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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 http://www.mygovernmentonline.org/ for new construction, remodel, tenant- finish out, additions to an existing structure, facade changes, and exterior improvements.

Adopted Building Code:

  • The City of Georgetown is under the 2012 International Building, Fire, Plumbing, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Existing Building and Property Maintenance Codes.
  • The 2015 IECC
  • 2014 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 contact the Planning Department at planning@georgetown.org.
  • 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 http://www.mygovernmentonline.org 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 www.mygovernmentonline.org
  • 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 no-reply@scpdc.org to download the comments from your account at www.mygovernmentonline.org

Other References and Documentation for Commercial Building Permits & Applications: 

For any additional information, please contact permits@georgetown.org.