LTO to penalize agents, dealers for failure to timely release license plates, OR/CR

LTO has identified 8 delinquent agents from various dealerships

Mendoza From LTO

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will penalize delinquent car and motorcycle dealers and agents who fail to release their customers’ license plates and Official Receipt/Certificate of Registration (OR/CR) on time.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What penalties will erring agents face?

    According to LTO, erring agents can face a penalty of P20,000-P500,000 and one month-six months suspension of accreditation.
  • What consequences can be levied to delinquent dealers?

    Delinquent dealers could face termination of dealership according to the LTO.
  • “We already have an initial list of the agents and their dealerships that were recommended for sanctions, including fines and suspension of accreditation,” LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Attorney Vigor Mendoza II said.

    LTO platemaking plant

    Per the agency, it will levy “stern consequences,” which include penalties ranging from P20,000-P500,000 and one month-six months suspension of accreditation. In addition, a memorandum issued by the Palace to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) noted that the dealers who fail to comply could face “termination of dealership.”

    Data held by the LTO states that the agency has already identified eight agents from various motorcycle and car dealerships. The penalties against them are already submitted for resolution by the agency.

    Let this serve as a strong message to all agents and dealerships to do their part, their obligation to their clients. Kasama sa trabaho ninyo ay tiyakin na sumusunod kayo sa regulasyon ng LTO patungkol sa release ng plaka at OR/CR on time (Let this serve as a strong message to all agents and dealerships to do their part, their obligation to their clients. Your job includes making sure you comply with the LTO regulation regarding license plate release and OR/CR ​​on time),” Mendoza commented.

    MC license plates

    Based on the agency’s guidelines, all LTO offices must release the license plates and OR/CR to the motor vehicle dealerships within five days after all the required documents are submitted.

    Motor vehicle dealerships have six days to release them to their respective clients, for a maximum total of 11 days. Meanwhile, all newly bought motorcycles are the priority in the distribution of license plates so they are expected to be readily available.

    Mendoza said that LTO’s move to punish errant agents and car and motorcycle dealers was fully backed by President Ferdinand Marcos Junior when the Chief of State ordered the agency and the DOTr to address backlog on license plates and other documents on time.

    Photos from Land Transportation Office - Philippines and Department of Transportation - Philippines Facebook pages

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