Business Permits and Licenses

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If you’re planning to start a business in Davao City, you’ll need to secure a business permits and licenses from the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO). The process involves securing several documents such as a Community Tax Certificate (CEDULA), Barangay Clearance, and a notarized application form.

You can find more details and steps on how to secure a business permit on the Davao City Government website

Building Permits and Licenses

On the other hand, if you’re planning to construct a building or make renovations within Davao City, you’ll need to secure permits from the Office of the Building Official (OBO). These permits include building permits, occupancy permits, electrical permits, and mechanical permits.

You can find the complete list of permits offered by the OBO, together with their corresponding requirements, on their website

Contact Details of the Relevant Offices

  • Business Bureau
    • Location: Ground Floor of SP Bldg., San Pedro St., Davao City
    • Contact Numbers: (082) 241-1000 Local 377/378
    • Email Address:

  • Office of the Building Official
    • Location: Bolton Street, Davao City (across San Pedro College)
    • Contact Number: (082) 227-90-49 loc 512

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