AT LEAST 3,000 business permit renewal application forms were distributed to business owners since December 16, 2019, Davao City’s Business Bureau said.
Business Bureau chief Marissa Torentera said her office has started receiving applications for business permit renewals as early as December last year.
She said that early printing has been the practice of the city government for the last two years to fast-track the renewal process.
“Those who already have their business permit application forms will now pay the corresponding fees,” Torentera said.
The renewal of business permit and accepting of new business permits started last January 2, wherein hundreds flocked to its main office at the Sangguniang Panlungsod and on its satellite office at the Davao City Recreation Center (Almendras Gym).
Transaction is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Saturday.
Meanwhile, 41,296 business establishments were recorded to have applied and renewed their permits in 2018.
However, the bureau chief said the figures might change as some businesses are either closed or foreclosed.
The requirements of the business permit are previous Mayor’s and Business Permits, previous receipts, notarized list of employees, and authority to transact the renewal of the Mayor’s Permit with the Business Bureau- a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) for sole proprietorship, Secretary Certificate for Corporations and Partnership Resolution for Partnership and service industry such as food chain, a certificate of compliance from Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for their conduct of random drug test to their employees.
Torentera also reminded business owners to transact early and not wait for the deadline set on January 31. (With PR)