The No Contact Apprehension Program (NCAP) is active and enforced in select roads in the Philippines. Essentially, it aims to teach motorists to obey traffic laws.

In this article, we’re going to detail what NCAP is all about, and show you how to check if you have a violation, and what to do if you have one. Let’s go.

What is the No Contact Apprehension Program

As the name suggests, the No Contact Apprehension Program or NCAP uses CCTVs and traffic cameras, usually located near stop lights and intersections, to capture videos and images to apprehend vehicles violating traffic laws, rules, and regulations.

Often times, there are physical signs that says NCAP is in effect. Those caught are slapped with heavy penalty fees, costing P2,000 and up.

The cities where NCAP is in effect are the following:

  • Manila City
  • Quezon City
  • Parañaque City
  • Valenzuela City
  • Muntinlupa City
  • Marikina City
  • Bataan City

Those found to have violations will be sent a Notice of Violation through mail to the registered owner of the vehicle appearing in the LTO database.

What to do if you receive a Notice of Violation

Those caught violating traffic laws via NCAP will receive a Notice of Violation via registered mail.

If you have received a Notice of Violation, you can verify the violation on the following links, and enter the violation number and PIN code indicated on the letter.

You can verify or view the images and video of the vehicle that committed the violation. Once confirmed, you will be asked to pay for the penalty fee.

how to check if you have a violation on the No Contact Apprehension

How to check if you have a No Contact Apprehension Program violation

You can also check for NCAP violations online, through the same links.

Input your vehicle’s plate number or conduction sticker number (with no spaces) and click or tap on the reCAPTCHA tick box.

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How to pay for the NCAP violation penalty fees

Each city has its own payment process for penalty fees incurred through the No Contact Apprehension Program, so check accordingly.

Usually, you will be asked to pay at the city’s City Hall or through online channels and payment centers.

When should you pay for the penalty fee or fine

You will be given ample time to settle the penalty fees. Each city has different duration on when it should be paid.

In Paranaque City, for example, you have to settle the fees within 5 days from receipt of the Notice of Violation. While in Quezon City, its within 30 days from receipt of the Notice of Violation.

What happens if you don’t pay the penalty fee or fine

The City will impose an interest on top of the fee for each month until its fully paid. The City will also place your vehicle on the LTO’s alarm list, which will prevent its renewal until full payment of the fines and surcharges.

Can you contest a violation

Yes. You can contest a violation should you believe that you have not committed any, within a specified number of days. Again, each city has its own process to do this. But its usually at their respective City Halls.

You can check on the city’s no contact sites listed above.

What to do if someone else was driving your vehicle and committed a violation

You can nominate the driver by filing a protest within a set number of days, depending on the city. You will be asked to bring the following documents:

  1. Copy of the Notice of Violation
  2. Copy of the Driver’s License of the alleged driver
  3. Notarized Affidavit of the alleged driver, admitting that he/she was driving the vehicle referred to in the Notice of Violation

Take note that should the alleged driver fails to pay the penalty or fine, the registered owner will be held liable for the violation and will be penalized accordingly.

What to do if you committed the violation during an emergency

You can contest a violation if you have committed it during an emergency within a specified number of days, depending on the city. Visit the city’s no contact sites listed above to verify how to do it.

You will be asked to submit a proof of emergency during the cited violation, so prepare accordingly.

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