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:
- Fill out the Barangay Clearance application form for businesses.
- Submit the filled-out form along with the documents you prepared.
- Wait for them to finish assessing and evaluating your application.
- Pay for the assessment at the cashier.
- 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.