Initial point of contact: Shelby Collier, Development Coordinator, (830) 990-2013
Adopted Codes and Ordinances
The City of Fredericksburg's current adopted Building codes are
2009 International Building Code
2009 International Residential Code
2009 International Plumbing Code
2009 International Mechanical Code
2011 National Electric Code
2015 International Energy Conservation Code
City of Fredericksburg Code of Ordinances
All State and Federal Laws
A permit is required for all construction projects within the City. This includes fences, accessory buildings, garage/carport, curbing, additions or alterations
and new construction. In the event your property is located within the Historic District Certificate of Appropriateness Application may also be required.
Homeowners may obtain electrical, plumbing, and building permits only if the home is owned and has been occupied by the homeowner as their homestead
for a minimum of 1 year. Otherwise, a building permit will only be issued to a General Contractor who holds a CURRENT license with the City of
Fredericksburg. Please allow 2 weeks for review of a completed building permit application.
To obtain a Building Permit, please contact Shelby Collier, Development Coordinator, (830) 990-2013
Building Permit Application
Residential Construction Packet
The following fees are provided as an estimate tool ONLY, City Staff will assign cost and contact you with an amount when the permit is ready.
$.15 per square foot for everything under roof
$.07 per square foot for accessory buildings
$25.00 minimum charge
$5.00 fence permit
(based on meter size)
3/4" meter - $2,160.00
1" meter - $3,456.00
If water and sewer taps must be installed the following are in addition to the impact fees
3/4" water tap - $1,500.00
4" sewer tap - $1,025.00
200 amp transformer - $300.00
320 amp transformer - $600.00
Temporary Meter Loop - $75.00
The inspection process is meant to monitor compliance with adopted building codes and applicable regulations and to inspect the structural quality and general safety of buildings, in order to protect both structures and occupants. Inspections will be required on ALL projects that have an open permit. Additional inspections may be required at the discretion of the Building Official or Building Inspector. To insure same day inspections, please call before 12:00 noon.
Inspections will NOT be performed on Thursday afternoons
A final inspection is required prior to obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy.