As part of its mission to assist primary employers, the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation will coordinate the local permitting process for both new and existing primary employers. In this capacity, the CCREDC will serve as liaison between the city staff and the primary employer to ensure that the permitting process goes as quickly and smoothly as possible.
As an alternative to the city’s permitting process, a company has the option of locating in one of the city’s three industrial districts. These industrial districts are areas that have been deannexed from the city and therefore have no zoning, platting, permitting or building code enforcement requirements.
Typical Corpus Christi Project Fees
Commercial Plan Review: Greater of: $41.00 or 24% of the building permit fee for the first $2,000,000 of valuation + 185 of building permit fee for the next $1,000,000 + 13% of building permit fee for any valuation over $3,000,000.
Commercial/Industrial Building Permit Fee:
Local, State and Federal Permits Websites
Individuals may contact agency staff by calling a toll-free phone number, 1-800-687-4040, to obtain information about agency permits and the permitting process.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Counties: Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Lavaca, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria
NRC Bldg., Ste, 1200
Small Business and Local Government Compliance Assistant Specialist
State Permitting Contact Information
Air, water and wastewater permitting for the state of Texas is handled by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). For permitting information and questions, please contact the Region 14 offices of TCEQ.
TCEQ’s Region 14 offices cover the following counties: Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Lavaca, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio and Victoria.
The Region 14 offices are in the NRC Building, Suite 1200 at 6300 Ocean DriveinCorpus Christi. The main phone number for the Region 14 offices is (361) 825-3100.
Federal Permitting Contact Information
The Region 6 offices of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which serve Texas and four other states, are located at 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200 in Dallas, Texas. The main phone number for the Region 6 offices is (214) 665-6444.
The EPA also has a Brownsville Border Outreach Office located at 3505 Boca Chica, Suite 302 in Brownsville, Texas. The main phone number for the Brownsville offices is (956) 548-0898.