Building Department

Online Permitting
The Jamaica Beach Improvement Committee, Inc. frequently require permits, too. You are strongly encouraged to contact them before beginning any projects at (409) 737-9850.


The City of Jamaica Beach requires permits for many types of construction and repairs. Examples of work requiring permits are:
  • New home construction
  • Additions and alterations to existing structures
  • Construction of garages and storage areas, including additions to those that are existing
  • Fences
  • Installation of swimming pools and sprinkler systems
  • New bulkheads and bulkhead repairs
  • New roofs and siding, and repairs to same
  • Boat docks, decks and stairs
  • Driveways and other concrete slabs
  • Electrical repairs
  • Plumbing repairs

Contact our Building Department at 409-737-1142 option 7, if you have any questions regarding your construction/project or to schedule an inspection. Permit applications and Building Setback Requirements are available on our Online Services page. 

For windows, siding, doors & roofs, please contact Texas Dept of Insurance before you begin working. 

Email the Building Department

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jessica Sark Building Department Clerk (409) 737-1142