Building inspection consists of construction and demolition of residential and commercial properties inside the city limits. All prospective building plans will be reviewed and approved prior to issuing a building permit. After construction has begun, building inspectors perform a number of inspections to ensure that the building meets local and state codes. A few of the inspections the department conducts are: foundation and frame inspections of the structure; a water and yard line inspection of the plumbing; a gas inspection of the piping inside a structure; and mechanical and electrical inspections are performed before a structure can be issued a certificate of occupancy. All of these inspections can be scheduled by calling the building inspection department at 979-337-7220. Additionally, Building Inspections serves as the staff liaison to the Building Standards Commission.
To report a building code violation or a dangerous structure contact Allen Jacobs, Building Official.
You may print out a copy of the following applications to bring into the Building Inspection department for approval.
Contractors & Home Owners
Contractors and home owners are more than welcome to print out a copy of the permit application and return to the City of Brenham Development Services office at 200 W. Vulcan street for approval. This application is NOT a permit, but only application! All contractors doing work within the city limits MUST be registered with the City of Brenham. To register please bring a copy of your license and copy of your insurance to the Building Inspection office.