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City Business Permit and Licensing Office

I. MANDATE:

The Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) is hereby created, which shall be in charge of the overall regulation, issuance and control of business permits and licenses of establishments, supervision of the operation of the Business-One-StopShop (BOSS), protection of the interest of consumers, control and supervision of the issuance of motorized tricycles-for-hire and public utility vehicle permits, implement related ordinances in the city and such other functions as may be provided by law or ordinance.

II. VISION:

A department in the City Government where qualities that characterize a high level of professionalism is expected from each of the employees; to become outstanding in the performance. of duties towards perfecting a business-friendly atmosphere in providing excellent public service to the taxpayers.

III. MISSION:

To sustain the economic stability in terms of attaining the target revenue collection that would fully accomplish and implement the many socio- economic developmental projects of the City for the benefit of the Tarlaqueños.

ORGANIZATIONAL OUTCOME

  • Increased Collection of Revenues on Business Taxes, Transport fees & other charges.
  • Consistently being recognized as one of the most Outstanding Business Friendly LGU in the Region and in the country.

EXTERNAL SERVICES

1. ISSUANCE OF BUSINESS PERMIT FOR NEW AND RENEWAL

New: All New Businesses are required to secure Business Permit/ License to operate before the start of any commercial operations. 

FOR NEW BUSINESS, ALL THESE ENUMERATED BELOW MAY BE FACILITATED AT THE BUSINESS ONE-STOP-SHOP

  • Certificate of Zoning Compliance for Business Permit from the City Planning and Development Office.
  • Business Inspection Clearance on Building/Occupancy from the City Engineering Office.
  • Bureau of Fire Protection to schedule the inspection of the business establishment 
  • City Health Office to ensure health safety and check procedures for the issuance of Sanitary Permit.
  • City Environment and Natural Resources Office to issue Environmental Compliance Clearance

Renewal: Existing Businesses are required to renew their Business Permit from January 1 to 20, every year. Penalties are imposed after this period.

Business taxes are computed based on the rates specified in the revised Revenue Code. Payment may be made annually, semi-annually or quarterly, for the business paying every quarter, taxes are due on the 20th day of the first month of each quarter. The process is under two offices, the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO), and the Local Treasury Operations and Revenue Collection Division of the City Treasury Office located at the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS)

OFFICE:Business Permit and Licensing Office
CLASSIFICATION:Simple
TYPE OF TRANSACTION:G2C – Government to Client
WHO MAY AVAIL:All new business owners who intend to put up investment in Tarlac City.
CHECKLIST OF BASIC REQUIREMENTSWHERE TO SECURE
New Business: 
1. Barangay Clearance for business 
2. On the type of Business Organization 
2.1 For Single ProprietorshipDTI Certificate of Registration
2.2 For CorporationSEC Registration with Articles of Incorporation & By-Laws; Secretary’s Certification resolving the opening of a Branch, authorizing representative to transact with the City Government and the Declaration of Capital
Investment.
2.3 For PartnershipSEC Registration with Articles of CoPartnership & By-Laws; Certification when branching out and the Declaration of Capital Investment.
2.4 For CooperativeCertificate of Registration from the Cooperative Development Authority.
2.5 For Non-Stock/Non-Profit Association and FoundationSEC Registration with By-Laws, and Certificate of Tax Exemption from the Bureau of Local Government Finance–Department of Finance.  
3. On the Place of Business  
  Building/Occupancy Certificate, if owned
  Lease of Contract, if rented 
  Notice of Award/Award Sheet, if inside a Mall  
  Homeowner’s/Neighborhood Certification of No Objection, if inside a subdivision or housing facility 
* DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE RELEASE OF BUSINESS CERTIFICATE, BUSINESS PLATE AND BUSINESS STICKER    
1. Community Tax CertificateTREAUSRY
2. Valid Fire Safety Inspection Certificate / Official ReceiptBFP
3. Sanitary Permit CHO
4. 2 pcs. latest 2×2 picture or corporate logo  
5. Copy of Tax Order of Payment & Official ReceiptBPLO
6. Compliance to the mandatory document(s) applicable for specific business activity being applied for.
*MANDATORY DOCUMENT(S) APPLICABLE FOR SPECIFIC BUSINESS ACTIVITY BEING APPLIED FOR:
1. LessorTax Declaration / Occupancy Permit
2. School(S)Deped/Ched Certification/Accreditation
3. Skills/Learning Center(S)/Manpower Training Center(S)TESDA Certification/ Accreditation
4. PharmacyBFAD/FDA Certification/Accreditation; PRC license of the Pharmacist
5. Perya/CarnivalBarangay Resolution / Authority from the SP
6. Restaurant(S), Beerhouse, Carinderia, Beauty Parlor, Barber Shop, Massage Clinic, Grills And Resto Bar, Night Club And Other Related Businesses Their workers must pay occupational tax
7. Internet Service Provider, Water And Electric Company, Cable Networks, Radio Station, Lottery, On- Line Betting Stations, Waste To Energy, Solar Panel, Waste To OrganicCongressional Franchise / Authority to operate from SP  
8. E-BingoPAGCOR Certification
9. Local Recruitment/Placement/Manpower Employment Agency DOLE permit to operate / Certificate of Registration
10. Security And Watchman AgencyLicense to operate from PNP-Crame; Workers must be paid with occupational tax
11. Foreign Placement Agency, Promotion Agency For Overseas Filipino Workers POEA Accreditation
12. Business With Delivery Vans/TrucksPayment for delivery van/truck permit
13. Car Repair ServicesDTI accreditation
14. Dental LaboratoriesLicense to operate from DOH-Region
15. Selling Cellphone And Radio Communication UnitsNational          Telecommunications             Commission (NTC) Clearance
16. Construction BusinessPhilippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) License
17. Banks, Pawnshops, Money Transfer, Money Remittance & Money Changer Certification of Registration or Authority to Operate from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas or Central Bank of the Philippines; and provision of CCTV camera  
18. Lending Investors, Financing InstitutionsSEC Registration with Certificate of Authority; Provision of CCTV camera
19. Insurance AgencyCertificate of Authority from the Insurance Commission
20. Junk ShopsPolice Clearance; Barangay Resolution of No Objection; and Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) from DENR
21. Water Refilling StationsTax Declaration for Machinery
22. For Business Selling Second Hand Auto PartsPolice Clearance to engage in business
23. Radio Station Congressional Franchise or Authority from SP
24. Funeral Parlor, Crematory Cemeteries, Memorial Chapel, Memorial Parks, Lpg Refilling Plant, Septic Tank Disposal, Plastic Recycling, Metal Recycling, Crocodile Farm – Denr Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC)  from DENR; Barangay Resolution of No
 Objection
25. Animal Control Facility, Aviary, Cattery, Cattle Farm, Kennel, Laboratory Animal Facility, Monkey Farm, Ostrich Farm, Pet Shop, Poultry Farm, Racetrack And Equestrian Establishment, Slaughterhouse, Stock Farm, Stockyard, Stud Farm, Veterinary Clinic,
Veterinary Clinic, Veterinary Hospital, Wildlife Rescue
Center And Zoo And Other Animal Facilities
Clearance from the Bureau of Animal Industry;  Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC)  from DENR.
26. Gasoline And Diesel StationEnvironmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) from DENR; Authority to operate from the
Department of Energy
27. Selling Of Fireworks License to operate from PNP; Clearance from BFP
28. Non-Stock Non-Profit Hospitals, Schools And CollegesSEC registration
29. For Professionals PRC license and PTR
30. For      Business       Engage       In       Manufacturing,
Selling/Retailing, Dealer/ Distributor, Import And Export
Or Transfer Of Any Drugs, Cosmetics Or Devise
Valid FDA license to operate 
31. Hotels/Transient/Apartelle/LodgingAccreditation from the Dept. of Tourism
32. Travel And Tours Accreditation from the Dept. of Tourism
33. Resorts Accreditation from the Dept. of Tourism
34. Quarry OperatorQuarry Clearance; Tax Declaration for private
property; Barangay Resolution of No Objection
35. E-Sabong Accreditation     from     PAGCOR;     Barangay
Resolution of No Objection.
36. E-Games Gaming license from PAGCOR
37. Solar Power Plant Reclassification Ordinance; Department of Energy License to Operate

Renewal of Business

1. Barangay Clearance for Business
     For Single ProprietorshipSworn Statement of Gross Sales/Receipts with P500,000 & above by the Registered owner or authorized Accountant/Bookkeeper; BIR forms for monthly or quarterly payment of percentage tax (for Vat and Non-VAT registered businesses)
     For Corporation/ PartnershipSworn Statement of Gross Receipts by the
Operation’s Manager
     For Cooperative  CDA Certificate of good standing; Current year Financial Statement or Certification of Gross
Receipts
1. Photocopy of valid Fire Safety Inspection Certificate
2. Photocopy of Previous Year’s Sanitary Permit
3. Photocopy of Previous CENRO Permit
Others:
•      For LessorsSworn Statement of the list of tenants with the attached Contract of Lease and Award Sheets for the year in consideration
•      For Market Stall Owners –             Certificate of No Delinquency from Treasury (Downtown)
–             Market Stall Clearance from CEEMO
(Downtown & Uptown)
–             Certification from the Lessor (Uptown)
•   For Water Refilling StationsClearance from the Tarlac City Water Refillers
Association; Previous year’s Sanitary Permit
* DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO THE
RELEASE OF BUSINESS STICKER
1. Community Tax CertificateTREASURY
2. Official Receipt from Bureau of Fire ProtectionBFP
3. Sanitary PermitCHO
4. Copy of Tax Order of Payment & Official ReceiptBPLO
5. Environmental Compliance Clearance from the City Environment & Natural Office (CENRO)CENRO
 CLIENT STEPSAGENCY ACTIONSFEES TO BE PAIDPROCESSING TIMEPERSON RESPONSIBLE
Submit fully accomplished form (new & renewal) and basic requirements at the receiving counter.Receive and process the application together with all the requirements, evaluate declared capital investment for new business and gross receipts for business renewal








Encoding of the application form.





Assess payment and issue Statement of
Accounts (SOA)












None










None




Computations of taxes, fees & charges- Based on the City Ordinance No. 018-019, Series of 2019, entitled: “An Ordinance adopting the
Revised Revenue
Code of the City of
Tarlac”

10 mins
Supervising
Administrative
Officer/ Licensing
Officer II/
Administrative Aide
IV







Administrative
Assistant V






Local Treasury Operations Officer
pay required fees at the cashierReceive payment and issue official receipt (OR)Computations of taxes, fees & charges- Based on the City Ordinance No. 018-019, Series of 2019, entitled: “An Ordinance adopting the
Revised Revenue
Code of the City of
Tarlac”
5 minsRevenue Collection
Clerk III
claim permit- to submit document for BPLO files at the releasing counterIssue Business Certificate,
 Business Plate and
Sticker for New
Business
Issue Business
Sticker for Renewal
None
 
2 minsAdministrative Aide
III
TOTAL17 mins.

2. ISSUANCE OF MAYOR’S PERMIT FOR MOTORIZED TRICYCLE FOR-HIRE

Operators of motorized tricycles-for-hire are required to renew their mayor’s permit annually for continuous operation within city’s area of jurisdiction.

OFFICE:Business Permit and Licensing Office
CLASSIFICATION:Simple
TYPE OF TRANSACTION:G2C – Government to Client
WHO MAY AVAIL:All legitimate operators of motorized tricycles-for-hire with valid franchise (MTOP) to operate and public utility vehicles with valid franchise from LTFRB
CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTSWHERE TO SECURE
Inspection Report from POSOPOSO
Motorized Tricycle Operator’s Permit (MTOP)BPLO
LTO Certificate of RegistrationLTO
VALID LTO Official ReceiptLTO
Barangay Clearance/CertificationFrom Your Barangay
Voter’s ID/CertificationComelec
Community Tax CertificateTreasury
Driver’s LicenseLTO
In case of Renewal and awaiting Decision from LTFRB:
Notice of hearing
Application for extension of validity
LTFRB Official Receipt (for extension of validity)
CLIENT STEPSAGENCY ACTIONSFEES TO BE PAIDPROCESSING TIMEPERSON RESPONSIBLE
Submit complete requirementsCheck requirements & verify previous permit and issue payment order formNone5 minutesBPLO Transport Section Staff
Pay required fee at City Treasurer’s Office (CTO)Accept payment and issue official receipt (OR)Revised Revenue Code of Tarlac City1 minuteRevenue Collection Clerk
Present ORValidate OR and process permitNone1 minuteBPLO Head Transport Div. Staff
Claim permitRelease permitNone1 minuteBPLO Staff
Total8 MINUTES

3. ISSUANCE OF MAYOR’S PERMIT FOR PUBLIC UTILITY VEHICLES

Operators of public utility vehicles are required to renew their mayor’s permit annually for
continuous operation within Tarlac City.

OFFICE:Business Permit and Licensing Office
CLASSIFICATION:Simple
TYPE OF TRANSACTION:G2C – Government to Client
WHO MAY AVAIL:All legitimate operators of motorized tricycles-for-hire with valid franchise (MTOP) to operate and public utility vehicles with valid franchise from LTFRB
CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTSWHERE TO SECURE
Inspection Report from POSOPOSO
Decision/Order)BPLO
LTO Certificate of RegistrationLTO
VALID LTO Official ReceiptLTO
Barangay Clearance/Certification
Voter’s ID/Certification
Community Tax Certificate
Driver’s License
In case of Renewal and awaiting Decision from LTFRB:
Notice of hearing
Application for extension of validity
LTFRB Official Receipt (for extension of validity)

4. ISSUANCE OF MOTORIZED TRICYCLE OPERATOR’S PERMIT (MTOP) (NEW/RENEWAL/AMENDMENTS TRANSFER)

NEW: BPLO issues new MTOP to all operators of motorized tricycles-for-hire upon approval from the Sangguniang Panlungsod in order to operate within Tarlac City.

RENEWAL: BPLO renews the MTOP to all franchise holders every three (3) years upon approval from the Sangguniang Panlungsod

AMENDMENTS: Franchise holder is required to apply for amendments on the franchise (MTOP) in case of change unit or change address.

TRANSFER: Applicants are required to apply for transfer of franchise to operate motorized tricycles-for-hire to be approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod in order to operate within Tarlac City.

OFFICE:BPLO
CLASSIFICATION:Simple
TYPE OF TRANSACTION:G2C – Government to Client
WHO MAY AVAIL:Citizens
CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTSWHERE TO SECURE
NEW: 
Approved request (referral slip) from M.O.M.O.
LTO Certificate of RegistrationLTO
VALID LTO Official ReceiptLTO
Barangay Clearance/CertificationBARANGAY
Voter’s ID/CertificationCOMELEC
Community Tax CertificateTREASURY
Insurance policy 
2 pcs 2×2 pictures 
Driver’s LicenseLTO
*In case the applicant is working abroad or not available during application period: 
Special Power of Attorney in Addition to the above- 
mentioned requirements
RENEWAL: 
Near Expiring Motorized Tricycle Operator’s Permit (MTOP)BPLO
LTO Certificate of RegistrationLTO
VALID LTO Official ReceiptLTO
Barangay Clearance/CertificationBARANGAY
Voter’s ID/CertificationCOMELEC
Community Tax CertificateTREASURY
Insurance Policy 
2 pcs 2×2 pictures 
Driver’s LicenseLTO
*In case the applicant is working abroad or not available during application period 
Special Power of Attorney in Addition to the above- mentioned requirements 
AMENDMENTS: 
Motorized Tricycle Operator’s Permit (MTOP)BPLO
LTO Certificate of RegistrationLTO
VALID LTO Official ReceiptLTO
Barangay Clearance/CertificationBARANGAY
Voter’s ID/CertificationCOMELEC
Community Tax CertificateTREASURY
Affidavit (Change of Motor Unit) 
Insurance Policy 
2 pcs 2×2 pictures 
Driver’s License 
*In case the applicant is working abroad or not available during application period 
Special Power of Attorney in Addition to the above- mentioned requirements 
TRANSFER: 
Motorized Tricycle Operator’s Permit (MTOP)BPLO
LTO Certificate of RegistrationLTO
VALID LTO Official ReceiptLTO
Barangay Clearance/CertificationBARANGAY
Voter’s ID/CertificationCOMELEC
Community Tax CertificateTREASURY
Insurance Policy 
2 pcs 2×2 pictures 
Driver’s License 
Deed of Sale 
Waiver of Rights from the Sangguniang Panlungsod 
*In case of death of the operator, to include the following in addition to the above-mentioned requirements: 
Deed of extra-Judicial Settlement with waiver of rights 
Death Certificate 
Marriage Certificate or Birth Certificate 
*In case the applicant is working abroad or not available during application period 
Special Power of Attorney in Addition to the above- mentioned requirements. 
CLIENT STEPSAGENCY ACTIONSFEES TO BE PAIDPROCESSING TIMEPERSON RESPONSIBLE
Submit requireme nts and notarized application formAccept and review requirementsNone5 minutesBPLO Transport Section Staff
 Endorsed to Sangguniang Panlungsod for approvalNone1 weekMayor’s Office
Wait for the approval of the Sangguniang Panlungsod thru SP ResolutionIPrepare payment order formRevised Revenue Code of Tarlac City2 minutesBPLO Transport Section Staff
Get the payment order form and pay corresponding franchise feeAccept payment and issue Official Receipt (OR)Revised Revenue Code of Tarlac City3 minutesRevenue Collection Clerk
Present official receipt to Sangguniang PanlungsodIssuance of the KapasyahanNone2 minutesSP Secretary Staff
Submit Kapasiyahan to BPLO-TransportPrepare MTOP and validate traffic violations, if any, prior to approvalNone1 dayBPLO Head Licensing Off. III Transport Div. Staff City Mayor
Claim MTOPIssue MTOPNone1 minuteBPLO Transport Section Staff

5. PAYMENT OF TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

BPLO issues the Payment Order Form to traffic violators apprehended by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Public Order and Safety Office (POSO).

OFFICE:BPLO
CLASSIFICATION:Simple
TYPE OF TRANSACTION:G2C – Government to Client
WHO MAY AVAIL:Drivers who have violated traffic rules and regulations
CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTSWHERE TO SECURE
Traffic Citation Ticket 
Release Order from POSOPOSO
CLIENT STEPSAGENCY ACTIONSFEES TO BE PAIDPROCESSING TIMEPERSON RESPONSIBLE
Get Release Order from POSOIssue release orderNone1 minutePOSO Staff
Present citation Ticket and release orderCheck citation ticket. and number of offense and issue payment order formNone2 minutesTransport Division Staff
Payment of required fees at the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO)Accept payment and issue Official Receipt (OR)Revised Revenue Code of Tarlac City1 minuteRevenue Collection Clerk
Present official receiptRecord Official Receipt numberNone1 minuteTransport Division Staff