ABOUT THE SERVICES: An occupancy permit is required before any building/structure is used or occupied. It is usually secured after the completion of a structure.
It is also required if there is any change in the existing use or occupancy classification of a building, structure or any portion thereof.

CLIENT GROUPS: Individuals, firms or corporations who wish to occupy a newly completed structure or one that has change existing use or occupancy classification.
  • As-Built Plans – 3 copies
  • Specifications – 3 copies
  • Application for Certificate of Occupancy – 3 copies
  • Certification of Completion Form (NBC Form No. B-10) – 5 copies duly signed & sealed and notarized
  • Logbook of the Building Construction and Building Inspection Sheet duly accomplished by the contractor (if undertaken by contract) and signed and sealed by Architect or Civil Engineer Certificate of Final Electrical Inspection – 5 copies duly signed & sealed
  • Final Fire Inspection report/ Fire Inspection certificate
SERVICE SCHEDULE: Mondays to Fridays 8:00 AM to 12:00 NN, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
TOTAL PROCESSING TIME: 2 hours and 10 minutes
TOTAL FEES/CHARGES: Please refer to the Revised Edition of National Building Code 2005. (NCBDO MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 1, Series of 2004 – New Schedule of Building Permit Fees and Other Charges)
Step 1 >> 30 minutes

Secure Certificate of Completion Forms. Fill out the forms and submit along with the other requirements for initial verification.

Endorses request to the Bureau of Fire Protection for securing Fire Safety Inspection Certificate. If the structure is an industrial building, endorses request to the DOLE for securing Safety Inspection and DENR Certificate to Operate for industrial/commercial buildings.

Building Official Engineering Staff

Step 2 >> 15 minutes

After securing clearances from the other agencies, submit the duly accomplished forms and related documents clearances that have been secured from the BFP, DOLE and DENR. Submit the duly accomplished forms and related documents, safety certificates, as-built plans (for any deviations from the approved plans) and detailed sketch of location.
Take note of the inspection schedule.

Reviews clearances and documents. Schedules inspection with the client.

Building Official Engineering Staff

Step 3 >>

Accompany the building inspectors/ technical staff during the inspection of the completed structure.

Conducts inspection and check if the structure is built in accordance with the approved plans and specifications.

Building Official Engineering Staff

Step 4 >> 15 minutes

Inquire about the results of inspection one day after its conduct.
a. If there are no deficiencies, proceed to Step 7.
b. If there are deficiencies, you will be informed of said deficiencies.

Informs the client whether the documents and requirements are complete and in order and whether plans and documents require correction.

Building Official Engineering Staff

Step 5 >> 20 minutes

Undertake corrections and/ or additional requirements for review. Request for schedule of re-inspection.

Receives and reviews submission if any. Re-schedules re-inspection.

Building Official Engineering Staff

Step 6 >>

Accompany the engineering team during the re-inspection of the site.

Conducts re-inspection

Building Official Engineering Staff

Step 7 >> 10 minutes

After the documents/requirements and/ or corrections have been found to be complete and/or in order, secure an order of payment.

Issues an order of payment.

Building Official Engineering Staff

Step 8 >> 10 minutes

Present the order of payment to the Municipal Treasurer’s office, pay the required fees and secure an official receipt

Receives payment and issues official receipt.

Revenue Collection Staff

Step 9 >> 5 minutes

Go back to the Municipal Engineer’s office and submit photocopy of the official receipt.

Advice client to come back after one working day to claim the occupancy permit.

Building Official Engineering Staff

Step 10 >> 5 minutes

Secure approved Occupancy Permit.

Releases approved occupancy permit.

Building Official Engineering Staff