- At May 20, 2012 at 12:47 PM, Sam and Mavi's Corner said...
question...Middle number is 4 which means we have to register by week 2. If we have not registered by the 3rd week, mahuhuli ba kami?
- At May 21, 2012 at 1:17 PM, said...
naka bili kami ng surplus car dn ung or and cr q ung family name q is crong spelling.. ano po pwd q gwin pra m corect q ang mgkano po b ang mbayaran q?
- At May 22, 2012 at 11:12 AM, paetechie said...
sam, hindi. huulihin kayo after the month per your last digit though may penalty ka P200 yata for late registration
- At May 22, 2012 at 4:00 PM, said...
Thanks sa mga post dito, malaking tulong. Dito ko lang pala makikita ang sagot sa tanong ko.
- At May 28, 2012 at 5:36 PM, said...
Anyone know how much is the cost of car registration sticker my car is new and registered for 3 yrs
- At May 28, 2012 at 11:53 PM, said...
Hi can I register my car before the specified date? Mine ends in 7 but would like to register it this week. Pwede ba yun?
- At May 30, 2012 at 9:22 PM, Tim Sembrana said...
hi po, my brother is planing a volkswagen vintage beetle pero sabi po ng owner hindi po siya registered since last 2009, mga magkano po ba ang charges nun?thanks
- At June 11, 2012 at 5:49 PM, said...
I would just like to ask anong Year yung VIOS mo?
Lancer 2008 1.6cc kasi yung sa amin and 1 year hindi naparegister. Tpos P6000 ang total na sinisingil sa amin.
I just thought if P3200 lang yung sayo kung may 50% man kami na penalty around P4800 lang.
Thanks in advance for your reply.
- At June 17, 2012 at 11:25 PM, paetechie said...
rico, it's ok to register your car early but within the month and not prior.
anonymous, mine's 2006...may matagal di na-register, mas mahal penalty. don't know the exact amount for I had mine registered on time by a friend who brings my car to LTO Makati
- At June 18, 2012 at 8:58 PM, said...
Hello. Thanks for your very informative blog. I just would like to know...if my LTO sticker says 2009-2010-2011 (car was bought 2009 with 3 years registration) and plate ends in 9, should I renew September 2011 or September 2012? Thanks!
- At June 27, 2012 at 2:31 PM, said...
Thanks paetechie, i will have my registration this coming Friday. am a buzzer beater!
- At June 29, 2012 at 12:05 PM, said...
planning on buying a second hand car but last registration was 2004. does anyone know how much total cost for its registration this 2012 including penalties etc. thanks alot.. =) -jason
- At June 29, 2012 at 12:08 PM, said...
hi guys, im planning on buying a second hand car. problem is it was last registered last 2004. does anyone know how much the total cost would be for registering it this 2012. thanks alot.. =) -jason
- At July 8, 2012 at 12:47 PM, said...
Hello. I'm PETER...as in Pedro...Thanks for your very informative blog. I would like to know...if my LTO sticker says 2011-2012-2013 (new car was bought Dec 2010 but was registered by the casa only in Jan 2011 with 3 years registration) and plate ends in 8, should I renew it in August 2013 or August 2014? Thanks!
- At July 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM, paetechie said...
peter, august 2014. your 2013 sticked would be expired in august 2014
- At July 22, 2012 at 10:17 PM, said...
Magkano po b lahat ang babayaran ko kung since 2009 dpa po narerenew un rehistro ng sasakyan ko? Nissan vanette with plate#___317. Tnx!
- At July 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM, said...
i have a self customized car, pano ko po maparegister ito?
- At August 10, 2012 at 11:13 PM, foo fog said...
sir, tanung ko lng 2010 last registration nun car ko hindi ko na register nun 2011. ngayon 2012 ko lang ni register tanun ko lng bat two year un kinuha sakin na penalty dalawang lot brance na pinuntahan ko
- At August 10, 2012 at 11:15 PM, foo fog said...
sir tanung ko lng bat two year ang kinuha sakin penalty ng lto 2010 ang huling registartion ng auto ko di ba dapat 2011 lng ang penalty ko hindi 2010 ang 2011
- At August 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM, paetechie said...
foo fog, 2010 last registered means 2011 and 2012 nga need mo therefore two years :(
- At August 13, 2012 at 2:12 PM, said...
how much do i need to pay for my car Nissan Sentra model 1993 di ko na renew registration for almost 2 yrs dahil nasa abroad me...
- At August 13, 2012 at 2:15 PM, said...
how much do i need to pay for my car Nissan Sentra Model 1993 di ko na renew registration for 2 years nasa abroad kasi ako my car plate No. ending 1...
- At August 14, 2012 at 4:03 PM, said...
Aug 2012 ay first time namin magpa renew ng car registration after mag lapsed ang 3 years period. Nakabili na kami ng comprehensive insurance sa Toyota months before dahil ang mga docs sa LTO, during registration application process, hinanapan kami ng TPL insurance, ganito ba talaga ito? Di ba comprehensive coverage ay more than enough to cover third party?
- At August 15, 2012 at 12:35 AM, said...
Hi sir, Ask ko lang.. last 2 digits ng akin is _54.. so it means april, 2nd week right? End of august po ako magpaparegister… mga magkano kaya ang penalty nun? And magkano cash dadalin ko para sure? Salamat sir!
- At August 16, 2012 at 7:34 AM, said...
Okay ba yung 5k fix price non appearance na registration? Nasa italy kasi ako balik ako ng december, walang mag ddrive ng auto ko, kia picanto2007, #***_80 number. :) Grazzi
- At August 17, 2012 at 4:37 AM, said...
Pwede po ba malaman kung magkano yung vanity numbers or yung special plate number,.Im planning na kumuha ng sasakyan at gusto ko masunod yun numbers at letters na gusto ko.Pkiemail nyo nmn ako..email@example.com..tnxs
- At August 17, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Hris said...
sir gud day.
kakabili lang namin ng brand new suv from metro manila, pro dito kami sa davao nakatira. syempre nung shi-nip nila "for registration" pa. ang binigay lang sa amin ay vehicle delivery receipt at vehicle invoice galing sa dealer. ang tanong ko, sapat na ba yan para ipakita sa lto officer pag hinarang kami kc for registration pa ang suv nmin o meron pang iba?
- At August 26, 2012 at 12:17 AM, said...
sir, ask ko lang if possible pa rin mag pa renew ng registration kahit photocopy lang yung OR/CR? naka bank loan kasi yung vehicle and nasa kanila yung original. Thanks po!
- At August 28, 2012 at 5:14 PM, paetechie said...
anonymous, vanity numbers with three letters and
two numbers price is P25k to P30k each
hris, "standard practice" yang ng casa. issue sila post-dated delivery
receipt valid for seven days as your conduction
sticker is valid there. hide the newer DR and destroy
the old ones until you get your plate number
anonymous, ok lang yan. photocopy lang talaga
ng vehicle OR/CR need mo to renew LTO registration
- At September 16, 2012 at 11:14 AM, said...
last 2009 p naregister ang van nmin how much kaya ang fee kpag nirenew ****17 ang plate #...
- At September 25, 2012 at 2:08 PM, said...
Hello, Rachel here. My plate number ends with _70. So I need to renew my car's registration on the 3rd week of October. Will LTO permits me to renew my car earlier than that? Let's say 2nd week. Thanks.
- At October 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM, paetechie said...
rachel, it's ok to register a week in advance
- At October 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM, said...
Paetrchie, may idea ka ba kung magkano rehistro kung expired na yung reg ng car nung july 2012? Tapos nissan senta 1989 sya... Salamat!
- At October 18, 2012 at 6:36 AM, said...
is comprehensive insurance a requirement for the registration renewal of my car? it is still under mortgage & almost 5 years old
- At October 19, 2012 at 11:47 AM, said...
PAETECHIE, matagal bago binigay ng casa ang lic plates ko for my brand new suzuki apv. Pero, walang kasama na expiration stickers at yung copy ng registration receipt, walang nakalagay na assigned sa car ko ang plates. Sabi ng sales agent, kahit hand written lang daw ang plate# pwede daw. What do you think? Thanx for whatever feedback you may have for me.
- At October 29, 2012 at 1:21 PM, paetechie said...
anonymous (oct 18), nope. only CTPL or TPL ang required sa rehistro
anonymous (oct 19), dapat may LTO stickers yan plaka mo
- At November 2, 2012 at 6:12 PM, said...
paetechie can i renew a motorcyle only still in the name of the previous owner by myslef? and the or and cr is there but there is no plate. owner said he lost it. and the registration is expired almost for ten years what are the steps i should do to register this in the prev owners name. coz i heard that transferring is quite expensive thank you
- At November 4, 2012 at 1:48 PM, HANNeybee12 said...
if your car is registered for 3 years,2010,2011,2012.//when will you renew your registration?2012?or 2013?
- At November 5, 2012 at 10:05 AM, said...
I've heard that car's with vehicle plate ending 0 can be registered until Dec. without being aprehended, but will be subject only to penalties. Is this correct. Thanks
- At November 11, 2012 at 8:31 AM, said...
Nkabili ako ng SURPLUS car this first week of November, plate ng car ko ay - - - 5 5 4, tama ba to na sa November 2013 ako mag renew? Maraming salamat sa sagot mu. Your blog was very helpful.
- At November 16, 2012 at 5:47 PM, said...
Hi! magkano ang magagasto sa Transfer of ownership ng kotse? Estimate please...
- At December 2, 2012 at 9:37 PM, paetechie said...
Anonymous, LTO transfer ownership around P5k all in per my friend
- At December 10, 2012 at 4:14 PM, UltimateDoms said...
Hi. question. my sticker has 2010,2011,2012. when do i need to renew my registration? thanks in advance. :D
- At January 4, 2013 at 5:03 AM, said...
good day sir paetechie ask ko lang bibili ako ng brand new car sa davao and mag travel ako sa bicol region...since na ang plate ko is for registration, pwede po ba yon. makakakuha po ba ako ng special permit sa lto davao para maka travel ako sa bicol and i will stay for 20days sa bicol bago ako babalik sa davao thanks.
- At January 4, 2013 at 5:24 AM, said...
good day sir paetechie bumili po ako ng brand new car dito sa davao and mag travel po ako sa bicol for 20 days, since for registration po ang plate ko pwede po bayon and makakakuha po ba ako ng special permit sa lto davao para maka travel ako sa bicol and para may ma e present ako sa HPG just in case na ma check point ako thanks.
- At January 17, 2013 at 12:14 PM, Albert Yu Jr. said...
i have failed to register my vehicle (toyota hilux) for 2012 and will be renewing my registration on march 2013 since my plate number is 233. so thats a 1 year penalty (last registration was 2011.) how much will be the total cost?
late registration penalty (2012):
- At January 29, 2013 at 10:25 AM, said...
hi!question lng po,kng march2011 p nkrehistro ung car nmin plate is _53,ipaparehistro nmin ngayong feb.2013 mga magkno po kaya magagastos. Tnx..
- At February 5, 2013 at 6:51 AM, jay verania said...
gud am to all. tanong lng po kung magkano ang mgparegister ng 3yrs registration ng vehicle? tnx
- At February 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM, paetechie said...
jay, around P6500 yata pero for new cars lang yun and usually sagot na ng delaer mo
- At February 12, 2013 at 8:14 PM, said...
Hi good pm ask q lng sir kung magkano po abuten ng renewal ng kotse q april po dpatnma renew eh i want po sana n maging 3yrs.n registration ung nbsa q po kc s blog eh for registration thank you po s help badly need it for info lng
- At February 13, 2013 at 8:52 AM, Ann said...
Do you have any idea how much and how long is the registration for trucks? thank you.
- At February 14, 2013 at 4:58 PM, paetechie said...
anonymous, only new cars can be registered for 3 years. you need to register annually thereafter
- At February 14, 2013 at 4:59 PM, paetechie said...
ann, no idea for cost/price of LTO registration for trucks, sorry
- At February 26, 2013 at 6:28 PM, said...
Hi. My car is due for registration due until feb 28. How much do i have to pay if i register by march 5. Also, is it only the stencil, TPL, and emmision that I need before I pay my registration fee for 2013? Thanks!
- At March 1, 2013 at 5:11 PM, Mon said...
Hi, please check LTO website link that I found. Supposedly, vehicle registration cost gets cheaper when your car is older, but why does LTO charge me still the highest rate when registering annually. They are not following these guidelines in their website pa man din.
- At March 5, 2013 at 8:20 PM, said...
hi im so worried coz lto stciker in my car is 2011-2012 but i bought the car in 2010.. plate num is 566. so is my car already late for renewal? i wonder how much is the penalty given that renewal cost is alreadybexpensive:( buti nlng hindi pa ko nahuhuli.
- At March 6, 2013 at 5:54 PM, paetechie said...
anonymous, if your stickers have 2010-2011-2012, you don't need to worry. you need to register your car in June this year to get the 2013 sticker :P
- At March 7, 2013 at 4:39 PM, said...
Hi! We used to have someone do the registration for us (without bringing the car to LTO). Someone will just come to our house to do the stencil. I've never had an experience doing it on my own.
I just became curious as to the actual charges. We are currently charged 3,860 for a light vehicle over 5 years with the ff breakdown:
500 service charge
I'm thinking they are actually charging an additional of 1,000? with the 500 spread out in registration, emission and tpl. Am I right?
- At March 7, 2013 at 7:51 PM, said...
what number signifies november or december?
- At March 7, 2013 at 7:53 PM, said...
what number signifies november and december for registration?
- At March 21, 2013 at 1:13 PM, Pauline Lomod said...
Where's the LTO office in Makati? Can I renew my car registration there or so I have to go to the LTO office in QC?
- At March 21, 2013 at 1:15 PM, said...
Where's the Makati LTO branch located? Can i have the renewal of my car registration processe there or I need to go to the QC LTO branch? Thanks!
- At April 9, 2013 at 10:38 PM, said...
Sir, kada registration ba nagbibigay ng new CR? ipinaubaya kasi ng sister ko yung car nya sakin, it is a 2007 model. pinarehistro ko last year then lately ko lang nacheck na hindi ko mahanap ang last year's CR ko, only the receipt of payment. But I have the original 2007 CR. Hindi po ba ko magkakaaberya sa pagrerehistro this april??
- At April 22, 2013 at 3:33 PM, paetechie said...
anonymous, sorry sa late reply. CR mo isang kopya lang yan yung original that was given to you. OR lang lagi meron bago kada rehistro
- At April 23, 2013 at 3:13 PM, said...
im planning to buy surplus suv, pareho lng ba ang registration fee sa first time(never been registered) at sa susunod na renewal? tnx
- At April 23, 2013 at 3:34 PM, said...
im planning to buy surplus suv, pareho lng ba ang registration fee sa first time never been registered at sa susunod na renewal? tnx
- At April 28, 2013 at 1:56 PM, said...
hi! any idea kung magkano ang mababayaran for a car na hindi na naregister for 5yrs? isuzu hilander 1998 model. thanks
- At April 30, 2013 at 11:21 AM, paetechie said...
anonymous (april 23), you may encounter registration problems there for your surplus SUV. do you have the customs certificate? baka singilin ka ng malaki ng customs personnel nyan :P