Building / Inspections


The Building Division is your community resource for ensuring that safe building practices are followed.  City Inspectors are knowledgeable in current codes, city ordinances, and best-practice policies.  The Building Division has a multi-level approach to ensure public safety is a priority.

Required Building Permits

The Building Official reviews all plans and Building Permit Application in regard to city ordinances and the International Residential Council (IRC) for building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing (IPC), Fuel Gas Code.

Required Licensed Contractors

Electric, plumbing, mechanical and contractors, as well as those who install irrigation systems and backflow inspectors must be licensed by the State of Texas.

Certificate of Occupancy
Once buildings pass a final inspection and all life safety issues have been addressed, then a Certificate of Occupancy is issued.

Building / Inspections Updates

Attention Home Owners
- For your protection be sure to obtain a final inspection from the City Building Inspector before paying your contractor.  This will ensure that your project is completed correctly.

​Building Permit Fees

Click the link below to create a cost estimate of your building permit. 
Building Fees

Ordinances pertaining building in Garden Ridge:

Ordinance 19-Building Code 
Ordinance 20-Electric Code 
Ordinance 13-Outdoor Buildings & Fences
Ordinance 13-Setbacks