Securing a Building Permit:

To erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve any structure or building in Iloilo City, you must first obtain / secure a building permit from the Office of the Building Official, City Engineer’s Office

Steps in applying for Building Permit:

  1. Submit duly accomplished forms, plans and all required documents to the City Engineer’s Office, 4th Floor, City Hall Building, for initial evaluation of basic requirements
  2. After verification and compliance of the basic requirements, have documents stamped “Received” by the said office for final and detailed technical evaluation and issuance of order of payment / billing statement
  3. After three (3) working days, secure the order of payment / billing statement together with the returned documents and plans if there are corrections to be made or complied after the final and detailed technical evaluation
  4. Return corrected or complied documents and plans together with the Official Receipt (O.R.) to the said office for issuance of permit
  5. Receive issued documents and plans by the owner / applicant.

Basic Requirements:

  1. Seven (7) sets of Plans and duly accomplished application forms with seven (7) sets of specifications, bill of materials and estimate, and construction safety and health plan ((CSHP) signed and sealed by duly registered Civil Engineer or Architect, Master Plumber, Professional Electrical Engineer and Professional Mechanical Engineer on their corresponding discipline.

  2. Three (3) copies of Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT), lot plan and current tax receipt, Contract of Lease / Memorandum of Agreement / Authority or Consent to construct from the lot owner, if the property is not owned by the applicant.

  3. Three (3) copies of the following clearances:

    1. Barangay Clearance

    2. Locational Clearance from Zoning

    3. Fire Safety Evaluation Clearance

Other supporting documents (if necessary) in original and two (2) photocopies:

  1. Structural Design Analysis (for building / structure 2-storey and above)

  2. Soil Analysis (for building / structure 3-storey and above)

  3. Additional Clearances from:

    1. MIWD (for commercial building with 10 comfort room units and above)

    2. City ENRO (for commercial building with 15 comfort room units and above)

    3. Heritage Conservation Clearance from the Iloilo City Cultural Heritage Conservation Council (ICCHCC) for heritage buildings / structures

    4. High tension wire clearance inspection report (for structures 2-storey and above near a high tension wire/primary lines)

    5. Memorial Parks and National Housing authority (NHA) stamp approving such construction on the plans and/or Clearance for building/structures to be constructed under their jurisdiction.

    6. For building / structures near or on the vicinity of a creek or Iloilo River – clearance from the Iloilo-Batiano River Development Council (IBRDC) c/o City ENRO (council secretariat)

    7. DPWH Clearance – regarding Road Right-of-Way on National Roads, if required

    8. Proof of ownership documents, if owner is deceased, such as Deed of Adjudication, etc.

    9. Subdivision Plan indicating the sub-divided lots with corresponding lot number for subdivision owner / developer applying for permits

    10. Parking plan / analysis, if required

  4. Any other requirements or documents deemed necessary in support to the issuance of the permit

Note: Original O.R. of Building Permit Fees payment with two (2) photocopies must be attached to the application forms prior to the issuance of the permit.

Building Permit Application Form

For more information, please contact Engr. Roberto Divinagracia, CEO at (033) 333.1111 local 412