CITY GOVERNMENT OF SURIGAO

the city of island adventures

City Hall

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 6134, Surigao was converted to a chartered city on August 31, 1970 with Pedro Espina as its first city mayor.

Zaragoza Rock Formations

Unique rock formations approximately 20 feet high stands out against a backdrop of dense coconut trees and nipa palms ( Nypa fruticans) and covers an area of one hectare.

Basul Island

A tiny island at the entrance of Hinituan Channel with fine white sand mixed with assorted shells rims.

Ipil-Mabua Pebble Beach

A contiguous layer gray of pebbles.

Birok Islet Coral Reef

A small shell beach surrounded by vast mangroves and close to a reef.

Silop Cave

Stalagmites and stalactites dominate the chambers, accessible through its twelve entrances. It is approximately 7 kilometers from the city proper.

San Pedro Cantiasay Footbridge

This wooden footbridge is among the country's longest at 391 meters, connecting Sibale and Nonoc Islands.

Collections and Payments

1. APPLYING/ RENEWING BUSINESS PERMITS

 

About the Service: Before the start of any business enterprise, a mayor permit authorizing its operation should first be secured. The application for Permit to engage in business, trade or occupation starts at the Office of the City Treasurer and ends at the Permit Section of the Office of the City Mayor. The process involves several offices where in each of the offices there are additional requirements. The hereunder list are the initial requirements in the application.

 

Requirement(s):

 

1. Accomplishment application for Business/ Mayor’s Permit.

2. Community Tax Certificate (CEDULA)

3. Barangay Clearance (Where business is located)

4. SSS Clearance

5. For existing business: (additional requirements for renewal)

a. Previous Year’s Business Permit and O.R.

b. Sworn statement of Gross Sales/ Receipts

c. Previous Year Financial Statement and/or ITR

 

Fee(s):

 

1. Mayor’s Permit Fee                  - P 50.00 – 3,000.00 (depending on the Gross Receipts)

2. Weight and Measure Fee-          -    50.00 – 200.00 (depending on the type)

3. Garbage Fee                           -  200.00 – 3,000.00 (depending on the type of establishment and area)

4. Medical/Sanitary Inspection Fee -   40.00 – 750.00 (depending on the type of establishment)

5. Business Registration Plate for New applicants/     - 200.00

6. For renewals                           -   50.00

7. Clearances                              - 100.00 each

8. Research Fee                          - 100.00 each

9. Salesgirl / Helper etc. Permit    -   50.00

10. Fire Safety Inspection Fee        -   10% of all the fees collected

 

How to Avail of the Service?

 

FOLLOW THESE STEPS

IT WILL TAKE YOU

PLEASE APPROACH

1.

Secure application form for Mayor’s Permit and fill up the form.

10 minutes

CMO – Business Division Personnel

2.

Secure Real Property Tax Clearance

10 minutes

Realty Tax Division Personnel and Chief of the Division

3.

Secure Economic Enterprise Clearance (Market / Bus Terminal) if applicable

10 minute

Market Division Personnel / Market Superintendent & his/her alternate / IBJT Manager

4.

Secure Business Tax Clearance

10 minute

License Division Personnel and Chief of the Division

5.

Secure approval of declared gross sales if renewal / of capitalization if new

10 minutes

City Treasurer and his/her alternate

6.

Secure assessment of business taxes and fees payable

15 minutes

Business Tax/ Fee Assessment Clerks at Teller No. 10.

7.

Payment of business taxes and fees payable

10 minutes

Revenue Collectors No. 6,7,8 & 9 at License Division

8.

Have your paid application recorded and released by CTO license division employee and receive your sticker for renewed application

10 minutes

 

Releasing clerk at the License Division

9.

Secure Zoning Clearance at CPDO

 

CPDO Personnel

10.

Secure Building Inspection at CEO

 

CEO Personnel

11.

Secure Fire Protection Inspection Clearance at Fire Department

5 minutes

BFD Personnel

12.

Secure Police Clearance at Police Department

5 minutes

PNP Personnel

13.

Secure Sanitation Clearance for business at CHO

 

CHO Personnel

14.

Secure the Mayor’s Permit at CMO

30 minutes

CMO -  Permit Section Personnel

 

2. APPLYING FOR/RENEWAL OF BUSINESS PERMITS AT THE ONE STOP SHOP

 

About the Service: The One Stop Shop is a fast track way of processing Business Permit confined in one venue that composes different agencies involves in examination of application and requirements including preparation of Business Permit for the Proper enforcement of the Revenue Code and existing laws and ordinance governing the Business or Occupation applied for. The City of Surigao’s One Stop Shop Renewal of Business Permit during January 1-20 of each year is held at the Surigao City auditorium.

 

Requirement(s):

 

1. Accomplish application for Business/ Mayor’s Permit.

2. Community Tax Certificate (CEDULA)

3. Barangay Clearance (Where business is located)

4. SSS Clearance

5. For existing business: (additional requirements for renewal)

- Previous Year’s Business Permit and O. R.

- Sworn Statement of Gross Sales/ Receipts

- Previous Year’s Financial Statement and/ or ITR

 

Fee(s):

 

1. Mayor’s Permit Fee                  -P 50.00 – 3,000.00 (depending on the Gross Receipts)

2. Weight and Measure Fee           -   50.00 – 200.00 (depending on the type)

3. Garbage Fee                           - 200.00 – 3,000.00 (depending on the type of establishment and area)

4. Medical/Sanitary Inspection Fee -   40.00 – 750.00 (depending on the type of establishment)

5. Business Registration Plate for:

New applicants /                  - 200.00

For renewals                       -   50.00

6. Clearances                              - 100.00 each

7. Research Fee                          - 100.00 each

8. Salesgirl / Helper etc. Permit    -   50.00

9. Fire Safety Inspection Fee         -  10% of all the fees collected

           

How to Avail of the Service?

 

FOLLOW THESE STEPS

IT WILL TAKE YOU

PLEASE APPROACH

1.

Secure application form for Mayor’s Permit and fill up the forms

 

 

 

3 Hours (for whole process)

Clerk in charge at Step No. 1a

2.

Secure Real Property Tax Clearance

Realty Tax Division Personnel and Chief of the Division at Step No. 1d

3.

Secure economic enterprise clearance (Market/Bus Terminal) if applicable

Market Division Personnel and Market Superintendent & his alternate ( or Bus Terminal Manager, when applicable) @ Step 1d

4.

Secure business tax clearance

License Division Personnel and Chief of the Division at Step 1e

 

Secure of approval of declared gross sales if renewal/ of capitalization if new

City Treasure and her alternate at Step 1f

 

Secure assessment of business taxes and fees payable

Business Tax/ Fee Assessment Clerk @ Step 1g

 

Payment of business taxes and fees payable

Revenue Collectors at Step 1h

 

Have your paid application recorded and released by CTO license division employee and received your sticker for renewed application

 

Releasing Clerk at Step 1i

 

Secure zoning clearance at CPDO’ s table

CPDO Personnel at Step 2

 

Secure building inspection clearance at CEO’s table

CEO Personnel at Step 3

 

Secure fire protection inspection clearance at Fire Department table

BFD Personnel @ Step 4

 

Secure Police Clearance at Police Department table

PNP Personnel at Step 4

 

Secure sanitation clearance for business at CHO’s table

CHO Personnel at Step 5

 

Securing the Mayor’s Permit and the Business Registration Plate at CMO’s table

CMO Business Permit Section Personnel at Step 6

 

3. RETIRING OF BUSINESS

 

About the Service: Any businessman who ceases or closes his establishment must apply with the Office of the City Treasurer for retirement of his business. This is done by orally manifesting his intention or in writing.

 

Requirement(s):

 

1. Mayor’s Permit of the business to be retired.

2. Business Registration Plate of the establishment.

3. Certification from the Barangay Captain regarding the cessation of business (for business located in far flung barangays

 

Fee(s): Certification Fee   - P 100.00

 

How to Avail of the Service?

 

FOLLOW THESE STEPS

IT WILL TAKE YOU

PLEASE APPROACH

1.

Go to the City Treasurer’s Office information desk; ask referral to appropriate section

1 minute

CTO Information Desk Officer

2.

Approach personnel in charge and submit requirements or orally manifest intention to retire business

5 minutes

CTO Personnel

3.

Secure, fill up and submit affidavit of gross receipt from the preceding year or quarter ending.

15 minutes

CTO Personnel

4.

Wait for result of ocular inspection

2 hours

CTO Field Inspector

5.

Pay Tax Difference (if there is) and Certification Fee

5 minutes

Revenue Collector No. 6, 7, 8 & 9

6.

Wait for release of approved Retired Taxpayer’s Certificate

5 minutes

CTO Personnel

 

4. PAYMENT OF REAL PROPERTY TAXES

 

About the Service: Every individual who owes real properties, whether land, building and machineries, within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Surigao is required to pay real property tax, both the basic Real Property Tax and the Special Education Fund Tax to the Real Property Tax Division of the City Treasurer’s Office starting the 1st working day of January of each year. The taxpayer however has the option to pay in installment quarterly, the deadline of which falls on the last day of the quarter i.e., on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. The taxpayer may also opt to pay in advance in order to avail of the 20% discount for the advanced payments made.

 

Requirement(s): The following requirements are optional because the assessment and collection of real property tax is already computerized.

 

1. Tax Declaration of the Real Property to be paid

2. Previous Year’s Official Receipt

 

Ad Valorem Rates:

 

For Basic Tax Property = 1.5 % of the assessed value of the as declared by the City Assessor 

For Special Education Fund Tax = 1% of the assessed value of the property as declared by the City Assessor 

 

How to Avail of the Service?

 

FOLLOW THESE STEPS

IT WILL TAKE YOU

PLEASE APPROACH

1.

Go to the City Treasurer’s Office information desk; ask referral to appropriate section

1 minute

CTO Information Desk Officer

2.

Approach personnel in charge; state request for Real Property Tax Billing amount

5 minutes

Billing Clerk at Information desk & Cubicle No.5

3.

Pay Real Property Tax billing.

5 minutes

Revenue Collectors          (Teller No. 1, 2, 3 & 4)

 

5. PAYMENT OF THE SOCIALIZED HOUSING TAX

 

About the Service: Simultaneous with the payment of the real property tax is the payment of the Socialized Housing Tax pursuant to Ordinance No. 266, series of 2007. Socialized Housing Tax is collected at the rate of one-half percent (.5%) of the assessed value of lands in the urban areas in excess of Fifty-Thousand Pesos (Php50,000.00)

 

Requirement(s): None

 

Rate(s): Socialized Housing Tax = One-half percent (.5%) of the assessed value of lands in Urban areas in excess of Fifty Thousand (Php 50,000.00)

 

How to Avail of the Service?

 

FOLLOW THESE STEPS

IT WILL TAKE YOU

PLEASE APPROACH

1.

Go to the City Treasurer’s Office information desk; ask referral to appropriate section

1 minute

CTO Information Desk Officer

2.

Approach personnel in charge; request for Socialized Housing Billing amount

5 minutes

Clerk in charge in the Realty Tax Division

3.

Pay Socialized Housing billing.

5 minutes

Revenue Collectors @ Teller No. 6,7,8,9 ( License Division)

 

6. SECURING A COMMUNITY TAX CERTIFICATE

 

About the Service: The Office of the City Treasurer issues community Tax Certificates or “CEDULA” to every person or corporation after payment of the community tax. The collection of community tax is covered by Ordinance No.48, series of 1992.

 

Requirement(s): Accomplished Community Tax Application Form

 

Fee(s):

 

For Individual Taxpayer:

Basic Tax            = P5.00

Additional Tax     = P1.00 for every P1,000.00 income regardless of whether from business, exercise of profession, or from real property but in no case shall exceed P5,000.00

 

For Corporations:

Basic Tax            = P500.00

Additional Tax     = P2.00 for every five thousand pesos (5,000.00) worth of real property in the Philippines based on the assessed value used for the payment of real property tax; and

                        = + P2.00 for every five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) of gross receipts or earnings derived from the business          in the Philippines during the preceding year.

 

How to Avail of the Service?

 

FOLLOW THESE STEPS

IT WILL TAKE YOU

PLEASE APPROACH

1.

Go to the City Treasurer’s Office information desk; ask referral to appropriate section

1 minute

CTO Information Desk Officer

2.

Approach personnel in charge; request and fill up CTC application form.

5 minutes

CTO - CTC Personnel in charge

3.

Pay and wait for release of Community Tax Certificate (CTC).

5 minutes

CTO - CTC Personnel in charge

 

7. PAYMENT OF TRANSFER TAX

 

About the Service: When a taxpayer desires to cause the transfer of ownership of a real property whether at the Office of the Registrar of Deeds or at the Office of the City Assessor, payment of transfer tax is one of the requirements.

 

Requirement(s): Any transfer document like Deed of sale, donation, Exchange, Judicial/ Extra-Judicial Settlement, Affidavit of Consolidation or any applicable document proving transfer of property ownership.

 

Rates: Transfer Tax = Three eights of one percent (3/8 or 1%) of the total consideration, or of the assessed value, whichever is higher.

 

How to Avail of the Service?

 

FOLLOW THESE STEPS

IT WILL TAKE YOU

PLEASE APPROACH

1.

Go to the City Treasurer’s Office information desk; ask referral to appropriate section

1 minute

CTO Information Desk Officer

2.

Approach personnel in charge; state request and present transfer documents.

10 minutes

CTO – Billing Section Personnel

3.

Pay transfer tax

5 minutes

Revenue Collectors No. 6,7,8 & 9 at the License Division, City Treasure’s Office

 

8. PAYMENT OF OTHER TAXES AND FEES

 

About the Service: The Office of the City Treasurer being the department responsible in the raising of revenue for the LGU collects different kinds of taxes, fees and charges. To mention a few, these are the transfer tax, secretaries’ fees, civil registration fees, rentals for the use of the Surigao City Auditorium, the Surigao City Cultural Center and other LGU owned real properties, installment payment for the LGU residential lots sold to beneficiaries and many more. In some instances, the customers brings along an order of payment coming from the office that requires the payment.

 

Requirement(s): Order of Payment

 

Fee(s): The amount collected depends on the particular fee/charges or tax to be paid but in all cases this is covered by an ordinance passed by the Sangguniang Panlungsod

 

How to Avail of the Service?

 

FOLLOW THESE STEPS

IT WILL TAKE YOU

PLEASE APPROACH

1.

Bring order of payment to the City Treasurer’s Office information desk; ask referral to appropriate section.

1 minute

CTO Information Desk Officer

2.

Proceed to referred section and pay corresponding fees, taxes and charges. Ask for official receipt.

5 minutes

CTO Revenue Collectors No. 6,7,8 & 9 at the License Division, City Treasurer’s Office

 

9. SECURING A CERTIFICATE OF REAL PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS

 

About the Service: Some transactions require proof that taxes on real property have been paid. A certificate of Real Property tax payment can be obtained from the City Treasurer’s Office after paying the real property taxes and the corresponding certification fee.

 

Requirement(s):

 

Official Receipt for the Real Property Tax Payment (optional)

Tax Clearance Fee Receipt

1 set Documentary Stamp

 

Fee(s): Tax Clearance Fee = P 100.00

 

How to Avail of the Service?

 

FOLLOW THESE STEPS

IT WILL TAKE YOU

PLEASE APPROACH

1.

Go to the City Treasurer’s Office information desk; ask referral to appropriate section.

1 minute

CTO Information Desk Officer

2.

Approach personnel in charge; state request.

10 minutes

CTO – Realty Tax Division Personnel

3.

Pay corresponding fees

10 minutes

Revenue Collectors No. 1,2,3,& 4 @ the Real Property Tax Division for the payment of taxes & Revenue Collectors No. 6,7,8 & 9 at the License Division, for the payment of the Tax Clearance Fee

4.

Submit receipt to Realty Tax Division Personnel at then wait for release of Certificate of Taxes fully paid.

15 minutes

CTO – Realty Tax Division Personnel

 

10. SECURING OF BARANGAY MICRO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (BMBE) REGISTRATION

 

About the Service: Pursuant to R.A 9178, the City Treasurer is tasked with the registration of Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (or BMBE for short). Being registered as such, the business entity or enterprise enjoys all the benefits and incentives provided for in the said law however subject to certain terms and conditions.

 

Requirement(s):

 

1. Duly filled up application (BMBE Form 01) in triplicate, signed by the owner or manager of the entity applying for registration.

2. Photocopy of current Mayor’s Permit.

3. Photocopy of previous Financial Statement of ITR.

4. Photocopy of DTI Registration.

5. Photocopy of BIR Registration.

 

Fee(s): BMBE Registration Fee - P1,000.00

 

How to Avail of the Service? 

 

FOLLOW THESE STEPS

IT WILL TAKE YOU

PLEASE APPROACH

1.

Go to the City Treasurer’s Office information desk; ask referral to appropriate section.

1 minute

CTO Information Desk Officer

2.

Approach personnel in charge; state request and submit requirements.

30 minutes

CTO - Chief of the License Division

3.

File application and pay corresponding fee.

15 minutes

CTO - Chief of the License Division

4.

Ask schedule of release of duly approved Certificate of Authority

1 minute

CTO - Chief of the License Division

5.

Return to CTO – Licensing Division. Wait for release of certificate.

(within 2 days)

 

15 minutes

CTO - Chief of the License Division

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