Welcome To The Building Department
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019: The City of Katy has adopted the 2015 International Building Codes and the 2017 National Electrical Code. Any plans submitted after January 1, 2019 must comply with the 2015 International Building Codes and the 2017 National Electrical Code.
The Building Department of the City of Katy would like to welcome you to our city. This Department is responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the City of Katy residents. City ordinances, including zoning, have been adopted, and do require permits to be obtained from the building department before work is started. The City of Katy has adopted the 2012 International Building Codes and the 2011 National Electrical Code.
The Building Department approves all new construction and proposed improvements of existing structures to make sure they conform to all adopted building codes and city ordinances. Final approval of all plans, permits and inspections rests with this department, assuring owners of sound construction.
In addition to new structural construction, permits are required for any remodeling or roofing, installation of air conditioning and heating systems, electrical, plumbing, swimming pools (in ground and above ground) and hot tubs, storage buildings, carports, garages and workshops, sidewalks, driveways, patios, lawn irrigation systems, water heaters, adding or removing walls, demolition of structures, house moving and mobile homes.
Please feel free to contact the Building Department with any questions you may have at 281-391-4830. We are here to help you through the building process. The homeowner is responsible for seeing proper permits have been obtained before work begins on their property. The city’s ordinances, including zoning, can be reviewed on our web site under Katy Code of Ordinances.