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can a city in Texas require a construction permit if they do

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can a city in Texas require a construction permit if they do not have a code enforcement officer?
Hello, my name is Ely. Welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice; and (2) my function is to give you honest information and not necessarily to tell you what you wish to hear. Note: there may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies.

I am sorry for your situation. The answer is yes, if the city's code of ordinances has an ordinance that demands such a permit.

Of course, not all municipalities have a code enforcement officer. If not, then it makes it ever much so harder for the city to enforce the matter, as there is no one individual tasked with enforcement. However, this may still be done in that the city's attorney may file a complaint with the Court against the individual, still, even without a code enforcement officer.

So yes, this may still be demanded, I am afraid (but again, only if the code of ordinances permit it).

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