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Planning & Development Services P.O. Box 9960 | 1101 Texas Ave.College Station, TX 77842979.764.3570

A building permit is a license which grants legal permission to start a construction project. Building permits provide a means for the Building Division to reduce the potential hazards of unsafe construction, therefore ensuring the public health, safety and welfare. Before any construction work begins on a new structure, remodel or renovation project, an application for a building permit should be made, reviewed & permit issued.

The City of College Station requires contractors to register prior to obtaining a building permit.

In order to register, sub-contractors must provide a copy of their state license, a Certificate of Insurance, the registration fee and a completed  contractor registration form. General contractors must provide a completed contractor registration form and the registration fee.

New Development / Re-Development / Exterior Remodel / Additions / Site Improvements / Tenant Finishouts / Tenant Remodels:

I. Planning & Engineering Plans Review:
The Guide to Building & Development is a resource for developers and owners that includes the development review procedures, development process flowchart, submittal requirements, and general development information. The City of College Station Code of Ordinances, Chapter 12: Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) applies to all structures and land uses within the City limits of College Station.

a. Zoning
b. Platting
c. Site Plan/ Civil Engineering Plans
d. Design Districts
e. Non-Residential Architectural (NRA) Standards, See UDO Article 7.10
f. Parking & Traffic Requirements

II. Building Plans Review:
Click Here for a Submittal Checklist for Commercial and Multi-Family Building Plan Review.

Planning and Engineering Plans and Building Plans shall be submitted separately from each other for individual review procedures. Only after both plan review processes are approved for compliance, then a Building Permit can be issued.

For Planning and Engineering Plans Review questions please contact a City Staff Planner at 979.764.3570 or email [email protected]

For Building Plan Review questions please contact a Building Plans Examiner by email Benjamin McCarty [email protected] and Tyler Haney [email protected] or by phone at 979.764.3570 

Planning & Development Services
1101 Texas Avenue
College Station, TX, 77840
Tel: (979)764-3570; Fax: (979)764-3496

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