Building Codes Adopted by the Board of Directors
What is required to submit a building permit?
- Current Lot Survey
- Complete Set of blue prints, workable plot plan, Floor plan, front elevation, side elevation, and a specification sheet (if applicable) must be submitted.
Approved Construction Materials:
- All materials used in the construction of a single dwelling unit, remodeling of a single dwelling, or addition to a single dwelling unit must be new.
- All materials used in addition or remodeling, must match as close as possible to the exterior décor of the structure that is being remodeled or added onto.
- Culverts to be installed where needed at a minimum of 18 inches in diameter and in some cases larger.
Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical
- All wiring must meet National Electrical and Fire Codes.
- All plumbing must meet State Plumbing and Health Codes.
- All water and sewer traps must have back flow prevention use.
- All new meter settings must have back flow prevention valves installed.
- A charge for the water tap and/or sewer tap installation will be assessed.
- All sprinkler systems must have back flow prevention valves and must be inspected by a certified inspector.
- All utilities that are required to cross a paved roadway within the District shall be drilled or bored under the pavement at required depths. The District shall set the depths or distances.
- Any digging requires the contractor or sub-contractor to call dig test at 811.
- Retaining walls must be installed where needed.
- Any retaining wall over four feet high requires a certified engineered stamp.
New Home Building Requirements
- 1,000 Square feet is required on small lots.
- 2,000 square feet is required on large lots.
- All restrictions on your ground lease agreement apply.
- A portable toilet must be placed at any construction site before and during the time of all construction, except in the cases of remodeling or additions where a dwelling exits that contains a workable toilet.
Permits, Fees, Violations, etc.
- Any violation of the Building codes will constitute a stop work order being issued and subject the offender to pay a penalty of $25 up to $250 fine at the discretion of the ARC.
- Applicable fees will be assessed by Lubbock County WCID #1.
Residential Construction Permit Fee Schedule
- New home: $.10 per sq. ft. of conditioned space.
- Accessory and/or unconditioned buildings $.10 per sq. ft under roof.
Additions to the floor area
- $.10 sq. foot
Alterations and Remodeling
- $1.50 per $1,000.00 construction value, $30,000.00 minimum.
Minimum Building Permit Fee
Permit Fees, work commencing prior to permit approval
- One location involved: 200% of normal building permit fee
- Two locations involved: 200% of normal permit fee for first site, 300% or normal permit fee for second site.
- Three or more locations involved: As above, except that the third & subsequent sites shall each is assessed fees of 400% of the normal permit fees. Re-roofing, demolition, and house moving fees shall be the greater of $100 or 200% of the normal permit fee for each site involved.
- Investigative inspection fee of $75 as deemed necessary
Renewal of Expired Permit
- One half of original building permit fees, $30 minimum
Renewal of Involuntarily Terminated Permit
- Great of $100 or 200% of the original permit fees; where utilities have been terminated due to illegal occupancy, the fees shall be paid prior to re-establishment of utility service.
Permit Transfer Fee
- Scope of work unchanged from original permit: Original fee, not to exceed $250. Scope of work varies from original permit; Fees as for new construction.
- Investigative inspection fees of $60 may be necessary.
Plumbing, mechanical & electrical permits for new construction
- $.05 sq. ft. of gross floor area under roof, $30 minimum
Plumbing alterations and remodeling (no change in building area) Total re-plum, as for new construction
- $2 per $1,000.00 Valuation. $30 minimum
Sewer Tap Fee
Water Tap Fee