Commercial Services Department

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The Commercial Services Department is responsible for ensuring that the revenues within the Municipality is collected and individuals are aware of their obligations.
 
Mission Statement
To collect the applicable revenue for the Portmore Municipality while providing world-class customer service, building a harmonious relationships with stakeholders and providing the requisite education.

Functions

  • Monitor the revenue sectors within the Municipality
  • Collection of property tax and trade license fees
  • Licensing of Barbers, Hairdressers, Beauty Therapist, Barber Shops, Beauty Salon and Vendors
  • Issuing of Permits for amusement activities within the Municipality
  • Issuing of Billboards and signs Permits
  • Monitor and leasing of stalls in the Transportation Centre
  • Collection of Revenue from Taxi and Bus operators that use the transportation Centre

Legislative Framework
The Department administers the following Laws and Regulations:

  •  Town and Country Planning Act
  • (Control of Advertisement
  • Regulations) 
  • Places of Amusement Regulations 
  • Sales of Goods in Public Places Regulation 
  • Public Health Act (Salons, Barbershop, Barbers and Hairdressers)

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU NEED PERMISSION TO?

  • Erect or relocate billboards and signs
  • Vend in the Municipality
  • Host any Amusement Activities eg. Parties, Promotions, Plays, Shows, round robin etc! 

Types of Applications
Barbers and Hairdresser
Documents Required:

  • 2 passport size photographs
  • TRN
  • Certificate of training
  • Public Health (Barbers and hairdresser Permit)

Salon or Barbershop
Documents Required:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • TRN

Vendors
Documents Required

  • TRN
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Food Handlers Permit where applicable

A GUIDE TO THE REVENUE AND ITS APPROVAL PROCESS

Barbers, Hairdresser, Beauty Therapist Salon, Barbershop Fees
 

Barber $2500.00
Cosmetologist/Hairdresser
 
3000.00
Beauty Therapist   3500.00
Beauty Salon 4000.00
Barbershop 3500.00
Beauty Salon with Barbers 5000.00

 
Vending Registration
Vendors                                  2500.00
 
Naggo Head Transportation Centre Fee

 

Lease: Sm. shops
           Lg. Shop   
$600.00 per week
$1200.00 per week
Taxi $100.00 per day
Bus $150.00 per day