About the Building Inspections Department

Mission

To maintain the health, safety and general welfare of homes and businesses by obtaining compliance with City codes and ordinances through public awareness, education and steadfast vigilance.

The Building Inspection Department is responsible for the issuance and inspection of all construction related permits, as well as the issuance of Certificates of Occupancy.

  • Permits
  • Building Codes
  • Signage
  • Annual Fire Inspections


Permits

A permit is required prior to the commencement of any construction located on property within the city limits. Activities requiring permits are listed below:

New construction (commercial and residential)
Remodels (relocation or removal of interior walls, and/or electrical, mechanical, or plumbing)
Additions to existing structures
Accessory buildings and structures
Swimming pools
Driveways/culverts
Signs (new or re-facing)
Demolition
Moving structures
Water/wastewater connections
Irrigation systems

This list is not comprehensive, so please confirm with the Building Inspection Department prior to commencing work.

Building Codes

The City of Kyle, as part of the City's Building Ordinance, has adopted the following building codes:

2009 International Building Code
2009 International Residential Code
2009 International Plumbing Code
2009 International Mechanical Code
2009 International Fuel Gas Code
2009 International Fire Code
2009 International Energy Conservation Code
2009 International Property Maintenance Code
2008 National Electrical Code

These codes can be purchased in their entirety through the International Code Council.

Signage

All signs erected or modified within city limits or the ETJ require the issuance of a Sign Permit as specified in the City's Sign Ordinance.

Annual Fire Inspections

For more information regarding Annual Inspections, please contact the Building Department at (512) 262-3911.