How to Apply For a Building Permit


You may contact the Building and Development Services Department at (361) 777-4553 or pick up a building permit application at the Public Works Building located at:

1101 Moore Ave.
Portland, TX 78374

Required Materials

Building permits are issued in the name of the property owner(s) or licensed contractors performing the work. Generally, you will need to provide the following:

  • A building permit application 
  • Five sets of plans (for commercial) 
  • One Comcheck (2009 Energy Code for Commercial)
  • One Rescheck (2009 Energy Code for Residential) 
  • Two sets of plans (for residential) 
  • W.P.I.-1 Form for Windstorm Certification

If the size of the project is on a large scale, then other materials may be required. If you have any issues or concerns, please call the Building and Development Services Department at (361)777-4553.