What to do when you damage your license plates
Your license plate is more than just a piece of identification for your ride. It is a legally mandated requirement for using a vehicle on Philippine roads. As we drive around the metro, you will always see at least one of those “temporary plates” or “lost plates” attached to vehicles. But is this proper? What exactly do you do when you have a lost or damaged plate? We’ve prepared this guide to help you figure out the steps.
First of all, driving without a license plate is illegal; it may result in fines and your car might even be impounded if you are caught without them. If you’ve damaged your plate and/or lost it, the first thing you will need to do is to prepare an affidavit of loss or mutilation. This document can be prepared by your local notary public.