LTO Region 11 – Southern Mindanao (Davao) Region 

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) Region 11, also known as the LTO Southern Mindanao Region or LTO Davao Region, is one of the regional divisions of the LTO in the Philippines. Like the Central Office, this regional office also manages and oversees the LTO agencies in the cities and municipalities within the territorial jurisdiction of Region 11. The LTO branch agencies within the region, on the other hand, carry out the projects and enforce the LTO rules and regulations in the cities and municipalities within each geographical area of responsibility (GAOR). The LTO Southern Mindanao (Davao) Region regional office, along with its LTO agencies, ensures that the Secretariat and its services are accessible, making it easier for both the public and the agency to work together towards a safer, more efficient, more convenient, and more affordable land transport service in Southern Mindanao.

Region 11 is famous for many things. From its forestland and fertile fields, to the rich reserves of gold, copper, manganese, and nickel, and the rich communities of various cultural groups, Davao region can’t help but attract thousands of small scale miners as well as commercial explorers within its territory, making it an ideal spot for local government offices and public service. 

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What is LTO Region 11? 

The Southern Mindanao Region or Davao Region, officially designated as Region 11, is an administrative region in the southeastern part of the island of Mindanao. It is a developing center for agro-industrial business, trade and tourism, and is located at the Southeastern portion of the Mindanao islands surrounding the Davao Gulf. It is composed of five (5) provinces, namely, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Davao de Oro (formerly Compostela Valley), and Davao del Sur, and five (5) cities, including one (1)  independent city and four (4) component cities: Davao City, Panabo City, Tagum City, Digos City, and Island Garden City of Samal. These provinces and cities house various LTO agencies within its jurisdiction and it is these LTO agencies that make up what is collectively known as LTO Region 11 (LTO Southern Mindanao Region). 

The regional center of Southern Mindanao (Davao Region) is Davao City—the city known as the “Land of Promise” and the city that serves as one of the largest cities and gateway to Mindanao. It also serves as the regional center and business hub in these parts, making it easier for the LTO to bring its core programs and services closer to the over 5.2 million people in the region. 

Mission and Vision of LTO Region 11

Like the other LTO agencies and regional offices, the LTO Region 11 also operates under the same mission and vision as that of the LTO Central Office.


To rationalize the land transportation services and facilities and effectively implement the various transportation laws, rules and regulations. It is the responsibility of those involved in the public service to be more vigilant in their part in the overall development scheme of the national leadership. Hence, promotion of safety and comfort in land travel is a continuing commitment of the LTO.


To be a frontline government agency showcasing fast and efficient public service for a progressive land transport sector. 

Functions of LTO Region 11

All the LTO agencies share the same purpose and functions as that of the LTO Central Office. The same rings true for the agencies under the LTO Region 11.

The LTO functions offered in the Region 11, include:

  • Inspection of motor vehicles 
  • Registration of motor vehicles
  • Issuance of license and permits
  • Collection of fees and penalties
  • Enforcement of land transportation rules and regulations, and 
  • Adjudication of traffic cases
  • Collection of revenue for the government

LTO-Serviced Cities and Municipalities in Region 11

With LTO working to be a more efficient and convenient frontline agency, they have set up branch offices in various strategic locations within Region 11.

These offices are as follows:

List of LTO Agencies in Region 11

LTO also placed 14 different types of field offices under the jurisdiction of LTO Region 11. These offices are strategically placed so the agency can serve as many different areas in the Southern Mindanao (Davao) region and are categorized as follows:

  • District Offices (DO)
    • Davao City South District Office
    • Davao City North District Office
    • Digos District Office
    • Malita District Office
    • Samal District Office
    • Panabo District Office
    • Tagum District Office
    • Davao De Oro District Office
    • Mati District Office
  • Driver’s License Renewal Office/Center (DLRO/DLRC)
    • DLRO Toril
    • DLRO Buhangin
    • DLRO Digos
    • DLRC Tagum
  • Mobile Unit
    • LTO E-Patrol Sulop

List of Services Offered by LTO Agencies in Region 11

All the LTO programs and services are designed to monitor and ensure road safety and promote progress for the local land transport sector. The same is true for the LTO offices in Region 11.

Some of these common LTO services include:

  • 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/Chasis 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 
  • Accreditation 

Note that while all of these services are offered by LTO, some of them may not be readily available in certain offices in Southern Mindanao (Davao Region) due to limited facilities. That is why, it is best to check with your preferred LTO branch first to see if they are offering the service you require before you make the trip.

How to Contact LTO Region 11

All of the LTO offices are created to be accessible so the services can reach the people faster. They are also strategically located so they can better regulate the drivers and vehicles and maintain road safety in the region. The Secretariat also ensures that all of their services reach the people who need them through an LTO office. As such, you need to be able to reach out to the LTO Region 11 regional office or to any of the LTO agencies within, either by making a call, sending an email, or sending a message to their official social media accounts. They may also visit any of the LTO agencies in Region 11.

Contact Information 

For information, questions, concerns, or complaints, you may contact LTO Region 11 via the following:

Land Transportation Office Region 10 – Office of the Regional Director

Agency Code: 1100
Office Address: LTO MVIS Compound Quimpo Boulevard, Davao City
Telephone Number: (082) 226-4141
Head of Agency: Dir. Neil M. Cañedo, MBA
Email Address:,
Operating Hours: 8AM – 5PM (Mondays-Fridays)

Where is Southern Mindanao (Davao) Region — Region 11

Davao Region, formerly known as Southern Mindanao Region, is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region 11. It lies at the southeastern portion of Mindanao, facing Micronesia in the Southern Pacific Ocean to the east, and the Eastern Indonesia through the Celebes Sea to the south. It is comprised of five provinces: Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental. It is also home to one independent city and four component cities, namely, Davao City, Panabo City, Tagum City, Digos City and Island Garden City of Samal. Geographically, Davao Region is bordered, clockwise from the North, by CARAGA, the Philippine Sea, Davao Gulf, Celebes Sea, SOCCSKSARGEN, and Northern Mindanao. It is bounded on the north side by the provinces of Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, and Bukidnon. On the east side, there’s the Philippine Sea. On the west of the region lies the Central Mindanao provinces. 

Google Map Location

To learn more about the different driving directions or travel routes to the Southern Mindanao (Davao) region or to the LTO Region 11 regional office, you may check on the maps below:

Southern Mindanao (Davao) Region

Land Transportation Office  (LTO) Region 11

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