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Commercial Building Permits

The City of Georgetown requires a Commercial Building Permit Application submittal for new construction, remodel, tenant- finish out, additions to an existing structure, facade changes, and exterior improvements.

Effective November 1, 2014, the City of Georgetown is under the 2012 International Building, Fire, Plumbing, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Existing Building and Property Maintenance Codes  and the 2003 IECC for Commercial projects and the 2014 National Electrical Code.  For inspections-related questions, please contact (512) 930-2550 or

  • Civil and Architectural plans may be submitted for review at the same time; however, a building permit shall not be issued until the site development has been approved.
  • A Pre-application Conference is required for all new development, unless otherwise specified. To schedule a Pre-application conference, please contact the Planning Department at
  • All plan submittals must be signed, dated, and stamped by the responsible licensed professional.
  • Fire Suppression and/or Fire Alarm Systems shall be submitted under a separate permit application. Click here for the Fire Application
  • The City of Georgetown uses for all communication regarding the plan review.  You will use this website to  apply for  a permit, receive any comments issued, to resubmit plans, to view approved plans, and request inspections. An account is required to be set up and you will need to link your project # to the account.
  • All Submittals must be in a PDF Format merged together, facing the correct direction, and bookmarked as stated on the Commercial Building Permit Checklist.
  • Applicants may submit permit applications online at
  • The building plan review is up to thirty (30) business days for initial comments to be issued. Once comments are issued, you will receive an email from to download the comments from your account at

 Quick Links for Commercial Building Permits:

Commercial Building Permit Application

Certificate of Occupancy

Construction Specifications

Code of Ordinances

Demolition Permit Application

Unified Development Code

Planning Department

Sign Permits

 Sign Standards

Construction Fee Schedule

User Manual for account (User Manual for Creating an Account, Applying Online)

Fire Suppression and/or Fire Alarm Systems