Office of the Building Official


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To ensure an environmentally friendly, financially dynamic, pro-active, and self-reliant City Government.

To have well-informed and participative barangays and communities


Responsible for administration and enforcement of the provisions of the National Building Code of the Philippines known as Presidential Decree 1096, it's IRR, Related Law, and Ordinances as well as the enforcement of orders and decisions made pursuant thereto.


The Office of the Building Official adheres to the declaration of the policy of the State to safeguard life, health, property, and public welfare, consistent with the principles of sound environmental management and control.

The Office of the Building Official exists as the implementing arm for the City of Cebu to provide for all buildings and structures, a framework of minimum standards and requirements to regulate and control their location, site, design quality of materials, construction, use, occupancy and maintenance.



  1. Issuance of Building Permit
  2. Issuance of Occupancy Permit
  3. Issuance of Electrical Permit
  4. Issuance of Temporary Sign Permit
  5. Issuance of Billboard/Signboard Permit
  6. Issuance of Renewal of Permit to Operate
  7. Submission & follow-up of Complaints & Communication


  • Presidential Decree (P.D. 1096)

-    as promulgated February 1977 by Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos, adopting a National Building Code of the Philippines (NBCP) thereby revising R.A. No. 6541 - An Act to Ordain and Institute a National Building Code of the Philippines

-    the country's accelerating economic and physical development, coupled with urbanization and population growth, made imperative the formulation and adoption of a uniform building code which shall embody up-to-date and modern technical knowledge on building design, construction, use, occupancy and maintenance;

-    while there is Republic Act No. 6541, entitled "An Act to Ordain and Institute a National Building Code of the Philippines", the same does not conform with the developmental goals and infrastructure program of the Government and does not adequately provide for all the technological requirements of buildings andstructures, in terms of up-to-date design and construction standards and criteria


 Contact us

OIC Building Offical: Engr. Josefa T. Ylanan
Telephone #: 255-4045/ 255-7960
Ground Floor, Legislative Building, Cebu City Hall

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Building Permit Requirements

The following is a list of requirements for application of building permit:

✔️Five (5) copies- Approved Locational Clearance
✔️Six (6) copies- Application Forms
✔️Five (5) sets- Building Plans
✔️Five (5) copies- Barangay Clearance (1) Original and (4)
✔️Five (5) copies- Lot Title (1) Certified True Copy and (4)
✔️Five (5) copies- Lot Tax Declaration (1) Certified True Copy
and (4) Photocopies
✔️Five (5) copies- Lot Tax Clearance (LATEST)
✔️Five (5) sets- Bill of Materials (with owner's signature and
engineer's signature and seal on EACH PAGE).
✔️Four (4) copies- Sketch Plan
✔️Four (4) copies- Secretary Certificate or Board Resolution
✔️Four (4) copies- Special Power of Attorney (of the
✔️Four (4) copies- Occupancy Certificate/Tax Declaration of the
building (for renovation)
✔️Five (5) sets- Lease of Contract/Deed of Absolute Sale

 OBO Cebu City is now strictly implementing the requiring of Construction Safety and Health Program (from DOLE). 

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+1 #1 John Lester Dela Cru 2018-02-01 21:20
i would like to ask what are the list of requirements in applying a building permit
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