Securing an Occupancy Permit

To use or occupy any structure or building in Iloilo City, you must first obtain / secure an occupancy permit from the Office of the Building Official, City Engineer’s Office

Steps in applying for Occupancy Permit:

  1. Schedule occupancy inspection with the City Engineer’s Office, 4th Floor, City Hall Building. (Note: Bring issued building permits, latest picture of the newly completed building / structure to be inspected and sketch indicating location of the newly completed building / structure to be inspected, if necessary)

  2. Submit duly accomplished forms, as-built plan (if required) and all required documents to the said office for initial evaluation of basic requirements.

  3. 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

  4. After three (3) working days, secure the order of payments / billing statement together with the returned documents and as-built plans (if required) if there are corrections to be made or complied after the final and detailed technical evaluation.

  5. Return corrected or complied documents and as-built plans (if required) together with the Official Receipt (O.R.) to the said office for issuance of permit

  6. Receive issued documents and as-built plan (if required) by the owner / applicant

Basic Requirements:

  1. Seven (7) copies of Certificate of Occupancy with duly accomplished application of certificate of completion forms (building, plumbing/sanitary (if applicable), electrical (if applicable) and mechanical (if applicable) signed and sealed by duly registered Civil Engineer or Architect, Master Plumber, Professional Electrical Engineer and Professional Mechanical Engineer on their corresponding discipline, in charge of construction.

  2. Photocopy of the following issued documents:

    1. Set of plans

    2. Building, Electrical, Plumbing/Sanitary and Mechanical permits

  3. Pictures of the building/structure showing all sides

Other supporting documents (original and 2 photocopies):

  1. Certificate of Zoning Compliance
  2. Fire Safety Inspection Certificate
  3. Picture of the building/structure nearest to PECO high tension line / wire (for structure 2-storey and above in the vicinity of the PECO high tension line / wire)
  4. For Heritage Structure – Iloilo City Cultural Heritage Conservation Council (ICCHCC) Certificate of Compliance
  5. Certificate of Compliance from Iloilo-Batiano River Development Council (IBRDC) c/o the City ENRO (council secretariat) for structure / building near or on the vicinity of a creek or Iloilo River
  6. As-built Plan, if there are significant changes made during the implementation stages in relation to the issued plan

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

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