LTO Surigao City Office Location and Contact Information

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Surigao City refers to the lone LTO office based in Surigao City, Surigao del Norte: the LTO Surigao District Office (DO). Like the other LTO branches in the Philippines, the LTO Surigao District Office (DO) was also created so the agency can offer fast, convenient, accessible, and affordable LTO services to the people. With the LTO office in Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, the agency can better monitor and regulate the local and visiting drivers, car owners, and operators, as well as the vehicle use on public roads and the entire land transport service in Surigao City and its geographical area of responsibility (GAOR). The LTO, through this branch office, also maintains its presence as a regulatory force in the local land transport sector and ensures that its core programs and services reach the Surigaonons—both drivers, operators, and pedestrians—whom they want to keep safe.  

Dubbed as the mining capital since 1969 of the then Northern Mindanao region and still today as an economic driver of CARAGA region, Surigao City serves as an important place that offers enormous potential for courageous businessmen. Located in the northeastern tip of Mindanao, the city of Surigao is blessed with a good port for ships, fertile agricultural areas, abundant mineral reserves and fisheries and aquatic resources, and an opportunity to enjoy a wide array of beaches and outlying islands fronting the Pacific Ocean. It’s a nice place to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of hectic urban life and is the center of politics, commerce, banking, industry and education of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands as well as parts of neighboring provinces of Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte and Southern Leyte, making it a good enough home for local government offices like the LTO to showcase its incredible public service.

lto Surigao office location and contact number

What is LTO Surigao City

LTO Surigao City refers to the lone LTO office stationed in Surigao City, Surigao del Norte: the LTO Surigao District Office (DO). This district office serves as the frontline agency of the LTO Central Office in the area, offering various LTO programs and services within the reach of the local transacting Surigaonon in the City of Surigao and its GAOR. It is through this office as well that the LTO connects with the people, brings closer the core LTO programs and services, and makes the standard LTO services more accessible and affordable to the local residents who need them, particularly those who work behind the wheels and in the land transport sector.

LTO Surigao District Office (DO)

As the one and only LTO branch office in Surigao City, the LTO Surigao District Office (DO) serves as the one and only LTO office meant to serve both local and visiting drivers, car owners, and operators who are acquiring their required documentation with the LTO. This district office showcases the agency’s efforts to make it easier for the drivers and operators to comply with the LTO rules and requirements. Through this district office, more people can avail of more affordable and better LTO services, join activities, and participate in campaigns to help keep both the people and the roads safe for everyone.

List of Services Offered by LTO Surigao DO

All LTO services are offered in an effort to maintain the safety of the public roads, help the people meet the LTO requirements, and consequently, allow the drivers and operators to prove that they are, indeed, roadworthy, responsible, and deserving of the privilege to drive.  

The following LTO services are made available by the different LTO agencies, including the LTO Surigao DO:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: Some LTO agencies are not well equipped to offer certain LTO services, so it’s advisable for you to register for a Land Transport Management System (LTMS) portal account first, then check with your preferred LTO branch office by calling or sending an email to confirm that the service you need is available there before visiting the LTO branch. This will help you save time, money, and effort as well.

How to Contact LTO Surigao City

Reaching out to LTO Surigao City can be done either by making a call, sending an email, or sending a message via their official social media account. It can also be done either by visiting the LTO Surigao DO directly or its supervising office, the LTO Region 15 (CARAGA) regional office. 

To reach out to the LTO Region 15 (CARAGA) regional office, please check the following contact information:

Land Transportation Office CARAGA – Office of the Regional Director

Agency Code: 1500
Office Address: J.Rosales Avenue, Butuan City
Telephone Number: (085) 8171634
Head of Agency: Mr. Joel R. Consulta
Email Address:,
Operating Hours: 8AM – 5PM (Mondays-Fridays)

Contact Information

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

LTO Surigao District Office (DO)

Agency Code: 1520
Office Address: Provincial Capitol Compound, Surigao City
Telephone Number: (086) 8272001
Head of Agency: Mr. Urbano R. Maglines Jr.
Official Facebook Page:
Operating hours: 8AM – 5PM (Mondays to Fridays)

Where is Surigao City

Surigao City, officially known as the City of Surigao, is a first class coastal component city and the capital of the province of Surigao del Norte. Located at the northeastern most tip of Mindanao, it houses abundant mineral reserves including gold, iron, manganese, silica, cobalt, copper, chromite and among the world’s largest nickel deposits, rightly earning it its title as the mining capital and one of the economic drivers of the CARAGA region. Because of its ideal location and well-established transport sector, Surigao City serves as a jump off point to visitors of its famed neighbors—Siargao, Dinagat, and Bucas Grande islands. It is also Mindanao’s closest landmass to the Visayas region, separated only by eleven nautical miles across Surigao Strait. Its ideal location also makes it the center of politics, commerce, banking, industry and education of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands as well as parts of neighboring provinces of Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte and Southern Leyte. The city of Surigao is bounded by Dinagat Island on the north, the mainland of Surigao del Norte on the South, Hinatuan passage on the East, Surigao Strait and Southern Leyte on the West.

Google Map Location

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

LTO Surigao District Office (DO)

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