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Welcome to the
City of Baytown's Permiting Center

Please use the tabs below to navigate to the permit you need.

To check permit status click here.

 Please note pursuant to section 105.3.2 of the 2009 International Building Code, applications for permit will be deemed abandoned 180 days after the date of filing unless the application has been pursued in good faith or a permit has been issued. 

Permit of License

Application Related Documents City Code Permit/License
Administrator
What Requires a Building Permit?   Types of Projects    Building Services (Email, 281-420-6537)
Address Request Application      Building Services (Email, 281-420-6537)
Commercial Application  Application  Commercial Development Plan Checklist    Building Services (Email, 281-420-6537)
Contractor Registration Form

Registration Requirements

   Building Services (Email, 281-420-6537)
Electrical Permit   Application  Fee Schedule   Building Services (Email, 281-420-6537)
House Moving Permit  Application     Building Services (Email, 281-420-6537)
Manufactured Home Placement Permit  Application     Building Services (Email, 281-420-6537)
Mechanical Permit  Application  Fee Schedule   Building Services (Email, 281-420-6537)
Permit Fee Schedule   Schedule    Building Services (Email, 281-420-6537)
Plumbing - Gas Permit  Application

 Backflow Prevention Assembly

Fee Schedule

  Building Services (Email, 281-420-6537)

Residential Building Permit

 Application     Building Services  (Email, 281-420-6537) 
Street Light Request Appliction     Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)
Fire System Permits Application      Fire Admin  281-422-2311
Excavation Permit Application     Building Services  (Email, 281-420-6537) 
Sign Construction Permit Application     Building Services  (Email, 281-420-6537) 
Sign Operating Permit Application     Building Services  (Email, 281-420-6537) 
Stormwater Permit Application Stormwater Brochure    Health Department   (Email, 281-420-5384)
Contractor Insurance Requirements   Insurance Requirements    

Permit of License Application Related Documents City Code Permit/License
Administrator
Alarm  View  Instructions View City Clerk - 281-420-6504
Alcoholic Beverages

See Instructions

Instructions View City Clerk - 281-420-6504
Charitable Solicitors  View    View City Clerk - 281-420-6504
Contractor Registration Form Registration Requirements   Building Services
(Email, 281-420-6537)
Crafted Precious Metal Dealer View   View City Clerk - 281-420-6504
Credit Access Businesses  Contact City Clerk's Office   View City Clerk - 281-420-6504
Downtown Facade Program Application Process Guide   Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)
Garage Sale Application FAQ'S    Building Services
(Email, 281-420-6537)
Geophysical/Seismic Testing Application   View City Clerk - 281-420-6504
Home Occupation Form     Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156) 
Junkyard and Automotive Wrecking and Salvage Yard License View   View City Clerk - 281-420-6504
Manufactured Home/RV Park License Application     Building Services
(Email, 281-420-6537)
Manufactured Home - Electrical Permit Application     Building Services
(Email, 281-420-6537)
Registration for Commercial Vacant Buildings Form     Building Services
(Email, 281-420-6537)
Secondhand Dealer View   View City Clerk - 281-420-6504
Secondhand Metal Dealer / Metal Recycling Entity  View   View City Clerk - 281-420-6504
Sign Operating License Application     Building Services
(Email, 281-420-6537)
Taxicabs View    View City Clerk - 281-420-6504
Tow Trucks Application 

Regular Duty Agreement

Heavy Duty Agreement 

 View City Clerk - 281-420-6504
Waste Collection Permit View   View City Clerk - 281-420-6504
Pipeline Permit    Application

Checklist 

 View

Engineering

Engineering ROW Work Application      Engineering
(Email, 281-420-6545)
 Contractor Insurance Requirements    Insurance Requirements    

Permit of License Application Related Documents City Code Permit/License
Administrator
Annexation Petition  Petition      Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156) 
Application Process     Instructions   Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)  
Application Processing Calendar (2014)   Calendar   Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156) 
Fire Lane Easement  Application Checklist   Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)  
Land Development Plan Application Checklist   Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)   
Landscape Variance Application Checklist   Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)  
Lot Line Adjustment-Consolidation Application Checklist   Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)    
Plat Certification Application Checklist    Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)   
Plats  Application Checklist   Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)   
Pre-Application Request  Form       Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)  
Replats Application Checklist   Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)   
Special Use Permit - Telecommunication Application Checklist   Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)  
Subdivision Variance Application Checklist   Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)   
Universal Development Application  Application     Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)  
Utility Availability Application    

Engineering (Email, 281-420-6545)

Drainage Information Master Drainage Questionnaire    

Engineering 
(Email, 281-420-6545)

Engineering Report

 Application 
Ordinances Awareness Form

Checklist  

Engineering (Email, 281-420-6545)

Stormwater Permit  Application Brochure   Heath Dept (Email, 281-420-5384) 
Enginering ROW Work Application     Engineering (Email, 281-420-6545) 
Street Light Request   Appliction      Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)  

Permit of License Application Related Documents City Code Permit/License
Administrator
Application Process   Instructions    Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)  
Application Processing Calendar (2014)    Calendar    Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)  
Universal Development Application  Application      Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)  
Zoning Amendment  Application Checklist    Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)  
Zoning Appeal Application Checklist    Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)  
Zoning Special Exception Application Checklist    Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)  
Zoning Special Use  Application Checklist    Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)  
Zoning Variance   Application Checklist    Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-7156)  
         

Permit of License Application Related Documents City Code Permit/License
Administrator
Food Permit   Application    View Health Dept./  281-420-5384 
Public Swimming Pool and Spa Permit Application   View Health Dept./  281-420-5384 
Temporary Food Permit (English) Application Permit Guide View Health Dept./  281-420-5384 
Temporary Food Permit (Spanish) Application Permit Guide View Health Dept./  281-420-5384 
Mobile Unit (English) Application   View

Health Dept./  281-420-5384 

Mobile Unit (Spanish) Application     Health Dept./ 281-420-5384
Fire System Permit Application     Fire Admin /  281-422-2311

Permit of License Application Related Documents City Code Permit/License
Administrator
Misc Fire & Life Safety Inspection  Application     Fire Admin /
281-422-2311

Permit of License Application Related Documents City Code Permit/License
Administrator
Live Outdoor Exhibition  Application Permit Guide  View Health Dept./
281-420-5384 
Open Air Vendor Application Permit Guide View Health Dept./
281-420-5384 
Itinerant Merchant (English) Application Permit Guide View Health Dept./
281-420-5384 
Itinerant Merchant
(Spanish)
Application Permit Guide View Health Dept./
281-420-5384 
Temporary Food
(English) 
Application Permit Guide View Health Dept./
281-420-5384 
Temporary Food
(Spanish)
Application Permit Guide View Health Dept./
281-420-5384 
Outdoor Food Event Permit  Application     Fire Admin / 
281-422-2311
Circus & Carnival Permit Application     Fire Admin / 
281-422-2311
Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Fund  Application Post Event Report   Tourism/
281-420-5343 

Fee Schedules

 Construction Permit Fees 

Schedule Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-6537) 
Planning and Development Fees

Schedule

Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-6537) 

The Planning and Development Services Department publishes weekly and monthly building permit reports that can be viewed and downloaded below.  Customers can also use the City's online eGov system to find detailed information on individual permits.  Click here for instructions on how to use eGov.  

 

 October 2013 - Monthly Report
9/30/13 TO 10/4/13 10/7/13 TO 10/11/13
10/14/13 TO 10/18/13 10/21/13 TO 10/25/13
10/28/13 TO 11/1/13  
 November 2013 - Monthly Report
11/4/13 TO 11/8/13 11/11/13 TO 11/15/13
11/18/13 TO 11/22/13 11/25/13 TO 11/29/13
   
 December 2013 - Monthly Report
12/2/13 TO 12/6/13 12/9/13 TO 12/13/13
12/16/13 TO 12/20/13 12/23/13 TO 12/27/13
12/31/13 TO 1/3/14  
January 2014 - Monthly Report  
  1/6/14  TO  1/10/14  1/13/14  TO  1/17/14
 1/20/14  TO  1/24/14  1/27/14  TO  1/31/14
February 2014  - Monthly Report 
   2/3/14  TO   2/7/14  2/10/14  TO  2/14/14
 2/17/14  TO 2/21/14  2/24/14  TO  2/28/14
March 2014 - Monthly Report  
   3/3/14   TO   3/7/14  3/10/14  TO  3/14/14
 3/17/14  TO  3/21/14  3/24/14  TO  3/28/14
  3/31/14  TO    4/4/14  
April 2014 - Monthly Report  
   4/7/14  TO  4/11/14  4/14/14  TO  4/18/14
 4/21/14  TO  4/25/14  4/28/14  TO    5/2/14
May 2014 - Monthly Report  
  5/5/14   TO   5/9/14  5/12/14  TO  5/16/14
 5/19/14  TO  5/23/14  5/26/14  TO  5/30/14
June 2014 - Monthly Report  
  6/2/14   TO   6/6/14    6/9/14  TO  6/13/14
 6/16/14  TO  6/20/14  6/23/14  TO  6/27/14
 6/30/14  TO    7/4/14  
July 2014 - Monthly Report  
   7/7/14  TO  7/11/14  7/14/14  TO  7/18/14
 7/21/14  TO  7/25/14  7/28/14  TO 8/1/14
August 2014 - Monthly Report  
   8/4/14  TO   8/8/14  8/11/14  TO  8/15/14
 8/18/14  TO  8/22/14  8/25/14  TO  8/29/14
September 2014 - Monthly Report  
   9/1/14  TO    9/5/14    9/8/14  TO  9/12/14
 9/15/14  TO  9/19/14  9/22/14  TO  9/26/14
 9/29/14  TO  10/3/14  
October 2014 - Monthly Report  
   10/6/14  TO  10/10/14  10/13/14  TO  10/17/14
 10/20/14  TO  10/24/14  10/27/14  TO  10/31/14
November 2014 - Monthly Report  
   11/3/14  TO    11/7/14  11/10/14  TO  11/14/14
 11/17/14  TO  11/21/14  11/24/14  TO  11/28/14
December 2014 - Monthly Report  
   12/1/14  TO    12/5/14  12/8/14   TO    12/12/14
 12/15/14  TO  12/19/14  12/22/14   TO  12/26/14
 12/29/14  TO      1/2/15  

 

Monthly Reports from Fiscal Year 2012-13

October 2012 April 2013
November 2012 May 2013
December 2012 June 2013
January 2013 July 2013
February 2013 August 2013
March 2013 September 2013

Monthly Reports from Fiscal Year 2011-12

October 2011 April 2012
November 2011 May 2012
December 2011 June 2012
January 2012 July 2012
February 2012 August 2012
March 2012 September 2012

 

Monthly Reports from Fiscal Year 2010-11

October 2010 April 2011
November 2010 May 2011
December 2010 June 2011
January 2011 July 2011
February 2011 August 2011
March 2011 September 2011

 

Commercial and Industrial Building

The International Building Code, (IBC) 2009 edition, is adopted, as amended by Section 18-92 of the Code of Ordinances, as the commercial and industrial building code for use within the city limits of Baytown.

Residential Building

The International Residential Code, (IRC) 2009 edition, published by the International Code Council is adopted, as amended by section 18-652 of the Code of Ordinances, as the one and two family dwelling and townhouse building code for use within the city limits of Baytown.

Mechanical Code

The International Mechanical Code, (IMC) 2009 edition, published by International Code Council is adopted, as amended by Section 18-557 of the Code of Ordinances, as the mechanical code for use within the city limits of Baytown.

Plumbing Code

The International Plumbing Code, (IPC) 2009 edition, published by International Code Council, is adopted, as amended by Section 18-462 of the Code of Ordinances, as the plumbing code for use within the city limits of Baytown.

Electrical Code 

The National Electrical Code, (NEC) 2011 edition, published by National Fire Protection Association, and the electrical public utility company’s meter loop specifications are adopted as the electrical codes for use within the city limits of Baytown. In addition, special rules regarding electrical construction and all materials and appliances used in connection with the installation, maintenance and operation of electrical wiring, apparatus or equipment for the utilization of electrical energy for light, heat or power inside the city limits are contained in the City of Baytown Code of Ordinances, Chapter 18.

Energy Conservation Code

The International Energy Conservation Code, (IECC) 2009 edition, published by International Code Council, is adopted, as amended by Section 18-628 of the Code of Ordinances, as the energy conservation code for use within the city limits of Baytown. The energy conservation code establishes minimum prescriptive and performance-related regulation for the design of energy-efficient buildings and structures for the effective use of energy.

Fuel Gas Code

The International Fuel Gas Code, (IFC) 2009 edition, published by International Code Council is adopted, as amended by Section 18-622 of the Code of Ordinances, as the fuel gas code for regulating the installation and maintenance of all fuel gas systems within the city limits of Baytown.

Property Maintenance Code

The International Property Maintenance Code, (IPMC) 2009 edition, published by International Code Council is adopted, as amended by Section 18-625 of the Code of Ordinances, as the property Maintenance code for use within the city limits of Baytown. The provisions in the property maintenance code shall apply to all existing residential and nonresidential structures and all existing premises and constitute minimum requirements and standards for premises, structures, equipment, and facilities maintenance.

Existing Building Code

The International Existing Building Code, (IEBC) 2009 edition, published by International Code Council, is adopted, as amended by Section 18-765 of the Code of Ordinances, as the existing building code for use within the city limits of Baytown. The existing building code establishes minimum prescriptive and performance-related regulation in the repair, alteration, change of occupancy, addition and relocation of existing buildings and structures within the city limits.

Fire Code

The International Fire Code, (IFC) 2009 edition, published by International Code Council is adopted as the fire prevention code for use within the city limits of Baytown.

Floodplain Management

The City of Baytown floodplains are governed under the regulations of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and City of Baytown Code of Ordinance Chapter 110 “Floods”. The Chief Building Official is appointed Floodplain Administrator to administer and implement this article and other appropriate sections of 44 CFR (National Flood Insurance Program) regulations pertaining to floodplain management. The extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) is governed by either the Harris County or Chambers County Flood Control District.

Signs

The installation and maintenance of all signs within the corporate limits of the City of Baytown are standardized through the provisions of Chapter 118 of the City of Baytown Code of Ordinances. The sign code enforcement officer in the Building Services Division is responsible for the issuance and renewal of all sign permits and inspection and compliance thereafter.

Landscaping

The Landscaping Ordinance (Chapter18, art XI Code of Ordinances) applies to all multi-family dwellings, manufactured home parks, RV parks and all nonresidential development of land within the City of Baytown limits.

Industrial/Petrochemical

Industrial/petrochemical facilities constructed or expanded in the Baytown city limits (not in an Industrial District) must adhere to the above applicable codes as well as any applicable National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards, as determined by the Fire Chief and the Chief Building Official.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions 

Garage Sales

FAQ's  Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-6537)

Sign License Renewals

FAQ's

Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-6537)
Sign Permits FAQ's Planning and Development Services (Email, 281-420-6537)

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