Building Division News & Updates

  • Effective August 1, 2018: All inspections will only be available online or via the aforementioned phone number. For New Residential construction and additions, all construction trades are required to be complete and scheduled simultaneously for rough-in and final inspections.
  • To request an inspection: Please call 409-797-3666 with the Property Address, Type of Inspection and Permit Number. Inspections requested before 7:00 AM will be put on the schedule for the same day. Any inspection request received after 7:00 AM will automatically be scheduled for the following day.
  • Effective May 9, 2018: Ordinance No. 18-032 requires the following: The lowest floor* of all new construction and substantially damaged/improved structures in the FEMA 100-year floodplain must be built to a minimum of 18 inches above the base flood elevation. Residential structures must be elevated 18 inches above base flood elevation. Non-residential structures can be elevated 18 inches above the base flood elevation OR floodproofed (AE-Zones only) to 18 inches above the base flood elevation. The 18-inch freeboard requirement applies to all mechanical equipment servicing the building. ​* Lowest floor in V-zones is the "lowest horizontal structural member."