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Contact Information:

General Questions:

Email: or contact (512) 930-2550

Permits under review or a Permit that has been issued:

Email:  Please include the permit/project number and the address

Building Inspections:

Email the assigned inspector 

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Talk to Us About Your Project

We encourage you to contact us before you submit your building permit application if you are unsure of the permitting requirements. You may be referred to other staff members to determine if your project will require any Planning or Engineering approvals before you can apply for a building permit. Our email is 

Adopted Codes: 2012 International Building Code, 2012 International Mechanical Code, 2012 International Plumbing Code, 2012 International Fire Code with Amendments, 2012 Fuel Gas Code, 2012 Property Maintenance Code, 2014 National Electrical Code with Amendments. 2015 International Energy Code, 2012 International Residential Building Code with Amendments, City of Georgetown Unified Development Code, and City of Georgetown Code of  Ordinances

Updates to Adopted Codes Coming Soon:  The City of Georgetown will soon start a public process to adopt the 2015 International Building Code Series and the 2017 National Electric Code with Local Amendments/Ordinances. The 2015 International Building Code Series includes:

  • International Building Code
  • International Existing Building Code
  • International Residential Code
  • International Energy Conservation Code
  • International Mechanical Code
  • International Plumbing Code
  • International Fuel Gas Code
  • International Property Maintenance Code
  • International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
  • International Fire Code

The new building, fire, and electrical code will need to be approved by Georgetown City Council before it will go into effect. Date and Time for Public Forums to be announced.

Apply for your Permit Online!

Log onto MyGovernmentOnline to create an account, and complete your permit application.



Once your permit has been approved, you can return to MyGovernmentOnline to remit your payment.  See a schedule of our current permit fees.



Inspections should be scheduled through MyGovernmentOnline by 3:00 p.m. for the next business day. Please note, inspection turnaround times are based on the volume and type of inspections requested. At this time, we cannot guarantee next business day for all inspections requested by 3:00PM.

Not sure how to schedule an inspection in MyGovernmentOnline?  Visit our How-To Section!