Building Codes & Permits

Building permits are required for all construction within the corporate limits. Please note that State law requires all plumbing, electrical and air conditioning work to be done by contractors licensed by the State of Texas. Carbon Monoxide alarms are now required adjacent to sleeping areas in homes with any type of gas-fired equipment.

The following is a list of codes adopted by the City of Livingston:
  • International Building Code
  • International Fire Code
  • International Fuel Gas Code
  • International Gas Code
  • International Housing Code
  • International Mechanical Code
  • International Plumbing Code
  • International Residential Code
  • International Unsafe Building Code
  • National Electric Code

Building Permits & Construction Values for 10 Calendar Years

Value Number of Permits
2006 $29,939,150 123
2007 $31,443,771 537
2008 $7,229,934 508
2009 $77,592,960 90
2010 $24,65,605 76
2011 $15,722,342 404
2012 $11,348,947 377
2013 $5,694,145 299
2014 $9,473,160 305
2015 $6,762,540 294

Community Development Permit Forms

The following applications for permit may be downloaded and completed. All applications must be filed in person at the office of the Community Development Coordinator at the Livingston City Hall. Please call the Community Development Office at 936-327-4311 to review completion of the application.

Permits may not be available online for all regulated activities, please call the Community Development Office to be determine requirements for development, construction or rehabilitation of any property.