‘One stop shop’ for permits renewal set in City Hall Jan. 4-20 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 January 2016 11:48

For the second year, the City Government rolls out today, January 4, the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) initiative to make registration and renewal of business permits more convenient and efficient.

Under the BOSS concept, all agencies and offices involved in the renewal of licenses of different kinds of businesses are set up at the second floor of City Hall. These include the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Social Security System (SSS), PAG-IBIG Mutual Fund, Philippine Health Insurance (PHILHEALTH), City Veterinarian Office, City Agriculturist Office (CAO), City Health Office (CHO), Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (OCENR), City Planning and Development Office (CPDO), City Engineer’s Office (CEO), and City Tourism Office.

The City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) and the Business and Permits Licensing Office (BPLO) are both located at the City Hall ground floor.

Office hours for all agencies and offices involved in the renewal and registration process will be extended from 8am to 8pm Monday- Friday and from 8am to 5pm on holidays, Saturdays and Sundays starting today, Jan. 4 to Jan. 20, to accommodate applicants.

The BOSS initiative was launched Jan. 5, 2015 and was proven to be very effective as it significantly reduced the processing time and improved the number of

Business renewal under the BOSS system will have 4 steps- first, presentation of 2014 business permit at the BPLO, second secure clearances (different agencies at the City Hall second floor), third, assessment and payment at the CTO and fourth, get the 2015 permit at the BPLO. Businessmen are advised to secure a barangay clearance before starting with step 1. They are also advised to bring all available clearances/permits of previous year for faster processing.

For new business registration, applicants will undergo 3 steps- first is the application with BPLO where they will be asked to fill up and submit the application form, second, assessment and payment at the CTO and third, get the temporary permit to operate (TPO). With the TPO, the business operations can start but the requirements and clearances are to be complied within the prescribed 30-day period for the issuance of the actual business permit.

Pre-application requirements for new applicants are Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration or DTI registration (single proprietor), valid identification card, 2x2 pictures, proof of ownership/lease contract and other pertinent documents.

Deadline for the renewal of business permits is January 20.  Late filers will be meted with 25% surcharge per quarter and 2% additional surcharge per month. — Sheila Covarrubias