LTO Penalty for Unregistered Motor Vehicle or Expired Registration (Apprehended)
If you're apprehended by an LTO (Land Transportation Office) Officer or traffic enforcer in the Philippines with a violation of "unregistered MV or motor vehicle", you are going to pay a penalty worth Php 10,000 (around $227). Even if the registration (Certificate of Registration) or Official Receipt (OR) of the Registration has been expired, LTO will still charge you a violation of "unregistered MV".
According to an LTO Office Representative,
-If you only failed to carry the valid OR/CR (not yet expired), the penalty is Php1,000.
-If you are operating it but unregistered for the current year, and you are also the owner of subject vehicle, the penalty is Php10,000.00, and Your license will not be released until your motorcycle is properly registered."
If an LTO officer or Traffic enforcer found out that you have no registration or has expired Official Receipt of the Latest Registration, you will be issued a Temporary Operator's Permit (TOP) and your driver's license will be confiscated. Worst, if you have no driver's license, your motorcycle, car or vehicle will be impounded. This TOP in pink copy is your temporary driver's license. You can use this TOP for only 3 days. So, you must settle your charges to the LTO office to get back your driver's license.
Actions of Other Drivers
When LTO officers or Traffic enforcers are conducting a checkpoint operation on the road, some drivers will turn their vehicle back around to avoid the checkpoint and this makes them escape any charges for violation they may commit.
Some other drivers are personally negotiating the traffic officer and give them an amount of money in exchange for letting them avoid the big penalties to be paid in the LTO office.
Every time you ride your motorcycle or car, you must bring the updated or current OR (Official Receipt) of the Registration and of course your driver's license in order to avoid penalty.
Have a photocopy (xerox copy) of your OR or CR. In case of loss of the original copy of OR or CR, you have a photocopy that you can present to the LTO officers or Traffic enforcers.
Follow the traffic laws.
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My motorcycle was impound on January just this year. No papers to be shown to traffic since that motorcycle was just given to me. No registration, no O.R etc. I also don't have drivers license. My question is, could i still have it? How much do I have to pay?
Good day po...ask lang po kung within 30 days ng pag baba ng desisyon ng franchise para sa puj eh di po namin agad marenew ang rehistro ng unit,ano pong possible na violation at magkano po ang penalty..thank you and godbless
Good afternoon po. I ask a question po regarding my own case. I was caugh 3 years ago and was not able to settle it as soon as possible. Do i stil have a chance po ba to settle it now to get my license back? Please answer. Thank you very much and more power. God bless.
Hi good afternoon. I bought a second hand motor vehicle from cebu city with an expired registration for about 1 year and 3 months. So how much is my penalty? Your response is highly expected. Thank you!☺️
I plan to retire my old scooter for 1 year beacause i already have a new one, but i plan to use my old scooter again after a year how do i register it with out being apprehended since there are many checkpoints in our area? thanks! : )
What if the date your registration is 1st week of May and you were apprehended on the 2nd week of same month? Huhulihin ka na ba and charged with unregistered vehicle? Wala bang considerations like a grace period within the month man lang?
Have a good day to you!! i want to buy this car of nissan sentra 1989 sgx,, plate no.DGD 504..fo verification.. and how much the cost of non registration up to now!! 4 year non register!!may i know how much a pay,, before i buy this car!!