Trying to verify driver’s license and a plate number at Land Transportation Office (LTO) could be a big difficulty for ordinary person who has no contact person inside.
A Lot of Car Dealer corporations have their own liaison officer that makes bulk transactions inside LTO office.
For ordinary people who want to buy a second-hand car or validate the identity of the said person who submitted a driver’s license to them, there’s an easier way to verify a driver’s license and plate number without living where you are now. That’s thru SMS or text messaging using your phone.
To verify a driver’s license, just type LTO LICENSE [Driver’s license number] and send it to 2600. Type the license number without space or dash (-). If your license number is N06-66-666666, type it like N0666666666.
To verify a plate number, just type LTO VEHICLE [Plate number] and send it to 2600. Type the plate number without space. If your plate number is 6666 XX, then type it like 6666XX. This works for both motor vehicle and automobile with the new format (e.g. XX 66666, XXX 6666, etc.)
It works with any network, like Sun Cellular, Globe Telecom, Smart Communication, Talk n Text, Touch Mobile, and other major networks.
Keywords are not case sensitive for both verifications. You can type them in all small letters like in the first image or all caps locked.
For driver’s license verification, the information you’ll only get is the validity of license, and if there’s unsettled alarm/apprehension on the driver’s license.
For plate number verification, the information you’ll get, are the Make, Model, Year Model, Color, last registration, and if there’s any unsettled alarm/apprehension on the vehicle.
Verification costs Php2.50 for each successful verification.
Sometimes, in a rare occasion, you’ll get a “no record found.” SMS reply. The file or record you’re looking for may not have been uploaded immediately on the system.
It that case, that’s the time that you need to verify it yourself on your nearest LTO branch or satellite office.
For more information, you may call the LTO at telephone numbers (02)9229061 to 63.