LTO Catbalogan Office Location and Contact Information

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Catbalogan City is the only LTO office in Catbalogan City, Western Samar: the LTO Catbalogan District Office (DO). It was opened to offer fast, convenient, and affordable service to the Catbaloganons, the peace-loving, friendly, and hospitable people of the city. With this local LTO branch in place, the agency also keeps the local and visiting drivers, car owners, and operators in line while they are in the city or within the city’s geographical area of responsibility (GAOR). After all, with the limited GAOR, the LTO office in Catbalogan City has more opportunities to make its presence felt by enforcing its rules and regulations more strictly and by watching over the roads and other land transport service providers to ensure the safety of both drivers and pedestrians in the city.  

True to its nickname as the “Gateway to Samar Region,” the City of Catbalogan lies along a major thoroughfare, the Pan-Philippine (Maharlika) Highway, which leads to the other provinces in the region. It is also Samar’s main commercial, trading, educational, financial and political center, which makes it an ideal location for both business and government offices in the country.

lto Catbalogan office location and contact number

What is LTO Catbalogan? 

LTO Catbalogan refers to the lone LTO office stationed in the City of Catbalogan in Western Samar: the LTO Catbalogan District Office (DO). Like the other LTO offices in the country, the LTO Catbalogan District Office brings the programs and services of the LTO Central Office closer. It also works the same way as the Central Office, offering the same LTO programs to the local transacting public, but at a smaller, more concentrated scale. Through the LTO Catbalogan District Office (DO) in Capitol Ground, Rizal Ave. Extension, most of the LTO core programs and services—including the registration and renewal of motor vehicles (MV) and license and permits—are made available to the locals who work behind the wheels at a more convenient, more affordable, and easier LTO experience.

As the lone LTO office located in Catbalogan City, the LTO Catbalogan District Office (DO) is the best place for the agency to engage with the locals. Their programs, activities, and campaigns are also localized in an effort to deliver fast and efficient public service and to remind the public that the LTO is watching over the safety of the roads, vehicles, drivers, and pedestrians. 

List of Services Offered by LTO Catbalogan DO

The following LTO services are generally offered at any LTO branch, with the exception of some which may not be readily available in some smaller, less equipped LTO branch offices.  

For your reference, here’s a list of some of the most frequently availed of LTO services:

  • License And Permit
    • Student Permit
    • New Driver’s License (Non-Professional)
    • Conductor’s License
    • Plain or Advance Renewal of Driver’s/Conductor’s License and Renewal of Driver’s License of Filipino Living Abroad
    • Miscellaneous License Transactions
    • Renewal of Driver’s / Conductor’s License with Examination [Expired for more than two (2) years] and/or with ten (10) or more but less than forty (40) Demerit Points
    • Change Classification from Non-Professional Driver’s License (NPDL)  Code to Professional Driver’s License Code with Same Driver’s License (PDL) Code
    • Additional Driver’s License Code/s
    • Conversion of Foreign Driver’s License to Philippine Driver’s License Including Renewal of Expired Philippine Driver’s License with a Valid Foreign Driver’s License
    • Change Classification from Professional Driver’s License (PDL) Code to Non-Professional Driver’s License Code (NPDL), Dropping of DL Code and Change Clutch Type
    • Request for System Updates (RSU) for Double License
    • Request for System Update (RSU) for License and Customer Details/Misrepresentation of Age/Identity
    • Accreditation of Medical Clinics – New
    • Accreditation of Medical Clinics – Renewal
    • Registration of Physicians – New
    • Registration of Physicians – Renewal
    • Accreditation of Driving School / Driving Enhancement Program Training Center – New
    • Accreditation of Driving School / Driving Enhancement Program Training Center – Renewal
    • Accreditation of Driving Instructor – New
    • Accreditation of Driving Instructor – Renewal
    • Examination for Driving School Instructors
    • Driving Enhancement Program (DEP)
  • Vehicle Registration
    • Initial Registration of Motor Vehicle (MV)
    • Renewal of Motor Vehicle (MV) Registration
    • Storage of Motor Vehicle
    • Miscellaneous Transactions
    • Re-Stamping of Engine/Chassis Number
    • Request for Motor Vehicle Verification
    • Motor Vehicle Inspection
  • Miscellaneous Transactions
    • Duplicate OR/CR
    • Duplicate Plate
    • Transfer of Ownership
    • Annotation & Cancellation of Mortgage
    • Revision of Records
    • Duplicate License (for Lost Licenses)
  • Insurance
  • Proper Driver Education
  • Law Enforcement
    • Settlement of Admitted Apprehension
    • Adjudication of Contested Apprehension
    • Encoding of Alarm
    • Filing of Complaint and Lifting of Alarm
    • Lifting of Alarm (Traffic Adjudication Service)
    • Certification of No Pending Apprehension and Alarm
  • Collection of fees from law enforcement violations
  • Drug testing
  • Emission testing
  • Inventory of Plates
  • The use of self-service kiosks 
  • Process Application for New Driver’s License (DL) via the Automated Driver’s License Examination System (ADLES) Facility 

Note that even though all the services above are supposed to be offered and processed by the LTO, some LTO agencies may not be well-equipped for certain services. Having said that, it is imperative to check with the branch first to confirm that the service you need is available before you make the trip.

How to Contact LTO Catbalogan

Reaching out to LTO Catbalogan can be done either through the phone, via email, or by sending a message to their official social media account. You may also visit either the LTO Catbalogan District Office (DO) or the LTO Region 8 (Eastern Visayas) regional office. 

To reach out to the LTO Region 8 (Eastern Visayas) regional office, please check the following contact information:

Land Transportation Office Region 8 – Office of the Regional Director

Agency Code: 0800
Office Address: Government Center, Candahug, Palo, Leyte
Telephone Number: (053) 888-4672
Head of Agency: Rhodelio V. Poliquit
Email Address:,
Operating Hours: 8AM – 5PM (Mondays-Fridays)

Contact Information

To reach out to the LTO Catbalogan District Office (DO), please check out the following contact details:

LTO Catbalogan District Office (DO)

Agency Code: 0820
Office Address: Capitol Ground, Rizal Ave. Extn, Catbalogan, W. Samar
Telephone Number: 0555300282, 0555438260
Head of Agency: Vivian D. Mabag
Email Address:
Operating hours: 8AM – 5PM (Mondays to Fridays)

Where is Catbalogan City

Catbalogan, officially known as the City of Catbalogan, is a 5th class coastal component city strategically located on the western coast of the province of Samar, in the Eastern Visayas region (Region 8). It also serves as the capital city and gateway to three (3) other provinces in the region. Geographically, the city is bounded on the north by the towns of Tarangan and San Jorge, in the east by Jiabong, on the south by Maqueda Bay, and on the west by Samar Sea. It is about 802 km (498 mi) south of Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

Google Map Location

To learn about the travel routes and driving directions to Catbalogan City and the LTO Catbalogan District Office (DO), you may also check the map below:

LTO Catbalogan District Office (DO)

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