Permits & Inspections

The mission of the Permits & Inspections Department is to serve owners, developers, and contractors in meeting their goals and verify codes and ordinances to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare.  

Permits are needed to ensure that minimum construction standards (established by city’s building code) are met. A building permit must be acquired any time a structure is built, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, converted, or demolish. The permit and inspection process will ensure your project is in substantial compliance with city codes and ordinances and protect your investment in the community. 

Applications for permits should be submitted well in advance of the schedule construction start date. This will allow us to offer a better customer service and issue permits by the start of the project. 

Permits available:

Building Permit Application

Electrical Permit Application

Mechanical Permit Application

Plumbing Permit Application

Application for Business License

Contractor Registration

Sign Permit

Garage Sale Permit

Closeout Form

New Service Application 

Flooring, painting, and leveling do not require any permits. 

For more information, please contact the permit department at (713) 672-2556 Ext 301 or by email at