• Temporary Operator’s Permit (TOP) – pink copy Note: If TOP was lost, secure an Affidavit of Loss TOP
  • Photocopy of Certificate of Registration (CR) of the motor vehicle
  • Photocopy of Official Receipt (OR) of the motor vehicle
  • If the vehicle is For Hire, Unit Verification from the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Photocopy of Decision and/or Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC)
  • Resolution and/or Judgment from the Traffic Adjudication Service (TAS)
  • Official Receipt of payment of fines and penalties
  • Other pertinent documents / certification such as Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR) and Certificate of Emission Compliance (CEC).


  1.  Present the issued TOP (pink copy) together with all other pertinent documents to the  Evaluator.
  2.  A “Notice of Hearing” duly signed by the Hearing Officer, shall be issued to the driver/operator indicating the date and time (Schedule) of the “Hearing”.

    Note: Summons shall be served to the apprehending officer at least three (3) days before the schedule hearing.

  3. The driver/operator shall present sufficient documentary evidence/s to warrant the dismissal of the violation/s listed in the TOP during the Hearing,

    Note: Release Plate/s without Fine

    If the vilolation/s specified in the TOP was disimissed by the Hearing Officer, the driver shall proceed to Step 5.

  4. Pay the corresponding fines and penalties indicated in the "Resolution" and/or "Judgement" at the Cashier.
  5. Proceed to the Law Enforcement Custodial Section (LECS)/Releasing Officer to redeem the confiscated motor vehicle plates/s.He shall submit the following documents:
     a. Temporary Operator's Permit (TOP) - pink copy 
     b. Resolution/ Judgement
     c. Official Receipt of payment of fines and penalties
     d. Photocopy of the OR/CR of the motor vehicle
     e. Certificate of Attendance (Seminar/Exam result) - if the violation commited was a running/moving violation

Note:If the violation commited was a running/moving violation such as but not limited to Disregarding Traffic Sign (DTS), Reckless, Obstruction, Illegal Parking, etc., proceed to the Road Safety Training Seminar, Traffic Safety Division / Seminar Room to attend a seminar and undergo a written examination prior to the release of the confiscated motor vehicle plates. Only those who passed the said examination will be issued a "Certificate of Attendance" which is required in the redemption of the confiscatedmotor vehicle plate/s.

             f. Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR) (if the violation commited has an accesory penalty which is a motor vehicle related)

  • If the violation commited has an accesory penaltywhich is a motor vehicle related, e.g. violation is no seatbelt installed and broken wind shield, the driver / operator is required to correct the said defects.
  • After the correction of defects, the apprehended unit shall be submitted to the Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (MVIC) for inspection where an MVIR shall be issued to the driver / operator.


  • LTO Central Office (MAin Office) - Traffic Adjudication Service (TAS)
  • LTO National Capital Region (NCR) - Operations Division
  • Other LTO Regional Offices - Operations Division
  • Any LTO District Office - if apprehended in other Regions