Codes & Ordinances

Codes & Ordinances

The City of Rockdale adopted Code of Ordinances is now available online.  Click here to view the Code.

Copies of codes and ordinances may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at 512-446-2511, emailing her at or coming to 505 W. Cameron Avenue during normal business hours.  There is a fee of 10 cents per page copied. 



Responsibilities of this division consist of the inspection of construction and demolition of residential and commercial properties inside the city limits. A Building Permit Application must be submitted and building officials must approve the plans for the construction before construction can begin. After construction has begun, building inspectors perform a number of inspections to ensure that the building meets local and state codes including (if necessary):

  • A foundation and frame inspection
  • A gas inspection on natural gas systems
  • A mechanical inspection
  • An electrical inspection
  • A water and yard line inspection of the plumbing systems

Once all inspections are satisfactory, a Certificate of Occupancy is granted. All inspections can be scheduled by calling (512) 446-2511.

Building Codes

The city has adopted the following codes:

  • 2005 National Electrical Code
  • 2006 International Building Code
  • 2006 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2006 International Fire Code
  • 2006 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2006 International Mechanical Code
  • 2006 International Plumbing Code
  • 2006 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2006 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

You can order all adopted codes through the International Code Council. For more information about building inspection requirements and permits, please view the Building Inspection Brochure.