The Land Transportation Office, under the Department of Transportation and Communication, is the agency responsible for all forms of land transport, along with the implementation of transportation laws, rules, and regulations.
This is also where motor vehicles are registered by their owners, and where drivers can get their licenses (professional, non-professional, and student permits). The agency also handles the renewal of the aforementioned registration and licenses.
The LTO is also responsible for the issuance of license plates (including the optional and vanity variety), and the payment of fines or fees incurred by a vehicle or vehicle owner/operator. It is generally to them that one reports any misdemeanors, issues regarding the operation of, or offenses committed by motor vehicle owners/operators.
As the LTO handles a massive amount of transactions on a daily basis, they have many branches scattered throughout the country. If you’ve ever wanted to know which ones are the closest to your area, here’s a list of the LTO Branches you can head to.
Location: Gen. Gas Plant Bldg., Fishport Complex, North Bay, Navotas, Metro Manila
Director: Arnaldo O. Oliveros
Contact Number: 283-3510
Located within the Fishport Complex, the Navotas district office of the LTO is most likely where most Truck operators and drivers head to for all their needs. If this happens to be the branch closest to you, expect plenty of people on any given day.
Location: 121 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
Director: Noel D. Batolina
Contact Number: 532-2726
This satellite office happens to be smack dab in the middle of Shaw, so expect traffic from all sides if this happens to be the branch closest to you. Like all other branches, requests for Licenses and the renewal thereof can be made here.
Location: No. 96 Mirasol Street, San Roque, Cubao, Quezon City
Director: Ricardo L. Tan
Contact Number: 440-64-24
Given the sheer size of the National Capital Region, it’d make plenty of sense to have a central hub. It also happens to be located in one of the places in the country that sees a lot of traffic, given its proximity to EDSA, and that a lot of Bus Terminals happen to be in the area.
Location: Gov. Pascual, Acacia, Malabon, Metro Manila
Director: Arnel B. Ropa
Contact Number: 285-5785
This satellite office is located in Manila, but is further from the ports, and is by and large accessible. Head here if you live nearby and need help with renewing licenses or checking coding schemes.
LTO Las Piñas
Location: Francisco Motors Cmpd. Talon I, Las Piñas City
Director: Celeste P. Mayoralgo
Contact Number: 875-2030
What’s interesting about this particular branch is that it also happens to be located in the same compound as Francisco Motors, so if you’re looking to renew your license or registration, it may also be the perfect time to get your car checked or shop around for parts.
Location: Butel Bldg., Pililia St., Makati City
Director: Luciano L. Caparas
Contact Number: 895-8678 | 897-5198
Makati is the central business district, after all, which means that its residents would benefit greatly from a satellite office. You may experience a bit of traffic getting to it, given the maze of one-way streets in Makati.