LTO extends validity of motor vehicles’ registration

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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) announced Thursday the further extension of registration validity of motor vehicles amid COVID-19 pandemic.

According to LTO, those scheduled for registration renewal in June in all areas (except National Capital Region (NCR), Laguna, Cebu, and Region III) or motor vehicles with plate number ending in “6” would have 30 days registration validity extension starting June 30, 2020.

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“Thus, no penalty shall be collected for renewal transactions from 01-31 July 2020 for these motor vehicles,” it said.

Meanwhile, those with plate numbers ending in “6” for areas in NCR, Laguna, Cebu, and Region III are given an additional 30-day extension on top of the 60 days provided by LTO beginning  June 3, 2020.

“This means that these vehicles have an extended deadline until 03 September 2020,” the LTO said.

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A 30-day extension for renewal registration is also given for plate numbers ending in “7,” “8,” “9” and “0” in all LTO offices.

The 30-day extension is effective from their supposed expiration as follows:

  • Plates ending in “7” – from July 31 now adjusted to August 31
  • Plates ending in “8” – from August now adjusted to September 30
  • Plates ending in “9” – from September 30  now adjusted to October 31
  • Plates ending in “0” – from October 31 to November 30, 2020

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“No penalty and surcharge shall also be collected for renewal transactions within the revised schedule given by the LTO,” the agency said.

“The said schedule will be implemented in order to avoid congestion at LTO offices and ensure that the processing of transactions will observe strict health and safety protocols,” it added.

“We are continuously extending the validity and the period for renewal of registration of motor vehicles since March. This is in adherence to the directive of Secretary Arthur Tugade, at the start of the community quarantine, [in consideration of] the health and economic crisis we are facing,” LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante said.

Aside from considering the financial health of motorists, we have crafted this schedule so that we can create a systematic and organized process of renewal of motor vehicle registration in all our offices. This is also to ensure that the clients’ and our employees’ welfare are well-protected at all cost,” he added.

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