Business Registration Steps

Step 1: Go to any DTI office or apply online to register your business name.

  • Requirement:  Any valid ID
  • Fee: P500 (Municipal level)
  • Processing time:  1 hour

Step 2a: Go to City/Municipal hall to get business permit (includes barangay permit).

  • Requirements:
    • DTI certificate
    • Lease contract (if renting) or tax declaration (if you own the place)
    • Photo of your business location
    • 2×2 ID picture
  • Fee: P4,000 (approx.)
  • Processing time: 2-3 hours (but issuance of business permit is 1 week)

Step 2b: Go to Office of the Treasurer for BMBE* Application

  • Requirements:
    • DTI certificate
    • Business Permit
  • Fee: P1,000
  • Processing time: 30 minutes
  • The LGU shall issue the Certificate of Authority and effective for a period of two (2) years, renewable for a period of two (2) years for every renewal.

Step 3: Go to BIR office to get TIN/Certificate.

  • Requirements:
    • DTI certificate
    • Mayor’s Permit
    • Lease Contract (if renting) or tax declaration (if you own the place)
  • Fee: P500
  • Processing time: 1-2 hours

*BMBE or Barangay Micro-Business Enterprise (BMBE) Act of 2002 (RA 9178)  is engaged in production, processing or manufacturing of products as well as trading and services with a total assets of not more than 3 million. Some of the benefits are exemption from taxes and fees, and exemption from the coverage of minimum wage law.

**As per DoF Department Order No. 3105 – Simplifying the documentation requirement for registration of BMBEs with asset of P300,000 or less – dated December 16, 2005