LTO extends Temporary Operator's Permits' validity if expiring during quarantine

The Temporary Operator’s Permits (TOP) that expired during quarantine lockdowns (March 15 to April 30) have been extended to certain days of May, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) said.


The extension has been applied to the National Capital Region (NCR) and the following areas below:


- Bulacan

- Cavite

- Laguna

- Santiago City, Isabela

- Quirino Province

- Abra in Cordillera Administrative Region

- Rizal


The TOP is basically the ticket issued to drivers apprehended by the LTO for violating traffic rules. The TOP serves as a driver's temporary license for three days before the driver collects their license from the LTO.


For TOPs that expired from March 15 to 31 (within 72 hours of apprehension), these are valid until May 3, 2021. Drivers with these TOPs can settle their apprehension until May 14.


For TOPs that expired from April 1 to 15, these are valid until May 17, 2021. Drivers with these TOPs can settle their apprehension until May 28.


For TOPs with an expiry date from April 16 to 30, have an extended validity until May 31, 2021. These TOPs can be settled until June 11.


Drivers with TOPs are not allowed to drive after the extended validity dates, the LTO reminded.


The TOP validity extension came after the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in NCR, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal from April 5 until April 11. 


Photo from the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Facebook page


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