How to get a building permit in the Philippines?

XJG Architect is committed to providing basic information, requirements, and application procedure for the issuance of building permits in the country.

Why do you need a building permit?

Building permit is simply in compliance with the proper construction of a house or a building following the requirements set by law or the National Building Code. Here at XJG Architect, we make sure all the proper technical, mechanical, electrical, and structural plans for the construction of the building are met.

Building Permit Requirements in the Philippines

  1. Properly filled-up application forms duly signed and sealed by engineers concerned:
  • Building Permit Forms (5 copies)
  • Electrical Permit Forms (3 copies)
  • Sanitary Permit Forms (3 copies)
  1. Five (5) complete sets of Detailed Plans
  2. For the construction of the two-story building:
  • Structural Design Analysis – signed and sealed by Civil Engineer at every page
  1. For the construction of more than two-story building:
  • Boring and Plate Load Test
  • Seismic Analysis
  1. Proof of Property
  • Photocopy of Transfer Certificate if Title (TCT)
  • Photocopy of tax Declaration of Property-lot (Certified True Copy) – 5 copies
  • Photocopy of Current Tax Receipt (5 copies)
  1. If a property is not registered under the name of the applicant:
  • Submit 5 copies of any of the following:
  • Contract of Lease
  • Contract of Sale
  • Affidavit of Consent of the Lot Owner for the construction of building/house
  • Deed of Absolute Sale
  1. Permit Billboard (0.60 X 0.90 Plywood with the following contents):
  2. Bill of Materials and Specification (5 copies) – signed and sealed by an engineer or an architect at every page
  3. Locational Clearance
  4. Photocopy of PTR # and PRC license of all concerned engineers and architects
  5. Clearance from the DPWH if the construction is located along National Highway
  6. DOLE Clearance

These are the usual document and forms that you need to prepare and gather.

Procedures on how to get Building Permit in the Philippines

  1. Get a Requirements-Checklist and application forms from your municipal’s office (Office of the Building Official). Architect mostly knows them but you need to get the documents from your municipal’s office since every form bears the municipal’s seal.
    Architects and Engineers then will be the ones who will fill them up.
  2. Go to the Office of the Building Official and submit the papers. They will tell you then where to go next, in this case, Assessor’s Office. If you’re in the city hall, they usually have windows where you have to submit each folder of each set of forms. But in the provinces, each section is usually close to each other if not on the same unit.
  3.  You will be issued an Acknowledgement Slip that bears the date of the status of your application. It’s usually around 10 working days. If your application is approved and in compliance with the National Building Code, you’ll be given an Order of Payment to pay the necessary building permit fees.
  4. Present the Order of Payment at the Treasurer’s Office and pay the fees. Fees range depending on your construction size, municipality location, and assessment plan. Fees in the provinces are usually cheaper than in the cities.
  5. Photocopy the OR (Official Receipt) and bring a copy to the Office of the Building Official releasing section.
  6. After 5 working days, go back to the releasing section of the Office of the Building Official and claim your building permit.

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