OFFICE OF THE CITY ENGINEER

Granting a Building Permit

Client Groups:

Any person, firm or corporation, including any agency or instrumentality of government, who intends to construct, alter, convert, use, occupy, move, demolish, and add a building/structure or any portion thereof or cause the same to be done.

Service Schedules: Mondays to Fridays

Total Processing Time: 8 hours and 20 minutes

Fees:

Please refer to the revised Edition of National Building Code 2005. (NCBDO MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 1, Series of 2005 – New Schedule of Building Permit Fees and Other Charges)

Note: All application forms and letters must be properly filled-up with all necessary information  available.

Granting a Building Permit

Requirements:

  • 5 copies (NBC FORM NO> B-01) Application for Building Permit Form duly notarized and accomplished
  • 5 copies of duly accomplished Ancillary Permit Forms (duly signed and sealed by the designing professional)
  • Architectural (NBC Form No. A-01)
  • Civil/Structural (NBC Form No. A-02)
  • Sanitary (NBC Form No. A-05)
  • Plumbing (NBC Form No. A-06)
  • Electrical (NBC Form No. A-03)
  • Mechanical (NBC Form No. A-04)
  • Electronics (MBC Form No. A-07)
  • Scaffolding (NBC Form No. B-06)
  • Sign (NBC Form No. B-07)
  • Demolition (NBC Form No. B-08) – 5 copies duly signed and sealed by the designing professional
  • Two (2) copies of the Certified true copy of the Latest Tax Declaration
  • Two (2) copies of the Certificate of Real Property Tax Payment/Current Tax Receipt
  • One (1) piece Construction Logbook
  • Two (2) copies of the Structural Design Computations with seismic analysis which conform to the latest
  • NSCP for (2) two storey’s and above or 1 storey with attic/mezzanine/roof deck/penthouse – duly signed and  sealed by Designing Professionals
  • Two (2) copies of the Plate Load Test Analysis for (3) storeys or two storey’s with attic,  mezzanine/roof deck, pent  house
  • Two (2) copies of the Soil Boring Test Result for (4) storeys and above or 3 storey’s with attic,  mezzanine/ roof deck/ penthouse
  • Two (2) copies of Certification regarding structural stability of existing foundation in case of addition – duly signed  and sealed by the Civil/Structural Engineer
  • Two (2) copies of previous approved plan or building permit in case of addition, alteration and renovation
  • City Planning and Development Office – Clearance for city zoning and land use of all types of buildings/structures
  • NSCP for a two (2) storey’s and above or one (1) storey with attic/mezzanine/roof deck/penthouse – duly signed and  sealed by Designing Professionals

Granting a Building Permit

Two (2) copies of Clearances from other government agencies exercising

regulatory functions. Such regulatory agencies are:

  • HLURB – for zoning and land use of all types of building/structures
  • Bureau of Fire Protection – for all types of buildings/structures
  • DPWH – Road Right of Way Clearance along national road for all types of buildings/structures
  • PEO – road right of way clearance along provincial road for all types of building/structures.
  • LGU – for all types of building/structures
  • DENR-EMB Clearance (ECC/CNC) – for all commercial and industrial buildings
  • DOLE – for industrial buildings
  • DOH – for health hazard-related buildings/structures
  • ATO – for buildings/structures exceeding 40 meters in height
  • Philippine Tourism Authority – for tourist-oriented projects
  • Department of Education – for educational buildings
  • Energy Regulatory Board – for gasoline stations

Granting a Building Permit

 To facilitate processing, please take note of the following requirements before submitting the plans and other requirements to the CEO:

  • Requirements of the Revised 2005 National Building Code (PD 1096) and its Implementing Rules and Regulations
  • Laws and City Ordinances affecting the design/project
  • Requirements of the referral codes (Architectural Code, Philippine Electrical Code (PEC), Revised Plumbing Code, Structural Coded (NSCP) Mechanical     Engineering Code (PSME)
  • Compliance with BP 344 (Accessibility Law) should be indicated in detail on plans for commercial, institutional  and public buildings
  • If setback/yard requirements are not met on the sides and at the back/rear the firewall (strictly no opening) extending up to at least 1 meter from the roof   level shall be provided. It shall be indicated on the site development plan with owner’s conformity.
  • Grease Trap/Oil separators shall be provided for hotels, restaurants, eateries, terminals, gasoline stations, auto  repair shops, bakeries and other similar establishments
  • All revisions/addition made in the plans shall have an acknowledgement of the   designer
  • Special Power of Attorney/Authority to Construct shall be provided if the owner is not the signatory in all application forms, plans and documents
  • Forms and Letters, Plans, Specifications, Bill of Materials and Cost Estimates and other pertinent documents  must be signed and sealed by the Designer and signed by the Owner

STEPS IN AVAILING SERVICES:

Steps

Action of the CEO

Transaction time

Responsible Person

1. Proceed to City Engineer’s Office and secure application forms for Building Permit, Ancillary Permit and Accessory Permit Provides Checklist of requirements, including the requirements specific to concerned agencies. Briefs client on the process of securing a Building Permit and on the necessary agency clearances appropriate to their construction projects

10 mins

Engineering Staff
2. Submit the plans and the required supporting documents to any member of the building staff for initial verification of the requirements. Receives documents and verifies completeness of plans and gives an endorsement to other offices/agencies for securing other required clearances

20 mins

City Bldg. OfficialEngineering Staff
3. After securing clearances from other regulatory agencies, submit all necessary plans, documents and clearances appropriate to the project. Take note of the schedule of inspection Provides a duly signed copy of the evaluation sheet and advises client of the schedule of the inspect

30 mins

Building InspectorEngineering Staff

 

4. Extend the necessary assistance and provide the necessary information to the engineering team during the inspection Conducts  site inspection

2 hours

Engineering Staff
  5. Inquire about the results of the evaluation and assessment three working days after the inspection. If there are no deficiencies, proceed to the next step for the issuance of order of payment , if there are deficiencies, you will be informed of lacking documents and maybe asked to retrieve the plans and documents that need correction. Informs the client whether the documents and requirements are complete and in order or whether plans and documents require correction.

20 mins

Building InspectorEngineering Staff
6.  Submit lacking documents and  corrected plans for review. Receives documents for consolidation and final review by the Building Official

20 mins

 Building InspectorBuilding Official
7. Consolidation of processed documents and corresponding evaluations for final review and recommendation Refer one (1) set of plan and specifications to City Fire Marshal for review and recommendation with respect to Fire Safety and Control requirements

30 mins

Building InspectorBuilding Official
8. Secure an order of payment after the application has been determined to be complete and in order, then proceed to CTO for payment of fees Issues an Order of Payment

20 mins

 Building InspectorBuilding Official
9. After payment, photocopy the official receipt, return to the City Engineer’s Office and submit photocopy of the  official receipt Advises client of the date of release of the building permit

5 mins

Building InspectorEngineering Staff
10. On scheduled date, proceed to the City Engineer’s Office. Receive the approved building permit Releases the approved building permit

10 mins

Building InspectorEngineering Staff

 Section 134 of the National Building Code or PD 1096  states that when the application for building permit and the plans and the specifications submitted conforms to the requirements of the Code and its IRR, the building official shall issue the building permit within 15 days from payment of required fees.

Issuance of Certificate of Final Electrical Inspection (CFEI)

Client Groups:

Individuals, firms or corporations applying for occupancy permit and/or electrical service connection from electric utility

Requirements:

  • Approved Electrical Permit
  • Three (3) sets  of As-Built Electrical Plan signed and sealed by Professional Electrical Engineer
  • Five (5) sets of Certificate of Completion signed by qualified Electrical Practitioner who is in-charge of the electrical installation
  • Five (5) sets of As-Built Electrical Specification signed by designing Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE)
  • Three (3) sets of standard sketch plan signed and sealed by professional Electrical Engineer
  • Three (3) sets of CFEI form signed by qualified Electrical Practitioner

Exemption:

v  For electrical installation for small dwelling unit with not more than nine (9) general purpose outlets and a main disconnect switch of not more than thirty (3) amperes

Service Schedules: Mondays to Fridays

Total Processing Time: 2 hours and 20 mins

Fees:

Please refer to the Revised Edition of National Building Code 2005. (NCBDO MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 1, Series of 2005 – New Schedule of Building Permit Fees and Other Charges)

STEPS IN AVAILING SERVICES:

Steps

Action of the CEO

Transaction time

Responsible Person

1. After completion of the project, request for inspection and submit the required documents to City Engineers Office for verification Receive and check all submitted documents and advice the client for the schedule of inspection

10 mins

Electrical EngineerEngineering Staff
  2. Wait for the Electrical Inspector together with the person in-charge of installation at the project site Conduct electrical inspection and submit inspection rport to the City Electrical Engineer

1 hour

Electrical Inspector
3. Inquire about the result of inspection at the City Engineer’s Office one (1) day after the inspection Inform the client of defects if any, and advice for recommendations. If no defect found, issue order of payment

30 mins

Electrical Engineer
4. If the defect have been corrected, request for re-inspection Conduct final electrical inspection and submit inspection report to the City Electrical Engineer

30 mins

Electrical Inspector

STEPS IN AVAILING SERVICES:

Steps

Action of the CEO

Transaction time

Responsible Person

5. Submit corrected documents, proof of corrections and/or additional requirements for review. Request for schedule of re-inspection. Receives and reviews submission. Re-schedules re-inspection

20 mins

Engineer IVEngineering Staff
6. Accompany the engineering team during the re-inspection of the site Conducts re-inspection

15 mins

Engineer IVEngineering Staff
7. After the documents and requirements and/or corrections have been found to be complete and/ or in order, secure an order of payment and proceed to CTO for payment Issues an order of payment

10 mins

Engineer IVEngineering Staff 

STEPS IN AVAILING SERVICES:

Steps

Action of the CEO

Transaction time

Responsible Person

8.Upon payment of fees photocopy the official receipt and go back to the City Engineer’s Office and submit photocopy of the official receipt Advises client to come back after one working day to claim the certificate of final electrical inspection

5 mins

Engineer IVEngineering Staff
9.Secure approved Certificate of Final Electrical Inspection Releases approved certificate of final electrical inspection

5 mins

Engineer IVEngineering Staff