Building Inspection

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The Building Inspection Division of the City of Round Rock is dedicated to maintaining professional standards and ensuring customer satisfaction. This is accomplished by protecting the health and safety of the community through the enforcement of the City’s Building Code, the Code of Ordinances, and other relevant codes.


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James Shine, C.B.O. 
Chief Building Official
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Inspection Services

When do I need a building permit?

If you are planning to work on any building or structure within the City of Round Rock or in the Chandler Creek and Vista Oaks Municipal Utility Districts, you will need to obtain a building permit. This applies to construction, installation, alteration, repair, movement, demolition, replacement of any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing systems, and changing the occupancy of a building. To determine if your project requires a permit, you can contact our Development Technicians at 512-218-5550.

It’s important to note that Round Rock strictly follows a one-permit system. To avoid delays in your project, all relevant contractors must be included in the permit application before it can be issued. Under the one-permit system, the permit becomes invalid if the authorized work or construction is not commenced within six months.

All contractors and subcontractors applying for a building permit must be registered. No registration fee or annual fee is required.



Inspection Services Division Office

512-218-5550 – Office Hours: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm 

James Shine, Building Official 512-218-5550
Jorge Scott, Assistant Building Official 512-218-5550 

Intake Staff:  512-218-5550
Isabella Morales, Commercial Development Technician 512-218-5551
Jennifer Esparza, Residential Development Technician 512-671-2889

Building Plan Examiners:
Commercial: Walter Holbert, 512-671-2763
Residential: Jorge Scott ABO, 512-218-5550 

Commercial Inspectors:
Bryan Fails, Chief Plumbing Inspector 512-845-6249
Jimmy Spencer, Chief Electrical Inspector 512-470-9507
Amos Harrison, Chief Structural Inspector 512-639-0218
Josh Patterson, 737-320-9127
Michael Burt, 737-235-0455

Residential Inspectors:
Alex Rodriguez, Chief Residential Inspector 512-639-3005
Ferdinand Abadiano, 512-568-7829
Joshua Gonzales, 512-639-3050 
Paul Moran, 512-688-9024 
Lance Musslewhite, 737-340-7822 

Civil Inspectors
Matt Krueger, Chief Civil Inspector 512-748-9092
Chris Cervenka, 512-639-6760
Mike Dekeyrel, 512-673-8704   
George Grondin, 512-639-9497
Lane Imken, 512-647-0807   
Riley Pekar, 737-349-53396

The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) also must review plans for any projects involving food service (including restaurants, bars, food trucks, convenience stores, day care facilities, etc.). The food establishment permit application and food establishment plan review application forms are posted on the WCCHD website with application instructions.

Certificates of Appropriateness are required before Issuance of a Building Permit.

Properties required to undergo historic review are identified with Historic Overlay Zoning. Alterations to all structures or sites with Historic Overlay Zoning require a Certificate of Appropriateness before the issuance of a building permit. Historic review applies to all structures on a site, including fences and accessory structures.

Preservation staff are available to discuss projects on all historic-age properties (even those without historic overlay zoning) and can provide technical references that are available to help avoid damage. Contact the Planning and Development Services desk at 512-218-5428 to discuss alterations to a historic property and/or the Certificate of Appropriateness process.

Gas (ATMOS) : 1-888-460-3030

Electricity (ONCOR): 1-866-797-4839

Water Utility Billing (CORR): 512-218-5460



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