Building Inspections

Mission Statement 

Our mission is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public and to see that all construction and property development in the City of Marshall is as safe as possible for all citizens.
Construction Plans are reviewed by this department, or by a Licensed Professional Architect, to ensure the proposed development meets all local, state, and federal guidelines and are within the City of Marshall’s General Plan for development.
All construction is inspected at various stages by our department officials to make sure all buildings meet the current state and federal Building Codes and City Ordinances .


Asbestos Survey

An Asbestos Survey must be completed by a Licensed Asbestos Person for any commercial remodel or demolition.   A copy of this survey must be submitted to the Permitting Department prior to a Building or Demolition Permit being issued.  A copy of this survey must also be displayed at the construction site along with the building permit.

 The Texas Department of Health regulates asbestos management in facilities and buildings.  You may pick up a brochure in the Permit and Inspection Department  that highlights the current asbestos laws.  You can obtain further information online at

Architectural Barriers-Handicap Accessibility

All plans for commercial construction or remodeling costing $50,000 or more must be submitted to the State and reviewed by a Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS) before the plans are submitted to the Permit and Inspections Department for the City Plan Review.

For more Information, contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Architectural Barriers Section, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, TX 78711 - (877) 278-0999 (toll free in Texas) or visit their website .....

All construction must be in compliance with the City Of Marshall adopted codes.

2009   International Building Code
2009   International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings
2009   International Fire Code
2009   International Plumbing Code
2009   International Mechanical Code
2009   International Fuel Gas Code
2008   National Electrical Code

For a brief overview of the permitting process and requirements click on the following links

Department Brochure
Building and Development Fee

Detailed material referenced in our brochure is available for viewing in our office, the Marshall Public Library, and online through the International Code Council at

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