The BUSINESS BUREAU under the Office of the City Mayor has its objective of providing effective system and practices in issuing Business Permits and Licences to the entrepreneurs of Davao City. It standardizes the operation of all business establishments within the City of Davao by requiring the applicants with necessary documents. The pleasant atmosphere coupled with prompt services which the office extends to the transacting public create a trouble-free transaction. Several strategies are implemented in response to the mandate of achieving economic growth which include the enhancement of technologies such as barcoding of permit, the use of barcode reader, queuing machine, scanning of files for record purposes and updating of the eBTS/occupational System of the office.

Morever, a “One-Stop Shop Program” is establised subject to the provision of Ordinance No. 0024-04 Series of 2004 where the office of the City Mayor through the Business Bureau and other concerned offices joined forces and gathered in one location particularly at the Sangguniang Panlungsod Building. Aside from issuance of permits, the business bureau performs other services to attain its goal of intensifying its revenue collection particularly in the business taxes and related fees and charges.

Our Vision-Mission


Our mission is to issue permits and licenses through efficient and quality service to the public, and impartial and uniform enforcement of law.

Our Goals and Objectives


To provide effective system and practices in issuing business permits and licenses to the enterpreneurs of Davao City.

Who we are


Organizational Structure

What we do


ASSESSMENT & INSPECTION UNIT

Licensing officer:
• conducts regular inspection of all business establishments
• interviews and assesses applicant for business permit
(new, renewal, retirement or any changes/corrections in the business permit)
• interviews applicant for occupational permit

OCCUPATIONAL PERMIT UNIT

• receives application form with supporting documents
• after payment to the City treasurer’s office, generates occupational permit
and releases to the applicant

SPECIAL MAYOR’S PERMIT UNIT

• verifies written request from the applicant
• prepares and releases special mayor’s permit to the applicant

RECEIVING/RELEASING UNIT

• receives business permit application (new/renewal) with supporting
documents for business permit generation
• releases completed business permits and business plate (for new applicant)
to the taxpayers

ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING (EDP) UNIT

• processes new and renewal application for business permit
• generates business permit for new and renewal application
• generates statistics report of issued business permits
• generates list of business establishments per request

RECORDS/VERIFICATION UNIT

• maintains complete and systematic filing of index cards and various
documents relative to business permit records
• verifies application for retirement and new business permits
• prepares certification of business permit status
• processes retirement of business permit (full and partial) in the system
and transfer of ownership (carry on sale)

ADMINISTRATIVE

• keeps and maintains files of personnel and other documents
• prepares and controls DTR’s of personnel

PROPERTY AND SUPPLY

• distributes supplies/forms to employees
• prepares PRs, Pos for supplies needed in the office
• prepares voucher and other documents for payment of various bills and POs
• maintains and prepares stock cards for various supplies and materials