Biz permit renewal deadline Jan. 20 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 17:40

Mayor Celso Lobregat has appealed to owners or managers of business establishments operating in the city to start processing applications for renewal of permits and comply with the deadline set on January 20, 2012.

The Permits and Licensing Division under the Office of the City Mayor has been accepting applications for the renewal of business permits for 2012 since October 3.

Mayor Lobregat said early processing of permits renewal will help applicants avoid the rush and the payment of penalties based on existing laws.

Under the law, January 20, 2012 is the deadline set for renewal process and the payment of business taxes. Late payments will mean a surcharge of 25 percent and 2 percent additional penalty for every month of delay.

Business permit renewal applicants are also advised to bring the original business permit for the year 2010 as basis for the renewal.

Business applications are to be secured at the Permits and Licensing Division, located at the ground floor of City Hall.

Other procedures preparatory for the renewal of business permits such as the inspection of establishments and the clearances from the City Health Office and other agencies have started a few months before based on an existing executive order issued by Mayor Lobregat. — Sheila Covarrubias