Permits & Other Applications

Permits Issued

Most construction within the city limits must secure a building permit. The Development Center has cross-trained specialists to assist in all aspects of the permit application process, and is responsible for the issuance of all permits for:

  • Carports
  • Driveways
  • Electrical
  • Irrigation systems
  • Manufactured home placement
  • Mechanical
  • Natural gas
  • New commercial/residential building/remodel
  • Plumbing
  • Signs and billboards
  • Swimming pools, etc.

Please ensure that any required plats or site plans have been completed prior to requesting a building permit.

Exempt Items

Find out which items are exempt from needing a permit by viewing our Permit Exceptions (PDF).

Commercial Projects

Building permits for commercial projects will only be issued when sufficient plans, details, and site plans are submitted so as to determine compliance with all applicable codes.

Swimming Pools

The City of Victoria will now require that any plans required for a pool permit be approved by the appropriate electrical provider:

  • American Electric Power (AEP),  Administrative Office
    102 E Crestwood Drive
    Victoria, TX 77901
    Phone: 361-574-3357 (only call for pool location assistance)
  • Victoria Electric Cooperative (VEC), Engineering Office
    102 S Ben Jordan Street
    Victoria, TX 77901
    Phone: 361-573-2428, ext. 47 (only call for pool location assistance)

Regulations & Supporting Documents

Regulations and links to supporting documents may be found by viewing our Development Guide.

Permit Applications

Other Applications