Permit & Code Information

Permits are required for nearly all improvements done to a residential or commercial property. Fences, driveways, roofing, swimming pools, as well as any electrical, mechanical, plumbing or general construction of a structure requires a building permit. A structure includes the main building as well as accessory buildings such as a storage unit, gazebo, etc.

The dismantling of a structure also requires a permit – a demolition permit. Nearly any commercial dismantling or remodeling will also require an Asbestos Survey (required by the State of Texas).

Energy Code

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Energy Code Requirements

  • Ceiling Insulation - R49
  • Climate Zone - 4
  • Floor - R19
  • Foundation Type - Slab Perimeter R10
  • Snow Load - 20 pounds per square inch (psi)
  • Wall Insulation - R20 or R13 + 5
  • Wind Load - 90 miles per hour
  • Window Glazing - Ufactor - 35

Current Codes Adopted

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Energy Code
  • 2012 International Energy Code
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Property Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
  • Most Current Addition National Electrical Code