Services and Functions

The office is responsible for carrying out the provisions of the National Building Code (P.D. 1096) and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) in the field as well as the enforcement of orders and decisions made pursuant to the code.

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT

The Office of the Building Official shall:

Implement regulations and requirements for the construction, alteration, renovation, conversion, use, occupancy and demolition of the buildings pursuant to the provisions of the National Building Code (P.D. 1096) as well as enforcements of related orders;
Issue the corresponding Building Permits upon evaluation for the new construction, extension, alteration or renovation, fencing, demolition, signage and excavation and ground preparation of buildings owned by government and private entities;
Inspect new building or structure before it is used and issue a Certificate of Occupancy to declare that the building is safe for occupancy;
Inspect new and additional, relocation or reconnection and alteration of electrical installations as conformed to the Philippine Electrical Code and issue a Certificate of Final Electrical Inspection (CFEI) as a requirement of Meralco for the installation of electrical meter connection;
Undertake annual inspections of the buildings or structures, commercial and industrial establishments to ensure the safety and stability of the said buildings and issue a Certificate of Annual Inspection for the operation of their business and keep an up-to-date record of their status;
Ensure that all changes, modification, and alterations in the design plans during the construction phase must be evaluated and the necessary mandatory permit must be issued.
Issue notice of violation and work stoppage order to all the buildings and establishments that are against the provisions of the National Building Code and its implementing rules and regulations and other mandated related codes for building construction and imposes appropriate penalties or surcharges for the said violation;
FRONTLINE SERVICES OFFERED

Issuance of Building Permit for New Buildings – Residential and Commercial/Industrial
Issuance of Building Permit for the Extension/Addition, Renovation, Fence and Alteration of Plans
Issuance of other Building Permits for Renewal, Demolition, Signage and Excavation/Ground Preparation Permit
Issuance of Certificate of Occupancy
Issuance of Electrical/Wiring Permit
Issuance of Certificate of Final Electrical Inspection (CFEI)
Issuance of Clearance for New and Renewal of Business Permit Application

Procedure

Issuance of Building Permit for New Buildings – Residential and Commercial/Industrial

WHO MAY AVAIL THE SERVICE:

  • Any person or company who intends to construct a new building in the City of Imus

REQUIREMENT(S):

  • Application forms (Building, Sanitary/Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical) signed by the owner and must be properly filled-up
  • Five (5) copies of Lot Plan with Certificate from a Geodetic Engineer (GE) that the proposed building will not encroach on any adjoining properties
  • Five (5) copies of Site Development Plan indicating the setback/yard distances at the front, sides and back with Perspective
  • 5 sets of Building Plans (Architectural, Structural, Sanitary/Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical) signed by the owner
  • Five (5) copies of Bill of Materials and Cost Estimates
  • Five (5) copies of Project Specifications
  • Two (2) copies of Structural Design Computations with seismic analysis which conform to the latest NSCP for two (2) storeys and above or one (1) storey with attic/mezzanine/roof deck/penthouse
    • NOTE: Documents stated must be signed and sealed by the respective licensed engineer or designer with photocopy of the PRC ID and PTR of the professionals
  • Two (2) copies of Soil Boring Test Result for new buildings three (3) storey and above
  • Two (2) copies of Certification regarding structural stability of existing foundation in case of addition
  • One (1) Construction Logbook
  • Five (5) copies of Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) of the property lot, provide Deed of Sale, Contract to Sell, Contract of Lease or Authorization if the TCT is not in the name of the Applicant
  • Five (5) copies of latest Tax Declaration
  • Five (5) copies of Certificate of latest Real Property Tax Payment
  • Two (2) copies of Clearance from other government agencies exercising regulatory functions such as:
  • City Planning and Development Office – for zoning and land use of all types of building/structure
  • Bureau of Fire Protection – for all types of building/structure
  • 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
  • Barangay Endorsement or Resolution where the building is to be constructed.
  • Compliance with BP 344 (for disabled person) should be indicated on detail of plans for commercial, institutional and public building.

FEE(S)/CHARGE(S):         

  • Refer to the 2005 Revised IRR of the National Building Code  (P.D. 1096)

HOW TO AVAIL THE SERVICE:

STEP PROCEDURE DIVISION/ PERSON RESPONSIBLE DURATION OF ACTIVITY
CLIENT DEPARTMENT/ UNIT
1 Secure the endorsement to other offices/agencies Assess the requirements and endorse to the Zoning Department, Bureau of Fire Protection and other concerned agencies Engr. Rodel Pelaez;

Engr. Josephine Hernandez;

Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

15 minutes
2 Submit the requirements and required clearances and get the claim sub Assess the requirements and issue the claim stub Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

10 minutes
3 Follow-up the application after 5-7 working days Process the request Engr. Francisco Machinal ;

Arch. Reynan Harlea;

Engr. Leah Gatpandan;

Engr. Reyjansen Sapinoso;

Engr. Kit Jasper Paredes;

Engr. Josephine Hernandez;

Engr. Leonardo Aliscad

*14 days

 

    Approve the application Engr. Rodel Pelaez;

Engr. Josephine Hernandez

1 day
    Assess the fees and issue the order of payment Juanito Bautista;

Engr. Kit Jasper Paredes

4 Pay the required fees at the City Treasurer’s Office Receive the payment and issue the O.R. City Treasurer’s Office 2 minutes
5 Present the original and photocopy of the O.R. Prepare the Building Permit Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

10 minutes
6 Receive the document Release the document Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

3 minutes
Fill-out the Client Satisfaction Rating Form
TOTAL DURATION OF ACTIVITY 15 days and 25 minutes
END OF TRANSACTION


Note:
  Applicants will be notified within 5-10 working days if the plans did not conform to the National Building Code of the Philippines (NBCP) and there are lacking requirements as per evaluation of the engineers.  Upon compliance with all the requirements, processing of the building permit shall proceed.

*As per Section 304.1 for Issuance of Building Permit of the National Building Code of the Philippines:

“When the application for Building Permit and the plans and specification submitted herewith conforms to the requirements of the Codes and its Implementing Rules and Regulation(IRR), the Building Official shall within fifteen (15) days from payment of the required fees by the applicant, issue the Building Permit applied for.”

 

Issuance of Building Permit for the Extension/Addition, Renovation, Fence and Alteration of Plans

WHO MAY AVAIL THE SERVICE:

  • All residents. non-residents and companies in the City of Imus who already applied for a Building Permit

REQUIREMENT(S):

  • Accomplished forms, signed and sealed by designers or engineers and signed by the owner or applicant
  • Three (3) sets of Building Plans (Architectural, Structural, Sanitary or Plumbing, Electrical), existing plan must be reflected on the submitted plans signed and sealed by engineers and signed by the owner
  • Three (3) sets of Bill of Materials and Specifications (signed and sealed)
  • Three (3) sets of Lot Plan
  • Three (3) sets of Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT), if TCT is not in the name of the applicant, provide Contract to Sell or Deed of Sale or Contract of Lease or Authorization
  • Three (3) sets – Barangay Endorsement or Resolution
  • Photocopy of valid PRC ID and PTR of engineer

FEE(S)/CHARGE(S):         

  • Refer to the 2005 Revised IRR of the National Building Code  (P.D. 1096)

HOW TO AVAIL THE SERVICE:

STEP PROCEDURE DIVISION/ PERSON RESPONSIBLE DURATION OF ACTIVITY
CLIENT DEPARTMENT/ UNIT
1 Submit the requirements and get the claim stub Assess the requirements and issue the claim stub Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

10 minutes
    Process the request Engr. Francisco Machinal ;

Arch. Reynan Harlea;

Engr. Leah Gatpandan;

Engr. Reyjansen Sapinoso;

Engr. Kit Jasper Paredes;

Engr. Josephine Hernandez;

 

5 days
    Approve  the application Engr. Rodel Pelaez;

Engr. Josephine Hernandez

    Assess the Fees and issue the order of payment Juanito Bautista;

Engr. Kit Jasper Paredes

2 Pay the required fees at the City Treasurer’s Office Receive the payment and issue the O.R. City Treasurer’s Office 2 minutes

 

 

3 Present the original and photocopy of the O.R. Prepare the Building Permit Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

10 minutes
4 Receive the document Release the document Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

3 minutes
Fill-out the Client Satisfaction Rating Form
TOTAL DURATION OF ACTIVITY 5 days and 25 minutes
END OF TRANSACTION


Note:
Applicants will be notified within 3-4 days if the plans did not conform to the NBCP.  Upon compliance of the requirements, processing of the Building permit shall proceed.

 

Issuance of other Building Permits for Renewal, Demolition, Signage and Excavation/Ground Preparation Permit

WHO MAY AVAIL THE SERVICE:

  • Any person or company who intends to demolish a structure, excavate, install signage and renew the Building Permit in the City of Imus

REQUIREMENT(S):

Renewal Permit:

  • Application form signed by the applicant, signed and sealed by professional and properly filled-out
  • Approved Building Permit and Building Plans

Demolition Permit:

  • Demolition permit form
  • Sketch plan of area to be demolished or picture of building to be demolished
  • Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) of the property
  • Barangay Endorsement

Sign Permit:

  • Sign Permit Form
  • Electrical Permit Form whenever there is an electrical connection
  • Three (3) sets of plans and design of signage duly signed by a licensed professional
  • Location or vicinity plan
  • Lot documents

Excavation or Ground Preparation Permit:

  • Accomplished Excavation Permit form signed and sealed by a licensed professional
  • One (1) set – Architectural and Structural Plan
  • Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) of lot

FEE(S)/CHARGE(S):         

  • Refer to the 2005 Revised IRR of the National Building Code  (P.D. 1096)

HOW TO AVAIL THE SERVICE:

 STEP PROCEDURE DIVISION/ PERSON RESPONSIBLE DURATION OF ACTIVITY
CLIENT DEPARTMENT/ UNIT
1 Submit the requirements Assess the requirements Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

10 minutes
    Approve of the Permit Engr. Rodel Pelaez;

Engr. Josephine Hernandez

10 minutes

 

 

 

 

    Assess the fees and issue the order of payment Juanito Bautista;

Engr. Kit Jasper Paredes

10 minutes

 

2 Pay the required fees at the City Treasurer’s Office Receive payment and issue the O.R. City Treasurer’s Office 2 minutes
3 Present the original and photocopy of the O.R. Prepare the Permit Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

15 minutes
4 Receive the Permit Release the Permit Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

3 minutes
Fill-out the Client Satisfaction Rating Form
TOTAL DURATION OF ACTIVITY 50 minutes
END OF TRANSACTION

 

Issuance of Certificate of Occupancy

WHO MAY AVAIL THE SERVICE:

  • Any person or company who was issued a Building permit in the City of Imus may apply upon completion of the building and ready for occupancy.

REQUIREMENT(S):

  • Fully accomplished completion form, signed and sealed by the respective licensed professionals
  • Pictures of the building (4 sides)
  • Three (3) sets of as-built plan if there is a deviation in the approved plan
  • Inspection Report of the Office of the Building Official’s Inspectors
  • Construction logbook
  • Clearances from:
  • Bureau of fire protection for the Certificate of Fire Safety
  • Treasurer’s office for the Contractor’s Tax

FEE(S)/CHARGE(S):

  • Refer to the 2005 Revised IRR of the National Building Code (P.D. 1096)

HOW TO AVAIL THE SERVICE:

STEP PROCEDURE DIVISION/ PERSON RESPONSIBLE DURATION OF ACTIVITY
CLIENT DEPARTMENT/ UNIT
1 Secure the list of requirements and request the schedule of inspection of the building Provide the list of requirements and schedule the inspection

(See Appendix 1 for the schedule of inspection)

Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

10 minutes
2 Undergo the inspection of the building Inspect the Building Structure Engr. Rodel Pelaez;

Engr. Josephine Hernandez;

Engr. Leonardo Aliscad;

Engr. Leah Gatpandan;

Arch. Reynan Harlea;

Engr. Francisco Machinal;

Connel Orque;

Engr. Kit Jasper Paredes;

Engr. Reyjansen Sapinoso

30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the scope of the project

 

3 Submit the requirements Assess the requirements Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

10 minutes
4 Receive the order of payment Assess the fees and issue the order of payment Engr. Josephine Hernandez;

Engr. Leonardo Aliscad;

Engr. Leah Gatpandan;

Arch. Reynan Harlea;

Engr. Francisco Machinal;

Engr. Reyjansen Sapinoso

20 minutes

 

5 Pay the required fees at the City Treasurer’s Office Receive the payment and issue the O.R. City Treasurer’s Office 2 minutes
6 Present the original and photocopy of the  O.R. Receive the O.R. and prepare the Certificate of Occupancy Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

15 minutes
    Approve the Certificate of Occupancy Engr. Rodel Pelaez;

Engr. Josephine Hernandez;

Engr. Leonardo Aliscad;

Engr. Leah Gatpandan;

Arch. Reynan Harlea;

Engr. Francisco Machinal;

Engr. Kit Jasper Paredes;

Engr. Reyjansen Sapinoso

1 hour
7 Receive the Certificate Release the Certificate Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

3minutes
Fill-out the Client Satisfaction Rating Form
TOTAL DURATION OF ACTIVITY 4 hours
END OF TRANSACTION


Note:
If the inspector’s report stated that there are violations, deviations, addition in the approved Building plans ;  the application shall be withheld pending compliance of the needed requirements for completion before moving to  the next step.

Issuance of Electrical/Wiring Permit

WHO MAY AVAIL THE SERVICE:

  • All residents and non-residents who own a building in the City of Imus and intend to apply for electrical and wiring permit

REQUIREMENT(S):

  • Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) of the lot where building is erected, if the applicant is not the lot owner, provide either of the following:
  • Deed of Sale or Contract to Sell
  • Authorization from lot owner
  • Proof of relationship to the lot owner
  • Electrical/Wiring Permit form duly signed by an Electrical Engineer or Registered Electrician

FEE(S)/CHARGE(S):

  • Refer to the 2005 Revised IRR of the National Building Code (P.D. 1096)

HOW TO AVAIL THE SERVICE:

STEP PROCEDURE DIVISION/ PERSON RESPONSIBLE DURATION OF ACTIVITY
CLIENT DEPARTMENT/ UNIT
1 Submit the requirements Assess the requirements Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

5 minutes
    Assess the fees and issue the order of payment 5 minutes
2 Pay the required fees at the City Treasurer’s Office Receive the payment and issue the O.R. City Treasurer’s Office 2 minutes
3 Present the original and photocopy of the O.R. Receive the OR  and prepare the Electrical or Wiring Permit Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

10 minutes
    Approve the Permit Engr. Rodel Pelaez;

Engr. Josephine Hernandez

5 minutes
4 Receive the Permit Release the  Permit Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

3 minutes
Fill-out the Client Satisfaction Rating Form
TOTAL DURATION OF ACTIVITY 30 minutes
END OF TRANSACTION

 

Issuance of Certificate of Final Electrical Inspection (CFEI)

WHO MAY AVAIL THE SERVICE:

  • All residents and non-residents with approved application for Electric Meter Connection from Meralco with building situated in the City of Imus

REQUIREMENT(S):

  • Yellow Card issued by MERALCO with a request to secure for CFEI
  • Inspection report of the Electrical Inspector
  • Transfer Certificate of Title of the lot where the building is erected
  • Proof of ownership if the lot title is not in the name of the applicant , provide Contract to sell, Deed of Sale, Agreement and Authorization
  • For new connection, provide Occupancy Permit
  • For reconnection/relocation/separation of electric meter base with addition/extension/renovation of building, provide Building Permit

 

FEE(S)/CHARGE(S):         

  • Refer to the 2005 Revised IRR of the National Building Code (P.D. 1096)

 

HOW TO AVAIL THE SERVICE:

STEP PROCEDURE DIVISION/ PERSON RESPONSIBLE DURATION OF ACTIVITY
CLIENT DEPARTMENT/ UNIT
1 Submit the inspection request form and the yellow card issued by Meralco Receive the yellow card and inspection request form and inform the inspection schedule

(See Annex 2 for the schedule of inspection)

Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

10 minutes
2 Be present during  the inspection Inspect the installed Electric Meter Base and wiring connections Engr. Leonardo Aliscad;

Engr. Leah Gatpandan;

Wilfredo Saria;

Juanito B. Bautista

30 minutes

 

3

 

Submit the requirements Assess the requirements Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

5 minutes
    Assess the fees and issue the order of payment Engr. Leonardo Aliscad;

Wilfredo Saria

10 minutes
4 Pay the required fees at the City Treasurer’s Office Receive the payment and issue the O.R. City Treasurer’s Office 2 minutes
5 Present the original and photocopy of the O.R. Receive the OR  and prepare the document Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

10 minutes
    Approve the document Engr. Rodel Pelaez;

Engr. Josephine Hernandez;

Engr. Leonardo Aliscad;

Wilfredo Saria

5 minutes
6 Receive the document Release the document Judylyn Villanueva;

Emerabel Pasao;

Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala

3 minutes
Fill-out the Client Satisfaction Rating Form
TOTAL DURATION OF ACTIVITY 1 hour and 15 minutes
END OF TRANSACTION

 

Note: The inspectors will leave the Inspection report in the inspected building indicating the documents or requirements to be submitted for the issuance of CFEI.  If the applicant can’t comply with the requirements, the application for CFEI shall be withheld.

 

Issuance of Clearance for New and Renewal of Business Permit Application

WHO MAY AVAIL THE SERVICE:

  • All business taxpayers in The City of Imus

REQUIREMENT(S):

  • Building Permit
  • Occupancy Permit
  • Duly accomplished application form

FEE(S)/CHARGE(S): 

  • Refer to the Annual Inspection Fees at the 2005 Revised Edition of the National Building Code (P.D. 1096)

HOW TO AVAIL THE SERVICE:

STEP PROCEDURE DIVISION/ PERSON RESPONSIBLE DURATION OF ACTIVITY
CLIENT DEPARTMENT/ UNIT
1 Submit the application form Assess the application Kristine Marie Pakingan;

Razil Benitez;

Cresencia Parnala;

Roel Pelaez

10 minutes
2 Receive the approved application with the assessed fees Assess the fees 5 minutes
Fill-out the Client Satisfaction Rating Form
TOTAL DURATION OF ACTIVITY 15 minutes
END OF TRANSACTION


Note:
  If the building for the Business Operation was verified to have no Building Permit and Occupancy Permit and have violations on the building construction, the application for Business Permit is withheld.  If the building is in compliance, proceed to Step 2.

 

Mission and Vision

Mission

The Imus City Building Official Office ensures the safe and lawful use of buildings and properties by enforcing the National Building Code, as well as circulars, memoranda, opinions, and decisions/orders issued. We facilitate compliant development with integrity, efficiency and professionalism.

Vision

The Imus City Building Official Office is committed to becoming a premier city building organization, dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all Imuseños and making our city safer. We are committed to improving our performance and developing procedures that are streamlined, understandable and transparent.

Organization

Engr. Rodel B. Pelaez

Building Official – OIC

4th Floor
New Imus City Hall Building

(046) 471-2852
(046) 471-1762