Building Permits

THE FOLLOWING CODES HAVE BEEN ADOPTED BY THE CITY OF HUNTSVILLE AND ARE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018.

Our Purpose


The purpose of Central Inspections is to provide inspection services of private development and public improvement development as well as code enforcement of existing buildings and property to the citizens developers, contractors, property owners, and visitors of Huntsville so they can occupy properties and buildings that are constructed and maintained for the health and life safety of occupants as directed by the codes, laws, and good engineering practices adopted by the State of Texas and the City of Huntsville.

Codes Used by the City of Huntsville


The City of Huntsville has adopted the following documents related to building and construction (see Chapters 6, 7, and 8, City of Huntsville Code of Ordinances for the latest additions and amendments to these codes):

Building


  • International Building Code 2015
  • International Residential Code 2015
  • City of Huntsville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 12

Grading & Excavation


  • International Building Code, Appendix J- Grading 2015
  • City of Huntsville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 12

Swimming Pools


  • International Swimming Pool & Spa Code 2015
  • International Plumbing Code 2015
  • City of Huntsville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 12

Air Conditioning / Heating Code


  • International Mechanical Code, International Code Council 2009
  • City of Huntsville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 12

Plumbing


  • International Plumbing Code 2015
  • International Fuel Gas  2015Code
  • City of Huntsville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 12

Electrical


  • National Electrical Code 2017
  • International Energy Code 2015
  • City of Huntsville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 12; Article V

Fire


  • International Fire Prevention Code 2015
  • National Electrical Code 2017
  • City of Huntsville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 20

Sign


  • City of Huntsville Development Code, Article 8

On-Line Permitting Tool


BluePrince is our online, full-featured permit and inspection solution that enables builders to apply for permits, schedule inspections, and receive real-time inspection results delivered directly to their computer, cell phone, and/or PDA 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These services are free for the City of Huntsville. To begin, visit the BluePrince website.