Getting Building Permit

Why do you need building permit?

"No person, firm or corporation, including any agency or instrumentality of the government shall construct, alter, repair, convert, use, occupy, move, demolish and add any building/structure or any portion thereof or cause the same to be done, without first obtaining a building permit therefor from the Building Official assigned in the place where the subject building/structure is located or to be done."

- (Section 301 of National Building Code of the Philippines)

As required by the National Building Code (PD 1096), you have to secure building permit before you start constructing your house. Following the standards set by the law is generally for safety purpose. Other reasons are tax, of course, and other real estate documentation purposes. It is also used for statistical survey to update the number construction projects in the country. The Building Official has the power to stop your construction if you don’t have permit.

What are the requirements?

Here are the list of requirements:

    1. Proof of Property

    • Certified true copy of Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) (5 copies)
    • Photocopy of current Real Property Tax Receipt (5 copies)
    • Certified true copy of Tax Declaration of Property-lot (5 copies)

If the property is not registered under the name of the applicant, provide 5 copies of duly-notarized of at least one (1) of the following:

    • Contract of Lease
    • Contract of Sale
    • Deed of Absolute Sale
    • Affidavit of Consent of the Lot Owner for the construction of building or house

Duly accomplished application forms signed and sealed by engineers:

    2. Building Permit Form (5 copies)

    3. Electrical Permit Form (3 copies)

    4. Sanitary Permit Form (3 copies)

    5. Five (5) sets of Detailed Plans – Each set is composed of following:

    • Architectural Plans (signed and sealed by architect)
    • Structural Plans (signed and sealed by civil engineer)
    • Electrical Plans (signed and sealed by electrical engineer)
    • Plumbing Plans (signed and sealed by sanitary engineer or master plumber)

For construction of two-storey building, the following is additional:

    6. Structural Design Analysis (signed and sealed by the Civil Engineer on every page)

For construction of more than two-storey building, the following are additional:

    7. Boring and Plate Load Test

    8. Seismic Analysis

    9. Bill of Materials and Specification to be signed and sealed by an architect or engineer on every page (5 copies)

    10. Location Clearance

    11. Photocopy of PTR Number and PRC license of all concerned engineers and architects

    12. Clearance from the DPWH if the construction is located along National Highway

    13. DOLE Clearance

    14. Permit Billboard (0.60 x 0.90 Plywood)


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