New LTO online system lets you renew driver’s license/ vehicle registration

Motorists may soon be able to apply, renew, or transact with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) at the comfort of their homes by signing up and logging in HERE. Remember, it is still under pilot testing and not all functions may be available.

According to the LTO, the website will give motorists access to their records without physically visiting a branch, and should make car registration and driver’s license‐related transactions easier, especially now that the threat of the COVID‐19 is still very real.

“The portal provides fast and 24/7 access to the agency’s services via computer, tablet, or smartphone,” said the LTO.

LTO, LTFRB pilot-testing new online portal for renewal, paying fines imageThe new LTO portal can also be accessed through a smartphone.

By logging in, motorists can also pay fees associated with LTO transactions, even paying fines. This should reduce, if not completely eliminate graft and corruption within its offices, sicne there is no human intervention. LTO also boasted that the new portal can accommodate up to 1 million transactions daily.

“All citizens of the country need to do is to register as a client in the public portal, create an appointment [to] their choice of LTO office, pay their fees online for their driver’s license, car registration, motor vehicle inspection service, and even pay their fines,” added LTO.

Currently, the system is undergoing pilot testing at select LTO service areas, including NCR. “We are doing the pilot-test at 24 LTO Offices to iron-out the technical glitches, and thus ensure that everything will run smoothly. Once all are in place, the LTMS will be implemented in all LTO offices nationwide.”

The pilot sites that currently have the LTMS are in Laoag, Bayombong, Butuan, Roxas, Tagbilaran, Dumaguete, Ormoc, Maybalay, Pagadian, CO, Quezon City, Ever Gotesco, Eastwood, Muntinlupa, Biñan, Lipa, Calapan, Naga, General Santos, Tagum, Davao, San Fernando, Angeles, and Baguio.

In September of last year, was one of the first to report a story about the LTO’s plan to automate their services and migrate them online.

“Coupled with the best and latest technologies, we are following a [set best practices in IT support to run] the operations of the LTO data center to support LTO’s operations 24/7,” said LTO Assistant Secretary, Edgar Galvante.

The Land Transport Management System or LTMS was developed in partnership with Dermalog, an IT-solutions and data security company from Germany.