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The Building Department reviews plans, inspects construction and issues permits for all development in the City of Shoreacres. This department also works with all permits such as fill and demolition. Because we are a small city, we share our building inspector with several other area small cities.

Work requiring permits cannot start until the permit is issued by the Building Department. Permit applications must be reviewed and approved by department staff and all fees are calculated at that time. We accept Cash, Check, MasterCard and Visa payments for building permits and registrations 

Building InspectorLatane LambEmail Latane

Building Inspector Hours

  • Tuesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Appointments outside of these hours may be requested and are dependent upon availability. Contact the Building Clerk at 281-471-2244 to arrange for an appointment.


  • Assignment of street addresses
  • Building complaint investigations
  • Building inspections
  • Building permit issuance
  • Code Enforcement
  • Floodplain administration
  • Plan review and approval
  • Other permit issuance


The Building Department issues permits for the following:

  • Air conditioning unit and water heater replacements
  • Building demolition
  • Commercial business construction
  • Driveway or patio extensions
  • Electrical reconnections, if meter has been removed
  • Fences
  • Fill permits
  • Foundation repairs and re-adjustments
  • Gas re-connections
  • Siding Installation / Replacement
  • Window Installation / Replacement
  • House construction
  • House or building moves
  • New roofs or roof repairs
  • Patio covers, porches and sun rooms
  • Permanent and temporary signs
  • Swimming pools, including hot tubs and spas over 24 inches deep
  • Trade work – electrical, plumbing, HVAC
  • Tree removal
  • Others

Permits Issued