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Building Permits

The Planning and Development Coordinator is responsible for issuing permits for all development, including construction of buildings, signs, swimming pools, driveways, storage sheds, porches, decks, remodeling and other structures.

Mission and Function

The Planning and Development Department safeguards public health and safety by enforcing the City's Building Regulations which regulate the design and construction of all structures within the City.


The City of Navasota, building codes and ordinances have been enacted and adopted to ensure that all buildings are up to accepted design and construction standards.

In addition to the local government Code of Ordinances, the City of Navasota, has adopted the following codes regulating building construction:

2012 International Building Code
2012 International Residential Code
2012 International Fire Code
2012 International Plumbing Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Energy Conservation Code
2011 National Electrical Code, with amendments

Lori Duncan,

Planning and Development Coordinator
Phone: (936) 825-2961 Direct

Jack Kelso
Building Inspector
Phone: (936) 870-5161 Cell

200 E. McAlpine Street
P.O. Box 910 - Mail
Navasota, TX 77868
Fax: (936) 825-4018

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


The City of Navasota requires each person to register, when applying for a building permit. Click here to complete the registration process.


Contractors are responsible for obtaining the proper permits for work to be done inside the City of Navasota Limits. Homeowners may obtain permits for work they are doing themselves, excluding gas, ONLY if it is their "homestead". Homestead being listed on the Grimes County Appraisal District tax record.

Click Here to apply for building permit.


All permitted work is subject to inspection. It is the responsibility of the person obtaining the permit to submit the inspection request.

Jack Kelso, Building Inspector can be reached for questions on his cell at 936-870-5161 or email
Click here to request an inspection.

Fire Inspections are still being conducted by our third party Fire Marshal and those inspections can be requested via email or phone at 936-825-2961.

Permit Fee Calculator

Building Permit fees are based on the total value of the job you are applying for a permit to do.
Click here to calculate your Building Permit fee.
For more information, contact Lori Duncan at 936-825-2961 or email.


Click Here to view the City of Navasota GIS Web Map. When the map loads, you can search by address or property ID number. You can click the various layers provided to learn more about your property including but not limited to, FEMA flood plane, zoning, property data, address etc..

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