How to Apply for a Business Permit

Opening a business requires a lot of permits. One of the most common permits you need to have before you operate a business is a business permit. It is very important to have it because this will serve as proof that you can operate legally in the place where your business is located. If you want to know how to apply for a business permit, this might help you.

How to Apply for a Business Permit Guidelines

List of Government Agencies Involved in Getting a Business Permit:

  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Municipal Office
  • Barangay Unit

What are the Requirements Needed?

  • Certificate of Business Name Registration
  • Barangay Business Clearance
  • Contract of Lease (if renting)
  • Tax Declaration
  • Sketch and photos of the location
  • Locational clearance
  • Occupancy permit
  • Public liability insurance
  • Fire Safety Certificate
    NOTE: LGU may require additional requirements, fees and taxes when you apply for business permit.

How much should I pay?

  • Processing fee of Business Permit – Php 500
  • Mayor’s Permit fee – Php 100
  • Building Inspection fee – Php 200
  • Sanitary fee – Php 150
  • Electrical Inspection fee – Php 20
  • Plumbing – Php 15
  • Sign Board – Php 50
  • Sticker – Php 50

How to Apply?

  1. Visit your municipal office and go directly to Business Permit and Licensing Office.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. Submit the accomplished form associated with other requirements to the personnel who will evaluate your documents.
  4. Wait while they assess the tax and fees you need to pay.
  5. Once done, proceed to the cashier and then pay the total computed amount.
  6. Make sure to keep the official receipt.
  7. Claim your business permit. It will be issued with a plate or sticker, make sure to display them in your store.

Once you receive your business permit, you can operate your business immediately.

Be advised that business permit should be renewd yearly.

READ: Guide on How to Renew Your Business Permit