The List 39 LTO Violations That Will Get Your Vehicle Impound

The List 39 LTO Violations That Will Get Your Vehicle Impound

The List 39 LTO Violations That Will Get Your Vehicle Impound

The Land Transportation Office is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Transportation responsible for all land transportation in the Philippines. Functions of the LTO include the inspection and registration of motor vehicles, issuance of licenses and permits, enforcement of land transportation rules and regulations, and adjudication of traffic cases.

Its primary mission is to rationalize land transportation services and facilities, and effectively implement various transportation laws, rules, and regulations. It believes that it is the responsibility of those involved in the public service to be more vigilant in their part in the over-all development scheme of national leadership. Hence, the promotion of safety and comfort in land travel is one of LTO’s continuing commitments. It aims to be a frontline government agency that showcases fast and efficient public service for a progressive land transport sector.

The following violations shall cause the impounding of a motor vehicle:(Sec. 73, MC 89-105)

  1. Unregistered/Improperly registered/delinquent or invalid registration
  2. Unregistered substitute or replacement motor, vehicle engine, engine block or chassis
  3. Unauthorized change of color or configuration
  4. Operating, allowing the operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked Certificate of Registration
  5. Using license plates different from the body number
  6. Illegal Transfer of plates, tags, or stickers
  7. Violations involving absence of required parts, accessories or devices or defective parts, accessories or devices which pose danger to the public
  8. Authorized route not properly painted
  9. Unauthorized/improvised number plates
  10. Failure to paint on vehicle business or trade name
  11. Failure to paint required markings
  12. No body number for Public Utility Vehicle (PUV)
  13. Using radio or stereo in violation of existing regulation or without the necessary permit, or in breach of the condition in permit regulation.
  14. Installation of jalousies, curtains, dim colored lights, strobe lights, dancing lights or similar lights, colored tinted or painted windshield on window glass on “for hire” vehicles
  15. Driving without a license plate
  16. Fake drivers license/ Ordinance Violation Receipt (OVR)
  17.  Fake sticker
  18. Fake license plate
  19. Fake Official Receipt and Certificate of Registration
  20. Tampered documents pertaining to franchising, registration and licensing
  21. Failure to present any document regarding motor vehicle ATTA
  22. Breach of Franchise Conditions
  23. Improper use of drivers license
  24. Expired drivers license
  25. Expired Traffic Violation Receipt
  26. PUV

In addition, the following violations shall also cause the impounding of the motor vehicle: 

  1. Driving without a license plate
  2. Fake drivers license/TVR
  3. Fake sticker
  4. Fake license plate
  5. Fake Official Receipt and Certificate of Registration
  6. Tampered documents pertaining to franchising, registration and licensing
  7. Failure to present any document regarding motor vehicle ATTA
  8. Breach of Franchise Conditions
  9. Improper use of drivers license
  10. Expired drivers license
  11. Expired Traffic Violation Receipt
  12. Involved in Accidents
  13. Illegally Parked

Source: JAO_no.2014-01.pdf (lto.gov.ph)