Building Permit Fees

* PERMITS REQUIRED FOR ALL CONSTRUCTION *

Engineered plans must be submitted to the Planning Administrator (361) 595-8055, and approved prior to issuance of any Building Permits. This applies for all construction. For questions, please call the Permit Department at (361) 595-8019.

BUILDING PERMIT
$0.16 per square feet
This permit can only be pulled by the contractor only (Commercial) or the homeowner (Residential) if there is no registered contractor.
MECHANICAL PERMIT
$0.04 per square feet
This permit can only be pulled by a state licensed mechanical contractor who is registered with the city.
ELECTRICAL PERMIT 
$0.06 per square feet
This permit can only be pulled by a state licensed electrician who is registered with the city.
PLUMBING PERMIT
$0.04 per square feet
This permit can only be pulled by a state licensed plumber who is registered with the City.

OVERALL FIRE INSPECTION – $40.00
*Must contact the Fire Marshall at (361) 595- 6445 to arrange for inspections and further information relating to this type of inspection.

CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY  $25.00
* This fee is required to be paid for the Building Official’s inspection prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.

For any further information please contact:

Permit Department
Attn: Theresa Cavazos
(361) 595-8019