LTO Region 3 – Central Luzon Region 

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) Region 3 (Central Luzon Region) is one of the thirteen (13) regional divisions of the agency. Like the LTO Central Office, the agencies in Region 3 were created to oversee and manage the LTO project and policy implementation in the region. These offices are created so the agency can monitor the local motorists, drivers, car owners, and operators in the region in an effort to maintain safe, efficient, convenient, and economical land transport service for the residents of the Central Luzon region.

As the LTO regional division in charge of the vast central plain of the island of Luzon (the largest island), LTO Region 3 (Central Luzon Region) works towards the same goal as the other LTO offices in the country. The LTO regional office is meant to offer excellent and quality public service, so it would be more convenient for the public to engage in the activities and adhere to the policies and programs offered by the Secretariat which is geared towards better economic, industrial and social development within Central Luzon’s territorial jurisdiction.

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What is LTO Region 3? 

Central Luzon is administratively designated as Region 3 and is the home of a set of LTO agencies collectively known as LTO Region 3. These offices are managed by the LTO Region 3 regional office located in Brgy. Maimpis, City of San Fernando—the gateway city to the North, located at the heart of the province of Pampanga. San Fernando City appropriately houses the LTO regional office, which ensures that the LTO agencies offer better, faster, and more convenient LTO services and oversee the implementation and regulation of drivers and vehicles in the region, in a bid for safer roads. Along with the LTO regional office and four (4) other LTO branches in the San Fernando City premises, the region also houses numerous district and extension offices as well as licensing centers and a new registration unit..

Mission and Vision of LTO Region 3

Like the other LTO offices in the regions, the operations of LTO Region 3 are guided by the same mission and vision 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 3

The LTO offices under the jurisdiction of LTO Region 3 also share the same functions as that of the LTO central office. These functions 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 3

The LTO Region 3 regional office also oversees the implementation of policies and programs in the local areas under its jurisdiction. This means that the office manages the LTO agencies and has them strategically placed such that they would be visible and more effective. 

Some of the high traffic sites that house LTO agencies include the following areas: 

  • LTO Angeles City
  • LTO Balanga
  • LTO Baler
  • LTO Sto. Domingo
  • LTO Pilar
  • LTO Bocaue
  • LTO Guiguinto
  • LTO Cabanatuan City
  • LTO Capas
  • LTO Balagtas
  • LTO City of San Fernando
  • LTO Malolos
  • LTO Angeles City
  • LTO Pulilan
  • LTO Gapan City
  • LTO Guagua
  • LTO Iba
  • LTO Mabalacat City
  • LTO Meycauayan
  • LTO Olongapo City
  • LTO Orani
  • LTO Palayan City
  • LTO Paniqui
  • LTO San Jose City
  • LTO San Jose del Monte
  • LTO San Rafael
  • LTO San Simon
  • LTO Sta. Maria
  • LTO Tarlac City

List of LTO Agencies in Region 3

LTO also placed 42 different types of field offices under the jurisdiction of LTO Region 3. They were placed in different areas and are categorized as follows:

  • District Offices (DO)
    • Angeles District Office
    • Balanga District Office
    • Baler District Office
    • Baloc District Office
    • Cabanatuan District Office
    • Gapan District Office
    • Guagua District Office
    • Iba District Office
    • Malolos District Office
    • Meycauayan District Office
    • Olongapo District Office
    • Orani District Office
    • Paniqui District Office
    • San Fernando District Office
    • San Jose District Office
    • San Rafael District Office
    • San Simon District Office
    • Sta. Maria District Office
    • Tarlac District Office
  • Extension Offices (EO)
    • Angeles Extension Office
    • Bocaue Extension Office
    • Capas Extension Office
    • Mabalacat Extension Office
    • Mabiga Extension Office
    • Palayan Extension Office
    • San Jose del Monte Extension Office
    • SBMA Extension Office
  • Licensing Center (LC)
    • Bataan Licensing Center
    • Bulacan Licensing Center
    • Nueva Ecija Licensing Center
    • San Fernando Licensing Center
    • Tarlac Licensing Center
    • Zambales Licensing Center
  • Driver’s License Renewal Office/Center (DLRO/DLRC)
    • DLRO-Balagtas Town Center
    • DLRO- Robinsons Starmills
    • DLRO-Robinsons Malolos
    • DLRC-SM Clark
    • DLRO-SM Pulilan
    • DLRO-SM San Jose Del Monte
    • DLRO-SM Telabastagan
    • DLRO-Vista Mall Bataan
  • New Registration Unit
    • SBMA-New Registration Unit

List of Services Offered by LTO Agencies in Region 3

The LTO services offered by the different agencies under the jurisdiction of LTO Region 3 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: Some offices may have limited facilities so some LTO services may not be readily available. It’s best to check with your preferred LTO branch first if they are offering the service you require before making the trip.

How to Contact LTO Region 3

All the LTO services are in place as part of the agency’s efforts to make the roads safer. These services require drivers and car owners to adhere to certain rules and regulations and visit the nearest LTO branch to avail of their services. Though most LTO services are necessary, some LTO offices may not be able to offer certain services so it is important to reach out to the specific LTO branch you intend to visit first to check if they entertain the kind of service you need them for.

To reach out to the LTO Region 3 regional office or to any of the LTO agencies under its jurisdiction, you may either make a call or send an email or a message to their official social media accounts. They can also visit any of the LTO offices in the region.

Contact Information 

For questions, concerns, or complaints, you may contact LTO Region 3 via the following:

Land Transportation Office Region 3 – Office of the Regional Director

Agency Code: 0300
Office Address: Gov’t Center, Brgy. Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Telephone Number: (045) 455 1764
Head of Agency: Eduardo C. De Guzman, Director II
Email Address:
Operating Hours: 8AM – 5PM (Mondays-Fridays)

Where is the Central Luzon Region (Region 3)

Central Luzon, otherwise known as Region III, is an administrative region in the Philippines, primarily intended to organize the 7 provinces of the vast central plains of the island of Luzon, for administrative convenience. The region houses the largest plain and produces the biggest rice supply in the country, earning it its moniker as the “Rice Granary of the Philippines”. It houses the provinces of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales.

The Central Luzon region is located north of Manila, where it houses the largest agricultural plains in the Philippines. It is bounded by the Ilocos and Cagayan Valley regions to the north; the National Capital Region (NCR), Region 4A (CALABARZON) and the waters of Manila Bay to the south; the South China Sea to the west; and the Philippine Sea to the east. 

Google Map Location

Because the regional office in the Central Luzon region is referred to as the gateway to the North, it is easily accessible to many people either by public or private transport. There are all kinds of transport services available, from buses to jeepneys, tricycles, and taxis, so it is quite easy to go in and around the different areas of the region, too. 

If you are driving a private vehicle, you can easily check for driving directions or travel routes to the Central Luzon Region and the cities and municipalities in Region 3 by checking the map below:

Land Transportation Office Region 3 – Central Luzon Region

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