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.

Online Permit Submittals

The City of League City is moving to an online permit submittal process.

All contractors are able to do the following online:

  • View permit status
  • Pay permit fees
  • Request inspections and see inspection results

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

  1. Please click below to register; you will need to check your email and confirm in order to continue the account registration process.
  2. After you’ve submitted your account registration, you will need to wait until it’s approved by our office. You may call our office to let us know if it is ready for approval; otherwise it should be ready within a business day, and the portal will then allow you to log in to your account.

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Applying for permits:

  1. 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.
  2. We will review your permit package and email you 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 via email. 
  3. Please call or email Building Department informing us that it’s paid for.
  4. We will verify your registration is current and issue your permit; 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 10/01/21 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; please call 281-554-1429 to have your fees invoiced.

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.