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Bastrop, TX 78602
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This page covers permitting information for repairs and cleanup due to natural disaster or other emergencies.
Need to make emergency repairs following a disaster or other emergency? We want to help you get back to normal as quickly as possible. Work can begin right away on projects that present safety hazards in your home or business and a permit may be acquired after the emergency repair has begun. Inspections will need to be completed to ensure your emergency repairs meet code requirements. Some projects do not require permits (see below). Homeowners should save all receipts related to repair along with pictures of the damages and sections of pipe where leaks occurred in order to help with documentation for insurance claims or federal program assistance.
Apply for permits using MyGov: https://public.mygov.us/bastrop_tx as you normally would. In the project description, include information about what makes it an emergency. The project may be eligible for discounted fees.
A permit is not required for any single-family home or duplex that meet the following:
For additional information, see the International Residential Code (IRC) Sections R105, N1107 and N1110, the International Building Code (IBC) Sections 105, 1107 and 1110, the International Plumbing Code (IPC) Sections 102 and 106.2, and the National Electrical Code NFPA 70 (NEC) Appendix H, Sections 80.9 and 80.19 (C). These codes are available on the Development Services Department home page under Current Codes.
For the safety of you and your home, all other types of projects do require permits. Common examples after winter storms include:
Many permitting exemptions for homeowners also apply to commercial structures and multifamily residences, such as triplexes and apartment complexes. Please check with the Building Official for a determination on emergency permitting requirements based on the specifics of the emergency repairs.
Licensing and Registration: Some trades, including plumbing, HVAC mechanical, electrical, and general contractor, require credential verification with the City of Bastrop. This also includes TDLR and TSBPE license numbers and proper insurance.
Homestead Permits: Eligible homeowners may complete some projects if the property is registered as a homestead with the Bastrop Central Appraisal District.
The City's Protected and Heritage Tree Ordinance allows for storm-related emergency tree removal prior to receiving a permit. There is no fee, but documentation is required. The tree(s) must be dead, diseased, or causing imminent hazards.
Under the Governor's Orders associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, all permit expiration dates are extended to December 31, 2021. Please contact the Development Services Department if this applies to you.
Governor Abbot and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) are encouraging Texans to complete the Self Reporting Damage Survey. This survey will help the state and emergency management officials to gain an understanding of the winter storm damages. This data is also needed to provide information to FEMA and highlight the need for federal disaster assistance for individuals. Reporting damage to TDEM is a voluntary activity, is not a substitute for reporting damage to an insurance agency, and does not guarantee disaster relief assistance. Governor Abbott said, "The information gleaned from this survey will help our state identify the full impact of this winter weather and help emergency management better serve Texans."
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