Building Codes & Permitting

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Please be aware as of July 1st the City of Galveston Building Department is under the 2012 ​International Codes

  • 2012 International Building Code (Chapter 10 of City Code) Ordinance and local amendments.
  • 2012 International Energy Code (Chapter 10 of City Code) Ordinance and local amendments.
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code Ordinance
  • 2012 International Fuel and Gas Code (Chapter 21 of City Code) Ordinance and local amendments.
  • 2012 International Residential Code (Chapter 10 of City Code) Ordinance and Local amendments.
  • 2012 Mechanical Code, with local amendments (Chapter 21 of City Code)
  • 2012 Mechanical Code, with local amendments (Chapter 21 of City Code) Ordinance and local amendments
  • 2014 Electrical Code [Effective September 1, 2014, per the State of Texas law requires all work to adhere to the 2014 National Electrical Code.] 
  • 2011 Comprehensive Plan*
  • Design Standards for Historic Properties*
  • Flood Ordinance No. 02-085
  • National Electrical Code, Chapter 12 of the City Code*
  • 2015 Land Development Regulations*
* Denotes codes available on City of Galveston website