Building Permits

BUILDING INSPECTOR:  RUSSELL BUHLER

The Building Inspector is available from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon., Monday through Friday at City Hall. (409-935-8348)

BEFORE YOU BUILD OR REMODEL
Please come by City Hall and talk with our Building Inspector before you decide to tackle a “do-it-yourself” project or hire a contractor to do the job for you.  A visit with the Building Inspector may keep you from violating a building code or city ordinance.  Any installations of concrete driveways, fences, carports, etc., on the street side of your property may require a visit to MUD #12 for an encroachment waiver. For an explanation of this procedure, the Building Inspector will assist you. The Building Inspector is available from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon., Monday through Thursday at City Hall. (409-935-8348)

In accordance with state law, and as a convenience to all parties, our Building Inspector has the ability to:

  • Accept permit applications
  • Collect required fees
  • Issue the required permits

By the following methods:

Note that the payment of the fee for a permit does not guarantee approval of the permit by the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector must approve the permit before any work can begin.

You may download a copy of the small duration building permit here

SMALL DURATION BUILDING PERMIT

Contact the Building Inspector at City Hall to receive the proper permitting packet for New Construction or any substantial addition/remodel.