Georgetown Building Inspections

Commercial Building Permits

The City of Georgetown requires a Commercial Building Permit Application  with the required construction documents including the water meter size worksheet , approved address plat/plan, proof of transportation impact fees  paid or non applicable, and the  Proof of Line Extension Submittal***to be submitted online through  for the following types of commercial projects:

  • new construction ground up
  • remodel of existing building/suite
  • tenant- finish out
  • additions to an existing structure
  • façade changes
  • exterior improvements.

***Please note: if the City of Georgetown is the electric provider, then a line extension maybe required. Please contact Electrical Engineering regarding line extensions.

Adopted Building Code

Adopted Codes effective November 1, 2023 

2021 International Building Code (IBC)
2021International Residential Code (IRC)
2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
2021 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
2021 International Plumbing Code (IRC)
2021 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
2021 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
2021 International Fire Code (IFC)
2021 International Fire Code Amendments
2021 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISP&SC)
2023 National Electrical Code (NEC)
2021 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)

City of Georgetown Unified Development Code
City of Georgetown Code of  Ordinances

How to submit a Commercial Building Permit Application:

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 online at
  • 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 and Commercial Building Permit Application 
  • 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

How to submit revisions to projects or to address comments issued:

Revisions or resubmittals are submitted via through a resubmittal application. Do not upload revisions directly to the project files.

Directions to submit revisions or comments to be addressed 


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