Celso reminds bizmen of early permit renewal PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 October 2012 14:34

Mayor Celso Lobregat has reiterated his appeal for owners and managers of business establishments operating in the city to renew their business permits the earliest possible time to avoid the rush as well as sanctions of late processing.

Under the law, deadline for permit renewal as well as payment of business taxes is January 20, 2013.

The Permits and Licensing Division under the Office of the City Mayor has been accepting applications for the renewal of business permits for 2013 since October 1st.
Mayor Lobregat said early processing of permits renewal will help applicants avoid the rush and the payment of penalties based on existing laws.

Late payments will result to a surcharge of 25 percent and 2 percent additional penalty for every month of delay.

Lobregat advised business permit renewal applicants to bring the original business permit for the year 2012 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