Building Permits

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; International Code Council 2009
  • City of Huntsville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 12
Grading & Excavation
  • Appendix J- Grading IBC 2009
  • City of Huntsville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 12
Swimming Pools
  • Appendix G- Swimming Pools IRBC 2009
  • International Plumbing Code; International Code Council 2009
  • 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; International Code Council 2009
  • International Gas Code International Code Council 2009
  • City of Huntsville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 12
Electrical
  • National Electrical Code 2014
  • International Energy Code 2009
  • City of Huntsville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 12; Article V
Fire
  • International Fire Prevention Code; International Code Council 2009
  • National Electrical Code 2014
  • City of Huntsville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 20
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.