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Please Read Before Downloading The Application Below

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUILDING PERMITS

1. If you know you are outside a flood zone, simply fill out the application and mail it and the $50.00 application fee to the address provided.  We will process your application, and mail you a permit.  Be sure to include a phone number in case we have a question about your information.  No inspections will be made.
      If you are placing a mobile home on y our property, which lies outside the flood zone, the total fee is $50.00.  No inspection will be made.  Brazoria County recommends you build up at least 24" from natural ground, if you are in Zone X.  This is only a recommendation.

  • If you are not sure what zone you are in, call the Floodplain Office at (979) 864-1295, with a legal description, and we will determine what zone you are in.

2. If you fall within a flood zone, there will be the following additional requirements:

  • Two (2) copies of your floor plans.  They may be rough drawings.
  • A natural ground elevation certificate will be required from a registered surveyor or engineer, before a permit can be issued.  You are also required to get a top of floor elevation shot after finished construction.  This proves that you are at the required elevation for our files.
  • If you are placing a mobile home inside the flood zone, the total fee is $80.00.  ($30.00 inspection fee plus a $50.00 application fee).  You are also required to get a top of floor elevation shot after the mobile home is in place.  This proves that you are at the required elevation.
  • An "Inspection Fee" of $0.04 per square foot, based on enclosed area, plus the $50.00 application fee will be charged.

Special Notes:

      If you are building on less than 10 acres, you must provide us with a copy of your septic permit before a construction permit will be issued unless in S/D with sewer connections.

      Any construction or fill work that is 5000 square feet or more of surface area and all commercial development shall be reviewed by the local Drainage District before a county permit will be issued.

      All commercial buildings are required to get a "County Fire Code Permit" before a construction permit will be issued.

Downloads:

Instructions For Building Permits:
  • Download - Adobe Acrobat Reader Required

Building Permit Application:

  • Download - Adobe Acrobat Reader Required
 
 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

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