Galveston, TX – February 19, 2021 – The City of Galveston is waiving permit and inspection fees for work related to winter storms and sub-freezing temperatures.
Galveston residents and business owners who sustained plumbing damage from freezing pipes and associated component damage during those storms will not be charged a fee for the permit nor the resulting inspection for the next three months.
“At a time when many of our citizens are trying to recover from the terrible effects of these storms, the last thing they need is an additional cost. The city is committed to assist in every way possible to help get back to normal," Galveston City Manager Brian Maxwell said.
“The issuance of a permit and the inspection process will continue to ensure that proper construction practices are utilized for the protection of those having the work done. In addition, the city has tripled the amount of plumbing expertise in the department staff due to cross-training and certification inspection programs implemented in the last couple of years," Galveston Director of Development Services, Tim Tietjens said.
“There are several very good plumbing companies who are registered with the City of Galveston, but at times like this, outside contractors who are not registered may come calling. Before you engage anyone for your reconstruction, we encourage you to check the city’s list of registered contractors," Galveston Chief Building Official, Todd Sukup said.
The plumbing permit fee waiver will be in effect for three months, ending May 22nd of this year.