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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

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

  • rodrigo cabannag jr says:

    good morning poh pa verify q lang poh itong single motor plate number 4285NR kung najaregister poh ba yan or carnap kasi po bibilhin ko sana pag walang kaso sa LTO

  • rodrigo cabannag jr says:

    goodmorning poh tanung ko lang itong single motor plate number 4285NR kung may violation poh ba ito or naka alarm sa LTO at PNP

  • jespher villanueva says:

    Sir tanong ko lang kung available na po ba ung plate ko february 18, 2014 pa siya ni rehistro ng company na kinuhanan ko ng motor, O baka iniipit lang nila ung plate ko kasi installment ung motor.


  • Jl says:

    Paverify po UM3281 thanks!

  • Jl says:

    Paverify naman po UM3281 thanks!

  • Dyk Estrada says:

    paki verify namn po ung owner nitong plate #5212YP, salamat po ng marami.

  • Ella Delos Santos says:

    My son’s motorbike plate was just stolen today what the best thing to do?

  • Ronald Santos says:

    Pakicheck naman po Kung registered na po tong MV na to plate #4336 PE

  • jayar maraƱa says:

    pa verify lang po qng talagang naka registro ung motor ko na buwan buwan q hinuhulugan wala pa pong plate no. pero meron na pong O.R C.R Eto po no. ng O.R ( 547101251 ) ung C.R No. ( 192507210 ) sa xerox po ung registration date po e MAY 05 2014 tnx po

  • macky says:

    Sir good pm po nagtxt po aq sa 2600 about this plate number AER657 ang reply po sa akin “not found” does it mean peke po papers nung sasakyan?..

  • macky says:

    Not txt po aq sa 2600 with this plate number AER657 ang lumabas po s reply “not found” ibig po ba sabhin nun peke papel nung sasakyn?..

  • ian says:

    nag rereply b ang mga yan sa questions nyo?

  • ian says:

    please response fast because this very important!! not a joke

  • June Querijero says:

    Ninakawan po kami ngayon (sep 9, 2014) 11:25pm. May nagpaload po sa amin at ibinigay ko ang cp na pang loading para ilagay ang loloadan na number tapos bigla na lang sumakay sa sasakyan. nakuha ng pinsan ko ang number. papano po i verfiy or i-report ito. TXB-146

  • Jelie B. Agravante says:


    verify ko po if this ambulance with conductor sticker #GA-3801 is registered in the name of the local government of san vicente, camarines norte? Kasi po last January 29, 2014 nakabanga at patay po un anak ko 7y/o along the Maharlika Hiway Mambulo, Libmanan Camarines Sur. Kasi po until now dpa daw po processed un insurance application nila eh ang tagal na po.

  • Loida C. Lee says:

    Good day po. Maam/Sir pakiverify po kung sino ang driver ng jeep na ito TYA 588, kamuntik na po kasing madisgrasya yong anak ko ngayon gawa nung lumarga na po sya agad kahit nasa pinto pa po ung anak ko kamuntik na pong mahulog kasi nagmamadali po yong driver.

    Sana po matanggalan po sya ng license para maging leksyon po yon sa kanya.
    Maraming salamat po.

    Loida C. Lee

  • Juan De La Cruz says:

    Good Evening Sir/Ma’am. I want to propose a verification on this plate number TXL435 or TLX435. I’m not sure of the plate number, but I’m sure of the color of the Jeepney, the color is Red!

    My complaint is all about the fare. They collect a fare to me for about P16.00 from Ninoy Aquino’s Wildlife to Puregold Commonwealth. Is that correct?

    Sir/Ma’am, you can send your reply to me via SMS: 09359725879

    Thank You. Good Night

  • Macrin Olarte says:

    sir mam paverify naman po ng plate no. na to 5762WE . kung anong record… sa lto

  • Macrin Olarte says:

    sir mam tanung ko lang po kung my violation ang plate no. to 5762WE

  • Macrin Olarte says:

    ask ko lang poh kung anong record sa inyo ng plate #5762WE

  • cris says:

    Sir i want to buy a car and i’d try the LTO verification SMS of plate number and the model of the car i’m buying is different from i discover from the text verification, sir want remedy should i do? thank you

  • Macrin says:

    5762WE ask ko lang poh kung my record ba tong plate no. no 2..

  • vemboy says:

    nagnakaw ng JUST NOW!! plate number is ULW 146 COLOR BLUE MITSUBISHI 1997 model around 5:40pm sep 19 2014

  • mila chua says:

    Ask ko lang po kung totoo na yumg unit purchased last march 23 2014 ay wala pa din plaka na narerelease . I purchase my unit at suzuki shaw blvd..everytime na nagfollow up ako lagi nila sagot wala pa release ang LTO.

  • Marjonie Tarnate Tomagan says:

    Good day po gusto ko po iverify kung san po nakarehistro ngayon ang motorcycle model THUNDER 125 with engine number F431-105358 na nakarehistro sa pangalan ni JOSE VILLEGAS RICARDE JR.dahil po my iniwan syang unpaid obligation for the purchase of the said motorcycle.mate trace po ba natin kung nasaan na sila ngayon?salamat po.

  • Richard says:

    Sir/Ma’am paki verify naman po status ng Plate number na to 7593 AN. tnx!

  • jeron says:

    for verification ND 2051, NM 2093 waiting for your response..

  • Kentoy says:

    This system only works at day time or office hours and on weekdays.. Do they have to turn their servers off during off hours? I tried it many times before.

  • Shane says:

    Hello po, pkiverify naman po ang Honda Civic plate# ZKG 117 , black color . Gusto po sana naming bilhin, kung clear unit po ito. Thanks po

  • john paul magsayo says:

    Sir pacheck ko lng po 2ng motorcycle plate # OU9422 kung meron po bang record. salamat po.

  • nestor soberano says:

    maam pwede e gve nyo po complete name and address license plate number SC 8521 yamaha mio motor

  • nestor soberano says:

    SC 8521 cebu area po

  • michele bilon says:

    nawala po yung plate no. motor ko sa high way ng sangang daan papuntang divisoria sa dan bka po my makapulot ito po no.OH 1844

  • gabriel says:

    . pa verify naman po yung plate no. na 5291UF plate no. Bibilhin ko po kc ung mc

  • Sam says:

    how to know the name of the owner if plate number lang ang nakita ko? please reply , urgent po

  • jon R. says:

    sir/mam pwede po ba malaman kung bakit hindi ako makakuha nang insurance para sa motor ko private with side car. sa cebuana lhulier kasi ko kumukuha nang nang insurance. hindi mag match sa LTO daw ung MV FILE NO.130400000248772 .kaka rehistro ko lang po nitong may 19 2014, bali late registration kasi. i register ko sana ngayon para 2014-2015. plate number po ay 78939TJ baka pwede po ma check ano problema

  • sang says:

    pa-verify naman po kung di pa paso ang plate # ng sasakyang 491ZAX thanks in advance sa reply.

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