LTO reports fining a dealer after failing to deliver MC registration within 3-5 days

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) seems to be serious when it said last week that they want dealers to follow the standard 3-5 days processing time of motorcycle registration.

Just recently, LTO chief, Assistant Secretary Atty. Jayart Tugade signed a resolution from their Manufacturer, Assembler, Importer, Rebuilder, Dealer, and Other Entities (MAIRDOEs) Accreditation Committee against 3 dealers who failed to process their client’s motorcycle registrations within the time allowed.

“Dealers have the responsibility of making sure that the vehicle registration processing time is observed strictly. Any delays may have repercussions on the public or client trying to purchase a vehicle in terms of their need for the vehicle, especially if it is needed for business,” said Tugade.

One example, according to Tugade, was a certain MC dealer who took 9 days to process a client’s motorcycle registration, while 2 other MC dealers were also penalized for completing the process in 11 days. Tugade says that these were clear violations of Memorandum Circular 2021-2294 or “Rules on the Initial Registration of Motorcycles and Penalties for Violations Thereof.”

LTO said that these certain motorcycle dealers will be fined no less than PHP 20,000 each.