Covered Patio/Palapa


General Information 

A Permit is required for the construction of a Covered Patio, Palapas, and Pavilion.  The requirements adopted by the City can be found in the City of Mont Belvieu Ordinance Chapter 42 Section 226., International Residential Code, 2018 International Building Code, 2018 International Plumbing Code, 2018 International Mechanical Code, 2023 NEC- National Electrical Code and TDI- Texas Department of Insurance Windstorm. 

Submittal Requirements 

Please apply for a permit for your new patio or palapa through the City’s online permitting system

Required Documents

  • Construction Drawings 
  • Foundation Plan if is not currently already their Foundation – Engineered Stamped 
  • Site Plan/Survey – Showing the location of the new covered patio and or Palapas and also showing how far from the primary structure and Property line and any and all Utility Easements on the Property 
  • Approval Letter from the Homeowners Association – for subdivision with an HOA 
  • Windstorm Engineered Stamp – for the Wind speed of 140mph for 3 sec gust 

Optional MEP uploads if the building is going to have and Mechanical, Electrical and or Plumbing 

Inspection Requirements

An inspection request must be scheduled through the City's online permitting system and performed by the City of Mont Belvieu for each task listed below:

  • Foundation Pre-Pour Inspection (If the building is on a foundation)
    • All rebar is in and lifted off the ground with no vegetation and the location is correct.
  • Frame Rough 
    • Matches the plans and is compliant with the code(s) listed above. 
  • Final Construction 
    • The site has been cleared of all waste and debris.

MEP (Optional) 

  • Mechanical Rough 
    • Checking all installed components before the walls are closed. 
  • Electrical Rough 
    • The wiring for all outlets and light switches is complete prior to closing the walls.
  • Plumbing Rough 
    • Seeing the completion of the project before testing for leaks and closing the walls.

Schedule An Inspection

Use the City's online permitting system to request all inspections. If for any reason you cannot log into your account, please:

  • Call the Customer Service line at (866) 957-3764
  • then press 5 for a new inspection.

All Inspection requests placed before 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday will have a same-day inspection.