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Permits, Services & Programs
The permits below are administered by the Building Department:


* If you are looking for electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing permit applications, please select either the residential or commercial building permit application and fill out both pages.

Services & Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

Most construction requires a building permit; however, cosmetic changes and non-structural repairs may not. If in doubt, give us a call or Refer to the Building Department Information Handouts.
What kind of work requires a permit?
  • Residential additions including: Patio Covers, Storage sheds (larger than 120 S.F., Room Additions, Ect.)
  • Re-roof, if over 100 square feet (1 square) of shingles/roofing is to be replaced
  • Water heater replacement
  • Air conditioning unit replacement
  • Gas reconnections
  • Electrical reconnections
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Swimming pools, including hot tubs and spas over 24" deep
  • Foundation repairs and re-adjustments
  • Building demolition 
  • New and replacement Paving (Sidewalks, Driveways, Patios, Parking, Etc.)
  • Permanent and temporary signs, banners, and handbills - see the Sign Permit Application.
  • House or building moving - if the structure will be moved within or into League City and if the structure is over 8 feet wide and/or 12 feet long, then a permit will be required. Contact the League City Police Department first to have the route approved.

 When can we perform our construction work?

  • All construction work may be conducted between the hours of 7:00AM and 7:00PM each day. 
  • Any work performed outside these hours will be subject to the noise ordinance, and citations will be issued if not in compliance.        

What inspections are required?

  • Any work which is required to be performed by a licensed trade and/or which will be covered from view before it is completed requires inspection.
  • Specific inspections are also listed in Standard Operating Procedures (S.O.P.) handouts. See the individual Permit Pages for more information.            
    Does League City have zoning?
    • Yes. Zoning regulations were adopted in August of 1999. Check with the Planning Department for any zoning regulations that may affect or restrict your project. Deed restrictions are enforced by the Homeowners Associations, not by League City.