Building Department

Mission Statement
To ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all people who live, work, or visit the City by ensuring compliance with adopted building codes and City ordinances.

All Building Permit Fees will be due before permit issuance. No work may commence until fees are paid in full and your permit is issued.

Building Department Meet & Greets with local contractors and developers are held on a quarterly basis at the City Civic Center. Please contact our office to be notified of the next Meet & Greet date.

Online Permit Portal

Please register for an account on our online permit portal to submit permit applications, track the status of permits, request inspections, and pay permit fees.

Follow these steps to get set up with an online account: 

Please click below to register; you will need to check your email and confirm in order to continue the account registration process and be able to login to your account.

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New Contractor Registration Process

After you have created an online account via the link above, please email the Contractor Registration From (PDF) and supporting documents to Building Department. Your registration should be processed within one business day; any applicable registration fees will be added to your portal for payment upon processing. You will find this invoice under “View” and “My Invoices” when you’re logged into your account.

Applying for permits:

You must upload one consolidated PDF in the attachments when applying for a new permit. This should include a permit application and any plans or relevant permit documents.

*As of June 1, 2022, a scope of work/contract (including the dollar amount) signed by the property owner must be submitted with all permit applications.

We will review your permit package, and you will receive an email when the permit is ready for payment via your online account. You will also receive a notice of any comments that need to be addressed after plan review via email.

We will verify your registration is current and issue your permit (upon review approval and payment); you will then be able to print your permit/approved plans and schedule your inspections.

*You must include contact information and the specifics of the inspection requested in the comments box of the inspection request.

Please contact our office with any issues you encounter or questions you may have.

Construction Hours Permitted
Construction work may be conducted between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Construction that takes place outside of these hours will be subject to the noise ordinance, and citations will be issued if not in compliance.

Code of Ordinances
The City of League City Building Department enforces the following codes:

  • 2021 International Building Code
  • 2021 International Residential Code
  • 2021 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2021 International Mechanical Code
  • 2021 International Plumbing Code
  • 2021 Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners Law/Rules
  • 2021 International Energy Code
  • 2021 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2020 National Electrical Code

All plans must reference and be compliant with the City of League City adopted codes, including the ultimate design wind speed in addition to TDI requirements.

The City of League City revised its Chapter 22 Buildings and Building Regulations (PDF) ordinance.  

Reinspection Fee and Payment Policy Update

Attention All Permit Holders:

In order to expedite the turn around on re-inspections, our fees and payment policy has changed.

As of October 1, 2021, re-inspection fees will no longer need to be paid in person. You will be able to make a payment by phone or online with a credit card after the fee has been invoiced. Invoices for reinspection fees are created each morning for all inspections that failed the business day before.

Please be aware our fees have changed and are as follows:

  • 1st Violation Re-inspection $100.00
  • 2nd Violation for same failure $300.00
  • 3rd Violation for same failure $500.00 

Once fees are paid, the permit holder is responsible to re-request the inspection.

Fee Schedule

The supplemental New Buildings and Building Regulation Fee Schedule (PDF) passed by City Council on February 8, 2022 outlines the fees associated with building permits, plan review, contractor registration, and re-inspections.