The following information is related to repairs, reconstruction and permitting following Hurricane Harvey.
· Other than pulling out wet carpet and furniture once it is safe to access your property, no work should be done on a structure that has received water damage prior to a Damage Assessment being conducted by the City and a building permit has been issued. Doing any work without a permit could jeopardize any possible assistance. To determine if your property has been inspected by the City, please contact the Building Codes office at (409) 880-3100.
· There will be no charge for Building Permits for storm-damaged structures. However, permits are required. Permits can be applied for by homeowners and bonded and licensed contractors at City Hall, once it reopens.
· It is important to ensure that work done on your home or business is done by a contractor that is licensed and or bonded. In order to know if your contractor is licensed or bonded, please contact City of Beaumont Building Codes at (409) 880-3100. We also encourage you not to pay contractors until work is completed and approved by the City.