The LTO is appealing to the public not to rush to its offices. The agency reminds that they still have until August 2. During a phone interview by MotoPinas.com, Land Transportation Office (LTO) NCR West Regional Director, Atty. Clarence “Chuck” Guinto, asked the public not to panic since the agency gave expired driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations a 2-month extension of validity. Due to the lockdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, many of these documents may have expired, however their renewal will not incur any penalty or fine.
“We don’t want them to rush,” said Guinto.
Last Wednesday, June 3, the LTO opened its doors again to the public. With the opening, it has also granted a 60-day extension to expired licenses and vehicle registrations that fell on the dates of the lockdown. With the extension, these holders now have until August 3, 2020 to renew without incurring any penalties.
Since the resumption of LTO NCR offices this week, reports have reached MotoPinas.com that some clients were queuing as early as 4 or 5 AM in the hopes to be included in that branch’s daily cutoff.
“Huwag muna magmadali. (No need to rush). They have until August 2  to renew,” added Guinto. He also advised drivers and vehicle owners to make an online appointment first before transacting with the nearest LTO.
Considering the suspension of work during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) period and to avoid congestion at LTO offices, the validity of registration of motor vehicles expiring from March to October 2020 shall be extended by two (2) months without penalty. For motor vehicles with assigned plate numbers, see the following schedules below:
For plate numbers ending in 3 and 4, the registration is still valid up to June 30, 2020 and can be renewed up to the said month without penalty. However, for those ending in 3, the weekly late fee shall be charged if 1,2,3,4,5 or 6 is the middle or second to the last digit of the plate number.
For plate numbers ending in 5 and 6, the registration is still valid up to August 31, 2020 and can be renewed up to the said month without penalty.
For plate numbers ending in 7 and 8 the registration is still valid up to October 30, 2020 and can be renewed up to the said month without penalty.
For plate numbers ending in 9 and 0 the registration is still valid up to December 29, 2020 and can be renewed up to the said month without penalty.
For new registrations, no penalty shall be collected for vehicles purchased or with sales invoice dated March 1 to April 30, 2020 if the Sales Reports are submitted within the 15 days upon work resumption.
What about enforcement?
On the issue of enforcement, R.D. Chuck Guinto assured the public that the LTO will not apprehend drivers and motorcycle riders if their driver’s license or registration (or both) had expired during the lockdown.
He also echoed what LTO Executive Director Romeo Vera Cruz stated last week that they have already coordinated with the police and Local Government Units (LGU) regarding the 60-day extension given to drivers and vehicle owners.