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Building Department


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City of Port Aransas Off Street Parking Ordinance
Contacts
Abel Carrillo
Building Official
361-749-4111 acarrillo@cityofportaransas.org
Starla Waddell
Building Permit Clerk
361-749-4111 swaddell@cityofportaransas.org
Carla Vanzant
Code Enforcement Officer
361-749-4111 cvanzant@cityofportaransas.org


Mission Statement

The Building Department consists of several entities, which include Plan Review, Permitting, Inspections, Flood Plain Management, Fire Safety and Code Enforcement. The Building Department in conjunction with the Planning and Zoning Department help to manage the development and growth of the City by implementing the City's Comprehensive Master Plan.

Through the Plan Review, Permitting and Inspection processes the Building Department ensures that the construction of all residential and commercial structures meet the zoning ordinances, comply with all City Codes and are consistent with the Comprehensive Master Plan.

With the City of Port Aransas being a barrier Island, the Flood Plain Mangement process has a strong adherence to FEMA regulations and is diligent in assuring all construction and structures meet these regulations.

As the City develops and grows, the Fire Safety Program ensures that all businesses and residential structures are complying with existing fire codes.

The responsibility of the Code Enforcement Office is to enforce City codes and the zoning and health ordinances. This enforcement will help ensure the community enjoys the quality of life style consistent with the rehabilitation, development and growth of the City of Port Aransas.
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Individuals will need to contact this group.
Dear Homeowner,
The devastation in Port Aransas from Hurricane Harvey 2017 is evident all around us. Life safety has been the priority of the City from the moment of our first response and remains so. There is no property we?ve identified that didn?t see significant wind and rain. Additionally, some unfortunate properties suffered rising water. The City is trying to streamline our building and permitting processes to expedite the recovery and make it easier for you to repair your property. Many electric services meters and panels suffered wind, rain and rising water damage. The City is concerned that although your meter may be energized by AEP and your house may be receiving electricity, hidden damage may pose a significant safety risk. Therefore, the City highly recommends that your service panel be inspected by a licensed electrician to ensure safe functionality. This is not currently a requirement but just a suggestion. If, on inspection repairs are deemed necessary, you may receive a ?Red Tag? and/or find your meter disconnected. In these instances, repairs will need to be permitted and completed by a licensed, registered electrician. The City will WAIVE any permit fees related to this safety related? hurricane Harvey based repair.
If a building official deems the meter compromised or questionable, an inspection and applicable permit for repairs WILL BE REQUIRED prior to any power restoration. When completed simply call the City building department to arrange a safety inspection which will allow for reconnect of power. Again, there no will be NO CHARGE for these specific permits.
Sincerely,
Rick Adams, Director Development Services
City of Port Aransas
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