Code Enforcement—Inspection Services

Inspection Services

We work to provide the citizens of Waco with a safe and healthy environment in which to work and live through the enforcement of model construction codes, housing codes, zoning and other miscellaneous ordinances.

About Us

In order to fully understand the personnel and productivity of Inspection Services, it is necessary to first understand the organization of the department, and the function of the various personnel. Inspection Services is divided into two functional activities:

New Construction

Code Enforcement

Sub-standard Structures - Green Tags - Red Tags

Building Inspections Advisory and Appeals Board (scroll down to board listings)

Building Standards Commission (scroll down to board listings)

New Codes:

The City of Waco has adopted the following codes as of January 1, 2014:

  • International Code, 2012 Edition
  • National Electrical Code (NEC), 2011 Edition

Helpful Links

Residential Construction Guide

Building Permit Application

2012 International Code Amendments Adopted

Draft Ordinance - 2012 Code Amendment

Bonding & Insurance

Please contact our office for copies of the following bond forms:

  • Plumber's Bond
  • Electrician's Bond
  • Gas Appliance Bond (Mechanical Contractors)
  • Electrical Sign Contractor's Bond
  • Landscape Irrigator Bond

Certificates of insurance are also acceptable in lieu of the bonds. Certificates must be made to the City of Waco, minimum coverage of $300,000. The bond with the original signatures must be sent back to our office for approval prior to any permits being issued.

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