When is a building permit required?
A permit will be required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system.

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1. Plans that the Brownsville Fire Marshal's Office Review
2. When is a building permit required?
3. What kind of plans do I need to submit for the construction of a new single family residence? How many sets should I submit?
4. What current codes has the City of Brownsville adopted?
5. Where is the Building Inspections and Permitting Office located?
6. What is the plan review turn-around time for obtaining a residential permit?
7. Do I need to hire a licensed plumber to do the plumbing repair in my house?
8. Do I need to hire a licensed electrician to do the electrical repair in my house?
9. What is required to register as a mechanical contractor in the City of Brownsville?
10. What is required to register as a plumbing contractor in the City of Brownsville?
11. What is required to register as an electrical contractor in the City of Brownsville?