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Applicable Codes

The City of Fulshear has adopted the 2015 International Codes, including Building, Residential, Property Maintenance, Energy, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, and Plumbing, as well as the 2014 National Electrical Code, as amended per Ordinance.  The city enforces these codes and the technical standards they reference.  To obtain building permits or certificates of occupancy, compliance with Fulshear design standards and development codes are required. 

Fire Code is per Fort Bend County Fire Marshal 2012 IFC  

Commercial
Buildings

Commercial construction requires various permits and documentation. For more information, please refer to the Commercial Building Permit Information Packet


Fort Bend County Fire Marshal's Office - 281-238-1500
Fort Bend County Health Department Office - 281-238-3233

Please note: the city uses WCA for waste solutions: 281-368-8187 


Residential Buildings 

Residential construction requires various permits and documentation. For more information, please refer to the Residential Building Permit Information Packet

To see a searchable version of the Fee Schedule, click here.

To see a searchable version of the Residential Outdoor Lighting Requirements, click here.

2015 International Residential Code Design and Inspections for Wind Loads within the City of Fulshear

Please note: the city uses WCA for waste solutions: 281-368-8187


Required

Within the City of Fulshear city limits, any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system (the installation of which is regulated by the International Building Code), or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Building Official and obtain the required permit.

All contractors who work within the City of Fulshear city limits must register as a contractor, provide the city with a copy of the contractor license, drivers licence and a minimum of $100,000 general liability insurance with the City of Fulshear listed as an additionally insured. The registration fee is $200.00.


Exempt Work

Permits shall not be required for improvements such as the following:

BUILDING:  Fences not over 6 ft., painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work, swings and other playground equipment.

ELECTRICAL: Repairs and Maintenance for minor repair work such as the replacement of lamps or the connection of approved portable electrical equipment to approved permanently installed receptacles.

GAS: replacement of any minor part that does not alter approval of equipment or make such equipment unsafe.

MECHANICAL: Portable heating appliances, portable cooling units, replacement of any minor part that does not alter approval of equipment or make such equipment unsafe.

Exemption from permit requirements of the International Building Code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of the Code or any other laws or ordinances of the City of Fulshear.

If you are unsure whether or not your work requires a permit, please contact the City of Fulshear Building Services Department.


 Work without a Permit

Permit Sample
Within the City of Fulshear city limits, any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system (the installation of which is regulated by the International Building Code), or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Building Official and obtain the required permit. 

Any contractor who has done work without the required building permit will be fined $350.00.  The paying of this fee shall not relieve any person from fully complying with the requirements in the execution of the work nor from any other penalties prescribed in the Code.


All contractors who work within the City of Fulshear city limits must register as a contractor, provide the city with a copy of the contractor license, drivers licence and a minimum of $100,000.00 general liability insurance with the City of Fulshear listed as an additionally insured. The registration fee is $200.00. 


 Payment Options

The Building Services Department accepts checks and credit card, including Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Please note there is a 3% convenience fee for the use of all credit cards as a form of payment.