CBAO reports rise in building, occupancy permits collection

BAGUIO CITY – The City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) under Engr. Nazita Banez has reported a 236 percent increase in the amount of building and occupancy permits collected with P5,582,798.31 from January to March this year as compared to P1,662,029.67 for the same period in 2017.

The announcement was made in Monday's flag-raising rites at City Hall before local officials and employees headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan.

The report states that the hefty increase is due to the implementation of administrative fines and surcharges incurred by permittees specially if they commit violations of National Building Code provisions.

It reveals that processing time of permit applications with complete and complying documents is within a minimum of two working days and maximum of five working days to give enough time for CBAO's technical staff to evaluate and conduct site inspections before the application's approval.

Revenues from the office's collections electrical, temporary permits and other collections also saw a significant rise in the first quarter of 2018 with P124,985.70 as compared to P82,371.15 for the same period last year.

This was due to the increase in the number of applicants securing building, occupancy and other permits, the report states.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan lauded the CBAO's efforts and urged them to continue serving the public with utmost respect and efficiency to the best of their abilities.-gaby keith

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