Building Inspection

The Inspection Services Division is responsible for the inspection of all public and private structures to ensure public health and safety through the enforcement of appropriate building codes.

Permitting information for:


Forms & Reports:

Food service projects:

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.

Currently adopted codes:

Codes are available through the International Code Council ( and at the Round Rock Public Library.

  • International Building Code, 2015 edition, (including Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire codes)
  • International Residential Code, 2015 edition, (including Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire codes)
  • National Electric Code (NEC), 2017 edition. Local amendments are in the Round Rock Code of Ordinances Part III (Zoning and Development Code) Section 8-144 Electrical Code – General
    **Significant local amendments to the electrical code were adopted on April 27, 2017 that have not yet been incorporated into the text of the Code of Ordinances. Until then, please refer to Ordinance O-2017-4343.

Building Permit and Inspection policies:

Permit application materials must be submitted on paper by mail or in person. Emailed applications/plans are not accepted.

All contractors and sub-contractors must register with the city before a permit may be issued. Fax completed Contractor information sheet to 512-218-5563.

Electrical, plumbing and mechanical contractors must be licensed by the State of Texas. Search the state’s Active License Database

Permits are valid for six months. If the applicant schedules an inspection in that time the permit will automatically be extended six months from the date of the inspection. If there has been no activity the permit expires and the applicant must apply for a new permit.

If more than two inspections are necessary for any one inspection type, the applicant will be assessed a $50 re-inspection fee for each additional inspection. These fees must be paid before the first final inspection can be performed. Please call our office before scheduling a final inspection to check for any re-inspection fees that may be due.

Inspection Services Division
301 W. Bagdad Ave. Suite 100
Round Rock, Texas 78664
Phone: 512-218-5550 | Fax: 512-218-5563
Email your questions or comments to the Inspection Services Manager