Building and Inspections Department

The Building and Inspections Department provides assistance for all issues relating to permitting of construction and building code compliance. Building permits are required for all commercial or residential construction or demolitions in the city. All permit requests and fee information may be obtained online through the Permits Department webpage, or in person at Manvel City Hall located at 20025 Morris Ave., or by calling 281-489-0630  during regular business hours. 

The City is on the following technical codes:

  • International Building Code, 2015
  • National Electrical Code, 2014
  • International Plumbing Code, 2012
  • International Fuel Gas Code, 2012
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2012
  • International Mechanical Code, 2012
  • International Fire Code, 2015
  • International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings, 2012
  • International Swimming Pool and Spa code, 2012

For additional information on permitting or contractor registration, visit the Permits Department webpage.