PEC 2017 – Article 1.2

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Article 1.2 – PERMITS AND INSPECTION CERTIFICATES

1.2.1 Electrical Permits

1.2.1.1 Electrical Permit Needed Before Work is Started.

Before starting any installation work, alternation, repair or extension on any electrical system, the owners, lessors, operators, occupants, or licensed electrical practitioners shall obtain Electrical Permit for buildings, trailers, mobile homes, or other premises from the Office of the Local Building Official, and for watercrafts from the authority for maritime concerns. In securing the electrical permit, the services of a licensed electrical practitioner is required under the Republic Act 7920 or national electrical engineering law.

1.2.1.2 Requirement for Electrical Permit:

Signatures and submittals.

(A) The Electrical Permit shall include the following minimum information:

  1. Applicant
  2. Professional Electrical Engineer who signed and sealed electrical plans and specifications, with photocopy of valid Professional Tax Receipt (PTR) and valid Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) License.
  3. Licensed Electrical Practitioner who is in-charge of electrical works, with photocopy of valid Professional Tax Receipt (PTR) and valid PRC License.
  4. Building Owner
  5. Lot Owner
  6. Building Official

(B) Five (5) sets of complete electrical plans and specifications signed and sealed by Professional Electrical Engineer.

1.2.1.3 Electrical Permit to Be Issued Immediately.

(A) The application, upon receipt, shall be checked immediately by the electrical engineer of the local building official or his representatives for compliance with the requirements. If complying, the Electrical Permits shall be issued upon payment of the corresponding electrical fees.

(B) If the project is extensive and required more time for checking of routinary fiscal and ministerial requirements, the issuance of the Electrical Permit need not be issued immediately. The delay shall not be longer than five (5) working days after which time application together with the accompanying plans shall be considered as complying with all the requirements and the electrical permit shall be issued immediately thereafter.

1.2.1.4 Posting of Electrical Permit

A copy of the Electrical Permit, upon issuance, shall be posted at a conspicuous location at the job site and shall not be removed until final inspection and approval of the work shall have been made.

Licensed Electrical Practitioner in-charge of the design, and the licensed electrical practitioner in-charge of the installation shall post a copy of their respective Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) identification card together with the electrical permit at all times.

1.2.2 Electrical Inspection

1.2.2.1 Application for Inspection

An application for inspection shall be filed with the Office of the Building Official (OBO) before a preliminary and/or final inspection is done.

1.2.2.2 Certificate of Inspection

No electrical installation, alteration, and/or addition shall be connected or reconnected to any power supply or any other source of electrical energy without a Certificate of Final Electrical Inspection/Completion obtained from the Office of the Building Official (OBO) signed by the Office of the Building Official/EE (OBO/EE).

Exception: A temporary Certificate of Inspection may be signed by the Office of the Building Official/EE (OBO/EE) for the purpose of testing and commissioning the installed equipment within the premises. Validity date shall be indicated in such certificate.

1.2.3 Special

1.2.3.1 Temporary Installation

For temporary electrical installation, the same procedure as stated above shall be followed. At the end of the period covered by the certificate of inspection, the temporary installation shall be removed. Extended use of the temporary installation shall require an extension or renewal of the electrical permit from the Office of the Building Official (OBO) signed by the Office of the Building Official/EE (OBO/EE).

1.2.3.4 Reconnection of Disconnected Services

In cases where service has been cut off for more than one (1) year, a new certificate of final electrical inspection shall be required before reconnection.