INSPECTIONS SERVICES AND CODE
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
- Total value of work to be performed.
- Name of electrician, plumber, A/C
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.
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.