Yes, but you still need a permit.
If you occupy the home and have a homestead exemption, you do not need to register as a contractor but will need to complete a Homeowner Affidavit when getting your permit.
If you have not applied through the Appraisal District for a homestead exemption or this is a rental property, you will have to register as a contractor when applying for a permit.
Is a Permit required for an storage shed/building?
Yes, Please visit the Accessory Buildings page for specific information.
What building, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical codes has the City of Andrews adopted?
If I am a homeowner, may I do my own work?
Yes, but you still need a permit.
What is needed if the gas company requires a city inspection to get your gas turned on?
You will need to get a plumber to put a pressure gauge on your gas line. Any appliance tied to the gas line will need to be brought up to code. The plumber will need to get a permit and call for the inspection. If the inspection passes, then we send a release to the gas company.
You will need to contact Texas Gas for service by calling 1-800-700-2443.
What is needed if the electrical company requires a city inspection to turn electrical service on?
If the meter is still there, call our office at (432) 523-4820. If work is required, you will need a registered electrical contractor to pull the permit unless you have a homestead exemption from the appraisal office. Once you have a permit and pass inspection you will need to call your electric company to set up service, so they can tie the application and release together.
Is a permit required for a roof?
Visit our Roofing Requirement Page.
Where is the Building Department located and what are the hours of business?
The main office is located on the 1st floor of City Hall: 111 Logsdon, Andrews, TX 79714
The Building Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
What is required to obtain a permit?
It depends on the type of permit being applied for, but the following are a general guideline:
- Completed Permit Application
- Scope of work (Detailed list of everything being done).
- Owner and contractor's name and phone number
- Site plan, drawing, or floor plan
- Have a registered contractor or have a homestead exemption
How many sets of plans are required for an application of a permit?
Normally, two sets are required for commercial and new residential construction.
When is a certificate of occupancy needed?
Any time a new building is built.
What is the cost of a permit?
Permits will vary in cost according to type of application. Please refer to the fee schedule for further information.
What forms of payment are accepted?
The City of Andrews accepts cash, check, and credit/debit cards. A surcharge will be applied to all credit/debit card payments.
How long is a permit good for?
Permits are good for six months or (six months after the most recent inspection up to one full year).
How do I get my project inspected?
To request your inspections, call (432) 523-4820. If you call before 10 a.m., the inspection will take place that same day. Calls received after 10 a.m. will be addressed the following day. Building inspector is in his office between 8 - 9 a.m., 1 - 1:30 p.m., and 4 - 5 p.m. most days,
How long does the permit review process take on residential projects?
Our office will attempt to expedite plan review in a timely manner; however, review time is dependent upon work volume and varies accordingly. Most plan reviews can be completed within one (1) week.
Is a permit needed for signs?
Yes, a permit is required on all signs. Refer to the Code of Ordinances for more information or visit our Sign Permit page.
Is a Permit required for a fence?
No; however, we would like to verify placement. Please contact the Building Department at (432) 523-4820 for specific information.