Business Permit in the Philippines

One of the major requirements of the Philippine government to fully register a company in the Philippines is to obtain a business permit. The municipality/city or local government unit (LGU) having jurisdiction on a company or individual’s principal place of business issues the permit/license in order to complete the registration process and enable the company/individual to start its business in the Philippines.

An LGU’s requirements in obtaining a business permit may vary. Usually, the LGU requires the following steps be completed before the issuance of a business permit:

For newly set-up companies:

  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Registration
  • Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Registration
  • SSS, Philhealth, and Pag-ibig (HDMF) Registration
  • Mayor’s Permit
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Building Permit
  • Occupancy Permit (Building and Unit)
  • Sanitary Permit
  • Locational Clearance
  • Fire Clearance

For renewal of business permit:

  • Previous Mayor’s Permit and receipt
  • Previous Barangay Clearance and receipt
  • Previous Sanitary Permit

Business Permits must be renewed every year before the 21st of January as long as the company exists, whether the company is dormant or operational.

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