Thursday, September 19, 2019


The Building Inspections Division is dedicated to the enforcement of the community's standards for safety, health, and durability of buildings constructed, altered, or maintained within the City. The Division enforces these standards through a program of providing information to the public, and through plans examination and on-site inspections by specially qualified personnel.


Building Inspection location:
Jacqueline Moya
City Secretary
Phone: 956-233-5768
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City Hall, 200 North, Brazil St. 
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
Melissa Rodriguez
Building Permit Clerk
Phone: 956-233-5768
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City Hall, 200 North Brazil St.
Los Fresnos, TX 78566

Office hours:

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
We are open through the noon hour.



Our team can assist homeowners and licensed contractors obtain the proper permits for their project. If your property is within the City of Los Fresnos and you are erecting, constructing, enlarging, altering, repairing, improving, removing, converting, moving, demolishing any building or structure or a portion within the structure, you are required to obtain City of Los Fresnos permits.

Specific examples of when permits are required are room additions, walls, carports, decks, patios, in-ground & above-ground swimming pools, fences, re-roofs, and general repairs to include siding, doors, and windows.

For all projects proposing additional square footage, a site plan (showing entire lot, existing residence on lot, proposed construction, and distances to all property lines), an estimated construction value (to include cost of materials and labor), and an Energy Report (total number of windows and sizes, doors, and walls) will be required.

Permits for new home construction, additions, structural work on existing homes and new accessory dwellings can only be issued to the homeowner or contractor.

It is important to get these permits so City inspectors can verify the work was done correctly in order to protect you, your family, and your guests. In addition, if you are found working without the required permit, you will be fined and required to purchase a permit at twice the cost.

A permit to build may be issued provided the following codes are to be adhered to:

1. 2012 International Building Code

6. 2012 International Plumbing Code

2. 2012 International Residential Code

7. 2012 International Energy Conservation Code

3. 2012 International Gas Code

8. 2012 International Fire Code

4. 2012 International Mechanical Code

9. 2014 National Electrical Code

5. 2012 International Property Maintenance

10. City of Los Fresnos Zoning Ordinance


Schedule of Permit Fees A schedule of permit fees is available on request at the Los Fresnos City Hall.

Quick Links:

Applications for Permits:

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Building Guidelines - Commercial

Permit Application - Commercial

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Building Guidelines - Residential

Permit Application - Residential

Sign Permit Application

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