City monitors temp biz permit requirements PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 February 2014 13:36

The Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) will be keeping watch to ensure that business establishments comply with the requirements for the issuance of permits within the prescribed completion period.

BPLO Chief Benjie Barredo said the Office will closely coordinate with different departments of the local government to ensure that business operators who were initially issued temporary permit to operate (TPO) will complete all the other requirements for the business permit.

A list of all permit applications will be forwarded to concerned departments such as the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR), City Tourism, City Veterinarian, City Treasurer, City Agriculturist, and the City Legal Office, to monitor the compliance of businesses operating within their scope and jurisdiction.

To date, a total of 2,209 business permits and 904 TPOs have been issued by the Licensing Office, while 8,751 permits are currently on process.

Under the streamlined business permits renewal process, once issued with a TPO, business establishments have 90 days to complete all requirements and paperwork for business application and renewal.

Non-compliance of the requirements within the 90-day period is cause for revocation of TPO, issuance of notice of closure, and actual closure of business establishment.

Requirements for the business permit include the barangay clearance, locational clearance, sanitary and health certificate, and community tax certificate for the current year.

Depending on the kind of business being operated, additional documents, certifications, and clearances may also be required. — Jasmine Mohammadsali