One-Stop-Shop for Construction Permitting (OSCP)
CONSOLIDATED CHECKLIST FOR ISSUANCE OF BUILDING PERMIT
I. OFFICE OF BUILDING OFFICIAL (OBO)
Completely filled up Building Permit forms Applications, signed and sealed by a duly licensed Architect or Civil Engineer. (4 copies)
Completely filled up Sanitary and Plumbing forms Permit Applications, signed and sealed by a duly licensed Sanitary Engineer or Master Plumber. (4 copies)
Completely filled up Electrical Permit forms Applications, signed and sealed by a duly licensed professional Electrical Engineer. (4 copies)
Completely filled up Mechanical Permit forms Applications (when required), signed and sealed by a duly licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer. (4 copies)
Completely filled up Architectural Permit forms Application, signed and sealed by a duly licensed Architect. (4 copies)
Completely filled up Electronics Permit forms Applications, signed and sealed by a duly licensed Professional Electronics Communication Engineer. (4 copies)
Four (4) sets of Plans and Specifications, signed and sealed by a duly licensed professional of his/her specific field.
Four (4) sets of Notarized estimated value of the building to be erected as declared by the owner.
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS / COMPUTATIONS (3 copies)
1. For building/structures 2 storeys and above, signed and sealed by a duly licensed structural engineer or civil engineer
2. For buildings/structures 3 storeys and above, BORING TEST is required
Approved Construction Safety and Health Program (CHSP) issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
PHOTO COPY of UNEXPIRED Professional Regulatory Commission Identification Card (PRC ID) and the CURRENT PROFESSIONAL TAX RECEIPT of duly licensed professionals of the specific fields. (2 copies)
For the Issuance of Locational Clearance
BARANGAY CLEARANCE from the Barangay where the project will be located. (3 copies)
SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY (SPA), in cases where an authorized representative processes the permit (3 copies)
Duly notarized Locational Clearance Application Form (2 copies)
Required documents in case the APPLICANT IS THE REGISTERED OWNER of the lot:
1. Certified true copy of the Transfer Certificate of Title or TCT (from the office of the Register of Deeds) (5 copies)
2. Tax Declaration (5 copies)
3. Tax Clearance (5 copies)
In case the applicant is NOT THE REGISTERED OWNER of the lot:
1. Requirements 1., 2., and 3.
2. Any of the following documents:
a. Duly notarized copy of the Contract of lease, (5 copies) or
b. Duly notarized copy of the Deed of Absolute Sale, (5 copies) or
c. Duly notarized copy of the Contract of Sale, (5 copies) or
d. Affidavit of Consent from the registered owner, (5 copies) or
e. Affidavit of Consent from all the registered heirs (5 copies)
ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE (ECC); for projects required under DENR regulations. (5 copies)
CLEARANCE FROM THE AIR TRANSPORTATION OFFICE (ATO). For projects required under Rule XVII, (Construction of Buildings/Structures within Approach/Departure Zones of Runways of Airports) and Rule XVIII, (Maximum Height of Buildings/Structures)
Note: All building permits application forms and required documents must be placed in a long expandable envelop along with 2 extra long expandable envelop.
CONSOLIDATED CHECKLIST FOR APPLICATION OF CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
I. OFFICE OF BUILDING OFFICIAL (OBO)
Filled up Certificate of Completion Form
Filled up Certificate of final Electrical Inspection and Completion Form
Filled up and duly notarized Certificate of Occupancy Application Form
Filled up Sanitary Completion Form
Logbook of Construction
Building Inspection Sheet duly accomplished by the contractor (if the construction is undertaken by the contractor himself) and signed and sealed by the architect or civil engineer in-charge of the construction work
Photocopy of pouring clearance/permit
As-built Plans and Specifications jointly signed and sealed by the designing architect or civil engineer in-charge of the construction and signed by the contractor (if the construction is undertaken by the contractor himself) and confirmed by the owner
Special Power of Attorney, in case a representative is authorized to process the application for issuance of certificate of occupancy
Photographs of the Project (showing the least the front, interior portions and sides or back of the constructed building)
Photocopy of unexpired PRC ID and the current Professional Tax Receipt of the duly licensed professionals in-charge of construction and installation
II. BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION
Fire Safety Inspection Certificate (FSIC)
Note: A Joint Inspection shall be conducted by the OBO, CPDO and BFP personnel prior to the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy with the owner/applicant duly notified with the schedule.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION (FAQ)
WHAT IS BUILDING PERMIT?
A document issued by the Building Official (BO) to an owner/applicant to proceed with the construction, installation, addition, alteration, renovation, conversion, repair, moving, demolition or other work activity of a specific project/building/structure or portions thereof after the accompanying principal plans, specifications and other pertinent documents with the duly notarized application are found satisfactory and substantially conforming with the National Building Code of the Philippines (the Code) and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR)
PD 1096 Section 301. No person, firm or corporation, including any agency or instrumentality of the government shall erect, construct, alter, repair, move, convert or demolish any building or structure 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 is located or the building work is to be done.
WHO MUST AVAIL WITH THE SERVICE?
Any person, firm or corporation, including any agency or instrumentality of the government shall construct, alter, repair, convert, use, occupancy, move, demolish and add any building/structure or any portion thereof or cause the same to be done within the City of Borongan.
Section 209. Exemption
Public buildings and traditional indigenous family dwelling shall be exempt from payment of building permit fees. As used in this Code, the term "additional indigenous family dwelling" means a dwelling intended for the use and occupancy by the family of the owner only and constructed of native materials such as bamboo, nipa, logs, or lumber, the total cost of which does not exceed fifteen thousand pesos.
A. Minor Constructions
i. Sheds, outhouses, greenhouses, children's playhouses, aviaries, poultry houses and the like, not exceeding 6.00 sq. m in total area, provided they are completely detached from any other building and are intended only for the private use of the owner.
ii. Addition of open terraces or patios resting directly on the ground, not exceeding 20.00 sq. meters in total floor area, exclusively for the private use of the owner.
iii. Installation of window grilles.
B. Repair Works
i. Repair works not affecting or involving any structural member, such as replacement of deteriorated roofing sheets or tiles, gutters, downspouts, fascias, ceilings and/or sidings.
ii. Repair and/or replacement of non load-bearing partition walls.
iii. Repair and/or replacement of any interior portion or a house not involving addition or alteration.
iv. Repair and/or replacement work of doors and windows.
v. Repair and/or replacement work of flooring
vi. Repair of perimeter fence and walls.
vii. Repair and/or replacement of plumbing fixtures, fittings or pipings, such as toilet bowls, sinks, lavatories, urinals, bidets, pipes, faucets
FINES AND PENALTIES
SECTION 212. Administrative Fines
1. Imposition of Administrative Fines
a. The Secretary or his duly authorized representative may prescribe and impose fines not exceeding ten thousand pesos (P10, 000.00) in the following cases, subject to the terms and procedures as hereunder provided:
i. Erecting, constructing, altering, repairing, moving, converting, installing or demolishing a private or public building/structure if without building/demolition permit.
ii. Making any alteration, addition, conversion or repair in any building/structure/ appurtenances thereto constructed or installed before the adoption of the Code, whether public or private, without a permit.
iii. Unauthorized change, modification or alteration during the construction in the duly submitted plans and specifications on which the building permit is based.
iv. Non-compliance with the work stoppage order or notice and/or orders to effect necessary correction in plans and specifications found defective.
v. Non-compliance with order to demolish building/structure declared to be nuisance, ruinous or dangerous.
vi. Use or occupancy of a building/structure without Certificate of Occupancy/Use even if constructed under a valid building permit.
vii. Change in the existing use or occupancy classification of a building/structure or portion thereof without the corresponding Certificate of Change of Use.
viii. Failure to post or display the certificate of occupancy/use/operation in a conspicuous place on the premises of the building/structure/appurtenances.
ix. Change in the type of construction of any building/structure without an amendatory permit.
b. In addition to the imposed penalty, the owner shall correct/remove his violations of the provisions of the Code.
2. Determination of Amount of Fines
a. In the determination of the amount of fines to be imposed, violations shall be classified as follows:
i. Light Violations
(a) Failure to post Certificate of Occupancy/Use/Operation.
(b) Failure to post Building Permit construction information sign.
(c) Failure to provide or install appropriate safety measures for the protection of workers,inspectors, visitors, immediate neighbors and pedestrians.
ii. Less Grave Violations
(a) Non-compliance with the work stoppage order for the alteration/addition/ conversion/repair without permit.
(b) Use or occupancy of building/structure without appropriate Certificate of Occupancy/Use/Operation.
iii. Grave Violations
(a) Unauthorized change, modification or alteration during construction in the duly submitted plans and specifications on which the building permit is based.
(b) Unauthorized change in type of construction from more fire-resistive to less fire resistive.
(c) Non-compliance with order to abate or demolish.
(d) Non-compliance with work stoppage order for construction/demolition without permit.
(e) Change in the existing use or occupancy without Certificate of Change of Occupancy/Use/Operation.
(f) Excavations left open without any work being done in the site for more than one hundred twenty (120) days.
b. Amount of Fines:
The following amount of fines for violations of the Code and this IRR is hereby prescribed:
Light Violations - P 5,000.00
Less Grave Violations - P 8,000.00
Grave Violations - P 10,000.00
i. Without prejudice to the provisions of the preceding Sections, the Building Official is hereby also authorized to impose a penalty or surcharge in the following cases in such amount and in the manner as hereunder fixed and determined:
For constructing, installing, repairing, altering or causing any change in the occupancy/use of any building/structure or part thereof or appurtenances thereto without any permit, there shall be imposed a surcharge of 100% of the building fees; Provided, that when the work in the building/structure is started pending issuance of the Building Permit by the Building Official, the amount of the surcharge shall be according to the following:
Excavation for foundation - 10% of the building permit fees
Construction of foundation (including pile driving and laying of reinforcing bars) - 25% of the building permit fees
Construction of superstructure up to 2.00 meters above established grade - 50% of the building permit fees
Construction of superstructure above 2.00 meters - 100% of the building permit fees
SECTION 213. Penal Provisions
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, demolish, equip, use, occupy, or maintain any building or structure or cause the same to be done contrary to or in violation of any provision of the Code.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of the Code and/or commit any act hereby declared to be unlawful shall upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than twenty thousand pesos or by imprisonment of not more than two years or by both such fine and imprisonment; Provided, that in the case of a corporation firm, partnership or association, the penalty shall be imposed upon its officials responsible for such violation and in case the guilty party is an alien, he shall immediately be deported after payment of the fine and/or service of his sentence.