Office of the Municipal Engineer


Municipal Engineer

Functional Statement:

          The Office of the Municipal Engineer provides engineering services and assistance to the local   government unit concerned which includes investigation and survey, engineering design, feasibility and project management.

As Municipal Building Official, administer and enforce Presidential Decree 1096 known as National Building code.


  1. Initiate, review and recommend changes in policies and objectives, plans and programs, techniques, procedures and practices in infrastructure development and public works in general of the local government unit.
  2. Advice the Mayor on infrastructure, public works and other engineering matters.
  3. Administer, coordinate, supervise and control the construction, maintenance, improvement and repair of roads, bridges, and other engineering and public works projects of the local government unit.
  4. Provide engineering services to the local government unit, including investigation and survey, engineering designs, feasibility studies and project management.
  5. Prepare progress of works and cost estimates as required by the local officials.
  6. Ensure that no certificates are issued to defective projects.
  7. Submit monthly accomplishment report to the Provincial Engineer as stated in the provisions of the ACMER (Association of City and Municipal Engineers of Rizal).


ABOUT THE SERVICE                                                        

A BUILDING Permit is required prior to the construction, erection, alteration, major repair, or renovation or conversion of any building/structure owned by government of private entities.

The permit becomes null and void if work does not commence within one year from the date of such permit, or if the building or work is suspended or abandoned at any time after it has been commenced for a period of 120 days.


  • Five (5) Copies of Site Development Plan showing the Technical Description, boundaries and position of non architectural horizontal structure such as sewage treatment plant, silos, elevated tanks, towers, fences, etc., building/ structure in relation to the lot , existing or proposed access road and driveways indicating the set back/ yard distances at the front, sides and back with Perspective and Vicinity Map indicating the monuments, landmarks and establishments
  • Five (5) sets of Building Plans (Architectural, Civil/ Structural, Sanitary, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics) duly Signed and Sealed by Designing Professionals
  • Five (5) sets/ each of Bill of Materials and Cost Estimates and Design Specifications Duly Signed and Sealed by Designing Professionals
  • Soil Boring Test Result – for 3 storeys and higher and structures with attic/ mezzanine/ roof deck/ penthouse – 2 copies; however, adequate soil exploration (including boring and load tests) shall also be required for lower buildings/structures at areas with potential geological/ geotechnical hazards
  • Structural Design Computations with seismic analysis which conform to the latest NSCP – for 2 storeys and above or 1 storey with attic/mezzanine/roof deck/penthouse – 2 copies
  • Previous approved plan or permit in case of addition, alteration and renovation – 2 copies
  • Two (2) copies of the Certified True Copy (Original Certificate of Title/ Transfer Certificate of Title)
  • Two (2) copies of Deed of Sale/ Lease Contract or Contract to sell, if the OCT / TCT is not in the name of the owner / applicant (notarized)
  • Two (2) copies of the Certified True Copy of Latest Tax Declaration
  • Two (2) copies of Certificate of Real Property Tax Payment/ Current Tax Receipt
  • One (1) piece of Construction Logbook
  • Community Tax Certificate
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Clearances from other government agencies exercising regulatory functions – 2 copies.

Such regulatory agencies are:

-       Municipal Planning and Development Office – for zoning and land use of all types of building/structures/Zoning and Locational Clearance

-       Bureau of Fire Protection – Fire Clearance for all types of buildings/structures

-       LLDA

-       S.B. Resolution

-       Mayor’s Permit

-       S.E.C. Registration

  • Special Power of Attorney shall be provided if the owner is not signatory in all application forms, plans and documents.
  • All application forms and letters must be properly filled-up with all the necessary information available.

Note: For complete lists of requirements and fees, please refer to the Revised National Building Code (PD 1096).




Proceed to the Municipal Engineers’ Office and secure applications form for Building Permit, Ancillary and Accessory Permit and order of payment for the pre- filing/ processing fee ( due for the form taken by the applicant )

Provides Checklist of Requirements, including the requirements to concerned agencies

Interview and briefs client on the process of securing a building permit and on the necessary agency clearances appropriate to their construction project.

Prepare order of payment/ deposit for the filing/ processing ( deposit for forms

Engineer III/ Engineering Office

Ten ( 15 ) Minutes


Proceed to the Municipal Treasurers Office and present the order of payment for the pre-filing fee ( deposit amount for the forms). Pay the required fees and secure an Official Receipt

Receive payment and issue Official Receipt

Revenue Collection Officer at the Treasurers Office


Return to Municipal Engineers Office and Present Official Receipt for recording.

Receive and record the Official Receipt at the Log Book and return to the applicant

Engineering Staff

Five (5) Minutes


Submit the plans and required supporting documents for initial verification of the requirements

Receives documents and verifies completeness of plans and authenticity of the submitted documents/ requirements 

If documents are complete:

1. Gives an endorsements to Assessors Office and  Bureau of Fire Protection for review and recommendations and for issuance of Fire Safety Evaluation Certificate ( FSEC)

2. Upon receipt of Advise the applicant / client of the schedule of site inspection

If documents are incomplete :

Return all the documents to applicants and advised to complete. ( Follow Step 4)

Engineer Staff

Sixty  (60) Minutes


During the conduct of site inspection, assist the engineering team and extend necessary information during the course of inspection

While waiting for the release of FSEC from BFP:

Conduct Actual Site Team Inspection

Advise the client/ applicant to follow up after two (2 ) days after the date of the site inspection

Engineers Staff

Sixty  ( 60 ) Minutes


Prepare Inspection Report Signed by the Inspectors

Engineers Staff Sixty  ( 60 ) Minutes

Inquire / Follow-up about the results of the evaluation and assessment after two (2 ) days after the site inspection.

7.1. If there are no deficiencies, proceed to……….

7.2. If there are deficiencies, you will be informed to retrieve the plans and in questioned documents that need corrections.

Informs the client whether the documents and requirements are authentic and complete and whether the plans required corrections.

Engineers Staff

Ten ( 10) minutes


Submit lacking documents and corrected plans.

Receives and review submission

Engineers Staff

Ten ( 10 ) Minutes


Secure Order of Payment

Assessment of Fees and Issuance of Order of Payments

Engineers Staff

Fifteen ( 15 ) Minutes


Proceed to Treasury Office for the payment of fees

Receipt payments and issue Official Receipt

Revenue Collection Officer/ Cashier at Treasury Office


Return to MEO and present the Official Receipt

Encode the OR on Logbook and print at the accomplished forms

Submit one (1) set of complete documents and plans with the Inspection Report , FSEC, Accomplished Forms and all others

Advises the clients of the date of release of the building permit

(section 304 of the National Building Code or PD 1096 States  that when the application for building permit and the plans and the specifications submitted conforms to the requirements of the Code and it’s IRR, the building official shall issue the building permit within 15 days from payment of required fees)

Engineer Staff

Twenty (20) Minutes

12 On scheduled date, proceed to the Municipal Engineer’s Office. Receive the approved building permit

Releases the approved building permit.

Municipal Engineer/ Building Official

Ten (10 ) Minutes


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