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How To Check Your Plate Number By Text Messaging

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If by chance you are told by a police (in a checkpoint) that your car plates have been tampered with or are stolen – and you know they’re not – here’s a way to check it by way of “text messaging” and show them proof (or something like that.)

Write a text message as:

LTO<space>VEHICLE space>XXX999

…where XXX999 is your plate number, i.e. LTO VEHICLE PAM224

Send this text-message to 2600 and wait for reply message. The reply should be inform you of the following:

Car Plate:
Date of Last Registered:
LTO Apprehension, if any:
LTO Alarm, if any:

This SMS service is also userful for car buyers. The usual fee of 2.50 Pesos is charged to the sender for every text message sent.

Here are the other (command line) messages you can SEND to 2600:

  • LTO MV – for miscellaneous motor vehicle transactions
  • LTO DL – for driver’s license and other permit transactions
  • LTO HELP – for a menu of LTO’s services

Source: E-mail blast from Tribu Verde Group

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  1. Sir,

    I just want to know if Lto always update their record or if there’s not by any chance a person inside Lto could tamper it’s record ,to insure the safety of the woould be buyer after texting and sending it to 2600.Thanks



    Gerry Zalameda

    October 23, 2009 at 3:25 am

    • lto has a centralized recording system, meaning it will automatically updated by the system if there is any movement in registration if non it will reflect the last registration date.



      July 20, 2012 at 12:33 am

  2. I just wanted to know that how come that a 1995 model car has a new monument image of plate number. Is that possible?


    Judith Valdellon

    August 4, 2010 at 9:20 am

    • yes



      October 27, 2011 at 2:14 am

    • yes. you can request it to your lto branch, you just need to pay the figures



      July 20, 2012 at 12:35 am

    • lost plate then apply for replacement


      September 3, 2012 at 8:03 am

  3. thanks a lot for this infos.
    it works but only office hours and details are all there.
    very helpful and i feel relaxed now buying my car here.



    January 30, 2012 at 11:41 pm

  4. It only works during office hours? Now that’s very inconvenient.



    July 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm

  5. 2600 didn’t reply! Whole day texting LTO VEHICLE UB6715.



    August 10, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    • @ Jovel kindly check your plate number



      August 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

  6. Do you know if we can check it by on line thou?



    September 30, 2012 at 7:46 am

  7. OT What are the requirements to obtain new license plates?



    October 25, 2012 at 8:59 am

  8. gud day sir/mam we had our car carnapped a nissan sentra with plate number DPG 525 last year. it has not been recoverd yet. news spread that the said car was bought by someone. could it be posible that our car be traced to the buyer? I had my particulars and details written last Thursday november 8, 2012, waiting for an appointment with assec virginia p. torres.


    cristina g. gallardo

    November 11, 2012 at 7:27 am

    • Gusto ko pong malam an kung may nka pangalan sa mitsubishi montero na ANTHONY MEDINA CHICOTE



      August 1, 2016 at 10:51 pm

  9. sir,how can i find this plate#ram 571 i want to know kung sino ang owner ng sasakyan?


    sherlyn samson

    November 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm

  10. kasi po 2x po cya tumapat sa house ko ng hindi cya bumaba man lang.


    sherlyn samson

    November 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm

  11. 2600 has no response…



    December 17, 2012 at 2:22 am

  12. Lto didnt reply! Waste of load! Can u pls check this vehicle chevrolet optra 2004 XLJ616! Thanks



    June 29, 2013 at 2:30 am

  13. mom/sir.. yung starex po nmin nawwala about 2weeks n poe di ko sure kung nka alarm na po s inyo
    starex gray
    plate number BDT563
    model 2002-2005
    make hyundai
    thanks poe



    July 22, 2013 at 8:37 am

  14. I what to check the new owner of toyota corolla red with plate number TFG 748


    florianne armecin

    July 25, 2013 at 8:38 am

  15. Its not working!! I verify my plate number and it says NO RECORD FOUND!! What the fuck!! I just registered my motorcyle 1 month ago!!!



    July 2, 2014 at 4:59 am

  16. how to use this if your plate number is B9- cagayan plate.
    it says that the plate number should be 4-6 digits



    August 11, 2015 at 12:35 am

  17. Intried two times with no result even reply



    October 23, 2015 at 10:22 am

  18. panu mag text sa LTO papacheck ng Plate ?



    March 23, 2016 at 2:37 am

  19. Pano ko po mlamn kung sino ng mamay ari sa kotseng pula na my plate # AAL 7591 na nakasagi sa kaibigan ko kahapon,galit p yung driver cya na nga may kasalanan.



    September 14, 2016 at 7:26 pm

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