Securing Building Inspection Clearance for Business Permit

ABOUT THE SERVICE

A BUILDING Permit is required prior to construction, erection, alteration, major repair, or renovation or conversion of any building/structure owned by government or private entities. The permit becomes null and void if work does not commence within 1 year from the date of such permit, or if the building or work is suspended or abandoned at any time after it has been commenced for a period of 120 days.

TAXES AND FEES

Please refer to the Revised Building Code or Ordinance N0. 1997-081 which is posted at www.naga.gov.ph/ordinances

CITY BUILDING OFFICE SCHEDULE

TIME ACTIVITIES
8:00 am -12:00 am 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Evaluation/Assessment/Processing of Permits and Clearances. Preparation of response to communications that were received. Attending to requests and complaints relative to building.
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Building inspection for occupancy permit/business permit application, electrical connection for indigenous dwellings, annual inspection of all business establishments, on-going constructions within territorial jurisdictions, action taken on various requests and complaints relative to building, apprehension of illegal construction.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 4 copies Lot Plan with Certification of a Geodetic Engineer (GE) that the proposed building will not encroach on adjoining properties
  • 4 copies Site Development Plan indicating the setback/yard distances at the front, sides and back with Perspective
  • 4 sets Building Plans (Architectural, Structural, Sanitary/Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical
  • 3 copies Bill of Materials and Cost Estimates
  • 3 copies Specifications
  • 3 copies Title of Property (Transfer Certificate of Title)
  • 3 copies Deed of Sale/Lease Contract/Contract to Sell, if the TCT is not in the name of the owner/applicant
  • 4 copies Latest Tax Declaration and Certificate of Real Property Tax Payment
  • 1 piece Construction Logbook
  • Application forms (building, Sanitary/plumbing, electrical, mechanical)
  • 2 copies Structural Design Computations with seismic analysis which conform to the latest NSCP – for 2 storeys and above or 1 storey with attic/ mezzanine/roof deck/penthouse
  • 2 copies previous approved plan or permit in case of addition, alteration and renovation
  • 2 copies certification regarding structural stability of existing foundation in case of addition
  • 2 copies Plate Load Test Analysis – for 3 storeys or 2 storeys with attic/ mezzanine/roof deck/penthouse
  • 2 copies Soil Boring Test Result – for 4 storeys and above or 3 storeys and above with attic/mezzanine/roof deck/penthouse
  • 2 copies Clearances from other government agencies exercising regulatory functions such as:
    • Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board – for zoning and land use of all types of building/structure
    • Bureau of Fire Protection – for all types of building/structure
    • Environment and Natural Resources Office/Department of Environment and Natural Resources – for all commercial and industrial buildings [click to download CENRO - CHECKLIST REQUIREMENTS ]
    • Department of Labor and Employment – for industrial buildings
    • Department of Health – for health hazard related building/structure
    • Air Transportation Office – for building/structure exceeding 45.0 meters in height
    • Philippine Tourism Authority – for tourist oriented project
    • Department of Education Culture and Sports – for educational buildings
    • Energy Regulatory Board – for gas stations

NOTES: The number of copies indicated above already includes the requirement for securing a Zoning Clearance (from the City Planning and Development Office) and a Fire Clearance (Bureau of Fire Protection). For commercial and industrial buildings, provide 1 set of building plans and documents for submission to the Environment and Natural Resource Office. For industrial buildings, provide additional 4 copies of electrical and mechanical plan, specifications and bill of materials and cost estimates for submission to the Department of Labor and Employment. If all the clearances have been secured, the rest of the other documents indicated above are required to be submitted to the office of the building official:

  • 4 sets Building Plans
  • 3 copies Specifications
  • 3 copies Bill of materials and cost estimates
  • 3 copies Lot Documents

To facilitate processing, please take note of the following before submitting the plans and other requirements above to the CEO:

  • Requirements of the National Building Code (Section 302, Item 1-12)
  • Requirements of the Referral Codes (Architectural Code, Philippine Electrical Code [PEC], Revised Plumbing Code, Structural Code [NSCP], Mechanical Engineering Code [PSME])
  • Laws and City Ordinances affecting the design/project
  • Compliance with BP 344 (Accessibility Law) shall be indicated in detail on plans for commercial, institutional and public buildings
  • If setback/yard requirements are not met on the sides and at the back/rear then a Firewall (strictly no opening) extending up to at least 1 meter from the roof level shall be provided. It shall be indicated on the site development plan with owner’s conformity.
  • Grease Traps/Oil Separator shall be provided for hotels, restaurants, eateries, terminals, gasoline stations, auto repair shops, bakeries and other similar establishments.
  • All revisions/additions made in the plans shall have an acknowledgement of the designer.
  • Special Power of Attorney shall be provided if the owner is not the signatory in all application forms, plans and documents.
  • All application forms and letters must be properly filled-up with all the necessary information available.
  • Forms and letters, Plans, Specifications, Bill of Materials and Cost Estimates and other pertinent documents must be signed and sealed by the designer and signed by the owner.

HOW TO AVAIL OF THE SERVICE

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Secure Building Permit Application Forms

Ask for building permit application forms with the list of requirements.

15 minutes ENGR. ELMER T. ALBO
Project Development Officer II (CE)

ENGR. GREGORY D. MORENO
Engineer II (EE)

ENGR. NELSON B. PRILLES Engineer II (ME)

2. Secure 1st Endorsement to Other Offices/Agencies

- Present the plans and the required supporting documents to any member of the Building Staff for initial verification of the requirements.

- Then, an endorsement to other offices/agency (Fire Department, ENRO, DOLE, etc.) will be given to the applicant to secure the required clearances.

15 minutes ENGR. ELMER T. ALBO
Project Development Officer II (CE)

ENGR. GREGORY D. MORENO
Engineer II (EE)

ENGR. NELSON B. PRILLES Engineer II (ME)

3. Submit Requirements

- Submit the plans and the required supporting documents and clearances to the receiving section.

- In his/her absence, the other members of the Building staff will take charge.

30 minutes ENGR. NELSON B. PRILLES
Engineer II (ME)
4. Line and Grade Verification

Technical staff in-charge will conduct site inspection to establish and determine setbacks and grades in relation to road lots, property lines, street or highways whether existing or proposed, including road widening and construction of various public utilities and other infrastructure project.

120 minutes ENGR. ELMER T. ALBO Project Development Officer II (CE)
5. Evaluation and Assessment

- Civil engineer evaluates and assesses Line and Grade, Structural Plans and related documents,

- Architects evaluates architectural plans and related documents,

- The sanitary/master plumber evaluates and assesses the plumbing/sanitary plans and related documents,

- Mechanical engineer evaluates and assesses the mechanical plans and related documents,

- Electrical engineer evaluates and assesses the electrical plans and related documents.

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ENGR. ELMER T. ALBO
Project Development Officer II (CE)

ENGR. NELSON B. PRILLES
Engineer II (ME)

ENGR. GREGORY D. MORENO
Engineer II (EE)

6. Inquiry of the Status of Application

Inquire about the result of evaluation and assessment of his application.

7. Returned Plans and Documents (OPTIONAL, if there are no deficiencies, proceed to Step #10)

Receive the plans and documents for correction, if there are deficiencies found in the plans and pertinent documents.

15 minutes 15 minutes ENGR. ELMER T. ALBO
Project Development Officer II (CE)

ENGR. GREGORY D. MORENO
Engineer II (EE)

ENGR. NELSON B. PRILLES
Engineer II (ME)

SOCORRO FRUEL

8. Submit Lacking Documents/Corrected Plans

Submit the lacking documents/ corrected plans to any member of the Building Staff for review.

15 minutes ENGR. ELMER T. ALBO
Project Development Officer II (CE)

ENGR. GREGORY D. MORENO
Engineer II (EE)

ENGR. NELSON B. PRILLES
Engineer II (ME)

SOCORRO FRUEL

9. Review of Plans/Documents

The technical staff reviews the submitted corrected plans and completeness of documents for processing.

15 minutes ENGR. ELMER T. ALBO
Project Development Officer II (CE)

ENGR. GREGORY D. MORENO
Engineer II (EE)

ENGR. NELSON B. PRILLES
Engineer II (ME)

10. Issuance of Order of Payment

Receive the Order of Payment if the application is found to be complete and in order.

10 minutes ENGR. NELSON B. PRILLES
Engineer II (ME)
11. Submit Official Receipt

Go back to the building office and submits the official receipt.

5 minutes SOCORRO FRUEL
12. Processing of Permits

Building Staff processes the plans and pertinent documents for final approval of the building official.

1/2 day ENGR. ELMER T. ALBO
Project Development Officer II (CE)

ENGR. GREGORY D. MORENO
Engineer II (EE)

ENGR. NELSON B. PRILLES
Engineer II (ME)

13. Approval of Permit

Building Official approves the building permit.

10 minutes ENGR. LEON B. PALMIANO IV
Building Official
14. Release of Permit

Receive the approved permit after one 1 day from submission of the official receipt.

10 minutes SOCORRO FRUEL

CITY ENGINEER’S OFFICE
City Hall Compound, J. Miranda Avenue, Naga City
For more information, please contact:
Engr. Leon B. Palmiano IV, City Engineer
Tel. No. 472-5368
e-Mail: ceo@naga.gov.ph