Dumaguete City Engineer’s Office

Dumaguete City Engineer's Office

The City Engineer’s Office of Dumaguete is in charge of any plans, programs, procedures, and objectives of any infrastructure development and public works that would both concern any private and public units. This office provides engineering services to the local government unit concerned, including investigation and survey, engineering designs, feasibility studies, and project management.

The Dumaguete City Engineer’s Office is located at Port Area, Looc, Dumaguete City. They offer the different services including:

Implementation of the National Building Code of the Philippines (P.D. 1096)

Services Based on the Mandate of the Engineering Office:

  • Road Excavation Permit for Water Connection
  • Preparation of Program of Work and Detailed Estimates
  • Repair and Maintenance of Roads, Bridges and Pump Wells
  • Repair and Maintenance of Streetlights and Lighting Systems of City Government Buildings and Facilities
  • Implementation of City Infrastructure Projects (Horizontal and Vertical)
  • Motor Pool Services
  • Administrative Support Services

Others:

Dumaguete City Engineers Office

Building Permit

A building permit is required before any building or infrastructure is built within the city of Dumaguete City. This is to assure the fulfilled requirements and standards that are set for the whole building. Any person, firm or corporation, including any agency or instrumentality of the government who intends to construct, alter, repair, convert, use, occupy, move, demolish and add any building or structure can avail the service.

Requirements:

  1. Preliminary Zoning Compliance Clearance;
  2. Bureau of Fire Protection Clearance;
  3. Environment and Natural Resources Office Clearance;
  4. Five (5) sets of building plans;
  5. Five (5) of Building Permit Forms, Four (4) copies of Sanitary/Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical, and Electronic Permit Forms;
  6. Two (2) copies of certified true-copy of land title or Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT);
  7. Two (2) copies of tax declaration of land/lot;
  8. Two (2) copies of current tax receipt of land/lot or Certificate of Tax Payment;
  9. Contract of lease, if necessary;
  10. Others:
    • Structural Analysis and Design for all buildings/structures except for one-storey building with a total area of 20 sq.m. or less;
    • Buildings/Structures of three (3) storeies and higher, soil boring test, and if necessary, load test shall be required in accordance with the latest approved provisions of the National Structural Code of the Philippines (NSCP);
  11. For buildings along National Road with less than 10m distance from the road centerline, indorse to DPWH Negros Oriental Engineering District II for Road Right-of-Way Clearance.

Procedures:

Step 1. Secure building permit application forms/list of requirements and make inquiries.
Step 2. Submit accomplished permit application form and all requirements
Step 3. Ensure that you or your representative is present during the inspection
Step 4. After evaluation and found to have deficiencies:
(To withdraw the documents and re-submit if compiled to the CEO/OBO for processing)
Step 5. Payment of Building Permit fee and secure an official receipt
Step 6. Show official receipt
Step 7. Receive the approved building permit and sign receipt logbook

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Dumaguete City Engineer's Office - Negros Oriental

Fencing Permit

Fencing Permits are necessary to any property who wished to set a physically and visually visible boundary between other properties within the city of Dumaguete.

Requirements:

  1. Preliminary Zoning Compliance/Clearance;
  2. Bureau of Fire Protection;
  3. Environment and Natural Resources Office Clearance;
  4. Five (5) sets of fencing plans;
  5. Five (5) copies of Fencing Permit Forms;
  6. Two (2) copies of certified true-copy of land title or Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT);
  7. Two (2) copies of tax declaration of land/lot;
  8. Two (2) copies of current tax receipt of land/lot;
  9. Barangay Clearance;
  10. If along a National Road, indorse to DPWH Negros Oriental Engineering District II for approval

Procedures:

Step 1. Secure Fencing Permit Application form/list of requirements and make inquiries
Step 2. Submit accomplished permit application form and all requirements
Step 3. Ensure that you or your representative is present during the inspection
Step 4. After evaluation and found to have deficiencies:

  • To withdraw the documents and re-submit if compiled to the CEO/OBO for processing

Step 5. Payment of Fencing Permit Fee and secure an official receipt
Step 6. Show official receipt
Step 7. Receive the approved fencing permit and sign on release logbook

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Certificate of Use/ Occupancy

A Certificate of Occupancy is required prior to the use or occupancy of any building or structure after its completion.  This is required to ensure that the construction complies with the issued building permit.  It is also required for any change in the existing use or occupancy classification of a building, structure or any portion thereof.

Any person, firm or corporation or government agency who intends to use or occupy any building or structure approved and issued with a Building Permit after its completion or change in the existing use or occupancy classification.

Requirements for Certificate of Use/Occupancy Permit:

  1. Approved Building Permit and Plans
  2. Application forms:
    • Application for Occupancy
    • Certificate of Occupancy
    • Certificate of Final Electrical Inspection/Completion
  3. Certificate of Zoning Compliance
  4. Fire Safety Inspection Certificate

Procedures:

Step 1. Secure Certificate of Occupancy application form/list of requirements and make inquiries
Step 2. Submit accomplished permit application form and all requirements
Step 3. Ensure that you or your representative is present during the inspection
Step 4. After evaluation and found to have deficiencies:

  • To withdraw the documents and re-submit of complied to the Office of the Building Official for processing

Step 5. Payment of Certificate of Occupancy Fee and secure an official receipt
Step 6. Show Official Receipt
Step 7. Receive the approved Certificate of Occupancy Permit and sign on release logbook

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Enforcement (Complaints and Monitoring of On-Going Building/Fencing With/Without Permit)

Procedures:

Step 1. Proceed to the project site with building construction to conduct inspection and record findings
Step 2. Prepare notice and process; Issue Notice of Illegal Construction without permit; Issue Notice of Violation of building not compliant to the approved building permit
Step 3. Receives/accept notice (Deliver notice)
Step 4. Record and file acknowledged notice

Inspection of Building/Fence/Other Structures with Complaints

Procedures:

Step 1. Submit complaint letter or verbal complaint directly to the office or thru telephone
Step 2. Proceed to the site of complaint to conduct inspection and record findings
Step 3. Prepare Inspection Report for approval by Building Official
Step 4. Prepare and process response letter
Step 5. Receives/accept notice
Step 6. Record and file acknowledged letter

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Certificate of Annual Safety Inspection (CASI)

Any person, firm or corporation or government agency who intends to secure a Business Permit and who wishes to ensure the safety of the building or structure. Can avail the Certificate of annual safety inspection (CASI).

Requirements:

  1. For New Applicants
    • Approved Certificate of Occupancy with approved Building Permit;
    • Application for inspection form
  2. Previous Certificate of Annual Safety Inspection (For Renewal of Business Permit)

Procedures:

Step 1. Submit requirements and request schedule for inspection
Step 2. Show application for Business Permit and schedule of inspection
Step 3. Ensure that you or your representative is present during the inspection
Step 4. Preparation of Inspection Report and Certificate of Annual Safety Inspection (CASI)
Step 5. Evaluation and Approval of the following: Sanitary/Plumbing, Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical, and  Structural

(Note: If with deficiency, the applicant is to comply the necessary requirements. After its compliance, applicant will proceed to inform CEO/OBO for re-inspection).

Step 6. Approval of Certificate of Annual Safety Inspection
Step 7. Payment of CASI fees and secure an official receipt
Step 8. Receive Certificate of Annual Safety Inspection

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Renewal of Business Permit

Procedures:

Step 1. Present the previous certificate of annual safety inspection (CASI)
Step 2. Payment of CASI fees and secure official receipt
Step 3. Show Official Receipt
Step 4. Receive Certificate of Annual Inspection (CASI)

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Address:
Dumaguete City Engineer’s Office
Port Area, Dumaguete City
6200, Negros Oriental

Contact Numbers:
(035) 2253401, 2253860, 2250137, 4221653, 4210604

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (No noon break)

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