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.


Online Permits: We do not currently offer online permits; however, you may complete the application and email it to Once processed, we will email online payment instructions. When the payment is made, please email your payment confirmation to and we will email your permit. 

Same Day Inspections for Occupied Homes Needing Gas/Electric Reconnects: Request for occupied GTO’s & MLS should be emailed to as soon as the work is ready for inspection. Note:  Inspections are performed between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Email subject line must be: OCCUPIED GTO or MLS, address, permit #.

After Hours Inspections: Request for afterhours inspections must be emailed to before 2 pm and the after hour fee must be paid before 3pm. Email subject line must be: AFTER HOURS INSPECTION, address, permit # - the body of the email must contain the type of inspections, contact information and time work will be ready for inspection.