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Inspections

The Inspection Services Department is responsible for permitting all construction and conducting inspections of all construction related permits as well as issuance of Certificates of Occupancy, Fire Prevention, and Special Events.

Projects that require a permit

City of Georgetown & ETJ Permitting Information

WHEN DO I NEED A PERMIT?

Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system requires a permit.

If the project address is located within the ETJ/County and the City of Georgetown is the water, wastewater, and/or electric provider, then a building permits will apply.

A permit is required for:

  • Alarm – click here
  • Additions
  • Attic Fan
  • Banner
  • Carport
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • Deck
  • Demolitions
  • Driveway
  • Driveway Cut
  • Electrical Systems
  • Fence
  • Fireplace
  • Foundation Repair
  • Generator
  • Hot Tub
  • HVAC Systems
  • Irrigation System
  • Mobile Home
  • New Buildings
  • Parking lot
  • Patio
  • Patio cover, including Pergola
  • Photovoltaic
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Prefabricated Structures
  • Remodel
  • Re-roof
  • Signs (temp& perm)
  • Solar Tube
  • Special Event
  • Storage Building
  • Sun Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Temporary Building
  • Temporary Use
  • Tenant Finish Out
  • Utility Connection
  • Water Heater
  • Water Softener

To apply for any of the permits listed above, please click one of the links below:

For Commercial Project/Permits Click Here

For Residential Projects/Permits Click Here

Don’t see it listed? Please email us at permits@georgetown.org

Western District Permitting Information

The integration for the Western District (formally Chisholm Water) continues. We want to provide important information to the Western District Customers, Contractors, and Developers. We are working to ensure there is minimal impact to our customers.

Projects that Require a Permit:

If the project address is located within the ETJ/County and the City of Georgetown is the water, waste water, and/or electric provider, then a building permit will apply.

For more information on permits required within the City Limits of Georgetown, please click here

A permit is required for:

New Utility Connections for Water Service:

The City of Georgetown provides a Capacity Check service to assist builders and home owners in  identifying any possible constraints that may be associated with servicing a Residential Single Family 1 & 2 Family Dwelling/Agriculture Use Only. The Capacity Check can assist builders and/or homeowners in understanding the potential costs involved in servicing a property.

This is a simple check that will identify whether the required capacity is available adjacent to or close to the proposed water and/or wastewater.

Costs:

Western District Impact Fees (formally Chisholm Water):

¾” Water Meter  Impact Fee -$6139.00

1” Water Impact Fee -$10233.71

Western District Water Connection Fees (formally Chisholm Water):

¾” Water Meter Connection -$500.00

1” Water Meter Connection – $650.00

Engineering and Inspection Fees:

Residential single family                $500.00/Dwelling Unit

Multi Family (2 or more units)    $250.00/Dwelling Unit

Non-Residential                               $0.20/Sq Ft Area

Construction of Water and/or Wastewater Tap

It is the property owner’s responsibly for the construction of the infrastructure and the tap for the water and/or wastewater tap.

The City of Georgetown inspects the construction of all new taps and connections to the City’s Infrastructure.

Please complete a New Utility Connection Capacity Check and attach a plot plan/map of property and   email to permits@georgetown.org or apply online at www.mygovernmentonline.org for Water Availability. Please allow ten business days for a response.

Current Adopted Building Code:

Residential:

2012 International Residential Code (IRC) and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). All adopted ICC Codes are available by ordering through the International Code Council at www.iccsafe.org.

Commercial:

2012 International Building, Fire, Plumbing, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Existing Building and Property Maintenance Codes and the 2015 IECC for Commercial projects and the 2014 National Electrical Code

How to apply for a permit:

The City of Georgetown utilizes MyGovernmentOnline.org, a web-based permitting software. This system allows homeowners, contractors, and developers the ability to log in using a unique password and account ID to:

  • Submit digital plans and documents that will be reviewed, stored, and linked to the users secure account
  • Track the status of current projects including comments, mark-ups and other relevant information
  • Schedule Inspections and receive real-time notification of the results via email and phone message
  • Apply and pay for permits online

Click here for the instructions to apply for permits online.

How long does it take to receive a building permit?

For Plumbing Repair, Water Heater Change Out, Water Softener, Irrigation Systems:

  • Please allow one day

For New Residential Construction, Remodels, and Additions:

  • Please allow ten (10) business days

For New Commercial Construction, Remodels, Tenant Finish Out and Additions:

  • Please allow thirty (10) business days

What are the Permitting Costs?

ETJ/County Building Permit Costs:
New Single Family Residential ETJ/County*$25.00
New Commerical Building Permit ETJ/County*$50.00
Plumbing Trade Permit in ETJ/County$160.00
Water Heater Change Out in ETJ/County$41.00
Water Softner in ETJ/County$31.00
Irrigation System in ETJ/County$31.00
Additions with Plumbing in ETJ/County$160.00

*This is a technology fee. There is no fee for the new construction building permit fee in the ETJ/County

What Inspections are Required for Permits in ETJ/County?

For  Water Heater & Water Softener:

  • A Plumbing Final inspection is required

For Remodel with Plumbing:

  • DWV
  • Plumbing Top Out
  • Plumbing Final

For Irrigation:

  • A backflow device inspection is required – please leave backflow report in meterbox

For New Residential Construction in ETJ:

For New Commercial Construction in ETJ:

  • Varies – Depends on scope of work
  • Please email us at permits@georgetown.org for more information regarding Commercial Construction Inspections.

 

Requesting an Inspection:

All inspections must be requested by 3:00pm for next business day online at  www.mygovernmentonline.org .We do not accept inspection requests via telephone.

Trouble scheduling your inspection?

Click here on how to view order of my inspections to be requested

Inspections are requested in a  priority order specific to your permit. Inspections must be requested and completed in the priority order displayed under the requirements tab of the permit.  To view what order your inspections are to be requested please do the following:

  1. Once logged in, click on the “Account” button at the top right ares of the webpage
  2. Scroll down to the “My Permits” section and click on the “View Permit” link associated with the project.
  3. When the project opens, click on the tab called Requirements.
  4. The list of the requirements will appear in Priority Order. The items must be completed in the priority order displayed. Items in the same priority number can be requested or completed at the same time.

 Did I pass my inspection?

Click here to download instructions on how to find out if your passed or failed your inspection

How to view completed inspection reports:

  1. Log into your www.mygovernmentonline.org account
  2. Click on the “ACCOUNT” button in the top right section of the webpage, this will take you to your My Account Dashboard.
  3. Scroll down the page until you see the section called “MYPERMITS”
  4. Click on the “VIEW PERMIT”  link associated with the project
  5. When the project opens, scroll down the page to the section called INSPECTIONS and view the HISTORY of inspections performed.
  6. To view the fill report details, click on the printer icon on the far right.

If you have questions about the requirements, please email permits@georgetown.org or call (512) 930-2550. Please have the permit number.

 

Building Permit Statistics

 As of July 2012 all reports can be run through MyPermitNow.

How to find Permit Reports:

Go to: www.MyPermitNow.org

1. Enter “Customer Portal”

2. Click “Search Permits”

3. Select State and Jurisdiction from the drop-down menus (Texas and Georgetown)

4. Click “advanced reporting or bulk downloads”

5. Select permitted uses detail

6. Select time frame

7. Export file to CSV, PDF < MHTML, Excel, TIFF or Word formats

Monthly Project Reports

Monthly Valuation Reports

 Applying for a Permit

Apply Online

 

 

 

You can apply online for your permit at www.mygovernmentonline.org . Permit Applications are accepted 8:00-3:00pm via online or in person. Over the Counter permits are issued 8:00-4:30pm via online or in person. Applications and supporting documents must be in pdf electronic format.

Click here for instructions to apply online

We do not accept paper applications or plans. All permit applications must be submitted electronically.

Request an Inspection

Please visit www.mygovernmentonline.org to request your inspection. All inspections must be requested online through www.mygovernmentonline.org . Inspection requests are due by 3:00pm for next business day in most cases.

Click here for instructions to request an inspection

Contacting Permits and Inspections

Phone: (512) 930-2550 Email: Permits@Georgetown.org

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am -5:00pm

Address: 300-1 Industrial Ave, Georgetown, Texas 78626

Current Fee Schedule

Building Permit and Impact Fee Schedule

Current Adopted Codes

Residential:

2012 International Residential Code (IRC) and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). All adopted ICC Codes are available by ordering through the International Code Council at www.iccsafe.org.

Commercial:

2012 International Building, Fire, Plumbing, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Existing Building and Property Maintenance Codes and the 2015 IECC for Commercial projects and the 2014 National Electrical Code

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