Building Permit Requirements

J at | Real Estate | Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Do you want to build a house in the Philippines? Be sure to ready the needed documents so that you can apply for a building permit. Resist the urge to have someone “fix” things just so that you can get the permit right away.

If your contractor was able to secure the building permit even though the plans are incomplete, then you can assume that some “magic” was done.

Anyway, check out this list of required documents and plans…

The following list is based on bryant77′s June 6, 2009 post in PEx:

Application for Bldg Permit. (Residential Only)
Architectural Plans:
-Vicinity map/Location Plan
-Site Development Plan
-Floor Plans
-Elevations (at least 4)
-Sections (at least two)
-reflected Ceiling plan
-Architectural details: e.g. stair, fire escape, cabinets, partitions, etc.
-Schedule of doors & windows
-Schedule of finishes
-details of major architectural elements

Civil/Structural Plans
-Foundation Plan and details
-Floor/Roof framing plan and details
-details and schedules of structural work

Electrical Plans
-Location & site plans
-legend & symbols
-Gen. notes
-Electrical Layout
-Schedule of loads
-single line diagram

Plumbing/Sanitary Plans
-Location & site plan
-Plumbing plans, layouts and details
-legend & general notes
-Isometric of the system
-technical specs

I’ll go speak with my contractor and ask him about the missing roof framing plans.

Another good site (in Tagalog) that will give you tips when hiring contractors to build your house is


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  2. We plan to build my brother house and we were inform that we need to have a building permit. Can i just bought the plan for the permit?

    Comment by Allan castillo — March 3, 2017 @ 11:04 am

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