Code Compliance

Code Compliance is responsible for assisting and servicing the public with commercial and residential development projects, to ensure that there are no health or safety hazards that might endanger the public. This is done by determining if the project is in compliance with all City codes and ordinances. These code requirements are the minimum standards the City has adopted to protect the interests and eliminate hazards that could affect public safety, health, and general welfare.

The Code Compliance Department is responsible for the following:

  • Review plans and specifications for code compliance
  • Issue building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, sign, garage sale permits
  • Conduct inspections; building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, signs and substandard buildings
  • Issuing of Certificate of Occupancy
  • Investigate complaints and resolve conflicts in the field
Other responsibilities of the Department include:

  • Enforce adopted building and local codes
  • Enforce all local, state, federal rules and regulations
  • Provide education materials to the public
Current Adopted Codes:
  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2014 National Electrical Code
  • 2015 Property Maintenance Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2015 International Fuel and Gas Code


Our building jurisdictional areas consist of the City limits and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). If you are building outside of the City's jurisdiction, you will need to contact Val Verde County at (830) 774-7656.

Meet our customer service friendly Code Compliance Inspectors!

Electrical Installations

Ordinance NO. O:2012-040
Permit & Registration Fees - Ordinance NO. O:2012-039