Building & Permits

The Building Permits and Inspections Department will strive to assist you with your construction project in an efficient and accountable manner. They are responsible for permitting all construction and conducting inspections of all construction-related permits as well as issuance of Certificates of Occupancy, Fire Prevention, and Special Events.

The Building Permits and Inspections Department is responsible for:

  • Conducting building construction inspections
  • Issuing building permits
  • Issuing certificate of occupancy permits
  • Reviewing building plans
  • Working directly with the Planning and Zoning Commission

To obtain a permit for both residential and commercial uses, simply download the forms below (if available) or give us a call and we will be happy to provide you with the necessary forms.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need a permit?

The best way to find out if you need a Permit is to call the Village Office at 512-267-5511.  

It is unlawful for any person to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, perform major repairs, move, improve, remove, convert, or demolish any building or structure, or install plumbing, electrical or mechanical systems, or perform mold remediation, or perform major landscaping or drainage work, without first obtaining a city building permit. An owner may make minor improvements and repairs on any structure without a permit provided such improvements and repairs are not required by the IRC Section R105. An owner planning such improvements and/or repairs shall first contact the Village Office to determine in each instance whether or not a permit is required.

What is a building Permit?

A building permit is a written authorization to proceed with the construction of a building project in accordance with the approved drawings and specifications.

Why are Building Permits Required?

The Village of Point Venture ordinances require the issuance of building permits as a method of enforcing minimum codes and standards for all applicable construction and remodeling within the Village. Inspections are completed to all permits requiring such to ensure the safety and welfare of the residents of the Village.

What are some examples of projects that need a Permit?

Generally, building permits are required for all new construction and additions, remodeling, electrical rewiring, and all other modifications or improvements.

Examples of projects that would require a permit are listed below:

  • All new construction (commercial, multifamily and residential).
  • Additions (including but not limited to house additions, screened-in porches, sunrooms, basement finish-outs, carport or garage conversions, deck additions, Swimming pools, boat docks, deck enclosures, patios, gazebos, etc.).
  • Alterations (including but not limited to new siding or siding replacement, driveway replacement or additions, landscaping affects drainage, door replacement (if change in framing), deck replacement, window replacement (if change in framing), exterior renovations, flatwork, retaining walls, re-roofing, septic systems or repairs, framing modifications, arbor over existing patio, mold remediation, etc.).
  • Electrical work (installation of new electrical service, solar panel installation, service upgrades, or relocations, installation of electric wiring and equipment).
  • Plumbing systems - Hot Water Heater, Grinder Pump Replacement, etc. (may also require permit through local water/waste water provider).
  • HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) systems.

When are Permits usually not required?

Building Permits are usually not required to the following:

  • Painting, papering, flooring, tiling, cabinetry, countertops and similar work in an existing residence or commercial structure.
  • Replacement of exterior trim board.
  • Door replacement (as long as there are no framing changes)
  • Minor landscaping projects (does not include flatwork, stairs, retaining walls, french drains, or change the drainage of the property)
  • Replacement of mailboxes 
  • Replacement of compressors, air handlers or other mechanical devices (for example: various heating and A/C parts like blower motors, capacitors and fuses) which are a part of normal ousehold heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Installation of antennas for satellite television (as long as the antenna does not exceed one meter (39.37”) in diameter or those related to internet connections.

When can I turn in my application for a permit?

Building Permit application and project packets may be turned in Mon-Fri at the Village Office during regular business hours.  Assistant Building Official is onsite Mon, Wed and Fri,  appointments are suggested.