A building permit is required to "construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy" of a building or structure within the City of Roma's jurisdiction. A homeowner may be issued a permit to perform such work on his permit upon proof of ownership. A trade permit for electrical, mechanical, plumbing or irrigation work is sometimes required depending on the scope of work. With the exception of irrigation work, only a contractor registered with the City may be issued a trade permit.
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR REMODELING (if it requires structural change)
PERMANENTLY INSTALLED HEATING, COOLING, AND VENTILATION UNITS
PLUMBING WORK (requires additional permit
POOLS & PONDS (if over 24in. of depth or are above ground containing 5,000 gal. of water or more)
RESIDENTIAL ROOF COVERING (required when replacing 25% or more)
STORAGE SHEDS (or other structures, if over 200 sq. ft. or more. )
PORCHES, AWNINGS, & CARPORTS (Permit is required if it’s 200 sq.ft.or more, or when structure is attached, or within 5 ft. of house )
ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS/ IN-LAW SUITE (attached or detached)
PLACEMENT OF MOBILE HOME
CONCRETE WORK (if more than 30in. above grade or if it will support a structure)
MASONRY WALLS & FENCES (if over 42in. in height)
CHAIN LINK FENCE (if over 6ft. in height)
ANY WORK ON CITY SIDEWALKS OR STREET (such as repairs of sidewalk, curb cuts for new driveway)
TEMPORARY PLACEMENT OF DUMPSTER ON PROPERTY
Any plumbing improvements made to a residence or business with water accounts serviced by the City of Roma require a plumbing permit.
Replacement of any switch, receptacle, fuse, fan, light fixture or similar equipment that does not alter mechanical, electrical or plumbing system.
Ordinary minor nonstructural repair or remodeling work such as painting, papering, siding and similar finish work.
Any establishment that handles food must apply for a Roma Health Department Permit. For more information please contact the City Health Inspector at (956) 849-1411
All commercial building permits require an additional Fire Marshal Permit. For more information please contact the Roma Fire Department at (956) 849-1770
Please bring completed permit application and required payment to City Hall for processing.