Building Department

Mission Statement
To ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all people who live, work, or visit the City by ensuring compliance with adopted building codes and City ordinances.

All Building Permit Fees will be due at the time of application submittal. Your application will not be processed until fees are paid in full.

Construction Hours Permitted
Construction work may be conducted between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Construction that takes place outside of these hours will be subject to the noise ordinance, and citations will be issued if not in compliance.

Code of Ordinances
The City of League City Building Department enforces the following codes:

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners Law/ Rules
  • 2015 International Energy Code
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code

All plans must reference and be compliant with the City of League City adopted codes, including the ultimate design wind speed in addition to TDI requirements.

The City of League City revised its Chapter 22 Buildings and Building Regulations (PDF) ordinance on August 14, 2018. 

Digital Submittal Requirements

Effective immediately, the City of League City is suspending all in-person submittals and is requesting that all future applications be submitted digitally. By moving to a digital submittal, the submittal process will be streamlined and we will no longer have to worry about couriers or mailed deliveries arriving by certain deadlines.

All submittal requirements will remain the same. All of the required documents must be provided in a single email and be accessible either as attachments, or in a dropbox folder. Be mindful, there are limits on the size of files that we can receive via email, so dropbox is the preferred method of delivery. Ensure that all required documents are included and do not send piecemealed submittals, as tracking and uploading submittals in this manner is challenging. After delivery and confirmation of application completeness, we will contact you for billing method.

All building related submittals (trades, building permits, business registration, etc.) will be submitted by emailing Building.

Fee Schedule

The supplemental New Buildings and Building Regulation Fee Schedule (PDF) passed by City Council on June 11, 2019 outlines the fees associated with building permits, plan review, contractor registration, and re-inspections.