Davao City forms one-stop shop team to handle construction permits


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has issued an executive order creating a “One-Stop Shop for Construction Permits (OSSCP) Team” to streamline the processes.

Executive Order No. 12 aims to institutionalize the OSSCP, which will provide a mechanism of coordination among concerned offices or agencies.

The local government said the OSSCP Team is expected to give prompt and efficient assistance to all the individuals within Davao City who wishes to secure construction permits and certificates of occupancy and ensure that all buildings and structures within Davao City are compliant with all the requirements and standards set by law.

The Team will also keep records of all the owners of buildings and structures who have complied with all the requirements; and perform other acts that are necessary to effectively and meaningfully carry out all its functions.

It is composed of the City Mayor or her duly authorized representative as chairperson; the City Administrator as co-chairperson; and, the City Building Official, the Zoning Officer/Office of the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO), the City Assessor, City Treasurer, and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) as members.

In the same EO, Duterte-Carpio also created the Joint Inspection Team composed of representatives from the Office of the City Building Official (OCBO) as Team Leader; City Assessor’s Office (CASSO); and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

“They shall conduct the required inspection of the structure or building subject for inspection,” she said. #