Davao to regulate shops encroaching on public roads

Politics

Business shops using portions of public roads in this city are ordered by the City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) to register for regulation and inspection.

CTTMO said Friday it will start requiring shops such as auto repair and carwash businesses to register, as mandated under the Davao City Transport and Traffic Code of 2012 or the Davao City Ordinance No. 0334-12.

“The registration applications will open on May 30, 2022, and our inspection will start in September this year as well,” CTTMO chief Dionisio Abude said.

Before the announcement, Abude said CTTMO personnel have already notified affected business owners of the upcoming regulation, including owners of driveways and other establishments using roads for public pay parking.

“The traffic code mandates that the owner of a building or commercial establishment with an existing driveway abutting a city road, street, or highway within a public parking pay zone, shall pay an annual driveway permit fee of PHP1,000,” Abude said.

CTTMO has invited the business owners for an online seminar on April 27,28, and 29 to guide them in the registration process.

Abude said buildings with six-meter parking setbacks are not obliged to register.

Establishing setback parking for buildings has been encouraged to prevent road obstruction, he added.

“Those who will not meet the registration requirement may face the penalty of PHP1,000 for the first offense, PHP3,000 for the second offense, and PHP5,000 and non-renewal of business permit for third and succeeding offenses,” he said.

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