West Orange TX city hall

City of West Orange – Permits

Michael Corbett, Building Official
Office: 409.883.3468
Fax: 409.882.0652


Before you, or your contractor, begin any construction, plumbing, mechanical or electrical on your home or rental property, proper permitting must be obtained at City Hall. Once permits are obtained, the City’s Building Inspector will make periodic visits to review the progress of the project, and to make sure that all work is being done according to the City code respective to the job being done.

The City of West Orange has adopted the following:

International Building Code & Residential Code
International Plumbing Code
International Electrical Code
International Mechanical Code
International Property Maintenance Code
International Fire Code
International Fuel Gas Code

NOTE: Each of these International Codes are available for review at City Hall. These books must remain in the building, however, you are welcome to stop by and look through them during City Hall office hours.

Every new business (whether newly-constructed or simply under new ownership) requires an Occupancy Permit. A copy of your tax certificate from the State Comptroller is needed to process your application. Inspections will be conducted to ensure code compliance by the Fire Marshal and the Building Inspector.

At its July 1, 2019 meeting, the West Orange City Council established new construction and other permit fees, which can be viewed here.

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