For unincorporated areas of Jefferson County development permits will be required for all construction performed due to Hurricane Harvey. Homeowners not in a floodplain may remove damaged sheetrock, carpet, and insulation before getting permits. However, please document damage, including how high the water was in the home and accessory structures.
If your house is in a floodplain; removal of carpeting, furniture, and belongings is encouraged but repairs may require a special inspection before a permit from Environmental Control can be issued. If you are not sure if your home is in a floodplain, please contact Environmental Control. Electrical service reconnections to your building will continue to need to be approved by Environmental Control.
If your property does not yet have an address; you can obtain an address by calling Regional Planning at 409-724-1911.
HB 2833 passed by the 81st Texas Legislature allows counties to require building code standards, inspections, and notices for certain residential construction begun after September 1, 2009 in the unincorporated portions of the county by enacting Subchapter F, Chapter 233, Texas Local Government Code.
Any building with living quarters is required by HB2833 to have three inspections, these are:
These inspections must be completed by one of the following:
Once a permit application is submitted we will determine what flood zone your building is in; this will determine how high you will need to build. If you are in an A zone you will also be required to provide Environmental Control with a finished Elevation Certificate.
Once the permit has been issued you can get temporary power. You will need to provide your Entergy account number and name of the person/business on the account in order for us to release power. After all required paperwork has been turned in you are eligible to get permanent power, again we will need your Entergy account number and name of the person/business on the account.