Frequently Asked Questions – Building Permits

Q: Do I need a building permit?
A: Yes.

Q: Do I need a permit for a garage sale?
A: Yes, only 4 permits per year for no more than 4 days at a time.

Q: Can I live in my RV?
A: RVs are temporary residences, permitted in RV Parks only.

Q: Where do I get a permit?
A: Permit Department at City Hall

Q: Where can I find the current building codes?
A: Permit Departmrnt at City Hall 202 N. Virginia St..

Q: Where can I put a manufactured home?
A:  Contact Permit Department at City Hall at 202 N. Virginia St. or call 361-552-9793 x229

Q: When can I talk with the inspector?
A: The City inspector is in the office on weekdays from 8.00am to 5.00pm.

Q: I think my neighbor’s grass is too tall. How tall is too tall?
A: The ordinance states no higher than 10 inches on residential property and 24 inches on vacant property.