Wednesday, March 8, 2017
LTO Postpones Uniform Temporary Plates; Reiterates No OR/CR, No Travel
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has issued a new memorandum dated February 23, 2017. This new memorandum, which was made available to us, deals with the standardized temporary plates as well as the No OR/CR, No Travel policy.
Addressed to all LTO accredited dealers, this new memorandum signed by LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante delays the use of the standardized temporary plates from February 15, 2017 to June 1, 2017.
This means that all vehicles released from June 1, 2017 onward will be required to sport the standardized temporary plate with a prescribed format that includes information such as the Conduction Sticker number and Motor Vehicle (MV) File number prior to their release or delivery to the owner.
While this gives reprieve to all accredited vehicle dealers nationwide to secure a supplier for the standardized temporary plate, the same memorandum also reiterates the implementation of the No OR/CR, No Travel policy which is in effect.
In fact, it categorically states: “no motor vehicle shall be used or operated on or upon any highway without being registered.”
Therefore, dealers may require their customers to either take delivery of their vehicle only when the OR/CR has been made available or sign a waiver releasing the dealer of any claims/damages in case the driver or owner wants to bring his vehicle home when the OR/CR is not yet available.
It’s also worth noting that though vehicles released before June 1, 2017 need not sport the standardized temporary plate, it would be a good practice to indicate the MV File Number in your temporary plate in a clear, legible manner to avoid any potential hassle.
See the full memo below:
To: All LTO Accredited Dealers
Subject: Deferment of Memorandum Date 11 January 2017 On the Use of Conduction Sticker as Temporary License Plate Number
Date: 23 February 2017
Upon your request to defer implementation of the Memorandum requiring the use of conduction sticker as temporary license plate number, you are hereby notified that your request is granted. The implementation of the subject Memorandum shall be moved to 01 June 2017.
It is reiterated, however, that no motor vehicle shall be used or operated on or upon any highway without being registered (Sec 5 R.A. 4136, as amended).
Edgar C. Galvante