Yesterday, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) announced that some of its offices in Metro Manila are closed this week. The closure was due to the implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), as well as the observance of Holy Week.

With a possible extension of ECQ looming, those that need to renew their motor vehicle (MV) registration are in danger of missing the deadline, particularly those with plates ending in 3 and 4. However, the LTO has announced that they have extended the validity of registration for the said motor vehicles.

In a recent post, the LTO said that all vehicles with plate numbers ending in 3 will have extended validity until April 30, 2021. Meanwhile, vehicles with plates ending in 4 will have extended validity until May 31, 2021. The extension will ensure that motorists will have enough time to renew their MV registrations amid the community quarantine.

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The LTO says as long as motorists bring their vehicles to the LTO for registration before the deadline, no surcharge (or penalty charge) will be collected during renewal.

But just because the LTO has extended the validity, doesn't mean you have to delay that visit. Once ECQ is lifted and LTO offices are operational again, it would be best to have your registration renewed as soon as possible. Remember, you aren't the only one renewing vehicle registration. With other motorists renewing their registration as well, you can expect long lines at any of the LTO district or extension offices.