Inspection and Permits Division

Don Pedraza - Building Official
Clint Woods  - Plumbing Inspector

Gala Brown - Secretary
409.960.5700 or 409.960.5701

Fax Number: 409.962.9433
Welcome to the City of Groves Public Works Department
Inspections Division

The Inspections and Permits Division is located at the Public Works Building at 4925 McKinley.

Citizens and contractors are required to secure the proper permits from this Division prior to the start of new construction, alterations, and or improvements on residential or commercial properties. The Building Official reviews all construction plans, and conducts field inspections to ensure compliance with City Ordinances, and State and National Codes.

This Division is the source of information and interpretation of the Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Codes. The Building Official works in conjunction with the Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustments, Construction Board of Appeals and is on hand to provide information to the public. As Floodplain Administrator, the Building Official supplies the public with information and offers in-office inspection of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). Citizen complaints regarding zoning and Code violations are processed through this Division.

Information needed on construction, building setback requirements, flood zone elevation, Code or zoning questions may be obtained by calling this Division Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 960-5707.