Expired Permits


Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced within 180 days after its issuance, or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the time the work is commenced.  

Expired Permit Reinstatement

  • Expired Permit Fee Schedule:
      • 0-45 days – technology fee
      • 46-90 days – technology fee, application fee or trade permit fee for standalone permits that do not have an application fee
      • 91 days or more – technology fee, application fee, permit fee

How to reinstate expired permit

  • Less 90 days:

Customer to apply online under main permit for reinstatement with a completed reinstate/expired permit application. If there are revisions to the original project, customer needs to include revisions and indicate on reinstate/expired permit application there are revisions and what the revisions are.

  • More than 90 days:

A new permit application, all fees, and compliance with all current codes and regulations will be required. The original permit will be closed out. If some inspections were completed, remaining inspections will be added to new permit. New permit application must complete a new review, and be changed full fees that are applicable to the project. All trades will need to reapply as well if there are trade permits required under the main permit.

Expired Permit Reinstatement for Western District Utility Applications:

  • Expired Permit Fee Schedule:
      • 0-45 days – technology fee
      • 46 and beyond: technology fee, application fee

Request to extend a permit

  • ACTIVE PERMITS may be extended for up to 90 days by requesting an extension prior to the expiration date
  • Costs: Technology Fee

Commercial Projects: Case by Case Basis. An application to renew or extend must be submitted online at mygovenmentonline.org

To apply to renew an expired permit or request to extend a permit, please visit www.mgoconnect.org aka www.mygovernmentonline.org 

Directions to apply to renew an expired permit 

Building Permits Fee Schedule


Pavers – Alternative Option for Impervious Cover


Per section 9.03.020. D.  of the City of Georgetown Unified  Development Code – All parking, driveway approaches shall be construction and maintained with a Paved Surface. Exceptions to the paver surface material requirements may be considered administratively by the Landscape Planner and Development Engineer in order to protect the critical root zone for Heritage Trees.

To go over the platted impervious cover we can allow permeable pavers to meet both the city code requirements and the TCEQ requirements.  In order to process the request we will need you to provide the following:

  1. Provide an Engineered Design Water Quality ( Per TCEQ Rules) RG – 348
  2. Your engineer will need to confirm the runoff coefficients of the pavers and how it affects the drainage criteria and assumptions, this will need to be signed and sealed.  Any increased drainage will need to be detained for the 2, 10, 25,100 yr storms.  This will need to be in a drainage easement. May need to get the runoff coefficient from the manufacturer.
  3. There existing TCEQ WPAP will need to be amended or redone to account for the additional BMP(Best Management Practices) (Pavers)
  4. TCEQ WPAP will need to be recorded and the city provided with a copy of the recordation Receipt
  5. A Maintenance Agreement following the guidelines in TCEQ RG 348 and the manufacturer guidelines will need to be recorded and go with the property
  6. A Private Water Quality Easement will need to be recorded and a copy provided to the city
  7. Detention Easement (If needed)
  8. Potential 3rd party Inspection.
  9. Roof Runoff needs to be directed away from the pavers.
  10. Letter of Completion submitted to TCEQ after installation by the engineer.

Additional Information:

Contact City Engineer: City Engineering or (512) 930-2572

Impervious Cover FAQ

Impervious Cover Worksheet

Unified Development Code: Chapter 11 of the Unified Development Code