Permits & Code Enforcement


The City of West Columbia does not have zoning but does require permitting of any new or partial construction. Ordinances restrict the location of commercial or business interests and mobile homes or recreational vehicles.

Building Permit Information

Texas Dept. of Insurance - Windstorm

Search for Wind Storm Certificate

Location, location, location! (PDF)

Brazoria Co Drainage Criteria

Annexation Policy (PDF)

2015 International Building Codes

The city adopted the 2015 International Building Codes.


Properties may be located on the following maps to identify what floodplain it is located: FIRM 48039C0395H (PDF) all of West Columbia except area South of Dance Dr.

FIRM 48039C0560H (PDF) area south of Dance Dr.

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