May 18, 2024

The City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) further simplified the building permit application process for owners of existing and completed structures on titled properties or with order of award from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
This is to encourage more structure owners without building permits to avail of the chance to secure their own permits and legalize the status of their buildings.
The city is first catering to existing structures that are built on lots that are titled or covered by the notice of award from the DENR. Other structures built on lots with different status or circumstance will be addressed afterwards pending finalization of the guidelines.
To apply, building owners of existing completed structures on titled properties or with an order of award from the DENR can signify their intent to legalize their structures by registering their names in the link:
City Building Official, Arch. Johnny Degay, said CBAO personnel “will readily render assistance and will contact those who registered through the link in accordance with the provisions of Republic Act 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.”
The streamlined process is pursuant to Memorandum 1, s. 2022 on applications for building permits under specific circumstances adopted for the purpose.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong last year sought a program that would help those without building permits legitimize their constructions.
As of the latest count, the number of structures with no building permits in the city has reached 80,000 based on the ongoing inventory of buildings, houses and constructions in the city’s barangays. – Aileen P. Refuerzo