The following includes City Regulations and requirements for application of building permits and plan review.
Construction Codes, State Laws and City Ordinance have been adopted and apply to construction within Gladewater. They provide the minimum requirements to safeguard life, health, public welfare and public property as they related to these safeguards by regulating and controlling the design, certification, construction, alteration, modification, repair, equipment use, occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of all buildings, structures or appurtenances thereto.
Codes adopted are as follows:
- Building Code: International Building Code 2009 with amendments
- Residential Code: International Residential Code 2009 with amendments
- Mechanical Code: International Mechanical Code 2009 with amendments
- Plumbing Code: International Plumbing Code 2009 with amendments
- Gas Code: International Fuel Gas Code 2009 with amendments
- Electrical Code: National Electric Code 2011 with amendments
- Existing Buildings: International Existing Building Code 2009 with amendments
- Fire Code: International Fire Code 2009 with amendments
- National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code 101 (NFPA 101)
- Energy Code: International Energy Conservation Code 2012 with amendments
- Property Maintenance: International Property Maintenance Code 2009 with amendments
- Health: Texas Food Establishment Regulations
- Texas Engineering Practice Act
- Texas Clean Air Act
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
- Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
- Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation
- Trash Service: Republic Services 903-986-5321
- Water and Sewer Service: 903-845-2196
Inspections must be requested and scheduled through the City Hall with Inspector’s Secretary at 903-845-2196.
The following are inspections required by the City of Gladewater. The number and order of inspections may vary based on the extent and type of project.
Foundation and Site Inspections
Top Out Plumbing
No building shall be occupied nor any change made to occupancy, nor shall any inventory occupy any building other than standard fixtures until after the building official and fire marshal have issued an approved certificate of occupancy. Where occupancy is pending any food/beverage establishment, authorization shall include inspection by the health officer.
For additional information or questions regarding the information provided herein, please contact AL HARRISON – BUILDING INSPECTOR AT (903) 845-2011.
Contact City of Gladewater Water Department for all water/sewer taps (903) 845-2196.
Fire Inspector can be contacted at (903) 845-2484 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions and Links:
When do I need a permit?
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 concrete or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the 2009 International Building Code, or to cause any such work to be done shall obtain the required permit.
Included in this are the following:
2. Roofing-new and reroof
3. Plumbing-including excavation and or/trenching of water, sewer, and or gas service systems: water heaters and water softener systems.
6. Fire suppression sprinklers and standpipes
7. Lawn irrigation systems
8. Swimming pools above and in ground type, and spas
9. Fences-new installation and or replacement over 6’
12. Accessory buildings-includes storage sheds, greenhouses, gazebos, bath/pool houses
What is needed for a permit?
All contractors are required to be licensed, registered, insured and/or bonded with the City of Gladewater. The bond must be issued to the City of Gladewater and for the amount of $1,000,000.00. The bond must be current and shall remain on file with the city prior to the issuance of any construction permits.
Permit Application Requirements:
A. Residential Development
1. Complete Permit Application
2. Two complete sets of construction plans to include:
a. Full dimensioned site plan
b. Required sidewalks, curb cut and driveway locations
c. MEP plans
d. Engineer sealed foundation plan
e. Roof Truss plan
f. Residential Check Report
3. Flood Plain Certificate, if located within a flood plain or special flood hazard area
4. Application for accessory permits to include a pool, fence, irrigation system, storage shed, construction trailer, green house, gazebos, etc.
B. Multi Family and Commercial Development
1. Complete Permit Application
2. Two complete sets of construction plans (plus digital copy for commercial) to include:
a. Full dimensioned Site Plan
b. Parking Plan
c. Engineer Sealed foundation plan
d. Engineer Sealed MEP plans
e. Architectural Sealed Design Plans
f. Civil Drawings if applicable
g. Roof Truss Plan
h. Fire Sprinkler/Alarm Plan, if applicable
i. Landscape Plan, if applicable
j. Irrigation Plan, if applicable
k. Comm. Check
l. Plan Review Fee
Files, Documents, and Applications: