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Business Permit Registration Services for New Companies in the Philippines

Entrepreneurs who wish to start up a business in the Philippines must secure a Mayor’s Permit from the local government unit (LGU) where their office will be located. The process of obtaining a business permit varies depending on the ordinances and regulations of a certain city or municipality. 

From application requirements processing to liaising with the City or Municipal Hall for prerequisite certificates, permits, and clearances for the issuance of a Business Permit (Mayor’s Permit), our large pool of business consultants and lawyers will assist you with a more streamlined and hassle-free business registration experience. 

Our Business Permit Registration Services

Acquiring a business permit is a prerequisite before starting a business. This is to ensure that your entity follows the ordinances and regulations of the local government unit (LGU) where your company is located. 

Before obtaining a business permit, you must secure the following requirements and submit them to the City or Municipal hall where your business is located. These requirements may vary depending on the provided requirements of your LGU.

  • Barangay Business Clearance
  • Community Tax Certificate (CTC or Cedula)
  • Public Liability Insurance (for restaurants, cinemas, malls, etc.; exempted: sari-sari stores and carinderias)
  • Locational/Zonal Clearance
  • Certificate of Occupancy (Building and Unit)
  • Sanitary Permit
  • Others, if applicable

We can help you secure the following documentary prerequisite to ensure a smoother application process for your Mayor’s Permit. 

What To Do Next After Obtaining a Mayor’s Permit in the Philippines

After successful registration, companies must renew their business permits yearly with their respective LGU to ensure continuous smooth sailing business operations. 

The renewal period is on the first month of the calendar year, usually from January 1 to 20. Businesses that fail to renew their permits within the prescribed period will impose a penalty from a 25% surcharge on renewal fees to an additional 2% interest per month of delay. 

Acquire a Business Permit With Confidence

Before starting a business, an entrepreneur must register their entity with different government agencies, one of which is the local government unit where the company will take place. Failure to register your business will result in penalties and even possible closure of your enterprise. 

Registering your business can take plenty of time. If you find the process exhausting, you may seek help from business firms to assist you with the requirements and procedures.

Business Permit Registration in the Philippines FAQs

What are the requirements for business permit registration in the Philippines?

Depending on your LGU, your business may provide varied documents when obtaining your business permit. Generally, LGUs require:

  1. Barangay Business Clearance
  2. Community Tax Certificate (CTC or Cedula)
  3. Public Liability Insurance 
  4. Locational or Zonal Clearance
  5. Certificate of Occupancy (Building and Unit)
  6. Sanitary Permit

Do I need to renew my business permit after acquiring it?

Philippine laws mandate companies to renew their business permit annually. Failure to renew your permits will impose a penalty from a 25% surcharge on renewal fees to an additional 2% interest per month of delay.

When do I need to renew my business permit?

The renewal period is on the first month of the calendar year, usually from January 1 to 20.

Secure a Business Permit Confidently

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