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GUIDE: How to Renew Business Permit in Makati City

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Renewing your business permit in Makati City is essential to ensure the smooth operation of your business without legal hitches. This guide will walk you through the process of how to renew a business permit in Makati, including each step and the necessary requirements. 

Ensuring compliance with the regulations set by the Makati City government will save you from potential fines and disruptions to your business activities.

Makati Business Permit Requirements

To apply for your Makati business permit, you’ll need to gather the following documents:

  • Locational Clearance
  • Contract of Lease: If leased, attach the Mayor’s Permit of the building owner/landlord as a real estate lessor. If not, provide the contract of lease between the lessee and sub-lessee with the owner’s or building administrator’s conformity. If owned, provide the Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) or Tax Declaration.
  • Business Name Registration: With the DTI if sole/single proprietorship.
  • Approved Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Partnership
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Public Liability Insurance (CGL)
  • Inspection Report
  • Other Pertinent Information: Documents and data required depending on the business type.

Makati Business Permit Application

A. Application and Requirements Submission

  1. Visit the Business Permits Office, located at the ground floor of the New Makati City Hall Building II.
  2. Secure an application form from the receiving or processing clerks and be informed of the Makati business permit requirements and procedures.
  3. Submit your requirements. Officials will evaluate and assess taxes, fees, and charges. The BPLO Head will sign the billing statement and application form to indicate approval.

B. Payment of Fees

  1. Obtain the approved application form and two billing statements.
  2. Pay the necessary fees at the designated payment windows at the Business Tax Division, also located on the ground floor of the New Makati City Hall Building II.

C. Issuance of Permits

  1. Return to the Business Permits Office to receive the following:
    • Fire Safety Inspection Notice
    • Health/Sanitation Certificate
    • Mayor’s/Business Permit Card

How to Renew Business Permit in Makati

To renew your business permit in Makati, ensure you have the following:

  1. Notarized Application Form: In triplicate.
    • Declaration of Gross Sales/Receipts for the preceding year
    • Number of Employees
    • Capital Investment/Paid-up Capital
  2. Previous Year’s Mayor’s Business Permit/Billing Assessment
  3. Audited Financial Statement and/or Income Tax Return for the YEAR 2017
    • For consolidated FS, include a breakdown of gross sales/receipts and proof of payment from other cities/municipalities.
    • For fiscal year FS, include a breakdown of gross sales/receipts from January to December.
  4. Barangay Clearance for Business
  5. Residence Certificate: A and B for sole proprietorship; C and C1 for corporations or partnerships.
  6. Public Liability Insurance: Exemption for sari-sari stores, carinderias, and lessors except for buildings.

What happens if Business Permit is not Renewed?

Failing to renew your business permit on time can result in significant penalties. These may include fees charged by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and your local government unit (LGU), as well as potential closure of properties and seizure of assets.

How much is the Mayor’s permit in Makati?

As per Section 4A.02 of the Revised Makati Revenue Code (City Ordinance No. 2004-A-025), an annual fee of fifty pesos (Php 50.00) is collected for the issuance of a Mayor’s Permit. This fee must be paid to the City Treasurer upon application for a Mayor’s Permit and upon renewal of business permits and licenses within the first twenty days of January each year.

Makati City Hall Business Permit Contact Number

For any inquiries or assistance with your Makati business permit, you can contact the following departments:

BUSINESS PERMITS OFFICE (G/F MAKATI CITY HALL BLDG. 2)Individual Mayor’s Permit+63-8870-1324+63-8870-1388
Assessment Permit+63-8870-1325
+63-8870-1122 to 1124
+63-8870-1380 to 1383
Bureau of Fire Protection (Permit)+63-8870-1297
BUSINESS TAX DIVISION (G/F MAKATI CITY HALL BLDG. 2)License Staff+63-8870-1384/1385
URBAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENTZoning Division+63-8870-1736
Enforcement/Occupancy Section
MAKATI HEALTH DEPARTMENT (7TH FLR MAKATI CITY HALL BLDG. 1)Environmental Sanitation Office+63-8870-1609 to 1610
Water Bacteriology & Analysis Office+63-8870-1608

Final Thoughts

This guide should help you navigate the process of how to renew a business permit in Makati efficiently and ensure you meet all necessary requirements for your Makati business permit. For further assistance, you can always reach out to the Makati City Hall business permit contact number provided.

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