INSPECTIONS SERVICES AND CODE ENFORCEMENT FAQs
Yes! The building code allows a homeowner to perform construction work on their own home provided they obtain a building permit and comply with all codes.
- Address of Property
- Name, address, and phone number of owner.
- Site plan with lot dimensions.
- Floor plan showing existing and proposed changes.
- Total value of work to be performed.
- Name of electrician, plumber, A/C contractors.
A permit must be pulled when doing any construction work within the city limits. This includes roofing, storage buildings, fences, signs, carports, etc. If you are not sure if you need a permit, please call our office at 936/633-0248. Most building permits will be approved within 3-5 working days. Large residential or commercial projects may take longer depending on the size and detail of the individual project.
As a business owner or rental property owner can I do plumbing, air conditioning, or electrical work on my property?
No! The city ordinances and building codes require that only licensed professionals perform this work.
Code enforcement inspects the outside appearance of structures and how property is maintained. Violations can include junked vehicles, unsightly conditions, weeded lots, dilapidated buildings, sewer/water leaks, inoperable vehicles, stagnant water, zoning violations, and general code violations of tree limbs, appliances, clutter, etc.
Call the Inspection Services Department at (936) 633-0298. Your complaint can be filed over the phone or you may file a complaint by filling out the appropriate form and submitting it online.