Start Your Business in Lapu-Lapu City

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Everyone is welcome to do or start your business in this beautiful city of Lapu-Lapu, Mactan Island, Cebu Province.

Among the cities of Cebu, the historic Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island is considered one of the top and fast growing places in the province. That's because the island itself has lots of advantages and is strategically well-established. Delivery and coming in and out of goods is easier and faster since it has the Mactan-Cebu International Airport and sea ports.

Starting your business by going through a procedure is quite simple. But, of course, you need to prepare the basic and standard requirements to fulfill your legal business applications. Now, your question will be something like this...

Who Are Qualified to do Business in Lapu-Lapu?

Yes, this is a simple, yet, interesting question to learn its answer. Here's your answer:

  • You or any individual who is business-minded and willing to embark into the business world is given opportunity to start a business. Certainly, any individual business person is most welcome to secure a business permit for renewal or a new application.

And the second element that/who can secure a business permit in Lapu-Lapu City is...

  • Any business establishment or corporation that seeks to start and establish their business presence on this island. Local and international companies have already been doing business on Mactan Island, especially when the processing zones were established.

Now, without further adieu, the following requirements are subdivided into 2 sets: for new application of business permit and for renewal of business permit.

For the New Application for Business Permit, you need to secure:

  • business permit application form
  • contract of lease (that is, if you are renting/leasing)
  • barangay business clearance
  • individual/corporate Community Tax Certificate
  • SEC/Department of Trade & Industry Registration

And, for Renewal of Business Application, you need to secure the following...

  • business permit application form
  • Income Tax Return for the year prior
  • barangay business clearance
  • individual/corporate Community Tax Certificate
  • Social Security Service and Pag-ibig clearance
  • SEC/Department of Trade and Industry Registration

Now, if you are wondering how to avail the service in starting your business applications, you have to complete the following steps or process. The process is quite straightforward and simple when you got all your papers ready.

Steps & Process of Application

Here you go...

First, you need to submit your application form to the Assessment Section located near the Office of the City Treasurer. They will then evaluate and determine any payments/taxes to be collected.

Second, you need to pay for the Community Tax Certificate, official receipt and then proceed to the Real Property Tax Division for the verification of Tax Dues or any payment of Real Property taxes.

Third, proceed to the City Treasurer who will sign your documents. Then, you can submit all your documents to the Head of the One-Stop-Shop section for verification. After checking your documents, your application will be endorsed to the City Major for approval after being signed and approved by a city official.

Finally, once your business permit application get approved you'll receive the mayor's permit together with a business plate and a sticker.

That's the basic process, and according to their estimation you only need to spend at most 15 minutes in one office among the 5 or 6 of them.

You need to fill in four (4) copies of Business Permit Application Forms. For further information, please visit the official website of Lapu-Lapu City's local government.

Start Your Business Contact Information

Phone: 340-5176 (Licensing Division)
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Thanks for visiting this page. If you decide to do or start your business in Lapu-Lapu City, we wish you all the best and successes.

Have a great day!

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