The Building Inspections division provides for the health and safety of the community through the development and enforcement of the City’s Building Code, the Code of Ordinances and other related codes. Our team, which boasts 158 years of combined construction experience, is dedicated to professional excellence and customer satisfaction.
Chief Building Official
When do I need a building permit?
Joey Swofford, Chief Commercial Inspector 512-845-4494 email@example.com
Doug Day 512-845-5947 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryan Fails 512-845-6249 email@example.com
James Shine 512-470-9543 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jimmy Spencer 512-470-9507 email@example.com
Tim Minier, Chief Residential Inspector 512-845-6248 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ferdinand Abadiano 512-568-7829 email@example.com
Paul Moran 512-688-9024 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Rodriguez 512-470-9429 email@example.com
Marc Schmidt 512-563-9398 firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Krueger, Chief Civil Inspector 512-748-9092 email@example.com
Chris Cervenka 512-639-6760 firstname.lastname@example.org
George Grondin 512-639-9497 email@example.com
Michael Rockett 512-638-2552 firstname.lastname@example.org
All contractors and sub-contractors must register with the City before a permit may be issued.
Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical contractors must be licensed with the State of Texas.
Codes are available through the International Code Council (http://www.iccsafe.org/).
- City of Round Rock Code of Ordinances
- 2015 International Building Code (2015 IBC) and Appendices
- 2015 International Fire Code (2015 IFC)
- 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (2015 IECC)
- 2015 International Residential Code (2015 IRC)
- 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (2015 ISPSC)
- 2015 International Mechanical Code (2015 IMC)
- 2015 International Plumbing Code (2015 IPC)
- 2020 National Electric Code (2020 NEC). Local amendments are in the Round Rock Code of Ordinances Part III (Zoning and Development Code); Chapter 8 (Zoning and Development Standards); Article X. (Buildings and Building Regulations); Division 9. (Electrical Code)
**Significant local amendments to the electrical code were adopted on November 1, 2020 that have not yet been incorporated into the text of the Code of Ordinances. Until then, please refer to Ordinance O-2020-0270.
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 Prior to 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 prior to 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.