Ramon E. Chavez, P.E.
Building Developlment Services Director

Bruni Plaza
1120 San Bernardo Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78040

Phone :
(956) 794-1625
(956) 795-2998

The Building Developmental Services Department is committed to working with the building community to ensure all structures are built in compliance with the local building code. Our staff works diligently to ensure homes and non-residential structures are built with safety in mind.
The City of Laredo Building Development Services offices are located on the north side of the Bruni Branch Library in downtown Laredo

2015 Internation Energy Conservation Code will be adopted November 1st, 2016

All construction submitted after November 1st, must comply with new code.

Click here to review code

Click here to purchase code from ICC

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click here for more information on Energy Code Training

Current City of Laredo Storm Water Management Ordinance (2012-O-101)

Proposed Storm Water Management Ordinance

Submit Comments through here!

Current City of Laredo Sign Ordinance (2014-O-133)

Proposed Sign Ordinance - Recommended by Staff & TRB Ad-Hoc

Staff Report for Building Development Services Department
presented to City Council 05/04/2015

We accept Check or Money Order as payment for permits and fees.
Garage sale permits must be paid with money order.

All new business must visit our office to register and obtain a Certificate of Occupancy, and a sign permit (if applicable), before opening to customers.

We have new information available concerning the Neighborhood Empowerment Zone
Now available Neighborhood Empowerment Zone Map

Information regarding the NEZ
NEZ Application

Now available 2007-2012 Building Trend Analysis

NEW ORDINANCES became effective November 2012

New Building Codes took effect January 2013

2011 International Electrical Code (Ordinance 2012-O-181)
2012 International Plumbing Code (Ordinance 2012-O-181)
2012 International Building Code (2012-O-184)