Iloilo City business permit renewal goes online

Starting January 2, applicants can renew their business permit in Iloilo City in easier and more convenient way through online to avoid long lines of waiting in processing their papers.

This innovation will make it more efficient for Iloilo City Government to deliver services for the benefit of clients, stressed Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog.

The applicant has to go to city government’s website:, click “Business Permit Renewal,” fill-up all required information in the Declaration of Gross Receipts (DGR), and click “Submit.”
A confirmation email will be sent to the applicant once the application is received by the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO).

Applicant will then wait for the approved DGR and Tax Order of Payment (TOP) with computation of your Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) fees, Community Tax Certificate (CTC) and other fees via email. They will next print the email attachments including TOP, DGR and affix signature.

When paying, they will go to the designated cashier window for online applications at CTO and get priority number to be called for their turn.

They will present the printed TOP and signed DGR along with the following requirements: Brgy. Clearance; prior year’s Fire Safety Insurance Certificate (FSIC); previous year’s business tax receipt; and previous year’s fourth quarter Real Property Tax (RPT) receipt.

They will pay business tax dues, BFP fees, CTC and other fees as well as issuance of business permit, business sticker and all receipts.

FSIC expiry date must not be earlier than February of the current year. FSIC with January expiration must be renewed with the BFP first prior to the processing of business permit renewal.

For applicants paying in check, they should issue separate checks for: business tax dues, BFP fees, CTC and other fees.

For further inquiries, please contact Business Permit and Licensing System hotline (033) 336-3853 office hours daily.

A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between Department of Trade and Industry represented by Usec. Nora Terrado and mayors Jed Patrick E. Mabilog of Iloilo City, Eduardo Dimacuha of Batangas City and Oscar Moreno of Cagayan de Oro City. The MOA aims to enable the cities to connect their systems to the Philippine Business Registry. Mr. Gregory Beck, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia, witnessed the signing ceremony Dec. 16. (Photo credits: USAID Invest Project)

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