About Building Development Services

Mission Statement

Protect the Lives and Safety of the Public & to Preserve the Quality of Life, Contributing to the Economic Development of our Cities.

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.

 

Building Development Services Director

1413 Houston St.

Laredo, Texas 78040

956.794.1625

The Department is subdivided into 6 divisions that oversee various aspects of permitting, construction, and enforcement of the Code of Ordinances

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2022 THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED ORDINANCE NUMBERS

2021-O-198     2021-O-199     2021-O-200     2021-O-201     2021-O-202

to UPGRADE the ICC 2018 as follows:

 

2018 International Building Code

2018 International Mechanical Code

2018 International Residential Code

2018 International Property Maintenance Code

2018 International Energy conservation Code

2018 International Existing Building Code

2012 Texas Accessibility Standards

2017 National Electrical Code of the National Fire Protection Association

2018 International Fire Code

2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

2018 International Plumbing Electrical Code

2018 International Fuel Gas Code

2018 International Private Sewage Disposal Code

About our location

Building Development

Services Department

1413 Houston St.

Laredo, Texas 78040

956.794.1625

We are located at the corner of Houston St. and Santa Maria Ave.  Customer parking is available in the parking lot across the street from the building.