Building Permits & Inspections

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Visit the Building Permits and Inspections Service Center website to perform any of the following tasks:
  • Schedule or cancel inspections
  • Obtain inspection results
  • View permit and plan tracking statuses
  • View permit details
  • View and pay permit and inspection fee

Note: Please print receipt of payment.  Must show proof of payment to request a new water account at Utility Billing Department.  


Inspections scheduled before 7 a.m. will be performed between 8 a.m. to Noon on the same business day. Inspections scheduled before 12 p.m. will be performed between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the same business day.  Inspections can be requested online or by calling 281-470-5130.

​Building Codes

The City of La Porte recently approved the 2018 Building Code editions and the 2020 National Electrical Code to be effective November 28, 2020.

Commercial Permit Submittal Requirements

  • Hard copies: Complete Building Permit Application, (2) 24 X 36 Complete Plan set, and Site Plan
  • USB must include the following in PDF format: Complete Building Permit Application, Complete Plan set in a single file, and Site Plan (Please do not submit CD in lieu of USB)

January 1, 2020 (New Year's Day)
​April 10, 2020 (Good Friday)
​May 25, 2020 (Memorial Day)
​July 3, 2020 (Independence Day)
​September 7, 2020 (Labor Day)
​November 26-27, 2020 (Thanksgiving)
​December 24-25, 2020 (Christmas)