Permit Application & Requirements

Our department provides applications and requirements online to make the permitting process easier for you. Below we have some sample drawing available to help you decide what is necessary. If you have any questions, you can call our office and speak to a plans examiner for more information.

We have created some example drawings that resemble what would be required for a building permit. Commercial Permits also have other requirements. The other drawing can be used to apply for a block fence, carport, palapa, porch and small additions.

We provide various permit applications and their requirements below. The first section is Building permits and all the accompanying permits, along with the Installation Permit for mobile homes. In the lower section there are application for various other permits, such as garage sales.

If you would like to do work in the City of Laredo, you have to be registered in our office. Below are the registration forms and requirements for the different types of contractors we register.

BUILDING PERMIT

 

 

Swimming PoolDrawings - Sample

 

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Swimming PoolDrawings - Sample

 

 

 

Permit Applications

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Permits must be obtained by licensed professional.

ELECTRICAL PERMIT

 

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Permits must be obtained by licensed professional.

MECHANICAL PERMIT

 

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Permits must be obtained by licensed professional.

PLUMBING PERMIT

 

Plan Review Services - Requirements

MOBILE HOME

 

 

IrrigationApplication

 

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IrrigationApplication

 

 

 

 

Sample Drawings

The "Building Permit" drawing are examples of what needs to be submitted with a building permit application. The other examples can be used to apply for a permit, simply fill in the details. For questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

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Application

PERMIT MUST BE OBTAINED BY REGISTERED CONTRACTOR

RIGHT-OF-WAYPERMIT

 

Permit Fee:

$50 Residential
$250 Commercial

Fee may also be dependent on the project scope and details.

Other Permit Applications

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Permits MAY have to be obtained by licensed professional.

SIGN PERMIT

 

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MONEY ORDER OR

CREDIT/DEBIT CARD ONLY

4 PER YEAR

GARAGE SALE PERMIT

 

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VENDORS PERMIT

 

REVIEW FEE:

$30 FOR FREESTANDING, $20 FOR ATTACHED.

$.55 PER SQ FT FOR SIGN PERMIT.

Various fess for permit, dependent on sign type. See application for more information.

A copy of your ID and

a utility bill is required

to receive a Garage

Sale Permit

  • SIX (6) WEEK PERMIT

$100 ON OWN PROPERTY;

$500 OTHERWISE

  • SEASONAL PERMIT

$200 PER YEAR OR

$50 PER SEASONAL EVENT; MAXIMUM OF FOUR (4)

SEASONAL EVENTS PER YEAR

  • RENEWAL OR RELOCATION

($15 FOR AN ADDITIONAL SIX WEEK TIME PERIOD; MAXIMUM

OF ONE RENEWAL OR RELOCATION PER YEAR)

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Application

NEW BUSINESS PERMIT

 

$50 PERMIT FEE

$50 FIRE INSPECTION FEE

 

Process takes about  an estimated 2-3 weeks

Contractor Registration

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Application

  • APPLICATION
  • $50 REGISTRATION FEE

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

 

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Application

  • APPLICATION
  • GENERAL LIABILITY
  • STATE LICENSE
  • NOTORIZED AFFIDAVIT (IF DONE BY OTHER PARTY)

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

 

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  • GENERAL LIABILITY
  • STATE LICENSE
  • DRIVER'S LICENSE
  • NOTORIZED AFFIDAVIT (IF DONE BY OTHER PARTY)

PLUMBING CONTRACTOR

 

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  • GENERAL LIABILITY
  • STATE LICENSE
  • DRIVER'S LICENSE
  • NOTORIZED AFFIDAVIT (IF DONE BY OTHER PARTY)

 

MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR

 

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Application

  • APPLICATION
  • $50 FEE
  • LIABILITY INSURANCE
  • WORKMAN'S COMP
  • BOND OF $10,000
  • TRAFFIC CONTROL CERTIFICATION

 

RIGHT-OF-WAYCONTRACTOR

 

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Application

  • NOTORIZED APPLICATION
  • $100 FEE

 

SIGN CONTRACTOR

 

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  • GENERAL LIABILITY
  • STATE LICENSE
  • DRIVER'S LICENSE
  • NOTORIZED AFFIDAVIT (IF DONE BY OTHER PARTY)

 

IRRIGATION CONTRACTOR