Building Codes & Permits

Building permits are required for all construction within the corporate limits. Please note that State law requires all plumbing, electrical and air conditioning work to be done by contractors licensed by the State of Texas. Carbon Monoxide alarms are now required adjacent to sleeping areas in homes with any type of gas-fired equipment.

The following is a list of codes adopted by the City of Livingston:
  • International Building Code
  • International Fire Code
  • International Fuel Gas Code
  • International Gas Code
  • International Housing Code
  • International Mechanical Code
  • International Plumbing Code
  • International Residential Code
  • International Unsafe Building Code
  • National Electric Code

Community Development Permit Forms


The following applications for permit may be downloaded and completed. All applications must be filed in person at the office of the Community Development Coordinator at the Livingston City Hall. Please call the Community Development Office at 936-327-4311 to review completion of the application.

Permits may not be available online for all regulated activities, please call the Community Development Office to be determine requirements for development, construction or rehabilitation of any property.