LTO Region 14 – Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) Region 14, also known as the LTO Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), 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 CAR. The LTO branch agencies within the region, on the other hand, implement the projects and enforce the rules and regulations in the cities and municipalities within its geographical area of responsibility (GAOR). The LTO Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) 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 the Cordilleras.

Known for its rich ancient culture, the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is home to the indigenous tribe called the Igorot. They are well-known for the traditional way of life that existed way back to ancient Filipinos. The region is also home to the supposed “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the world famous Banaue Rice Terraces, and other natural attractions like the Sumaguing Cave in Sagada and the mummy caves of Benguet and Mt. Province. It attract numerous visitors on a regular basis, which made it imperative for the local government branches of public offices like the LTO.  

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What is LTO Region 14? 

Known as the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), the LTO Region 14 is the only landlocked region in the north-central part of Luzon. It has a mountainous terrain, and is positioned in the Cordillera Central mountain range, right where Mount Pulag, the highest mountain in Luzon, is located, and is dubbed as the “Watershed Cradle of North Luzon” as it hosts nine (9) major rivers that provide water for irrigation and energy-generation in Northern Luzon. The region which consists of the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, and Apayao is rich in natural resources and has abundant mineral reserves including gold, copper, silver, and zinc. The designated regional center is the Chartered City of Baguio, officially known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines. These provinces and cities house numerous LTO agencies within its jurisdiction and it is these LTO agencies that make up what is collectively known as LTO Region 14 (LTO Cordillera Administrative Region). With the LTO CAR agencies, the Secretariat makes it easier for the people in these mountainous parts to access and avail of its core programs and services without leaving the area. 

Mission and Vision of LTO CAR

Like the other LTO agencies and regional offices, the LTO Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) 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 CAR

All the LTO agencies share the same purpose and functions as that of the LTO Central Office, including all the agencies under the LTO Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

The LTO functions offered in the Cordilleras, include:

LTO-Serviced Cities and Municipalities in the Cordilleras

With LTO working to be a more efficient and convenient frontline agency, they have set up branch offices in various strategic locations within the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

These offices are as follows:

  • LTO Bangued
  • LTO Luna
  • LTO Baguio City
  • LTO La Trinidad, Benguet
  • LTO Lamut (Ifugao)
  • LTO Alfonso Lista (Ifugao)
  • LTO Tabuk
  • LTO Bontoc

List of LTO Agencies in the Cordilleras

LTO also placed 11 different types of agencies under the jurisdiction of LTO CAR. These agencies are strategically placed so the LTO can offer their service to as many different areas in the region as possible. These agencies are categorized as follows:

  • District Offices (DO)
    • Abra District Office
    • Apayao District Office
    • Baguio City District Office 
    • Benguet District Office
    • Ifugao District Office
    • Kalinga District Office
    • Mt. Province District Office
  • Extension Offices (EO)
    • Alfonso Lista – Ifugao Extension Office
  • Licensing Centers (LC)
    • Baguio Licensing Center
  • Driver’s License Renewal Office/Center (DLRO/DLRC)
    • Driver’s License Renewal Office – Porta Vaga
  • New Registration Unit (NRU)
    • New Registration Unit

List of Services Offered by LTO Agencies in CAR

All the LTO programs and services are designed to monitor and ensure road safety and promote progress for the local land transport sector. It is the same for the LTO agencies in the Cordilleras.

Some of the most 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’ 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 the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) 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 CAR

All of the LTO offices are created to be accessible so their 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 LTO also ensures that all of their services reach the people who need them through an LTO agency. That said, they also made it easy to reach out to the LTO CAR regional offices, including the LTO regional office in Region 14 or to any of the LTO agencies in the region. They can be reached 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 the Cordilleras.

Contact Information 

For information, questions, concerns, or complaints, you may contact LTO Region 14 via the following:

Land Transportation Office Region 14 – Office of the Regional Director

Agency Code: 1400
Office Address: 2nd Floor Post Office Building, Post Office Loop, Upper Session Road, Baguio City
Telephone Number: 074 423 1662
Head of Agency: Francis Ray A. Almora, CESO VI
Email Address:
Operating Hours: 8AM – 5PM (Mondays-Fridays)

Where is Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) — Region 14

The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) also known as the Cordillera Region, Cordillera, or Region 14, is the only landlocked administrative region in the Philippines, situated in the Cordillera Central mountain range, within the island of Luzon. It has a primarily mountainous terrain, with several streams and rivers including the Chico River, which is a tributary of the Cagayan River. It is the least populous region and it covers most of the Cordillera Mountain Range of Luzon. It is bounded on the northeast and east by the Cagayan Valley, and on the southwest and west by the Ilocos Region.

Google Map Location

To learn more about the different driving directions or travel routes to the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) or to the LTO Region 14 regional office, you may check the maps below:

Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)

Land Transportation Office  (LTO) Region 14

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