Valenzuela City unveils 10-second biz permit application system

Valenzuela City has launched an integrated online permit application system dubbed “Paspas Permit” that promises to register, process, renew, and pay business permit applications within 10 seconds.

Photo shows DTI secretary Ramon Lopez (2nd from right), Valenzuela City mayor Rex Gatchalian (to his right), vice mayor Lorena Natividad-Borja (to his left), and the City Council of Valenzuela

Formally called the “3S Plus Valenzuela City Online Services,” the online system will provide a single platform for the application of permits and request for documents.

It allows the issuance of a provisionary business permits within ten seconds after the payment confirmation. Prior to the project, the issuance of business permits at the City Hall takes about 15 to 30 minutes.

The introduction of the “Paspas Permit” system will accelerate the city’s adoption of digital technology to streamline services for more than 18,000 businesses in the city, according to Valenzuela City mayor Rex Gatchalian.

“The new platform demonstrates the local government’s commitment to make services more efficient and innovative, which in turn can attract more investors and spur further development. Entrepreneurs are indispensable to our country’s growth and so we are empowering them through improved systems of service delivery,” Gatchalian said.

“At this point, the adoption of digital technology has become essential to fostering growth.  The launch of 3S Plus Valenzuela City Online Services shows how we are leveraging on the innovative use of new technologies for better, faster services to our constituents,” he added. 

Using the 3S Plus Valenzuela City Online Services, permit applicants can apply for the following documents and services:

  • Renewal or Application of New Business Permits
  • Building and Construction Permit application
  • Real Property Tax (RPT) payments
  • Requests for Certified True Copy of Tax Declaration, Tax Mapping Certificate, Certificate of Non-Improvement and Appraisal of Real Property
  • Requests for Certified True Copy of Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificate, and Court Decision

Actual business permit and documents can be delivered within three to five working days through Wide Wide World Express (formerly DHL Philippines) or Grab Express.

Payments, on the other hand, can be processed via Visa, Mastercard, debit cards, Bancnet or PayMaya. 

Documentary requirements submitted through the platform are reviewed realtime between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Mondays to Fridays. Those who were applied beyond office hours shall be processed on the next morning. 

Provisionary Building and Construction permits shall also be obtained through the system within 10 second upon confirmation of payment. A provisionary permit shall be sent to the applicant’s email and they can commence construction. 

However, the applicant must submit the original documents to the Office of the Building Official (OBO) within 15 days, so they can get their actual permit. Failing to do so will revoke their provisionary permit.

“Simpler and faster processes reflect good governance and this is what we want to achieve through our 3S Plus Valenzuela City Online Services. This platform is a one-stop shop for permits and documents needed by residents, investors, and entrepreneurs who want to do business in our city,” Gatchalian concluded.

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