The Office of the City Building Official (OCBO) is a local government office which implements regulations and requirements for the construction, alteration, repair, conversion, use, occupancy, and demolition of buildings pursuant to Section 301 of PD 1906, or otherwise known as the National Building Code of the Philippines, as well as the enforcement of related orders and decisions. The Ad Hoc Office of the City Building Official (OCBO) was created as a separate and distinct office from the Office of the City Engineer on May 2011 by virtue of Executive Order No. 26, Series of 2011 as part of the overall efforts of instituting effective management and administration. With this, the new organizational structure prescribed in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (RIRR), and Additional Rules and Regulations (ARR) of PD 1096 was consequently adapted to be more responsive to the needs of the construction industry orders and decisions.
The Office of the Building Official regulates and/or issues the following:
- Building Permit
- Occupancy Permit
- Mechanical Permit
- Electrical Permit
- Sign Permit (Billboard, Signboard, Temporary Business Signs)
- Miscellaneous/ Ancillary Permits (Sidewalk, Fence, Excavation, Pavement, Scaffolding, Demolition)
- Annual Inspection
- Complaints on Violations against the National Building Code
The Office of the City Building Official is located at City Hall Drive, San Pedro St., Davao City. You may contact them through (082) 224 – 4144 and (082) 225 – 0932 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.