Permits, Building Inspections & 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).

The Planning and Development Department's provides services including building permits, building construction inspections, code enforcement, and construction plan reviews for residential, commercial and miscellaneous construction. This allows better interaction among those persons responsible for ensuring the residents’ safety.

MyGov: For Online Permits, Inspections and Contractor Registration

The City of Borger's Planning and Development Department has implemented MyGov, a software program that enables citizens and registered contractors to access building permit and code enforcement information.

Access Borger MyGov web page

Contractor/Collaborator - How-To Use MyGov Online Software

Energy Code

View the energy codes.

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