Building Services

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 Mission Statement
 Building Services performs inspections for the built environment to safeguard the public health and safety in our community.


Responsibilities of this department include:

  • Checks zoning and variance requests
  • Exercises general inspection supervision over all public and private construction work
  • Issues all permits required by the City
    • Building
    • Electrical
    • Mechanical
    • Plumbing
    • Signs
    • Vendors
    • Alcohol
  • Provides staff assistance for boards and commissions
    • Zoning Board of Adjustment
    • Building and Standards Commission
    • Unified Board of Appeals
    • Historical Building Review Committee


This department has 3 goals:

  • To ensure community compliance with all codes in accordance with City Ordinances and standard specifications
  • To provide adequate engineering and inspection services for the City of Brownwood
  • To provide timely and accurate information in regards to citizen requests to the commissions to which the department gives staff assistance


The department strives to meet the following objectives:

  • Continue to provide adequate staff support and training to related boards.
  • Increase public awareness of purpose of permits and inspections.