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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

Amber Taylor,
Permit Clerk

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 access the Sign Permit application.

Click Here for the Residential Building Permit application.
Click Here for the Commercial Building Permit application.
Click Here for the Plumbing Building Permit application.
Click Here for the Electrical Building Permit application.
Click Here for the Mechanical Building Permit application.


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

Jack Kelso is our City Building Inspector, however inspection requests are to be directed through the office by contacting Amber Taylor directly, at 936-825-2961 or by email. All inspections are scheduled for the following business day, so requests should be submitted within 24 hours prior to needing the inspection.
Click here to request an inspection via our online form.

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 Fees

Building Permit fees are based on the type of job (commercial, residential), the value of the job you are applying for a permit to do, and the scope of work (plumbing, electrical, mechanical, general building, demo, etc.).
For more information, contact Amber Taylor 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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