Code Enforcement

The City of Port Arthur's Code Enforcement Department is comprised of Animal Control, Building Inspections and Demolition. 

The Building Inspections Division is currently operating under the 2015 International Residential Code, the 2015 International Building Code, 2015 International Plumbing Code, 2015 International Mechanical Code and the 2014 National Electrical Code.

Newly Published Demolition List

Demolition List August 2018

Harvey Updates

  • Homeowners may pull permits for residential repairs to their property with proof of homestead.
  • Contractors can pull permits provided they are registered with the city.
  • We urge all residents to make sure their property has been inspected and a permit is in place before beginning work.
  • All commercial properties require an asbestos survey.
  • Drawing for repairs are not required, a narrative of all work will need to be submitted for permit.
  • Permit fees for storm related repairs have been waived.