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Secure a Business License

Business License

The Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) issues permits and licenses before establishments can lawfully conduct business in Valenzuela City.

The issuance of permits and licenses is necessary to ensure that all business activities and transactions are legitimate in order to provide the registered establishments the recognition, regulation and support from the city.

Securing a New Business Permit
REQUIREMENTS
  • Accomplished Application form
  • DILG-DTI-DICT Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01, Series of 2016 dated August 30, 2016 (6.0 (6.1)(6.1.2)(6.1.2.1)) and amended by 3S Ordinance 322 series of 2016.
  • New Business Registration
    1. Proof of business registration, incorporation, or legal personality (e.i. DTI/ SEC/ Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) registration)
    2. Basis for computing taxes, fees, and charges (e.g. business capitalization)
    3. Occupancy Permit, if required by national law (e.g. Building Code and local laws), as post audit requirement in accordance with Section 5 of Ordinance 322 Series of 2016 and Section 6.2.1.3 of DILG-DTI-DICT JMC 01-2016
    4. Contract of Lease (if Lessee) and
    5. Barangay clearance: for Businesses located in Barangays that are not included in City Resolution 853, 860, 872, 922, 949, 971, 999, 1008 series of 2017 and 1048, 1236 series of 2018 (An act authorizing the City Government of Valenzuela to collect Barangay Clearance fee).

  • For Rice retailer/dealer
  • (Basis: National Food Authority (NFA)-National District Office letter dated 01 March 2016 and Memorandum dated 16 March 2016 issued by Atty. Alan Roullo Yap, City Administrator & OIC – City Legal Office)
    • NFA License to operate.
    • Note: No longer required as per NFA letter dated march 4, 2019

  • For Animal Facilities
  • (Basis: Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry Memo Circular 2016-12 and Memorandum dated 12 May 2016 issued by Atty. Alan Roullo Yap, City Administrator & OIC – City Legal Office)
    • Certificate of Registration with Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry.

  • For Manpower Agencies
  • (Basis: DOLE Department Order 174 Series of 2017)
    • Paid up capital must be at least Five Million Peso (5,000,000).

  • Exemption to Small and Home-Based Business
  • (Basis: Ordinance 442 Series of 2018 and IRR on EO 2018-065A dated April 23 2018)
    • An owner may file an Application for Exemption with the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) with attached Statement of Capitalization or Gross Sales/Receipts.

  • For Cellsite Communication Services
  • (Basis: Ordinance 32 series of 2011 as amended by Ordinance 252 series of 2015)
    • Franchise to Operate from Sanggunianng Panlungsod.

  • For Video Games and other similar equipments
  • (Basis: Ordinance 40 series of 2000)
    • Allowed in shopping malls and arcades only.

  • For Public market , Private market, “talipapa” or satellite market , “tiangge” or flea market, hawkers, slaughterhouse and other similar market activities
  • (Basis: Ordinance 44 series of 2006)
    • Franchise to Operate for Private market.
    • Special Permit to Operate for “talipapa”.

  • For Private entities operating Pre-School, Elementary and High School
  • (Basis: Ordinance No. 112, Series of 2014)
    • For establishment school originated in Valenzuela City -
      1. Recommendation latter from Valenzuela Division Office of DepEd.
      2. Permit to Operate issued by the Regional Office of DepEd.
      3. Occupancy permit.
    • For establishment school originated outside the City but with branches within Valenzuela City -
      1. Recommendation latter from Valenzuela Division Office of DepEd.
      2. Permit to Operate issued by the Regional Office of DepEd.
      3. Certificate of Recognition issued by the Regional ofiice of DepEd.
      4. Occupancy permit.
    • For New Schools in Valenzuela City -
      1. Recommendation latter from Valenzuela Division Office of DepEd.
      2. Duly stamped application form for permit to operate issued by the Division Office of DepEd.
      3. Occupancy permit.
      4. Affidavit by the applicant undertaking to submit the Permit to Operate issued by DepEd prior the renewal of the business.
    • For New branches of established schools originated outside the City -
      1. Recommendation latter from Valenzuela Division Office of DepEd.
      2. Permit to Operate issued by the Regional Office of DepEd.
      3. Any document or certificate issued by the Regional Office of DepEd stating the approval of the establishment of new branch within Valenzuela City.
      4. Occupational Permit.

  • For Primary Tourism Enterprises such as hotels, resorts, inns and other accommodation stablishments
  • (Basis: DILG Memorandum circular dated February 06, 2019 inrelation to IRR of Republic act no. 9593 otherwise known as Tourism Act of 2009)
    • Accreditation from Department of Tourism.

  • For Firecrackers and other Pyrotechnic devices
  • (Basis: Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01, Series of 2014 , Ordinance 333 series of 2016 and IRR on E.O. 2017-262 series of 2017)
    • Manufacturing is prohibited within the territorial jurisdiction of Valenzuela City.
    • Dealers and retailers shall only be offered for sale in malls and in licensed public and private markets.

  • STL (Small Town Lottery) is considered illegal and unauthorized by the PCSO
  • (Basis: PCSO Letter Dated October 18, 2018)

  • Public Utility Bus Terminals and Operators and Other Public Utility Vehicle Terminals and Operators are prohibited along EDSA.
  • (Basis: MMDA Regulation No. 19-002, Series of 2019)

    Note: For Authorized Representative on Signature of Applicant
    • Authorization Letter

    Note: For applications through online business transaction system
    • Submit completely filled-out and signed application form and comply with the regulatory requirements and other deficiencies within 30 days from release of the business permit. If there is an error and/or misrepresentation, it will render the application and the issued business permit and other issued clearances void ab initio from the beginning.

    All other requirements required by law, ordinance and rules are subject to Post-Audit Process. (Based on 3S Ordinance).

Other Requirements (Post-Audit Process Based on 3S Ordinance):
Please refer to the respective Citizen’s Charter of the following offices for the issuance of clearance, permit and certificate

  • Locational Clearance (City Zoning Office)
  • Sanitary Permit (City Health Office)
  • Occupancy Permit (Office of Building Official)
  • Building Permit (Office of Building Official)
  • Electrical Permit (Office of Building Official)
  • Mechanical Permit (Office of Building Official)
  • Anti-Fencing Certificate for Junkshop (Issued by the Police Department)
  • Fire Safety Inspection Certificate or Certification of Non- Coverage or similar document of that Nature* (Bureau of Fire Protection)
  • For Business/Employer listed to SSS negative list/with suspected delinquency
    • SSS Clearance*
    • (Basis: on Joint DILG-Philhealth-SSS-DTI Memorandum Circular)
    • Certificate of compliance: Provisional forth-five (45) days validity for Large Accounts
    • (Basis: SSS letter dated June 11, 2018)
  • Phil Health Clearance*
  • (Basis: Joint DILG-Philhealth-SSS-DTI Memorandum Circular)
  • For Financing / Lending Company*
  • (Basis: SEC and DILG Memorandum of Agreement)
    • Copy of the Certificate of Authority (CA) to operate as a financing or lending company issued by the SEC; and
    • Certification from the SEC Head Office or appropriate SEC Extension Office that the CA issued in favor of the applicant for business permit is valid and has not been revoked or suspended.
  • For applicant of new pawnshops, branch of existing pawnshop, foreign exchange dealer, money changers and remittance agents*
    • Subject to submission of application for registration with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) prior to the restart of operation.
  • For Firecrackers and other Pyrotechnic devices dealers and retailers.
  • (Basis: Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01, Series of 2014 , Ordinance 333 series of 2016 and IRR on E.O. 2017-262 series of 2017)
    NOTE: Duly registered establishments already offering for sale for at least five (5) years already prior to the enactment of this Ordinance are subject to post audit
    • BFP Certification
    • PNP License to deal Firecrackers and Pyrotechnics Devices
  • BFAD Certificate to Operate*
  • For service and repair shop business
  • (Basis: Presidential Decree No. 1572 and DTI letter dated August 08, 2016)
    • DTI Accreditation
  • Other applicable clearance, permits and certificates.

  • *subject to written clarification from the DILG


Renewal of Business Permit
REQUIREMENTS
  • Accomplished Application form
  • DILG-DTI-DICT Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01, Series of 2016 dated August 30, 2016 (6.0 (6.1)(6.1.2)(6.1.2.1)).
  • Renewal Application
    1. Basis for computing taxes, fees, and charges (e.g. business capitalization); and
    2. Barangay clearance: for Businesses located in Barangays that are not included in City Resolution 853, 860, 872, 922, 949, 971, 999, 1008 series of 2017 and 1048, 1236 series of 2018 (An act authorizing the City Government of Valenzuela to collect Barangay Clearance fee).

  • For Rice retailer/dealer
  • (Basis: National Food Authority (NFA)-National District Office letter dated 01 March 2016 and Memorandum dated 16 March 2016 issued by Atty. Alan Roullo Yap, City Administrator & OIC – City Legal Office)
    • NFA License to operate.
    • Note: No longer required as per NFA letter dated march 4, 2019

  • For Animal Facilities
  • (Basis: Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry Memo Circular 2016-12 and Memorandum dated 12 May 2016 issued by Atty. Alan Roullo Yap, City Administrator & OIC – City Legal Office)
    • Certificate of Registration with Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry.

  • Exemption to Small and Home-Based Business
  • (Basis: Ordinance 442 Series of 2018 and IRR on EO 2018-065A dated April 23 2018
    • An owner may file an Application for Exemption with the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) with attached Statement of Capitalization or Gross Sales/Receipts.

  • For Cellsite Communication Services
  • (Basis: Ordinance 32 series of 2011 as amended by Ordinance 252 series of 2015)
    • Franchise to Operate from Sanggunianng Panlungsod.

  • For Public market , Private market, “talipapa” or satellite market , “tiangge” or flea market, hawkers, slaughterhouse and other similar market activities
  • (Basis: Ordinance 44 series of 2006)
    • Franchise to Operate for Private market.
    • Special Permit to Operate for “talipapa”.

    Note: For Authorized Representative on Signature of Applicant
    • Authorization Letter

    Note: For applications through online business transaction system
    • Submit completely filled-out and signed application form and comply with the regulatory requirements and other deficiencies within 30 days from release of the business permit. If there is an error and/or misrepresentation, it will render the application and the issued business permit and other issued clearances void ab initio from the beginning.

    All other requirements required by law, ordinance and rules are subject to Post-Audit Process. (Based on 3S Ordinance).

Other Requirements (Post-Audit Process):
Please refer to the respective Citizen’s Charter of the following offices for the issuance of clearance, permit and certificate:

  • Department of Trade and Industry Registration (For Single Proprietorship)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission Registration (For Corporation)
  • Locational Clearance (City Zoning Office)
  • Sanitary Permit (City Health Office)
  • Occupancy Permit (Office of Building Official)
  • Building Permit (Office of Building Official)
  • Electrical Permit (Office of Building Official)
  • Mechanical Permit (Office of Building Official)
  • Anti-Fencing Certificate for Junkshop (Issued by the Police Department)
  • Fire Safety Inspection Certificate or Certification of Non- Coverage or similar document of that Nature* (Bureau of Fire Protection)
  • (Basis: on General Executive Order 2015-107 prior to President Benigno Aquino III’s VERBAL pronouncements on Monday, 01 June 2015)
  • For Business/Employer listed to SSS negative list/with suspected delinquency
    • SSS Clearance*
    • (Basis: on Joint DILG-Philhealth-SSS-DTI Memorandum Circular)
    • Certificate of compliance: Provisional forth-five (45) days validity for Large Accounts
    • (Basis: SSS letter dated June 11, 2018)
  • Phil Health Clearance*
  • (Basis: Joint DILG-Philhealth-SSS-DTI Memorandum Circular)
  • For Financing / Lending Company*
  • (Basis: SEC and DILG Memorandum of Agreement)
    • Copy of the Certificate of Authority (CA) to operate as a financing or lending company issued by the SEC; and
    • Certification from the SEC Head Office or appropriate SEC Extension Office that the CA issued in favor of the applicant for business permit is valid and has not been revoked or suspended.
  • For existing pawnshops, foreign exchange dealer, money changers and remittance agents*
  • (Basis: BSP and DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2009-70)
    • Require a pawnshop to present a copy of the Certificate of Registration (COR) or Authority to Operate (AO) issued to the head of office or branch, respectively and BSP clearance on compliance with reportorial requirements
    • For exchange dealers, money changers and remittance agents, they shall be required to present a copy of the Certificate of Registration (COR) duly issued by the BSP.
  • For Firecrackers and other Pyrotechnic devices dealers and retailers.
  • (Basis: Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01, Series of 2014 , Ordinance 333 series of 2016 and IRR on E.O. 2017-262 series of 2017 )
    NOTE: Duly registered establishments already offering for sale for at least five (5) years already prior to the enactment of this Ordinance are subject to post audit
    • BFP Certification
    • PNP License to deal Firecrackers and Pyrotechnics Devices
  • BFAD Certificate to Operate*
  • DTI Accreditation for service and repair shop business
  • (Basis: Presidential Decree No. 1572 and DTI letter dated August 08, 2016)
  • Other applicable clearance, permits and certificates.

  • *subject to written clarification from the DILG


3 Simple and Easy Steps to Secure a Business License
  1. FILLING UP OF APPLICATION FORM. Get a copy from the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO), 3rd Floor, Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles (Finance Center Building), New Valenzuela City Government Complex]. Fill it up with the required information.
  2. ASSESSMENTS AND PAYMENTS. Proceed for assessment and computation of fees/order of payment. Then,pay the corresponding business license fees.
  3. RELEASING OF BUSINESS LICENSE/PERMITS. Present the Official Receipt for the issuance of Business Permit and Business Plate.

For more information, please contact Atty. Ulysses L. Gallego, BPLO OIC, at Telephone Number. (63 2) 8352-1000 local 1928.

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Secure a Building Permit

Building Permit

To put up any structure in Valenzuela, you must first obtain a building permit from the city government.

Applicants should have the following documents:

  1. Lot Plan
  2. Homeowner's Association Clearance (where necessary)
  3. Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) or Deed of Absolute Sale (Certified copy from the Registry of Deeds)
  4. Tax Declaration (photo copy)
  5. Tax Receipt (photo copy)
  6. Contract of Lease if the property is not owned (photo copy)
Applicants must also provide five (5) sets of the following:
  1. Building plans signed and sealed by professionals
  2. Bill of materials
  3. Specifications
  4. Structural Computations (2 or more floors)
  5. Soil Boring Test (3 or more floors)
  6. Barangay Clearance
Secure a Building Permit
  1. Fill up application form from the City Engineer's Office (CEO), 3/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  2. Submit accomplished form and all other required documents to the CEO. [Allow seven (7) working days for evaluation, processing and approval.]
  3. After seven (7) working days, secure the order of payment from the CEO and pay the corresponding fees at the City Treasurer's Office, G/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  4. Present the official receipt of payment to the CEO and claim the building permit.


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Secure an Occupancy Permit

Occupancy Permit

To use or occupy a building, you must first obtain an occupancy permit from the city government. The same is required when you change the existing use or occupancy classification of a building or any of its portion.

Applicants should have the following documents:

  1. Approved Building Permit
  2. Certificate of completion signed and sealed by professionals
  3. Two (2) photos of the building (front and sides)
Secure an Occupancy Permit
  1. Fill up application form from the City Engineer's Office (CEO), 3/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  2. Submit accomplished form and all other required documents to the CEO. [Allow seven (7) working days for evaluation, processing and approval.]
  3. After seven (7) working days, secure the order of payment from the CEO and pay the corresponding fees at the City Treasurer's Office, G/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  4. Present the official receipt of payment to the CEO and claim the occupancy permit.


Secure a Locational Clearance

Locational Clearance

To secure a building permit, you must first obtain a locational clearance, which certifies that the proposed construction or business location follows the existing Land Use Plan of the city.

Applicants should have the following documents:

  1. One (1) set of architectural plan when acquiring Building Permit
  2. Lot plan with vicinity map
  3. Contract of Lease (in case the applicant is not the registered owner)
  4. Transfer Certificate Title (TCT)/Deed of Absolute Sale (Certified copy from Registry of Deeds)
  5. Tax Declaration (photo copy)
  6. Tax Receipt (photo copy)
  7. Homeowners Association Clearance (where necessary)
  8. Barangay Clearance
Secure a Locational Clearance
  1. Fill up application form from the City Engineer's Office (CEO), 3/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  2. Submit accomplished application form and all other required documents to the CEO, which will schedule and carry out a site inspection.
  3. After the inspection, secure the order of payment from the CEO and pay the corresponding fees at the City Treasurer's Office, G/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  4. Present the official receipt of payment to the CEO and claim the locational clearance after three working days.


Secure a Demolition Permit

Demolition Permit

Applicants should have the following documents:
  1. Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT)/Deed of Absolute Sale (Certified copy from Registry of Deeds)
  2. Tax Declaration (photo copy)
  3. Tax Receipt (photo copy)
  4. Lot Plan with Vicinity Map
  5. Barangay Clearance
Secure a Demolition Permit
  1. Fill-up application form from the City Engineer's Office (CEO), 3/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  2. Submit accomplished application form signed by the owners and sealed and signed by architect or engineer in-charge of demolition and all other required documents to the CEO, which will schedule and carry out a site inspection.
  3. After the inspection, secure the order of payment from the CEO and pay the corresponding fees at the City Treasurer's Office, G/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  4. Present the official receipt of payment to the CEO and claim the demolition permit.
  5. Submit a notice of demolition to the CEO five days prior to actual demolition.


Secure a Signboard/Billboard Permit

Signboard/Billboard Permit

Applicants should have the following documents:
  1. Clearance from DPWH
  2. Five (5) sets of Plans of Signboard/billboard details signed & sealed by professional
  3. Lot Plan with Vicinity Map
  4. Transfer of Certificate Title (TCT)/Deeds of Sale (Certified copy from Registry of Deeds)
  5. Contract of Lease (if applicant is not registered owner)
  6. Tax Declaration
  7. Current Tax Receipt
  8. Barangay Clearance
  9. Allow processing time of 7 days
Secure a Signboard/Billboard Permit
  1. Fill up application form from the City Engineer's Office (CEO), 3/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  2. Submit accomplished application form and all other required documents to the CEO. [Allow seven (7) working days for evaluation, processing and approval.]
  3. After seven (7) working days, secure the order of payment from the CEO and pay the corresponding fees at the City Treasurer's Office, G/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  4. Present the official receipt of payment to the CEO and claim the permit.


Secure a Mechanical Permit

Mechanical Permit

Before you can start actual construction work in Valenzuela, the city government should first approve the equipment and other installations to be used in your construction site.

Applicants should have the following documents:

  1. Location plan, key plan, and general layout plan for each floor drawn indicating the equipment
  2. List of machinery with corresponding brake horsepower
  3. Longitudinal and Traverse Sections of building and equipment based on the section lines drawn to scale of at least 1:100 showing inter-floor relations and defining the manner of support of machines/equipment. Sections shall run longitudinally and detailed sections for each machinery/equipment should be signed and sealed by a professional mechanical engineer.
Secure a Mechanical Permit
  1. Fill up application form from the City Engineer's Office (CEO), 3/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  2. Submit accomplished application form and all other required documents to the CEO, which will schedule and carry out a site inspection.
  3. After the inspection, secure the order of payment from the CEO and pay corresponding fees at the City Treasurer's Office, G/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  4. Present official receipt of payment to the CEO and claim the mechanical permit.

Commercial and industrial establishments must renew their mechanical permits every year. To renew your permit, present the official receipt of payment from the previous year to the City Engineer's Office (CEO), 3/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.


Secure a Sanitary Permit

Sanitary Permit

Applicants should have the following documents:
  1. Five (5) sets of plan signed and sealed by sanitary engineer including cost estimate and design analysis
  2. Building & Occupancy Permit
  3. Barangay Clearance
Secure a Sanitary Permit
  1. Fill up application form from the City Engineer's Office (CEO), 3/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  2. Submit accomplished application form and all other required documents to the CEO. [Allow three (3) working days for evaluation, processing and approval.]
  3. After three (3) working days, secure the order of payment from the CEO and pay corresponding fees at the City Treasurer's Office, G/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  4. Present official receipt of payment to the CEO and claim the sanitary permit.


Secure a Fencing Permit

Fencing Permit

Before installing a fence in a construction area in Valenzuela, you need to obtain a fencing permit from the city government.

Applicants should have the following documents:

  1. Three (3) sets of plans of fence details signed and sealed by a professional
  2. Lot plan with vicinity map
  3. Transfer Certificate Title (TCT), Deed of Sale (Certified True Copy from the Registry of Deeds)
  4. Contract of Lease (if not the registered owner)
  5. Barangay Clearance
Secure a Fencing Permit
  1. Fill up application form from the City Engineer's Office (CEO), 3/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  2. Submit accomplished application form and all other required documents to the CEO, which will schedule and carry out a site inspection.
  3. After the inspection, secure the order of payment from the CEO and pay the corresponding fees at the City Treasurer's Office, G/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  4. Present the official receipt of payment to the CEO and claim the fencing permit.


Secure an Electronic Permit

Electronic Permit

Applicants should have the following documents:
  1. Five (5) sets of plan, signed & sealed by sanitary engineer including cost estimate & design analysis
  2. Building and Occupancy permit
  3. Barangay Clearance
Secure an Electronic Permit
  1. Fill up application form from the City Engineer's Office (CEO), 3/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  2. Submit accomplished application form and all other required documents to the CEO, which will schedule and carry out a site inspection.
  3. Allow processing time of three (3) working days, then secure the order of payment from the CEO and pay the corresponding fees at the City Treasurer's Office, G/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  4. Present the official receipt of payment to the CEO and claim the electronic permit.


Annual Inspection for Mayor's Permit/Business License

Annual Inspection for Mayor's Permit/Business License

Applicants should have the following documents:
  1. Barangay Clearance
  2. Building Permit
  3. Locational Clearance
  4. Certificate of Occupancy
  5. Mechanical Permit
  6. Electrical Permit
  7. DENR Permit if Industrial
Pay Annual Inspection Fees
  1. Fill up application form from the City Engineer's Office (CEO), 3/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.
  2. Submit accomplished application form and all other required documents to the CEO, which will schedule and carry out a site inspection.
  3. After the inspection, secure the order of payment from the CEO and pay the corresponding fees at the City Treasurer's Office, G/F Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles, Valenzuela City Hall.