Building Permits & Inspections

The Building Permits & Inspections Division is established for the purpose of providing minimum standards to safeguard life, health, safety, property, and the public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, location, and maintenance of all buildings and structures constructed within the City of Dickinson.

FEMA released the updated Elevation Certificate form on Friday, July 7, 2023. There is no grace period for the old form. Any form signed and dated as of July 7, 2023 must be on the latest FEMA EC Form. Click here to access the form.

This list of property addresses of the final elevation certificate was last updated on 11/15/2023 and is located here.  

To obtain a copy of the final elevation certificate, please submit a Public Information Request through the City Secretary's office by clicking here.


  • Certificate of Occupancy Process
  • Inspections
  • Permit Review and Issuance
  • Plan Review


Permits are required for building construction, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, pools, signs, and many more. If you are unsure if a permit is needed please consult the Community Development Department by calling 281-337-2489 Ext. 254.  All plan review and construction shall be based on the following adopted codes:

  • 2018 International Building Code (Commercial Construction)
  • 2018 International residential Code (Residential Construction)
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 Fuel Gas Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code

Submitting Your Permit Applications

Beginning Monday, October 3, 2022, the City of Dickinson will be using the MyGov online permitting portal.     Through the MyGov portal you can register as a Contractor or Homeowner which will allow you to submit permit applications, upload plans for review, follow review comments, print your permit after approval, schedule inspections, view inspection results and pay all applicable fees.    Customers will need to register online before being able to apply for permits through the portal. Navigate to our page to start the registration process.