You might be curious about why you need barangay clearance to start a business. It’s just one of those necessary steps for anyone starting a business. You can easily get your Barangay Business Clearance at the Barangay Hall in the city where you live or plan to do business.


What do I need to apply for Barangay Clearance?


It’s a good idea to prepare all these documents before you go to the barangay hall:

  • DTI Business Name Registration, if you have registered for a business or trade name (Find out how you can get a DTI Certificate, here.)
  • SEC Certificate of Incorporation or Partnership, along with the By-Laws and Articles if you applied for a corporation or a partnership
  • Contract of lease, as proof that you’re renting, or
  • Land Title and Tax Declaration, in case you are the property owner where you will conduct the business


What happens when I get to the Barangay Hall?


Once you have all your documents, you can start with the application process:

  1. Fill out the Barangay Clearance application form for businesses.
  2. Submit the filled-out form along with the documents you prepared.
  3. Wait for them to finish assessing and evaluating your application.
  4. Pay for the assessment at the cashier.
  5. Claim your clearance.

Now that you have your barangay clearance, you can submit it along with all the other requirements for your Mayor’s or Business Permit. You’ll find a guide for getting your Business Permit, here.