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How to Verify Vehicle LTO Plate Number via SMS / text and know if it’s carnapped or with bad record of apprehension

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There are literally so many purposes for verification of a vehicle’s plate number. First off, you have to realize that it is not so easy before when you want to know to whom a vehicle is registered or if that vehicle has a bad record in the LTO in terms of driver apprehension or if it is alarmed in the Land Transportation Office as a hot car or carnapped vehicle.

Here is a short guide for all who want to get the details of a vehicle in as fast as 1 minute. Yes, believe me you can now do it at that lightning fast pace because the LTO already had a system wherein all you have to do is to send a txt message (via SMS) to verify any vehicle’s plate number and know if it is a hot car (carnapped) or if it has a bad record in LTO. See the guide picture below.

LTO Vehicle Profile Verification via SMS

As of the writing of this post, August 6, 2012, this txt and SMS system verification method still works. I know it because I have tested it just now before posting it here for 100% reliability. I used my own car to test it out and presto! The results were amazingly and surprisingly 100% correct. You can try it to see if it still works by:

With your cellphone / mobile phone, just key in:

LTO<space>VEHICLE<space>[plate number of your vehicle] and send to 2600.


All you have to do after this process is to wait for about 5-10 seconds until the auto-generated reply arrives in your inbox.

LTO has this system as the fastes it has ever given chance to verify a vehicle basic information and specification plus model number and make. To be exact, I checked my inbox and these are the details provided in the auto-generated txt reply:

Car Plate – Model – Year of Manufacturing – Color – Date Last Registered in LTO – LTO Apprehension/ records and LTO Alarm (if any, referring to if your vehicle has been reported stolen or carnapped by the owner).

Please note that this can now be used by the proper authorities to get to crooks especially those carnappers who get caught in a checkpoint so beware all you scumbags!

Special Note: On per text message cost, a sent message with confirmation will cost the texter a Php 2.50. This text and SMS verification system by the LTO has been tested personally by me and the good news is that it definitely works for Smart, Globe and Sun Cellular users. I’m not so sure if it does the same for Touch Mobile, Red Mobile and the rest of the telco providers.

For an idea on the part of the vehicle owner, to avoid staying too long for the questioning of police officers in a checkpoing or a military authority, all you have to do is to show them the message and if your vehicle is totally clear of any records that could cause you to be apprehended, then you will not have to stay too long for questioning.

Another great tip where you can use this system is for verification of the registration of a second-hand car or used automobile you want to buy. This way, you can get assurance that it is clean before you get to pay for it or it’s too late. Remember that buying a hot car can cause you the same case as a carnapper.

To Remember: This registration verification via SMS is effective only for private cars> I am not sure to this date if LTO is planning to include all vehicles sooner or if it already included in the system / database of inquiry such as (motorcycles, taxis, tricycles, trucks, etc.). You can use this system, however to verify if it does work for other vehicles by using the system. I don’t have a jeep, tricycle, truck or a motorcycle to test it with so please bear with me. On the other hand, there are other related uses listed below taken from the official website of the LTO Philippines.

Other LTO services via text message:

  • To get motor vehicle transactions: LTOMV
  • For other permit and transactions: LTODL
  • To inquire license details: LTOLICENSELicensePlateNumber
  • To report a complaint on a PUV: PUV

Send to 2600

197 Responses to “How to Verify Vehicle LTO Plate Number via SMS / text and know if it’s carnapped or with bad record of apprehension”

  • arnel rodriguez.. says:

    Paki verify naman yung ung O.R C.R ng motor ko kung my plate number na po.. Tagal ko na po iti sa inyo concern.. Ito OR 347381241 C.R 160767316

  • binoy says:

    Wala ba kayong mga load? bakit nag papa verify kayo dito. HIndi nyo ba nabasa yun instructions!? tanga lang?

  • Jayson si says:

    Hi mam/sir ask ko lang kng ano issue ng plate number na Ito 4592HW.. Thank you po sa reply

  • Fred says:

    Hi, how to check a motorcycle license plate if have no CP# in Philippines?
    License 3855PW

  • leonard devera says:

    Pa verify po honda civic esi na may plate number na UBK 199..bibilihin ko po ..maraming salamat dahil marami po kaung natutulungan godbless po sa inyo..

  • Eric B. Tamparong says:

    pa-verify kung ano status sa plate # 3846 LJ. plan ko kasi bilihin ito motor na ito.

  • chaffymaeopong says:

    San ko pwede na locate ang address kung san nka rehistro ang vehicle namin.

  • Jasper says:

    Hi All,

    Tanung lang po, puede po bang ma register ang kotse na involved sa accident and with pending case? Anu po ang mang yayari if ever lumabas na ang decision ng court? puede pa rin po bang ma register ang kotse?

    Damage to property lang sir…

  • AMOR J. GALLARDO JR. says:


  • fate lee says:

    sir/maam, the reply to me goes like this ” invalid plate number length format (must be 4 to 6 character in length)”. my plate number comes with “three alpha and four numeric’. i believe this is the new plate issued by LTO, is the system not yet updated? or what? your response is highly appreciated.


  • RICKY says:

    pa verify ko po sana tong plate number kung nka alarma 7115TD nouvo z ung motorcycle,
    thanks po

  • RICKY says:

    ask lang po pa verify ko plate number 7115TD bilhin ko po kasi ung motor… thanks po

  • Jr says:

    paki verify po naman ang palte number WMC508. salamat po

  • Jr says:

    Paki verify naman po ang plate number WMC508. salamat po

  • Jason says:

    Pa verify naman po ung motorcycle plate number UC3846

  • grace says:

    Hi! I want to verify the status of mitsubishi bdc235. Thanks!

  • Mharteen says:

    Good day Ma’am/Sir I just want to know if this plate# 8794 QX is registered in your accountant and what is the status of this? Hoping for your emmidiate response..Thank you and God Bless….

  • Mharteen says:

    Good day Ma’am/Sir I just want to know if this plate# 8794 QX is registered in your account and what is the status of this? Hoping for your emmidiate response..Thank you and God Bless….

  • Mharteen says:

    I mean in your account Ma’am/Sir,…. Thank you

  • vom says:

    Pki check nmn po i2ng plate number. 9372PV motorcycle po yan. Nacarnapped po siya nung 1stweek ng december. Pag nagchecheck po kc ako sa lto no records found ang lahing lumilitaw eh.. gusto k po kc marecover ung motor nmin..bka po sakaling marecover through this system. Thank u po and regards to all

  • rayphil says:


    Pa verify naman po ng plate no. na to motorcycle 9422RG. Balak ko kasi bilhin check ko muna if may bad record o wala. if carnap or hindi. thanks and merry christmas

  • osmhon olidan says:

    pa verify nga po ang plate no.#1813 OM mio at chassis no.# at eugine no.#

  • isaias de la cruz says:

    pwedi po bang matulungan na malama kung kanino naka rehistro ang JCU 606 na sasakyan? Please

  • Leny Arvisu says:

    Hi Sir/Madam,

    Nasagi po yaya ko ng AUV with plate number NBD 181, maroon daw po kulay. They did not stop & instead gave my yaya a dirty finger. Meron po bang ganitong plate number that exist? We already reported it to our Brgy and have a complain. We want to know the owner of the vehicle. I tried calling your hotline 9229061 but no one answer.

    Hoping for your soonest reply on this matter

  • Leny Arvisu says:

    By the way, the incident happened this morning at around 11 am at don manuel cor 45 cadig st La Loma Quezon city

  • kriz says:

    good pm!!! pa verify nmn po 1617PE

  • kriz says:

    pa verify nmn po 1617PE,,, THNX in advance

  • jan says:


    Gusto ko po sanang makuha yung contact number ng operator ng taxi na nakabangga sa amin, nung tinawagan na nmin ksi yung driver mukhang wala na syang balak kming bayaran after ng arrangement namin sa knya, at ng tinawagan nmin ang contact number ng operator na nakuha nmin sa body ng taxi, ang nagmamay ari po nun ay isang veterinarian, eto po ang plate number ng taxi UVR 747. Thank you.

  • edmond hora says:

    please paki verify nman ung plate number NA to AEY-330 TOYOTA HI-ACE GRANDIA PO

  • Unknown says:

    Reckless Driver Complain Report
    Plate No.: UYB 745
    Details: On the 2th of January 2014, around 5:00 pm, we were crossing General Emilio Aguinaldo Highway Cavite Silang. A bus with plate number UYB 745 on our left side parallel to our car suddenly turned right and almost hit us despite of our driver’s honking just to occupy our lane and to overtake the car infront of it.
    I am extending this report because I wanted to give a lesson to that driver to use their side mirror and to know how big is his responsibility which is to take his passengers to their destination safe and sound. I hope this complain wouldn’t be ignored. Thank you!

  • Marcus says:

    I would like to verify this single motorcycle w/ Plate # 2461 QW if there is no problem with LTO before we buy it… thank you in advance

  • darren acierto says:

    paverify naman po itong llate number na to.. 6465XY.. thank you..

  • H2L says:

    na try ko na to and its stil working as of January 6, 2015. BILIS ng reply kasing bilis ng KIDLAT! Try nyo din guyz!

  • jonathan says:

    pa verify po nito plate number kcx200… nabundol sasakyan ng brkada ko.

  • wally says:

    Good am po Pa verify ko lang po sana yung plate No. NA35541 Honda CBR
    kung naka rehistro po ba yan or carnap

  • barry arceo says:

    Paverify po kung me kaso po #8629na honda wave 125…

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