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We all need building codes - whether in our homes, offices, schools, stores or places of entertainment. We rely on the safety of structures that surround us in our everyday lives. The public need for protection from disaster due to fire, structural collapse and general deterioration underscores the need for building codes and their administration.



All building and development applications can be downloaded from our website. Our applications are forms that can be electronically filled in, saved, and printed so that you can prepare your application prior to submitting it to our office. Please be aware that our applications may change from time-to-time, so please always use the applications below when submitting a new project. Please note that use of out-of-date applications can result in the delay of plan review, approval and permitting. For subsequent submittals, please include the Planning & Development Services Transmittal Cover Letter with your revised plans or documents.

If you have any questions regarding the following information, please contact Bridgette George, Development Coordinator at or 979.764.3570.


You will need to complete the appropriate application and attach it, along with other submittal requirements, when you submit your project/permit online.

If you experience any issues while trying to submit a project or permit online or need to be set up for eTRAKiT, please email

To be set up in eTRAKiT we will need the following contact information: Name, Company, address, phone number and email address. When logging in for the first time, you will be asked to input a security question, which will be used in the event you forget your password.

Please NOTE: When logging into eTRAKiT you must select "Contractor" from the drop down box. Contractor User Name and Password must be provided by a City Employee. Please email with your business information, to obtain your log in credentials.

The eTRAKiT link is

Before any construction begins, an application for a permit should be made.
Click on an Image below to continue the building permit process...



Last updated: 7/23/2015 11:09:28 AM