How to get a Barangay Business Permit Clearance in the Philippines? You can apply for this certificate and get it in a few minutes. Follow our step-by-step guide on this page.
What is a Barangay Business Clearance?
Barangay Business Clearance is one of the permits or documents required when registering a new business in the Philippines. This certificate is also needed when renewing your expired Mayor’s Permit or Business License, changing a new business location, and changing a new business commercial name.
Where to Apply for a Barangay Business Clearance?
You must visit your Barangay Hall or Office of the Barangay Captain in your area where your business jurisdiction is covered. You may always know this information when you have a business in the Philippines because you will need to renew your Mayor’s Permit or Business License every year or at the beginning of a new year unless you will be closing your company.
Barangay Business Permit Clearance Requirements:
- Latest Community Tax Certificate (Cedula)
- DTI Business Name Registration
- Barangay Business Permit Fee
How to Get a Barangay Business Permit Clearance in the Philippines?
Step 1: Prepare your business documents
Prepare the necessary documents listed above and the funds to pay your Business Clearance or Permit. For first time applicants, the documents required include Community Tax Certificate, valid DTI Permit, and the clearance fee.
Step 2: Go to the Barangay Hall or the Office of the Barangay Captain
To apply for a new business clearance, go to your Barangay Hall or Office of the Barangay Captain where your business is located. Documentation and processing of clearance will only take a while, and it will be finished after few minutes, depending on the transactions being made in your barangay when you got there.
Step 3: Pay your Business Clearance fee
Processing fees ranges from 500 to 1,000 pesos depending on the location of the business or the type of the city where your business is registered.
Step 4: Claim your Barangay Business Permit
The last step is the release of your business permit. You will be asked to sign a confirmation that you received your certificate and the date when you claimed it.
Barangay Business Permit Sample:
In case you are wondering what a Barangay Business Clearance looks like and what information it contains. Every certificate may look different as every Barangay may have its own letterhead and certificate design and color.
Sample business permit includes the following information:
- Official seal of the barangay
- Business owner
- Business name
- Address of the business owner
- Location of the business
- Certification details in pursuant to the New Local Government Code of 1991
- Date of issuance
Tips in Getting a Barangay Business Permit in the Philippines:
After your clearance has been issued, make sure you check all information on the certificate and do not leave the Barangay Hall unless every word and detail on the certificate is accurate. Some info like your CTC number and Business Name must always be correct.
It is important to mention that an Official Receipt is attached on your Barangay Business Clearance certificate. Some Municipal’s Offices would always require the attached receipt.
It will always help your business to keep photocopies of every original document or certificate so that you won’t miss having another copy in case you lost one. We always need such documents when we process another transaction.
You can also bring your old certificate when renewing a new one every year or whenever they expire.
Barangay Business Permit Validity and Expiration:
The certificate is valid within the year of issuance or until a new Mayor’s Permit is needed. Barangay Business Permit is a prerequisite in doing a business prior to securing a Mayor’s Permit or Business License which is renewed every January of each year.
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How to Renew Your Barangay Business Permit?
- Prepare your business documents including:
- Old Business Permit
- Latest Cedula
- Valid DTI Permit
- Processing Fee
- Apply for a renewal of your Business Permit at the Barangay Hall where your business is located
- Pay the processing fee
- Claim your new business permit