How to verify Plate Number thru Text in the Philippines

There are many ways and purposes for verification of a vehicle’s plate number. Before it was not easy to know to whom the car was registered or if it has pending apprehension in the LTO or Land Transportation Office or the vehicle has an alarmed for the carnapped vehicle. Now it’s a few texts away to know if the car you’re planning to buy is legitimate.
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Here is a short guide for all who want to get the details of a vehicle in as fast as 1 minute. Yes, believe me, you can now do it at that lightning-fast pace because the LTO already had a system wherein all you have to do is to send a text message (via SMS) to verify any vehicle’s plate number and know if it is a hot car (carnapped) or if it has a bad record in LTO. See the guide picture below. As of the writing of this post, August 6, 2012, this txt and SMS system verification method still works. I know it because I have tested it just now before posting it here for 100% reliability. I used my own car to test it out and presto! The results were amazingly and surprisingly 100% correct. You can try it to see if it still works by With your cellphone / mobile phone, just key in:

How to verify the plate number in LTO online

At the moment, LTO already has a system that allows you to text LTO to check plate numbers. All you need to do is using your cellphone to key in:



            Then send to 2600.

            e.g. LTO VEHICLE XYZ789

        2. You will then receive the vehicle information as shown here:

             Plate no: XYZ789 / Make: Toyota / Model: Innova gas m / Year: 2011 / Color: Red / Registered last 04/02/2020, has no LTO apprehension, has no LTO alarm. P2.50/text.


At the moment, LTO already has a system that allows you to text LTO to check plate number

After that, wait for around 5 – 10 minutes till you receive the auto-generated reply. It can be said that LTO owes its fastest system ever to check plate numbers online in the Philippines. Interestingly, apart from the plate number, basic info and specs of your car are also provided.

To illustrate, after texting LTO, you will receive an auto-generated reply like this: Plate number/Make/Model/Year of manufacturing/Color/Date last registered in LTO/LTO Apprehension/records and LTO Alarm.


Other LTO Services via Text Message:

  • To get Motor Vehicle transactions: LTOMV
  • For other permit and transactions: LTODL
  • To inquire license details: LTOLICENSELicensenumber
  • To report a complaint on a PUV: PUV

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