LTO Region 7 – Central Visayas Region 

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) Region 7, also known as the LTO Central Visayas Region, is one of the regional divisions of the Secretariat. Like the LTO Central Office, the LTO Central Visayas regional office was tasked to manage and oversee the local LTO agencies within its territorial jurisdiction. In turn, the different LTO agencies in Region 7 carry out the projects and enforce the LTO rules, regulations, and policies in their specific areas of responsibility. The LTO Central Visayas regional office, along with the LTO agencies under it, was created to bring the agency closer to the people, consequently making it easier for both the public and the agency to work together towards a safer, more efficient, more convenient, and more economical land transport service for the residents and visitors in the area.

Despite being the sixth smallest region, Region 7 (Central Visayas) is home to some of the country’s most magnificent beaches, many dive spots, and historic landmarks, as well as the charming Chocolate Hills and the diminutive tarsiers. Its most popular religious cultural event is the Sinulog Festival which is celebrated every January. Because of these attractions as well as the region’s potential for development, Central Visayas has long become one of the most favored regions for businesses and government offices alike. 

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What is LTO Region 7? 

Central Visayas Region, officially designated as Region 7, is an administrative region in the Philippines.  It is home to four provinces: Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor; and three highly urbanized cities: Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue. These provinces house various LTO agencies within its jurisdiction and these agencies are what is collectively known as LTO Region 7 (LTO Central Visayas Region). 

The regional center and largest city in Central Visayas is Cebu City—a first class highly urbanized city (HUC) in the Central Visayas region. As the seat of power in the region, Cebu City also exerts influence on commerce, trade, industry, education, culture, tourism, and healthcare both in the region and beyond, up to the entire Visayas and partly over the Mindanao region, making it a great place for public service offered by government offices like the LTO. 

Mission and Vision of LTO Region 7

Like all the other main subdivision and frontline agencies of the LTO, the LTO Region 7 also operates under the guidance of 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 7

All frontline LTO agencies, including the LTO Central Visayas regional office and all the agencies under it, share the same functions as that of the LTO Central Office. 

These LTO functions are as follows:

LTO-Serviced Cities and Municipalities in Region 7

Just like how it is in the other LTO branch offices, the LTO Region 7 regional office and all of the LTO agencies in its jurisdiction are strategically placed to offer the best public service for optimum development of the area. In the Central Visayas region, this means having them in the following locations:

List of LTO Agencies in Region 7

LTO also placed 32 different types of field offices under the jurisdiction of LTO Region 7. They were strategically placed to serve the different areas in the Central Visayas Region and are categorized as follows:

  • District Offices (DO)
    • Bais City District Office
    • Bayawan District Office
    • Carcar City District Office
    • Cebu City District Office
    • Danao City District Office
    • Dumaguete City District Office
    • Jagna District Office – Garcia Hernandez
    • Mandaue City District Office
    • Medellin District Office
    • La Libertad District Office
    • Ronda District Office
    • Siquijor District Office
    • Tagbilaran City District Office
    • Toledo City District Office
    • Lapu-Lapu City District Office
  • Extension Offices (EO)
    • Dalaguete Extension Office
    • Talisay City Extension Office (Licensing)
    • Camotes Island EO
    • Bantayan Island EO
    • Talisay City Extension Office (Registration)
    • Talibon Extension Office
  • Licensing Center (LC)
    • Cebu City Licensing Center
    • Lapu-Lapu City Licensing Center
    • Mandaue City Licensing Center
  • Licensing Extension Office (LEO)
    • Regional Office Licensing Extension (Malasakit)
    • Toledo DO Licensing Extension (Balamban)
    • Tagbilaran DO Licensing Ext. (Alturas Mall)
  • Driver’s License Renewal Office/Center (DLRO/DLRC)
    • DLRO Robinsons Mall (Fuente)
    • DLRO SM City Cebu
  • New Registration Unit
    • New Registration Unit
  • Mobile Unit
    • EPatrol Mobile Service
    • MAIRDOEs Section

List of Services Offered by LTO Agencies in Region 7

This section lists all the LTO services offered by the different agencies under the jurisdiction of LTO Region 7 (Central Visayas Region):

  • 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
    • Theoretical Driving Course (TDC) and exam
    • Comprehensive Driver’s Exam (CDE)
    • Practical Driving Course (PDC) and exam
  • 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
  • Issuance of Vanity License Plates
  • Issuance of Special 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 these services are offered by LTO, some of them may not be available in certain offices in the Central Visayas region due to lack of equiments. So, 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 7

All LTO offices are created to be accessible so they can offer their services better and help regulate the drivers and vehicles and maintain road safety more easily. That said, it is imperative that the people who need these services have access to an LTO office. To reach out to the LTO Region 7 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 or visit any of the LTO agencies in Region 7.

Contact Information 

For information, questions, concerns, or complaints, you may contact LTO Region 7 via the following:

Land Transportation Office Region 7 – Office of the Regional Director

Agency Code: 0700
Office Address: 2nd Floor MVIC Building M. Logarta Avenue Subangdaku, Mandaue City
Telephone Number: +639 188073502
Head of Agency: Victor Emmanuel C. Caindec
Email Address:
Operating Hours: 8AM – 5PM (Mondays-Fridays)

Where is the Central Visayas Region (Region 7)

Central Visayas is an administrative region in the Philippines that is numerically designated as Region 7. It is consists of two major island provinces, Cebu and Bohol, as well as the smaller island of Siquijor and several outlying islands and the eastern half of the larger island of Negros in the central section of Visayas. The straits of Cebu and Tañon are also part of the region. The Central Visayas region is defined and bordered to the north by the Visayan Sea, to the west by the province of Negros Occidental in Western Visayas, to the south by the Bohol Sea, and to the east by the Camotes Sea and the island of Leyte in Eastern Visayas.

Google Map Location

To learn more about the driving directions or travel routes to the Central Visayas region or the LTO Region 7 regional office, you may check the maps below:

Central Visayas Region

Land Transportation Office  (LTO) Region 7

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