The mission of the Building Inspection Department is to make sure that all buildings in the City of White Oak are as safe as possible for all citizens, to ensure that all citizens are treated with respect, and inspections are consistent and timely. Permits are required for new construction, remodeling, additions, plumbing, and electrical work. The City of White Oak values its residents and enforces the adopted building codes as a means to protect residents from substandard buildings. The Building Inspection Department is responsible for enforcement of various City codes relating to construction of property within the White Oak city limits. Inspections are made to ensure compliance with city, state, and federal regulations regarding construction of residential and commercial property. The building inspector issues permits for construction, plumbing, electrical, sign installation, moving of homes, demolition, driveway approaches, swimming pools, and certificates of occupancy. The City of White Oak conducts inspections based on the following adopted codes:
2009 International Residential Code
2009 International Building Code
2009 International Fuel Gas Code
2009 International Mechanical Code
2009 International Property Maintenance Code
2009 International Energy Code
2009 International Plumbing Code
2008 National Electric Code
SAFETY INSPECTION / CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY A change in occupancy of any building or structure is not allowed until a Certificate of Occupancy (also called a safety permit) has been issued by the building inspector or his/her designee according to Section 11 of the City of White Oak's Zoning Ordinance. This safety permit is required before electricity service is connected. This process is the way our citizens have a safe living environment and certifies the building is in compliance with the City's adopted building codes. The cost of the permit is $30. Contact Maureen Carrigan at City Hall for scheduling (903) 759-3936 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An annual City registration is required by contractors wishing to obtain a permit, with the exception of plumbers (Note: Per Texas State Law, plumbing contractors are not required to register, but are still required to pull permits).
Permits are required in White Oak to build and/or remodel any structure.
Please check with City Hall before work begins to see if a permit is required
Codes are strictly enforced
Any change of occupancy must be reported to the City of White Oak