Fort Bend County, TX
|Robert E. Hebert
Fort Bend County Judge
|Phone (281) 341-8608
For Immediate Release
New Inspections Required within Unincorporated Fort Bend County
Beginning April 1, 2010 Fort Bend County residential home builders will be required to report inspections for new construction within unincorporated areas of the county.
A minimum of three inspections during construction will be required and include inspection of the following: the foundation, before the placement of concrete; the framing and mechanical system stage before drywall; and the final inspection once construction is complete. Additionally, builders will be required to provide notice to the County’s Engineering Department of the location of new residential construction, the approximate date by which the new residential construction will start, and the version of the international Residential Code that will be used during construction.
Required inspections must be conducted by a licensed engineer, registered architect, professional inspector licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission, plumbing inspector employed by a municipality and licensed by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners, building inspector employed by a political subdivision, or an individual certified as a residential combination inspector by the International Code Council.
Homebuilders and inspectors can visit www.fortbendcountygov.com to register and submit future inspection reports online by accessing the "Permitting" button on the County’s home page. Additional information may be obtained by contacting