Planning, Permits & Inspections

The City of Rockport's Planning, Permits & Inspection Department is responsible for the following:

  • Conducting building construction inspections
  • Issuing building permits
  • Issuing certificate of occupancy permits
  • Reviewing building plans
  • Working directly with the Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Enforcing building codes for businesses only
  • Enforcing zoning regulations
  • Administering ordinances for permits and inspections for businesses only
  • Enforcing dwelling standards ordinances
  • Condemning and removing hazardous buildings
  • Scheduling and conducting building inspections for businesses only

Our Building Codes and Inspections Department take on the  responsibility within our community of the following:

  • Enforcing building codes and
  • Ensuring the health, safety and general welfare of our citizens.


The city does not require permits for residential work.