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Transferring Ownership of Private Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

Where To Go: Any Online District Office (except Public Utility Vehicle Registration Centre and Public Utility Vehicle Registration Extension Centre)

To Make Application Transferring Ownership You Need:

  1. Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE)
  2. Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees
  3. Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration.
  4. Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE
  5. PNP-TMG MV Clearance Certificate
  6. Duly completed and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
  7. Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover
  8. Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)

Procedure

  1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
  2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. This form is available for download here. http://www.lto.gov.ph/index.php/component/jdownloads/finish/3-lto-downloadable-files/4-motor-vehicle-inspection-report-mvir?Itemid=0 You can complete this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
  3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
  4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

Fees

Check here: http://www.lto.gov.ph/index.php/services/mv-registration/107-transaction-fees-and-other-charges

26 thoughts on “Transferring Ownership of Private Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

  1. Jeffrey simmons

    My wife has a truck in Kabankalan and is up for sale, must she travel back to the Philippines as we live in Australia, can we fax her signature over or sign the transfer of ownership papers and then post them? What is the best solution for this problem, thank you

    1. mbannist Post author

      If the purchaser and you are working together the get them to send you the forms for signature, sign and return to them for processing.

  2. Pao

    Good day. Is it possible to sell the car my father gave me without the original OR and CR? I do have the copies though. The title is still under the name of his company. My half-siblings now own and are running the corporation. Is it possible?

    1. mbannist Post author

      To sell your vehicle you must be the r5eghistered owner of the vehicle or have authority within the company that owns the vehicle to sell it.
      In your case you would require the latter. If you are having difficulty getting cooperation from them to cede you that authority, then you do have another option , and that is for them to transfer ownership of the vehicle to you, this would mean they would be liable for the expenses of obtaining a a duplicate CR. Until that part is settled you are unable to sell the vehicle legally.
      Below is the process the company and in turn you will have to go through to sell transfer ownership.
      TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF PRIVATE MVS/MCS
      Requirements
      Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE)
      Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees
      Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance
      Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration
      Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE
      PNP-TMG MV Clearance Certificate
      Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
      Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover
      Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)

      Procedure
      1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
      2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
      3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
      4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

      Venue
      Any Online District Office except PUVRC and PUVRECAny Online District Office except PUVRC and PUVREC

      Fees
      Transfer of MV Ownership 50.00

  3. Annlin

    I am planning to sell our motorcycle for a relatively very very low price to a pastor who will use it for ministry. I want to know what should I do to transfer it into his name. Do I need to pay any fees based on the market value of the motorbike against the value I will sell it for? What is my obligation/fees/tax?

    1. mbannist Post author

      Normally this process is carried out by the buyer. In your circumstance you may wish to shoulder the costs of transfer.
      Hi there, the buyer or you will need to obtain the following paperwork TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF PRIVATE MVS/MCS.

      Requirements:
      * Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE)
      The Buyer or you need to check that their is no finances owing on the motorcycle.
      The CR will have Encumbered stamped on it if the vehicle is subject to a loan.
      Copies are not acceptable.
      Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees
      Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance.
      Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration.
      Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE.
      PNP-TMG MV Clearance Certificate Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
      Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover
      Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN) of the Pastor. Not required if you do not pay tax or are liable for tax.

      Procedure
      1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
      2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR.
      3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
      4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

      Venue Any Online District Office except PUVRC and PUVREC

      Fees can be found here. Just add together the fees applicable to you on this page

      As regards Tax you should not incur any liability
      Hope that helps

  4. Rdeleon

    Hello, I own a motorcycle bought it 3 years back. Now it is for sale and had a buyer but asked for some copy of original owner’s valid identification with signatures which I don’t have in hand. I am the third owner and handed to me was only deed of sale from the second owner. I manage to contact the original owner that will provide the said documents but advised me that the MC was repossessed by its dealer (MT) and didn’t grant my request. I have my new MC and need to sell the said MC. Please advise. Thank you.

    1. mbannist Post author

      This sound like something you need to take to your nearest LTO office and get them to rule on. There are to many variable involved in your situation for me to give you an answer that i could guarantee was accurate.
      LTO Customer Service: (02)928-9440. Email: ltombox@lto.gov.ph.
      They will be able to inform you of your nearest branch.

  5. Oliver gervacio

    I acquired 2 units of trucks from sheriff auction, (previous owner declared insolvency) when I process the change of ownership in
    my behalf it appears before the LTO office that the said 2 units was encumbered in a financing, and for that reason the LTO office was requiring me to secure a cancellation of chatell mortgage from financing company, what will I supposed to do if the financing company denies to issue a cancellation of chatell mortgage moreover during auction process the sheriff did not disclosed to us that the unit was encumbered in favor of the financing company, what possible requirements should I provide to facilitate the transfer of ownership in my behalf,,, I am looking for your immediate response regarding on this matter for this motor vehicles was legally acquired on a public sheriff sale ,,, thank you very much

    1. mbannist Post author

      Sir,
      it seems to me that your best course of action will be to contact the people who hold the encumberance over the vehicle. If they release the vehicle then you proceed with your change of ownership. However if they refuse because the vehicles are owing money to them I think your only safe course of action is to engage the services of an attorney. Firstly to ascertain the legality of the sherrif in not disclosing the encumberance and secondly to ascertain if their is a way out of the deal you have with the sherriffs office. Please keep us informed of your progress to assist other visitors
      Charles

  6. Alice

    hello!

    My brother bought a 2nd hand car. When we went to LTO / PNP-TMG, they were asking us to go to Registry of Deeds first. May I know for what purpose?

    Thanks,
    Alice

    1. mbannist Post author

      So they can get a cancelled chattell certificate, proving the vehicle is unencumbered by any loan.

  7. Joy Quijada

    Hi i bought a used suv 6 months ago and now i am planning to transfer it under my name. Would there be any problem because the Deed of Sale and the Notarial fee was done 6 months ago. Is there a penalty for late transfer? Will appreciate your quick response. Thank you.

    1. mbannist Post author

      Hi Joy,
      Yes you can here is the process
      19. TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF PRIVATE MVs/MCs

      Requirements
      Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE)
      Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees
      Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance
      Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration
      Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE
      PNP-TMG MV Clearance Certificate
      Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
      Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover
      Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)

      Procedure
      1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
      2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
      3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
      4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

      Venue
      Any Online District Office except PUVRC and PUVREC

      There is a penalty for late transfer is 150php which will be included at the time you do your transfer

  8. kiko

    Hi, anyone knows the exact amount/fee for transferring ownership of motorcycle? its a honda CBR 150R model. thanks

    1. mbannist Post author

      The actual transfer fee is only 50php, it is the other charges which boost it and they vary from case to case.
      The process is as follows:

      TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF PRIVATE MVs/MCs

      Requirements
      Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE) Not having these will involve paying for a replacement.
      Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees. This includes the fees for an inspection, if required and also for the emissions test.
      Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance
      Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration. If you are transferring ownership at an office different from where the MC was registered last time, their is a fee charged.
      Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE
      PNP-TMG MV Clearance Certificate
      Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
      Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover this will vary according tgo your choice
      Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN). If you are not working or earning in the Philippines you wont require this.

      Procedure
      1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
      2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR. (This form is available for download here. You can accomplish this form prior to transacting your business at the LTO.)
      3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
      4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

      Venue
      Any Online District Office except PUVRC and PUVREC

      Sorry its not a simple answer

  9. arnold ambrosio

    i bought a tricycle then i transfer it to my name 2 weeks ago thru LTO office until now the OR-CR(original) had been not yet release

    1. mbannist Post author

      Please provide more details as your new CR and OR are released on the day you do the transfer unless there are other circumstances. The same applies to both private and for hire vehicles.
      If there are no known reason for the delay I suggest you revisit your LTO and ask them to explain.

      Charles

  10. Danilo plegaria

    Hi!it’s realy required to have two valid ID’S..from both vendor and vendee..in my case i bought motorcycle to a korean national and i have only photocopy of his license card..but he left the country and i’ve lost communication to him no way to ask him another ID what should i do.

    1. mbannist Post author

      Danilo, you need to present yourself at your nearest LTO, who can assist you in sorting out your next steps.
      You really need to establish two things, which may require you to present notarised documents proving
      a)That you actually own the mc, this requires the deed of sale
      b)That there are no liens on it such as mortgages to finance companies. Once you are able to show this you will be able to proceed with transfer of ownership.
      Here is the process once your ownership is proven. This requires the PNP-HPG MV Clearance Certificate.

      20. TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF PRIVATE MVs

      Requirements
      Original copy of the Certificate of Registration (CR) or Certificate of Registration Encumbered (CRE)
      Original copy of official receipt of payment of latest MVUC and other fees
      Original copy of the Deed of Sale/ Transfer/ Conveyance
      Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration
      Deed of sale with assumption of mortgage with bank’s conformity
      Written consent from the financing company in case of CRE
      PNP-HPG MV Clearance Certificate
      Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
      Appropriate Insurance Certificate of Cover
      Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)

      Procedure
      1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
      2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR.
      3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
      4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

      Venue Any Online District Office

      1. Danilo plegaria

        Actually sir i’m almost done.i got them all..but in the LTO chief office window 6.when scrutinizing my papers said i’m lacking one ID from the vendor which is the korean..because i got only a photocopy of his license card i lost communication whith him because he went back to korea..i can’t produce another ID from him..that’s my problem now..

  11. Danilo

    we bought a 2015 Adventure from car dealerlast June 13, 2017 which they acquired from PS Bank . apparently the car is registered in Davao, we let them process the transfer of ownership. Latest update is that the papers is now in Register of Deeds, its unusual to me that a vehicle documents will be connected with RD. is this normal procedure or not?

    1. mbannist Post author

      Your CR will have had a an encumbered stamp on it, stating that money was owed on it. To give you clear title the RD must verify that the vehicle is no longer encumbered. It is a normal part of the process

      CANCELLATION OF MORTGAGE OR OTHER LIENS AND ENCUMBRANCES (MC 96-227 series of 1996)

      Requirements
      Original copy of the Certificate of Registration with Encumbrance
      Latest Official Receipt of payment of MVUC and other fees
      Confirmation of CR/OR when the registering district office is different from the district office that issued the CR/OR
      Release of Chattel Mortgage duly annotated by the Register of Deeds that recorded the chattel mortgage Contract
      Official Receipt of payment of recording fee with the Register of Deeds
      Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)
      MVIR

      Procedure
      1. Proceed to the transaction counters and submit all the required documents to the Evaluator for evaluation and computation of fees.
      2. Actual inspection of motor vehicles with duly accomplished MVIR.
      3. Proceed to the Cashier when your name is called for the necessary fees and obtain an Official Receipt (OR).
      4. Proceed to the Releasing Counter when your name is called to obtain the Certificate of Registration (CR), plates, stickers, and other requested documents.

      Venue
      District Office that issued the Certificate of Registration – Encumbered (CRE)

  12. xyrez kenn

    Saan po ipapadala ang confirmation ng or/cr for transfer of ownership, sa originating office po bah o sa district office na nakalagay sa cr? Salamat sa sagot

    1. mbannist Post author

      Confirmation of CR/OR in case the transacting district office is different from the district office that issued the current certificate of registration

      If you are transacting the transfer at a different office from that on the OR/CR you will need to get confirmation from the office on the OR/CR. and include it in the paperwork you submit. Now it maybe that you can do this online, so contact your local office and ask if they can get confirmation electronically.

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