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Motorized Tricycle Operators Permit (MTOP) – TODA Requirements, Fees Charges, Validity, Procedure, How to apply and Who may qualify

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MTOP Sample in Tagum City (full credits to

The MTOP, otherwise known by motorcycle drivers as the Motorized Tricycle Operators Permit is a very valuable document for qualifying to use your motorcycle for business or tricycle for hire to passengers may be applied for. There are certain local municipality and city ordinances that govern its implementation, application, qualification, fees and charges for the document and requirements to be able to qualify to apply. If you own a vehicle, please read important notes below. Note that this document is also important if you are an operator and you want to use your unit to apply for a tricycle loan.

MTOP Requirements (in different cases and municipality coverage)

  • Community Tax Certificate
  • Xerox copy of certificate of registration or a promissory note (if the unit is installment basis)
  • Xerox copy of Deed of Absolute Sale if the unit/tricycle has been bought to a franchise holder & been transferred into his/her name
  • Xerox copy of Professional Driver’s License

Fees / Charges

  • Php 1,430.00 full cost

In some other municipalities and cities, the applicant for the provisional permit is being obliged to pay the following charges: (total of Php 145.00)

1. Filling Fee P 50.00

2. Inspection Fee P 20.00

3. Provisional Permit Fee P 75.00

Other Possible Fees to Collect

1. Franchise Fee – P 300.00 every three (3) years

2. Filing Fee – P 50.00 every three (3) years

3. Inspection Fee – P 20.00 annually

4. Fare Adjustment Fee – P 50.00 upon filing

5. Filing Fee for MTOP Amendment – P 50.00 upon filing

6. Filing Fee for opposition and/or petitions – P 50.00 upon filing

7. Regulatory Fee – P 100.00 annually

8. Provisional Permit Fee – P 75.00 every three (3) months

Upon a comprehensive research online for other payment modes and how much the operators and drivers of tricycle are charged, I found out that in areas like Tagum City, the full charge for MTOP application costs Php 1, 150.00 which will be paid to the city Treasurer’s Office – Licensing Division and it only takes about 5 minutes to fall in line in this city. You can also find a list here –

Who is Qualified to Apply (In many cases, these rules apply) (sample from

I. Only Filipino citizens who are actually residing in the municipality and other juridical parties doing business in the municipality and whose capitalization is Sixty Percent (60%) owned by Filipino are qualified to operate and maintain tricycles-for-hire and motorbikes-for-hire.

II. Only the parties mentioned in the preceding section hereof may apply from the Board permit to operate motorbike-for-hire and motorized tricycle-for-hire whose applications shall be accompanied with the following documents:

  1. Photocopy of the Certificate of Registration of the tricycle unit including a copy of the official receipt for registration
  2. Letter of reference from the concerned tricycle operators / drivers associations that services / covers a particular route, for which such associations are formed under existing laws
  3. Barangay clearance indicating actual residency
  4. Passenger insurance coverage to answer liability that may be incurred in case of an accident
  5. Two (2) copies of 2×2 colored picture of the applicant

Application form for the MTOP may be secured from the Office of the Franchising and Regulatory Board in your local municipality while The Motorized Tricycle Operator’s Permit shall be valid for a period of three (3) years which is renewable every three years also.

Procedures on How to Apply

1. Produce and present the list of requirements.

2. Present the tricycle unit to the local municipality or city hall (Traffic Management Group (TMG) office.

3. For assessment of fees and charges to pay, please go to Business Permit and License Office – Franchising Section and present your documents from the inspector’s report.

4. Pay and get receipt to the City Treasurer’s Office – License Division of the full charges incurred for MTOP application.

5. Secure the MTOP and sticker at the Business Permit and License Office – Franchising Section.

43 Responses to “Motorized Tricycle Operators Permit (MTOP) – TODA Requirements, Fees Charges, Validity, Procedure, How to apply and Who may qualify”

  • edgardo cantar says:

    transferrable ba ang student

  • Ramil E Samson says:

    dir sir!
    report ko po ung license ko nawala po last oct.16,2012!
    Lic. no# C11-02-151526

  • ana rose cuevas says:

    good pm…i just want to ask about my lost and expired much is the cost for renewal expired and lost??..thank you so much..

  • Claricel Ilagan says:

    gud pm po.sana maaprubahan na ung transfer of ownership namin na hanggang ngayon ay nandiyan pa sa evaluator sa lto habang tinitingnan ko po ung requirements.ay un naman po ay na accomplished naman po namin.salamat po.

  • Federico G Dizon says:

    anong requirement ng sec .gagamitin sa toda ng manuali porac pampanga at mag kano

  • can i copy this page for thesis writing

  • says:


  • fe dominguez says:


    would just want to clarify some points i hope my queries would be answered.

    1. could a TODA president implement an order wherein drivers who wnat to be part of their existing TODA would pay more than ten thousand pesos?

    2. can police officers catch drivers who are putting up TODA in our place? do they have the power to impound vehicles simply because driver doesnt have his license with him? said driver was not driving at the time they they were brought to the precint.

    3. actions of said policemen were because of the complaint of the TODA president mentioned above- is it legal especially since no formal complaint nor any document was shown to the drivers mentioned in number 2?

    4.can other drivers not form their own toda especially since membership fee in already existing toda is very high?

    i would appreciate if your good office would shed light on my queries.
    thank you very much.

    fe dominguez

  • k says:

    Good day,
    Who handles the tricycle fare in Cabrera, Tramo and Protacio Pasay? Who should I be talking to? The reason I ask is that some tricycle drivers ask passengers (alone or with someone) to pay P30 just from Vergel cor taft to Tramo cor Protacio but some drivers don’t. Should there be any sign indicating the said fare where passengers can see them? Who should be handling this? What documents should tricycle drivers have on them when they are driving the vehicle? Should it REALLY be P30 for that matter? I hope i get answers soon because some drivers are ripping off passengers who are working hard to earn money AND paying the CORRECT TAXES. FYI, there are a lot of colorum tricycle here too. Thank you.

  • Harvey Espiritu says:

    Gud Evening,
    pag kumuha po ba ng franchise ng trisikel ilang months or years po ba ang validity ng nasabing franchise na kinuha.. for example kumuha ako ng october kelan po ang expired nito? january po ba kailangan ko ng mag renew ng franchise ulit?
    Ganito po kasi ang nangyayari dito sa bayan namin..
    God Bless and Thank You very much…

  • says:

    Excellent article. I will be dealing with a few of
    these issues as well..

  • jun arrojado says:


    nais ko po humingi ng opinyon sa inyo kung ano po ang aking gagawin, meron po akong tricycle na pinahulog tarya ko po ng dalawang taon ngunit di po ito natapos sa dahilan po ay bigla nalang nawala yung taong may dala nito narecover ko po yung tricycle sa ibang lugar na nakapadlock kinuha ko po ito dahil di naman sya don nakatira,hinintay ko po sya ng higit isang taon di naman nagpakita sakin yung taong pinagkatiwalaan ko ng aking tricycle,ngayun po ay pinakondisyo ko na ang motor at tricyle binilan ko ng bagong sidecar ang problima po ay ayaw po kami bigyan ng clearance ng samahan para po sana marenew ko na mga prangkisa nito, dahil daw po ay magbabayad po kami ng butaw mula noong natenga ang trike hanggang sa kasalukuyan,at babayaran ko daw po ang tinatawag nilang priority pay samantalang bago ko binigay ang motor don sa taong pinagkatiwalaan ko binayaran ko na lahat yun sa samahan ang mali ko lang po ay pinangalan ko na don sa tao para po di na sya gumastos pag natapos nya ang term, ano po tamang gagawin namin?

    salamat po

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  • Roben Espemas says:

    sir tanung lang hu. magkanu ba talaga ang tricycle franchising payment sa caypombo, santa maria bulacan. grabe kasi ang bayaran dito pag magkuha kanang linya, 300,000 pesos. Ganun ba talaga kamahal ang mag palinya. ang maka kuha lang talaga nyan E ang mga mayayaman. paanu na kami na ang ticycle namin e utang pa, para maka paghanapbuhay.

    sana masagut nyo itong hinaing namin.

  • Oscar Moralde says:

    Pwedi bang kumuhan ahente mag lakad nang tricycle registration?

  • eugen t. sison says:

    sir gudday po. ask ko po kung makatarungan po ba na bawiin ang prangkisa kung paso po ang mayors permit this year. dito yan sa limay bataan. thnks po. mr. sison po.

  • Jonicel licudini says:

    Magkano po bayad pag pinalitan yung name ng tricycle s ibang tao. Yung mother q po kc namatay n ililipat q s name q yung tricycle

  • jennifer d.ching says:

    hi Sir/madam

    pwede po bang magparehistro ng walang original o.r c.r xerox po ang binigay muna sa amin dahil hulungan pa po itong motor na kinuha namin ,,,

    ok lang po bang magparehistro ng wala kaming dalang original O.r C.r sabi po ng branch na kinuhaan namin pwede daw kami na ang magparehistro


  • joy chua says:

    clarify ko lang.. sorry need ko kc ng detailed info.. i have a plan of buying a tryc kc for business.
    pag napasa na lahat ng requirements ilang days po ba ang hihintayin para makuha na ung prangkisa?

  • francisco jose m. balue says:

    pwede bang irehistro ung tricycle na purong stainless ang sidecar

  • francisco jose m. balue says:

    pwede bang irehistro ang sidecar ay puro stainless?

  • aiko says:

    Gud day..ask ko Lang po bakit hindi daw po pwede ang magpalinya ng bagong mtor sa lugar namin sa malabon pag bago daw po ung sidecar..Ganon po b un talafa?

  • arnold ambrosio says:

    bumili po ako ng tricycle second hand pinalipat ko po sa pangalan koyun OR/CR sa LTO 2 weeks na po nakakaraan ndi pa po na re release ilang araw po ba talaga ang processing?

  • Rodrigo says:

    Good day sir inquire ko lang po, may tricycle ako ngayon na ipinapasada ko po tuwing wala po akong pasok sa work, kumpleto po ako requirements or/cr at municipal permit po para sa pag tricycle. Ang tanung ko lang po sana kasi gusto ko po sana siyang gamitin pang service ko sa work sa manila at i single kaso yellow plate po siya. May iviolate po ba akong law or policy kung ganun at mahuhuli po ba ako kahit na kumpleto po lahat ng papers ko?

  • Edgar says:

    Ask ko lng po.kailangan ko po bang ako mismo ang pupunta sa mayor namin para mag-papirma ng ng franchise paper para ma relesead yun dokumento nmin..
    Salamat po

  • Alberto Jacobo says:

    to whom it may concern, nabdito pa ako sa USA getting my us citizenship yung problema ko po sa franchise ng tricycle ko eh tinatransfer ko sa kuya ko pero marami pong hinihingi TRU pinadalan ko na ng waiver pero dagdag pa cla ng request additional do cuments pati yung marriege certificate ko eh single po ako ano po ba dapat gawin kasi pabalik balik kuya ko sa hearing eh

  • Henry V. Ringor says:

    Magandang araw po sa kinaukulan,

    Mangyari lang po magtanong kung ano po ba ang halaga o PRESYO ng isang LINYA (TODA)..ngayon? Ito ba ay depende sa lugar o Organisasyon ng isang TODA sa lugar na kinalalagyan ng isang Tri Cycle?…..nagtanong po kasi ako sa amin sa LAngakaan 1 Dasmarinas Cavite tungkol po sa LINYA ng pampasadang Tri Cycle at ang sabi ng ng isang kagawad doon ay nasa 200,000.00pesos daw ang isang linya….totoo po ba ito?

    Ang inyong lingcod na nagtatanong lamang,


  • Cecilio Sanchez says:

    Ask ko lang po kung puede pa bang i-enew ang 2-stroke na tricycle for hire dito sa NCR ?
    Make: Kawasaki, Sereis: HD111, Year: 2001.
    Ang franchise ay ma-expire na this 31 Augost 2017.

  • randy layson says:

    saan po pede kumuha special permit pang sundo lng ng pari pag may misa d2 samin?

  • Albert dela Cruz says:


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  • Analynn Pedracio says:

    Muntik nko sagasaan ng silver na kotse dko sure if uber or private vehicle MR 6038, nasa bandang gitna nkmi tumatawid ng pedestrian lane, coming the car sobrang bilis pa akyat ng simbahan p. Oliveros st. Antipolo City tapat ng Mercury, kinabahan ako kc di sya nag SLOW down church zone un walang traffic light, tas pabilis ng pabilis ung takbo nya, napatakbo ako sa pagtawid, tas pag andar nung kotse tinitigan pako. Tama ba un tao ang mag adjust sa nasa pedestrian, gusto nung driver humaripas kmi ng takbo buti di ako nadapa.
    December. 17, 2017 6:20pm yan. Sobrang bilis ng pangyayari dko na picturan nakakainis na nakakakaba.

    Sana ma call ang attention nung driver na yan, bastos balasubas. Sorry sa word pero grabeh eh pano kung ma troma na vivictim nila.

  • Tino says:

    May toda s harap ng bahay namin
    Loob ng subdivision
    Pwde b cla basta nlang maglagay ng pila
    Maingay cla umaga at gabi
    May sakit ang nanay ko at na aapektuhan
    na ang pag2log nya
    Kinausap namin ang presidente ng toda para
    lumayo s harapan ng bahay namin pero nagalit pa
    Pls advise kun anu pwd namin gawin d2
    Pwd nlang basta cla maglagay ng toda?

  • lira says:

    hello po …manghingi po sana ako nang advice

  • lira says:

    hello po …manghingi po sana ako nang advice..meron po kam i nabili na tricycle tapos 2 years nlng mag expire na yong franchise niya ..ang nang yari po pati po yong motor na ginagamit namin so nag change motor kami for 2 years hind kami nag pa transfer tapos nong e tatransfer na namin tapos renew ng franchise bigla naman denadrop nag original na may ari yong franchise namin tapos hindi na daw namin pdwede bayaran o e renew sa city hall kasi paso na yong franchise namin..ano po ba ang dapat naming gawin ?

  • alma says:

    ask ko lng if sa isang motor vehicle nakapangalan ung franchise tapos intend to transfer ung franchise permit sa ibang motor? what to do? what are the requirements? where to apply the transfer?

  • Liz says:

    How. Much po ang linya for Angeles city

  • Renalyn Dapito says:

    Good evening po.
    May I ask lng po, if as of this time po ba possible pa po ba makakuha po franchise for tricycle dito po sa Caloocan brgy.161? What if po makakapag provide po ako ng own tricycle. What are the steps po should I do? Sensya npo first timer. And at my age, yun po naisip ko makakatulong for additional income as a bread winner.
    Thank you and Godbless.

  • Pastor Danac says:

    Maganda umaga po. mag eendorse lang po ako. ako po si Jun from camfin Lending Inc. meron po kaming produckto na Tricycle Loan. kung saan ang mga Tricycle owner/operator ay pwedeng makapag loan up to P30,000.00 hangang 9 months. mabilis po ang approval at mababa po ang interest. P4,400.00 kada buwan, P150.00. for inquiry tumawag o mag text lang sa 0917-879-6651 Globe / 0998-595-6912 Smart or visit us at EDSA, Munoz Anchar motor building. katabi lang ng meralco. nagbibigay din kami ng commission sa mga mag rerefer. maraming salamat.

  • Rex says:

    Sir/mam, ask ko lng po if mgkano po mgpalinya sa may anabu coastal palengke..?.?ngttnong po ako sa mga tricycle driver dun sabi nila 120k daw ng linya dun..sana makareply kau..thank you..

  • erwin gawad says:

    gud day sir panu po kumuha ng franchise bagu palang po.

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