Residential Building Permits

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The City of Georgetown has adopted the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the 2014 NEC

A building permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system.

If the project address is located within the ETJ/County and the City of Georgetown is the water, wastewater, and/or electric provider, then building permits will apply.

How to obtain a permit:

The City of Georgetown utilizes MyGovernmentOnline.org, a web-based permitting software. This system allows homeowners, contractors, and developers the ability to log in using a unique password and account ID to:

  • Submit digital plans and documents that will be reviewed, stored, and linked to the users secure account
  • Track the status of current projects including comments, mark-ups and other relevant information
  • Schedule Inspections and receive real-time notification of the results via email and phone message
  • Apply and pay for permits online

Click here for the instructions to apply for permits online.

Applications:

Apply online at www.mygovernmentonline.org for any of the permits listed below:

Residential Permits

You will apply online at www.mygovernmentonline.org . (An account will need to be created. Once created, you will receive a call from 1-866-957-3764 to activate the account) You will select Residential Remodel application and answer all questions. Then you will upload the following requirements in one PDF file: Official survey

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Residential Permits

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A Fence Permit is required to erect a new fence on a property located within our City limits, with the exception of agricultural uses, as well as pet or livestock, garden, or similar fencing provided the fence is in a property that has a perimeter fence. Required permits must be

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Residential Plan Review:

Residential Plan Review is ten (10) business days to fourteen (14) business days from the time your application is accepted. Once the permit is issued you will receive notification via email from no-reply@scpdc.org and the amount of the permit.

 Inspections:

Inspections are conducted Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 3:30pm.

All inspections must be requested online at www.mygovernmentonline.org  before 3:00pm for next business days in most cases. We do not accept inspection requests via telephone.

Inspectors are available for any questions you may have Monday thru Friday 3:30pm to 4:30pm or you can email them at any time.

Residential Certificate of Occupancy:

The City of Georgetown does not issue a Certificate of Occupancy for residential homes. The building final inspection serves as the Certificate of Occupancy. If you are the permit holder, you may print the building final report from your www.mygovernmentonline.org account.

General Permitting Questions:

For any questions, please contact permits@georgetown.org or (512) 930-2550

How to use My Government Online:

For instructions on how to use www.mygovernmentonline.org,  click here

For My Government Online Tech Support – (866) 957-3764