Land Transportation Office (LTO) Chief Jayart Tugade has ordered the implementation of the three-year validity of the registration of all new motorcycles in the country.
Based on the current rule in accordance with Republic Act 4136 and Republic Act 11032, only motorcycles with an engine displacement of 201cc and above have a three-year validity of initial registration at the Land Transportation Office (LTO).
However, following the study done by the agency, LTO Chief Tugade decided to make the registration valid for three years even for motorcycles with an engine of 200cc or less.
“It is hereby directed that initial registration of brand new motorcycles with engine displacement of 200cc and below shall be valid for three (3) years,” said Memorandum Circular No. JMT-2023-2395.
“It is understood that the MVUC to be collected during the initial registration shall likewise be adjusted to cover the corresponding registration validity period,” according to the Memorandum.
This is still part of the LTO’s measures aimed at speeding up processes and easing the public’s transactions with the agency.
“We do not see that there will be a problem with the roadworthiness of motorcycles with three-year registration because these are new vehicles,” said LTO Chief Tugade.
“We at the LTO believe that this step will help many drivers who are registering a new motorcycle for use in their occupation or work,” the official added.
Based on past LTO data, it is estimated that two million new motorcycle registrants of 200cc and below will benefit from this new policy this year.
“This is proof that your LTO listens to the suggestions of the public that directly transacts with the agency. Studies will continue on the existing policies and rules and if changes need to be made for the betterment of the system, we are ready to do so,” confirmation by LTO Chief Tugade.
Also in accordance with the existing rules for the registration of other vehicles, after the three-year validity of the initial registration, the registration of motorcycles with an engine of 200cc or less will become annual.
The memorandum is effective on May 15 of the current year.