Legazpi City is fast becoming the prime metropolis of the province, and is optimizing its role as the trading and commercial, tourism and government hub of the Bicol Region through the brilliant stewardship of the city`s dynamic and energetic Mayor, Hon. Noel E. Rosal.

Adjudged as the Philippines 2018 Most Business-friendly Component City by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Seal of Good Local Governance Hall of Fame Awardee from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Over-all Most Competitive Component City by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC), Legazpi City  seeks to continually elevate its competence and professionalism to serve its people better and leave a legacy of participatory partnership and culture of excellence.

Business-friendly initiatives of the Legazpi City government:

  • Enhanced and automated the business registration process which lessened the requirements for application of a business permit, simplified steps of applicants and tax payers, and adopted a faster processing time
  • Enhanced the business one stop shop to better cater to applicants and tax payers
  • Adopted online electronic payment services for business tax which does not require the tax payer to pay cash or check at the City Treasurer’s Office
  • Established the City Economic and Investment Promotion Office to provide a focal person that can address the concerns of existing and new investors


Operating any business in the City of Legazpi requires a valid Mayor’s Permit from the City government of Legazpi through the Business Permit and Licensing Division – City Mayor’s Office, located at the Business Center, City Hall Compound, Legazpi City.

The Business Permit application form is downloadable from Transparency/Downloadable Forms page of this website (legazpi.gov.ph), or click the link below to download the application form.

Application Form for NEW Business

Application Form for RENEWAL Business

Procedure for Securing Business Permit (NEW)

Procedure for Securing Business Permit (RENEW)

Procedure for On-line Renewal of Business Permit

Checklist of Requirements for Securing Business Locational Clearance

Procedure for Securing Business Locational Clearance


The Business Center is located at the city hall compound in Rizal St., Old Albay. This is across the Sanggunian Panlungsod building and City Treasurer’s Office. The Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS) layout is aligned with the city government’s 3-steps process. Steps 1 and 3 of a tax payer is in the Business Permits and Licensing Division (BPLD), while Step 2 is inside the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO’s) payment area.

In the BPLD, tax payers queue following the chairs by lanes in Step 1. Once they proceed to Step 2, an automated queuing system is available which will determine the window for payment. In Step 3, there is no queuing system since tax payers are served on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.

Every January, the BOSS will have a section allotted for the OBO/CEO and BFP to accept new applications for an Occupancy Permit and Fire Safety Inspection Certificate (FSIC) for business. This area is located at the right side inside the BPLD.

The BFP personnel in this area also serve as the Customer Relations Officer of the agency.

The BOSS is open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (no lunch break). However, every January, the operations of the BOSS is extended until 7:00 PM during weekdays or from Mondays to Fridays. It is also open on Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


To sustain the city’s economic growth and development, the City Economic and Investment Promotions Division (CEIPD) promotes the City as a major investment destination in Bicol Region. The CEIPD monitors all facets of local governance affecting the investment climate, and works to maintain or improve the ease of doing business in the locality.

 The services of the CEIPD are:

  • Investment promotion
  • Investment generation
  • Linkage promotion
  • Investment facilitation
  • Policy advocacy


Business Permits and Licensing Division

Asuncion Viñas Calleja
Permit and Licensing Officer IV
Mobile: (+63) 9166907416; email: bploleg@yahoo.com
Business Center, City Hall Compound, Rizal St., Old Albay, Legazpi City


City Economic and Investment Promotions Division

Ma. Theresa D. Nuñez
Mobile: 09255123476; email: matheresanunez1969@gmail.com
2nd Floor, City Hall Main Building, Rizal St., Old Albay, Legazpi City

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