Contact Information

Lori Bownds, Building Official
City of Richmond, City Hall Annex
600 Morton Street
Richmond, TX 77469
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Permit Office

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Phone: (281) 232-6871

Fax: (281) 238-1215

Inspection requests can be requested by E-mail to or by fax. Request made prior to 3:00PM will be processed for the next business day. After 3:00PM will be two business days.

Application submittals can be sent to


Our Mission

The mission of the Richmond Building Department is to provide and maintain a team dedicated to providing exceptional customer service. We will continue  to provide a professional approach to meet the needs of the property and business owners of Richmond.


Adopted Codes

2015 International Building Code

2015 International Residential Code

2015 International Plumbing Code

2015 International Mechanical Code

2017 National Electric Code NFPA 70

2015 International Energy Conservation Code

2015 International Fuel Gas Code

2015 International Fire Code


The City of Richmond Commission approved and adopted a Unified Development Code (UDC) in October of 2015. Click here to view the Unified Development Code (UDC).

Disclaimer: All Code & Ordinance documents provided on this site are for the convenience of the user and are not to be considered as legal documents. Every effort has been taken to provide accurate and correct copies of the documents listed but for an Official Copy please contact the City Secretary at the Richmond City Hall, 402 Morton Street, Richmond, Texas or telephone at 281-342-5456. Permit applications should be up-to-date and may be used as provided. Questions about permits may be directed to the permit office at 281-232-6871. Thank you.