The 2015 Building Codes were adopted by City Council and will be in effect February 1, 2018.
Building Services Division
The City of Baytown Building Department is responsible for reviewing project plans, issuing building permits, inspecting all types of construction and remodeling projects as well as issuing certificates of completion or certificates of occupancy when all requirements are met. Permits enable the City to enforce the life-safety provisions of the building codes in Texas. These codes are a minimum standard, protecting life, health, property and public welfare by insuring public and private buildings meet a quality standard set for all buildings in the State of Texas.
Regulated activity includes, but is not limited to, new buildings, remodeling existing buildings, creating additions, alterations of structural, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical elements of a building, placement of manufactured housing (mobile homes), constructing some types of exterior decks, installing swimming pools, building storage buildings, upgrading electrical service or connecting to a sanitary sewer. Once the permits are obtained, our staff will conduct inspections to ensure that all buildings and properties in the City of Baytown are in compliance with local, county, state and national regulations. We look forward to working with our customers to make this the best City in which to live, work, visit and raise a family. If you have questions regarding a project you are about to undertake, please feel free to contact the office at your convenience.