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Building Permit Requirements in the Philippines


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Are you an individual planning to build your own house? Or a person just start the construction but was received a Notice of Illegal Construction from the Office of the Building Official or City Engineer’s Office personnel? Or a business owner who wants to renovate a commercial space to attract customers? Or a Real Estate Lessor who is having trouble in processing and constructing your own building? Or any other business entities that are having difficulty of securing a building permit from your area? Then you drop by here because you want to know the step by step procedure of securing a building permit in the Philippines.

Well, you are in the right place because in following minutes, you will be directed to the different steps in processing of a building permit from the Office of the Building Official (OBO) in your area. Please be noted that these steps will be your guidelines anywhere in the Philippines and may differ from city to city depending on the level of enforcement of P.D. 1096 otherwise known as the National Building Code of the Philippines and its Implementing Rules and Regulations as amended.

Hence, the purpose of this blog is to accomplish your purpose. So, let’s get started.

What do want to know?

General Procedure for Building Permit Application
Requirements for Securing a Building Permit for One-Storey Residential Building


  1. Where are building permits filed, sir?

  2. inaabot ba talaga ng more than 2 weeks ang processing ng building permit? bakit sabi ng fixer kaya daw ng 5 days pag sya nag ayos? bakit hindi magawa ng 5 days pag legal na paraan?

  3. I need a professional who will help me in getting these building permits and someone who could lead me to the cheapest construction supply in the Philippines. Could you help me?

    1. Hello James.

      You needed a Professional for Building permits in the Philippines.

      Im in the same situation, so instead of inventing the magic spoon all over.
      Then im naughty enoughe to ask, if you have had any luck yet, or if there is anything you would like to share with me.

      We are planing on building a house made out of shipping containers in Manila. So in that way we could save cash for the strucktual building....

      I hope to hear from you Regards Jim

    2. i can help you with the plans sir i am an engineer.. you can email me at you you need my help..

  4. It's the one of the legal document that we need to file when we want to build a house in the Philippines. Thanks for this post.

  5. Magkano magastos Residential Building permit?
    at anu mga requirements?

  6. We need help to see what Permits we need for Manila area.

    We are going to Build a house made of Prefab, Shipping containers.

    Maybe some one here could help us ??

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    2. Hi, if you need a professional help on your house or building, I can help you on that, on designing even paperworks and advices on permits, just email me at or call me at 0_9_7_7_217_8_9_5_6

  7. Wow that was a great post! Your blog really did helped me in getting the building permit I needed and my house was finally built. I am now raring to fund the best building maintenance supplies philippines.

  8. Hi! For application of buliding permit who shoulder the payment? Is the contractor or the owner?




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