Are permits required?
Whenever you are going to start a project, please contact the Building Inspection Department to verify if permits are required. This will not only help in your decision making process, but also may save time and money by avoiding potential non-compliance with various City Codes and Ordinances.


Some projects that require permits, include but are not limited to:

• Decks

• Roofs

• Accessory Structures (e.g. garages, storage structures, etc.)

• Remodels, Additions

• Swimming Pools, Spas

• Water Heaters, Water Softeners


Cosmetic projects that do not require permits include:

• House Painting

• Carpets

• Cabinets

• Wallpaper

• Windows

For more information, please call the Permits Departmant at (432)-264-2504.

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1. Are permits required?
2. When do I need a permit?
3. Do I need a permit to build a carport?
4. Do I need a permit if I have siding installed on my house?
5. Do I need a permit if I re-roof my house?
6. Do I need a permit to change the water heater in my home?
7. What if I want to encroach my front and side yard setbacks?
8. What Technical Codes are currently used by the City of Big Spring?