Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: ructures. Such standards, rules and regulations shall take effect after their publication once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation. SECTION 212. Administrative Fines For the violation of any of the provisions of this Code or any of the rules or regulations issued thereunder, the Secretary is hereby empowered to prescribe and impose fines not exceeding ten thousand pesos. SECTION 213. Penal Provisions It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, demolish, equip, use, occupy, or maintain any building or structure or cause the same to be done contrary to or in violation of any provision of this Code. Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this Code and/or commit any act hereby declared to be unlawful shall upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than twenty thousand pesos or by imprisonment of not more that two years or by both such fine and imprisonment: Provided, that in the case of a corporation firm, partnership or association, the penalty shall be imposed upon its officials responsible for such violation and in case the guilty party is an alien, he shall immediately deported after payment of the fine and/or service of his sentence. SECTION 214. Dangerous and Ruinous Buildings or Structures Dangerous building are those which are herein declared as such or are structurally unsafe or not provided with safe egress, or which constitute a fire hazard, or are otherwise dangerous to human life, or which in relation to existing use, constitute a dilapidation, obsolescence, or abandonment; or which otherwise contribute to the pollution of the site or the community to an intolerable degree. SECTION 215. Abatement of Dangerous Buildings When any building or structure is found or declared to be dangerous or ruinous, the Building Official shall order its repair, vacation or demolition depending upon the degree of danger to life, health, or safety. This is without prejudice to further action that may be taken under the provisions of Articles 482 and 694 to 707 of the Civil Code of the Philippines. SECTION 216. Other Remedies The rights, actions and remedies provided in this Code shall be in addition to any and all other rights of action and remedies that may be available under existing laws. CHAPTER 3 PERMITS AND INSPECTION SECTION 301. Building Permits No person, firm or corporation, including any agency or instrumentality of the government shall erect, construct, alter, repair, move, convert or demolish any building or structure or cause the same to be done without first obtaining a building permit therefor from the Building Official assigned in the place where the subject building is located or the building work is to be done. SECTION 302. Application for Permits In order to obtain building permit, the applicant shall file an application therefor in writing and on the prescribed form with the...
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