When Do I need a Permit?

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We do not accept paper applications or plans. All permit applications must be submitted electronically.

Western District Permitting Information

The integration for the Western District (formally Chisholm Water) continues. We want to provide important information to the Western District Customers, Contractors, and Developers. We are working to ensure there is minimal impact to our customers.

Projects that Require a Permit:

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

A permit is required for:

Any owner or authorized agent who intends 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 requires a permit.

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

A permit is required for:

  • Alarm – click here
  • Additions
  • Attic Fan
  • Banner
  • Carport
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • Deck
  • Demolitions
  • Driveway
  • Driveway Cut
  • Electrical Systems
  • Fence
  • Fireplace
  • Foundation Repair
  • Generator
  • Hot Tub
  • HVAC Systems
  • Irrigation System
  • Mobile Home
  • New Buildings
  • Parking lot
  • Patio
  • Patio cover, including Pergola
  • Photovoltaic
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Prefabricated Structures
  • Remodel
  • Re-roof
  • Signs (temp& perm)
  • Solar Tube
  • Special Event
  • Storage Building
  • Sun Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Temporary Building
  • Temporary Use
  • Tenant Finish Out
  • Utility Connection
  • Water Heater
  • Water Softener

Adopted Building Codes

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

Don’t see it listed? Please email us at permits@georgetown.org