City of Lufkin, 300 E. Shepherd
Lufkin, Texas 75902 936-634-8881

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To protect public health, safety, and welfare through the review, inspection, and enforcement of City and State codes related to public improvements, building, fire and code enforcement.



The Inspection Services Department is responsible for both building and code enforcement in the City of Lufkin. Our department also administers the HOME Program Grant.

Our offices are located in Room 255 of City Hall. Business hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Our offices are closed during 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch.

If you need assistance after hours, please call and leave a detailed message on our voice mail and we will respond as soon as possible.



Attention Building Contractors

As a condition to the issuance of a building permit for construction work in the City of Lufkin a License and Permit Bond in the amount of $5,000.00 shall be given to the City of Lufkin (Ord. 417) for the purpose of guaranteeing compliance with all city codes, ordinances, rules and regulations.

Allow approximately three days for typical permit review times. Larger projects require longer time periods. Longer review times are generally due to a lack of information supplied by the permittee. Provide two sets of plans to the Inspection Department. Plans will be routed to Planning, Engineering, Fire Marshall, and Plan Review for approval.


The City of Lufkin has adopted the following building codes:



            2006 International Residential Code



            2006 International Building Code

            2006 International Mechanical Code

            2006 International Plumbing Code

            2006 International Fire Code

            2017 National Electrical Code




To report violations of City codes or ordinances contact Code Enforcement at (936)633-0298. Typical code violations are abandoned cars, weedy lots, and illegal dumping or improperly disposed trash.

To Submit a permit application online, click here. Once the application is submitted come to the Inspections Department the next day after 2:00 p.m. to complete the process. Be prepared to provide a site plan, construction drawings, and drainage plan, if required.

Go to the Public Works download page to view information on backflow prevention and to see the latest drainage criteria manual.


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