Contractor Information

WELCOME to the City of Kilgore! We are happy to assist you through the permitting and inspection process, below you will find important information for building in Kilgore.    

Contractor Registration

All contractors must register with the city. There is no fee to register and once you are registered, keeping your information updated is all that will be required to pull permits. Below is the information you will need to supply. 

  • Contractor Application

  • Certificate of Insurance(COI) with a minimum of $300,000 in liability coverage or a surety bond made out to the city in the amount of $15,000. 

  • Copy of trade licenses if applicable. 

All this can be submitted to the permit tech online at permits@cityofkilgore.com

Building Code Requirements

  • 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE 
  • 2012 INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE 
  • 2012 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE 
  • 2012 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE 
  • 2012 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE 
  • 2012 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE 
  • 2012 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE 
  • 2012 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE 
  • 2012 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING POOL AND SPA CODE 
  • 2015 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE 
  • 2017 NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE

Permits

Permit applications are found on the permit page on the city website. Please submit the completed application and required documents to permits@cityofkilgore.com. Trade permits such as electrical, plumbing, roofing, and mechanical are typically approved within 24 to 48 hours. For all other building permits please allow 10 days per each submittal of information. Below is a flow chart of our process.

Permit Flowchart Chart

After the permit application is approved by appropriate departments the permit tech will contact you for payment, once payment is processed then your permit will be issued for your project. 

If you pull permits often you may wish to contact the permit tech about a portal link to submit permit applications for approval.

Inspections

Inspections are a crucial part of completing the permit process and are up to the contractor to initiate. You may contact the permit office to schedule an inspection by email at permits@cityofkilgore.com or by phone at 903 988 4119. Please allow 24 to 48 hours when scheduling your inspection. 

Helpful Documents

Permit Review Flow Chart 

Common inspection for building project

Permit application checklist for Commercial Buildings

Permit application checklist Residential Building

Master Fee Schedule