All permitting services are now being conducted through our online permitting portal.

CONTRACTORS - Begin by selecting the "Collaborator" option, then select "make new request" to apply for a credential before submitting for permits. 


Click here for assistance with the collaborator process and scroll below to see frequently asked questions.


Frequently Asked Questions

What does "Collaborator" mean?

In our permitting portal the collaborator is you, the contractor or resident applying for your permit or credentials. 

Is my address in the City Limits? 

You can look up your address using the HCAD website to determine if you are in the Jersey Village City Limits.

What are the Permit Fees?

For permit and plan review fees, please refer to our Schedule of Fees and Impact Fees.

Can I get my work inspected as soon as possible?

The City of Jersey Village is now offering on-demand inspections for certain permits. This means that when all work is complete and ready for inspection, the installer, homeowner, or contractor can contact BBG (third party inspector provider) at 281-317-0537 prior to leaving the work site to conduct their inspection virtually through FaceTime or GoogleDuo. 

Once the inspection address and permit number have been verified, the call will be dispatched to a certified BBG inspector within 15 minutes or less of the initial call being received. No additional apps or fees will be required to complete the inspection on-demand.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding on-demand inspections, pleaseclick hereto be directed to the inspection provider's website where all on-demand inspection procedures are available. You may also contact BBG anytime at 281-317-0537 or to receive further assistance with the process.

Can I get a public works tap inspection?

Click here to Request a Public Works Tap Inspection

(please do not schedule the inspection more than 1 business day in advance)

Are there special provisions for constructing inside a Special Flook Hazard Area?

In addition to the permitting process, properties located in an area of special flood hazard (ASFH) are required to undergo a development review. 

Not sure if you are constructing in a Special Flood Hazard Area? See: FEMA's National Flood Hazard Map.

Do I need a permit for this project?

The City of Jersey Village requires permits for all residential and commercial construction. If you are unsure whether you need a permit, or have questions about the permitting process, a certified Permit Technician can be reached at 713-466-2110.


Applicable Codes

The City of Jersey Village has adopted the 2018 Edition of the following International Codes:
(Unless indicated otherwise)

  • Commercial: IBC, IFC, IFGC, IMC, IPC, NEC (2017), IECC
  • R-3 Residential: IRC, IECC, NEC (2017)
  • Swimming Pools/Spas: ISPSC
Right-of-Way Construction Guidelines
Texas 811 Right-of-Way Permitting Ordinance