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Completed applications can be returned to the Development Services Department or submitted using MyPermitNow.
All permit applications can be found on the Forms and Applications page.
A permit is required for all construction projects within the city.
Yes, in some cases. The city has a one (1) mile extraterritorial jurisdiction from the city limit. Permitting for signs, subdivisions (subdividing of land), non-point source pollution permits, and water quality is done through the city.
For properties outside the city limit connected to the city's water or wastewater system, a plumbing permit is required form the city.
Building, electrical, mechanical, and other related permits are not issued by the city; however, it is recommended that you contact the Burnet County offices for permitting requirements.
Permit fees vary widely depending on whether it is a residential or commercial project, and whether a utility connection is required or not.
To review the fee schedule relating to permitting click here, or contact the Development Services Department for more information.
Permits that do not require a review of construction plans, such as a plumber changing out a water heater, are issued immediately. Permits that require the review of construction plans vary depending on the project. For more information on permitting and review time-frames please contact the Development Services staff.
Please consult the Building Official regarding any amendments to the adopted codes that may or may not exist.
$900 per lot for residents$1,100 per lot for non-residents
COLUMBARIUM NICHE PRICES
Rows 1, 2, 6, and 7 – $1,300 per nicheRows 3, 4, and 5 – $1,600 per niche
Rows 1, 2, 6, and 7 – $1,100 per nicheRows 3, 4, and 5 – $1,400 per niche
Please contact 830.798.6250 to request a copy of a deed.
Yes. Please contact us for assistance at 830-798-6250.
An impact fee is a one-time payment made to the political subdivision (city, water or utility district) by a developer of a new development to pay for the cost of construction or expansion of water and sewer facilities located outside the boundaries of the new development and that are needed by new development and its impact on the surrounding community.
Impact fees redistribute who pays for the new or expanded infrastructure. Impact fees shift the burden of system expansion as a result to new development to the new customers. Without impact fees, the expansion of existing facilities or the construction of new facilities (that are off-site of the development) would be paid using water and sewer utility rates, thus placing the financial burden on all existing and new customers.
The process is set out in state law (Texas Local Government Code Ch. 395).
0.5 * Total Cost of capital improvements required to serve new development in the service areaImpact Fee = ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Total number of new service units expected in the service area over the next 10 year period
Determining The Total Cost of Capital Improvements:
The city must update the land use assumptions and capital improvements plan at least every five years.
The process is as follows:
Property owners or developers who:
Once a permit is issued for a job, an inspection can be scheduled by the contractor and/or owner via MyPermitNow.
Inspections are conduction within 24 to 48 hours after the request is made on MyPermitNow or after the call is received on our inspection line.
Applicants can view the inspection results online at MyPermitNow, or by email or phone call. The inspector will also leave a Building Inspection Report indicating approved, corrections required, correct and proceed, or failed. If the inspection failed, the Building Inspection Report will include the corrections to be made and a re-inspection if needed.
There are no inspection fees, on re-inspection fees.
The re-inspection fee for a new residence is $35. Remodel fees for residential and commercial are $100 for each trip the inspector may make to the construction site.
When the water and sewer line(s) are installed along with a test performed prior to covering up, and prior to any electrical installed.
Prior to the placement of concrete.
After all above floor electrical, plumbing, and mechanical vents/ducts/unit(s) are installed and prior to placement of the insulation.
Prior to wallboard installation, per the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.
Prior to tape and float/painting (includes Firewall Inspection if required).
The Fire Marshal inspects the fire sprinklers, alarms, smoke control systems, and fire exits. The Fire Department will assess the type of construction, contents of the building, adequacy of fire protection equipment, and risks posed by adjoining buildings.
Your facility will need to be inspected only if there is a "change of use" for the building.
For example, if a building was previously used as a retail shop and now it is a restaurant, the building needs to pass inspection by the Fire Marshal and Building Official to ensure the building meets the current building codes and city ordinance(s) and is safe for its new use. If a new tenant comes into the building and the use is the same or similar, no inspections need to be conducted. A certificate of occupancy will be issued to the new tenant.
The final inspection is conducted after the building and site is finished and ready for occupancy.
A Certificate of Occupancy is a document issued by the City of Marble Falls certifying a building's compliance with applicable building codes and city ordinances, and indicating it to be in a condition suitable for occupancy.
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Outside food and drinks are no longer allowed at the pool. The only exception to this rule is private party rentals. We have drinks and snacks available for purchase. Glass is also not allowed at the pool.
A short-term rental is rental of a residential premise, or portion thereof, for lodging accomodations to occupants for a period of less than thirty (30) consecutive days.
An owner who desires to use its premise as a short-term rental, must have a valid, active short-term rental permit from the city prior to using, allowing the use of, or advertising the use of the premise as a short-term rental.
Once your application has been received and approved a permit fee in the amount of $175 will be due. Permits must be re-newed annually.
Yes. All short-term rentals must be inspected prior to issuance of a permit or renewal of a permit to ensure the rental is in compliance with minimum health and safety requirements for use and occupancy.
Yes payment of Hotel Occupany Tax is required when operating a short-term rental.
You may pay the tax by clicking on the 'Pay Hotel Occupancy Tax' link on the web page.
You may file a complaint by contacting the 24/7 hotline at 830-266-7212 or using the online complaint form.
View the city's short-term rental ordinance here.
For all other questions please contact City Secretary Christina McDonald of Director of Finance Jeff Lazenby at 830-693-3615.