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SECTION 207. Duties of a Building Official In his respective territorial jurisdiction, the Building Official shall be primarily responsible for
the enforcement of the provisions of this Code as well as of the implementing rules and regulations
issued therefor. He is the official charged with the duties of issuing building permits.
In the performance of his duties, a Building Official may enter any building or its premises at all
reasonable time to inspect and determine compliance with the requirements of this Code, and the terms
and conditions provided for in the building permit as issued.
When any building work is found to be contrary to the provisions of this Code, the Building
Official may order the work stopped and prescribe the terms and/or conditions when the work will be
allowed to resume. Likewise, the Building Official is authorized to order the discontinuance of the
occupancy or use of any building or structure or portion thereof found to be occupied or used contrary to
the provisions of this Code.
SECTION 208. Fees
Every Building Official shall keep a permanent record and accurate account of all fees and other
charges fixed and authorized by the Secretary to be collected and received under this Code.
Subject to existing budgetary, accounting and auditing rules and regulations, the Building
Official is hereby authorized to retain not more than twenty percent of his collection for the operating
expenses of his office.
The remaining eighty percent shall be deposited with the city or municipal treasurer and shall
accrue to the General Fund of the city or municipality concerned.
SECTION 209. Exemption
Public buildings and traditional indigenous family dwellings shall be exempt from payment of
building permit fees.
As used in this Code, the term “traditional indigenous family dwelling” means a dwelling
intended for the use and occupancy by the family of the owner only and constructed of native materials
such as bamboo, nipa, logs, or lumber, the total cost of which does not exceed fifteen thousand pesos.
SECTION 210. Use of Income from Fees
Any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, the Secretary is hereby authorized to
prescribe the procedures for the use of all net income realized by the office of the Building Official from
the collection of fees and charges not exceeding twenty percent thereof in accordance with Section 208.
Such income may be used to cover necessary operating expenses including the purchase of
equipment, supplies and materials, travelling expenses, obligation expenses and sheriff’s fees and
payment of other prior years’ obligations not adequately funded, subject to existing budgetary and
auditing rules and regulations.
SECTION 211. Implementing Rules and Regulations
In the implementation of the provisions of this Code, the Secretary shall formulate necessary
rules and regulations and adopt design and construction standards and criteria for buildings and other
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