Building Department

Building Department Permit Issuance

City of El Lago ordinances requires the issuance of building permits as a method of enforcing minimum codes and standards for all applicable construction and remodeling within the city. Additionally, all contractors are required to register annually with the City.

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), January 2017 (PPT)

Driveways - See Ordinance Chapter 15 Article II

Building Permit Procedures

Building Permit Applications

Contractor Registration

If you have registered as a contractor with El Lago in the past, please DO NOT complete this online registration for new contractors. Simply call our office at (281) 326-1951 EXT. 110 to update your registration. 

Signs in El Lago

City of El Lago ordinances require all signs to be approved before installation.

Current Building Code Editions

(1)     The International Building Code, 2018 edition;

(2)     The International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2018 edition;

(3)     The International Plumbing Code, 2018 edition;

(4)     The International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 edition;

(5)     The International Mechanical Code, 2018 edition;

(6)     The International Fire Code, 2015 edition, including Appendices A-G;

(7)     The National Electrical Code, 2020 edition;

(8)     The International Code Council Electric Administrative Provisions, 2018 edition;

(9)     The International Energy Conservation Code, 2018 edition; and

(10)     The International Wildland-Urban and Property Maintenance Code, 2018 edition.