Bizmen urged to renew license early-A A +A
Saturday, January 5, 2013
MAYOR Celso Lobregat advised the owners and managers of local business establishments to renew their permits the earliest possible time to avoid the rush and the payment of penalties and surcharges.
Lobregat said that late filing would mean 25 percent surcharge plus additional two percent for every month delay.
The offices involved in the renewal process are the City Treasurer’s Office, City Permits and Licensing Division, the Tricycle Adjudication Board, the Computer Services Division, City Health Office and City Planning and Development Office among others.
Offices concerned in the renewal process are open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. effective January 2 to 21.
Lobregat said City Hall will extend office hours to attend to applications for renewal of business permits.
“We ask owners and managers of business establishments to renew their permits early and not to wait for the deadline,” Lobregat said.
Businessmen have started flocking City Hall Wednesday, January 2, either to secure or renew business/license permits although applications for renewal for 2013 started as early as October 1st.
Assessment tables and foldable tents have been set up at the ground floor of City Hall to accommodate clients and to ensure comfort and convenience for those processing their permits.
Similar assessment tables have been set up at the City Hall second floor. (Bong Garcia)