Vehicles Apprehended by MMDA Are Now Prohibited From Transacting with LTO
Unless all necessary fines and penalties are settled first with the MMDA
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will now electronically upload its motor vehicle apprehensions to the Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) IT System. As such, all vehicles apprehended by the MMDA that have yet to settle their fines and penalties with the agency will automatically be prohibited from transacting with the LTO.
This is based on a memorandum signed recently by LTO Chief and Assistant Secretary Edgar G. Galvante that was issued recently to all its regional offices and their respective directors nationwide, ostensibly “to further strengthen the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations through active collaboration of agencies.”
As such, apprehensions uploaded by the MMDA may also be lifted by the same agency. Therefore, all concerns arising from apprehensions uploaded by the MMDA are to be referred back to the said agency as well.
So, if your vehicle was apprehended by the MMDA recently for a violation, like illegal parking, and it so happens that its registration is due for renewal with the LTO, then it’s best to settle the fine first with the MMDA before proceeding to the LTO.
You’ve been warned.