Securing a business permit in the Philippines can prove to be a tedious task. However, no matter how hard it is to get one, we all know that it is very important to secure a business permit for any business that you own.
Before, it was such a hassle because you have to file for a leave from work, or you have to allot a whole day for it compromising your business because you can only renew during the weekdays. This is if you don’t have money to hire someone who would do it for you.
Garry Domingo, chief of Business Permit and Licensing Office of Quezon City, tells ABS-CBN that the office is open during Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 5 pm.
The office, on the other hand, will be opened from 8 am to 6:30 pm on Mondays to Fridays.
Another good news is that there are separate lines for each of the qualifications of businesses, this will dramatically cut the waiting time for your renewal.
There are also special lines that are especially for senior citizens and persons with disability (PWD)
Domingo reminds business owners to renew their permit early and not wait for the deadline and rush it at the last minute.
“Pinipilit po naming mas efficient ang ating proseso at pila, at ating step by step na dapat sundin. Pero mas mabuti na po na ngayon niyo na po asikasuhan habang kakaunti pa,”
He also added that Quezon City has the most number of business owners.
For those who are going to renew their business permits, make sure you secure these documents before going there.
- Barangay Clearance
- Business permit 2017
- Receipt of payment
- Zoning clearance
- Fire certificate
The deadline for the renewal of business permits will be on January 20, those who will renew past the deadline will pay the fine of 25% added to their bill, plus 2% on their monthly payables.