How to get building permit in the Philippines? I’m sharing you here the requirements, fees, and application procedure for the issuance of building permit in the country.
Why do you need a building permit?
It 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. Of course you want to make sure all the proper technical, mechanical, electrical, and structural plans for the construction of the building are met.
In addition, if you build a house or a building without a permit from your municipality, construction will be stopped until a permit has been issued or released. You’ll receive a strict notice to apply for a permit.
Building Permit Requirements in the Philippines:
- 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)
- Five (5) complete sets of Detailed Plans
- For construction of two-storey building:
- Structural Design Analysis – signed and sealed by Civil Engineer at every page
- For construction of more than two-storey building:
- Boring and Plate Load Test
- Seismic Analysis
- 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)
- If 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
- Permit Billboard (0.60 X 0.90 Plywood with the following contents):
- Bill of Materials and Specification (5 copies) – signed and sealed by an engineer or an architect at every page
- Locational Clearance
- Photocopy of PTR # and PRC license of all concerned engineers and architects
- Clearance from the DPWH if the construction is located along National Highway
- DOLE Clearance
Those are the usual application forms you need gather and prepare. Having an architect or engineer is very helpful in preparing for your building permit documents. Some architects and engineers will finished them completely for you.
Similarly, some architectural firm will already provide your blueprints and building permit upon the construction of your house or building. Professional fees are somewhat expensive but very worthy in the construction result.
How to get Building Permit in the Philippines – Procedures:
- Get a Requirements-Checklist and application forms from your municipal’s office (Office of the Building Official). Your architect mostly knows them but you need to get the documents from your municipal’s office since every form bears the municipal’s seal. Your architect and engineers then will be the ones who will fill them up.
- 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 are usually close to each other if not on the same unit.
- You will be issued Acknowledgement Slip which bears the date of the status of your application. It’s usually around 10 working days.
- If your application is approved and in compliant with the National Building Code, you’ll be given an Order of Payment to pay the necessary building permit fees.
- Present the Order of Payment at the Treasurer’s Office and pay the fees. Fees range from P6,000 and above depending on the your construction size, municipality location and the assessment plan. Fees in the provinces are usually cheaper than in the cities.
- Photocopy the OR (Official Receipt) and bring a copy to the Office of the Building Official releasing section.
- After 5 working days, go back to the releasing section of the Office of the Building Official and claim your building permit.