The Building division is responsible for ensuring that buildings are safe by reviewing plans and inspecting construction for compliance with the adopted building codes.

Do I need a permit?

If you have any questions about whether a permit is needed, please call our office at 512-352-3675 to be sure before you start work. If you start work without a permit and a permit is required, you may be subject to fines.

The building permit and inspection process is summarized in the flow chart found at this link.

For residential building projects, an application submittal checklist summarizing the information that must be submitted is available at this link.

Apply for a permit and schedule inspections

The City uses the MyGovernmentOnline system for permit applications, permit review status tracking and inspection requests.

Step-by-step instructions on how to create an account and apply for a permit can be found at this link.

How much does a permit cost?

Permit fees vary by the type of work being done. A complete list of fees can be found at this link.

Building codes

The City has adopted the 2009 International Codes and the 2008 National Electrical Code.

Following are links to the City’s adopting ordinance with local amendments and links to each of the adopted codes.

Adopting Ordinance with local amendments

2009 International Building Code

2009 International Residential Code

2009 International Fire Code

2009 International Mechanical Code

2009 International Plumbing Code

2009 International Fuel Gas Code

2009 International Energy Conservation Code

2008 National Electrical Code

2006 ICC Electrical Administrative Code