Building Department

Mission Statement


The Building Department’s mission is to ensure commercial building and residential homes constructed, altered or maintained within the City of Aransas Pass’s jurisdiction meet recognized standard for quality of life and building safety. In order to facilitate this responsibility we provide a full range of plan review and construction inspection services to support enforcement of the International Code.

ATTENTION: THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT AND CITY OFFICES ARE CLOSED THIS AFTERNOON, JANUARY 16TH, 2018, DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.  WE WILL REOPEN TOMORROW AS THE WEATHER ALLOWS - PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATES.

Current Codes


  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Existing Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2011 National Electrical Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code

Department Personnel


  • 1 Building Official
  • 1 Permit Technician
  • 1 Permit Clerk
  • 1 Code Enforcement Officer

Department Services


  • Process permits and review plans for all remodeling and new construction.
  • Conduct inspection for all permits issued upon client request.
  • Enforce Codes to ensure public safety.
  • Respond to citizen complaints regarding non-permitted structures and work.
  • Share information on construction procedures and codes requirements.
  • Manage and maintain records for permits issued within the City.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY PERMIT APPLICATIONS BROUGHT IN AFTER 4:30 WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.