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2017 NEC Adopted by the State

The Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Act requires the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to adopt the revised National Electrical Code (NEC) as the electrical code for the state of Texas. TDLR has adopted the 2017 NEC as the electrical code for the state of Texas and  has established it as the "minimum standard" for all electrical work in Texas covered by the Act. 

New On-Line Permitting

We have a new feature added to our permitting process. Development Services offers under Permits, Inspections & Applications the option to register an account with us to apply for permits online. Choose the Online Permits option and setup your own account by establishing an e-mail and password of your own choosing. You will then select the Register New Account option and will be prompted to set up your contractors account using your Live Oak contractors account number exclusive to you. If you don't know your contractors number please give us a call and we will be happy to look it up for you. Your request will be sent to us alerting us that you have requested a permit. This process is quick and paperless. We will let you know when your permit is ready and can take your payment over the phone. Once payment is received we will upload your permit and receipt into your contractors account. You will also have the ability to upload smaller plans and other documents we might require. Once you have received your permit you will have the ability to receive your inspections through your online account. Please check back with our site for additional options for our permitting and inspection process. We have included a screenshot of our website page showing how to access the site where you can register online.

On January 27, 2015,the City of Live Oak, Texas, adopted the following list of Codes as Ordinance #1509.

  • International Building Code, 2015 Edition
  • International Residential Code, 2015 Edition
  • International Mechanical Code, 2015 Edition
  • International Plumbing Code, 2015 Edition
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2015 Edition
  • International Fuel Gas Code, 2015 Edition
  • International Fire Code, 2015 Edition
  • International Existing Building Code, 2015 Edition
  • International Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities, 2015 Edition
  • National Electrical Code NFPA 70, 2014 Edition
  • NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, 2015 Edition

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