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The City of Georgetown requires a Commercial Building Permit Application  with the required construction documents (including the electrical load analysis form ) to be submitted online through for the following types of commercial projects:

  • new construction remodel
  • tenant- finish out
  • additions to an existing structure
  • facade changes
  • exterior improvements.

Adopted Building Code:

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Building Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code with Amendments 
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 Existing Building and Property Maintenance Codes.
  • The 2015 International Energy Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code with Amendments listed in the Code of Ordinances Chapter 15
  • How to Submit a Commercial Building Permit Application: 

  • Civil and Architectural plans may be submitted for review once the first round of site development plan comments have been issued by the Planning Department; however, a building permit shall not be issued until the site development has been approved.
  • A Pre-application Conference is required for all new development, unless otherwise specified. To schedule a Pre-application conference, please complete the request form by clicking here. If you have any other questions regarding a pre-application meeting, please contact the Planning Department at
  • All plan submittals must be signed, dated, and stamped by the responsible licensed professional.
  • Fire Suppression and/or Fire Alarm Systems shall be submitted under a separate permit application. Click here for the Fire Application
  • The City of Georgetown uses for all communication regarding the plan review.  You will use this website to  apply for  a permit, receive any comments issued, to resubmit plans, to view approved plans, and request inspections. An account is required to be set up and you will need to link your project # to the account.
  • All Submittals must be in a PDF Format merged together, facing the correct direction, and bookmarked as stated on the Commercial Building Permit Checklist.
  • Applicants must submit permit applications online at
  • The building plan review is up to thirty (30) business days for initial comments to be issued. Once comments are issued, you will receive an email from to download the comments from your account at

Other References and Documentation for Commercial Building Permits & Applications: