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Galveston, Texas Building Codes

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Building Codes References

• Galveston offers commercial building permit applications and other forms online
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2003 (Galveston Municipal Code, Chapter 10)online
Structural CodeIBC 2003 (Galveston Municipal Code, Chapter 10)online
Plumbing CodeGalveston Municipal Code, Chapter 30 Plumbing & Gasonline
Mechanical CodeIMC 2003 (Galveston Municipal Code, Chapter 21)online
Electrical CodeNEC 2002 (Galveston Municipal Code, Chapter 12)online
Accessibility CodeState of Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS)Secretary of State’s Office, (512) 463-5561 and online

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralDavid Ewald
Building Official
Phone: (409) 797-3620
Fax: (409) 797-3661
PlumbingSonny Ewing
Plumbing Inspector
Phone: (409) 797-3630
MechanicalBerry Smith
Mechanical Inspector
Phone: (409) 797-3660
ElectricalGary Saenz
Electrical Inspector
Phone: (409) 797-3660
Historic PreservationHistorical Preservation Officer
Phone: (409) 797-3660
EnvironmentalDelilue Stark
Community Development Coordinator
Phone: (409) 797-3660
PlanningWendy O'Donohoe
Phone: (409) 797-3660
City AttorneySusie Green
City Attorney
Phone: (409) 797-3530
Public WorksBrandon Wade
Public Works Director
Phone: (409) 737-3630

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