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Animal Services

Type of Permit or LicenseDepartment Location Where IssuedAuthority
Dog and Cat TagsAnimal Control- 910 W. 42nd StreetOrd. 2023, 2 (10-10-23), Ch. 2-5-3, 2-5-4, 2-5-5, 2-5-6

Billing & Collection

Type of Permit or License Department Location Where Issued Authority
Alcohol Permits Building Inspection, then Billing & Collection, then City Secretary- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall, all on 1st Floor Ord. 83-106, §1 (10-25-83), Ch. 3, secs. 2 and 3
Dance Hall License 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall- 1st Floor Ord. 2001-15, § 2 (4-10-01), Ch.15A, sec. 17
Itinerant Vendor Permit 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall- 1st Floor Ord. 83-78, § 1, (8-9-83), Ch. 14, sec. 3
Peddlers and Mobile Street Vendors Permit 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall- 1st Floor Ord. 83-78, § 1, (8-9-83), Ch. 14, sec. 10 and sec. 17
Pool Hall Permit 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall- 1st Floor Ord. 65-25, §. 2 (3-9-65); Ord. 2001-15, §1, (4-10-01), Ch. 9, sec. 22
Secondhand Good Dealer Permit 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall- 1st Floor Ord. 83-65, §1, (6-28-83), Ch. 13, sec. 23
Sign Permits (Portable) 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall- 1st Floor Ord. 84-95, § 1, (9-25-84); Ord. 91-95, § 1, (11-26-91), Ch. 15C, sec. 2

Building Inspection

Type of Permit or License Department Location Where Issued Authority
Alcohol Permits Building Inspection, then Billing & Collection, then City Secretary- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall, all on 1st Floor Ord. 83-106, §1 (10-25-83), Ch. 3, secs. 2 and 3
Building Permit (Minimum) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. No. 97-45, Sec. 1, (11-21-97),Ch. 19, sec. 118 and Ord. 99-28, Sec. 1, (6-22-99), Ch. 19, sec. 180.
Certificate of Occupancy Permit (Existing Structures) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. No. 97-45, Sec. 1, (11-21-97), Ch. 19, sec. 118 and Ord. 99-28, Sec. 1, (6-22-99), Ch. 19, sec. 180.
Contractor Registration (Building, Remodeling, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Water Well, etc...) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 83-27, § 1, (3-15-83); Ord. 8383, § 1, (8-23-83), 
Ord. 86-28, §1, (5-13-86);  Ord. 90-06, §2, (1-9-90); 
Ord. 90-78, § 1, (12-18-90); Ord. 93-02; § 1, (2-9-93);  
Ord. 93-72, §1, (11-23-93); Ord. 96-24, § 1, (3-26-96);
Ord. 96-45, § 2, (7-9-96);  Ord. 2000-19, § 1, (7-11-00); 
Ord. 2001-05, § 1, (1-23-01); Ch. 4A, sec. 21
Electrical Permit (Complete) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 93-72, § 2, (11-23-93); Ord. 2000-30, § 4, (9-12-00), Ch. 2, sec.116
Electrical Permit (Minimum) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 93-72, § 2, (11-23-93); Ord. 2000-30, § 4, (9-12-00), Ch. 2, sec. 116
Finish-Out Only Permit Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 93-72, § 2, (11-23-93); Ord. 2000-30, § 2, (9-12-00), Ch. 2, sec. 114
Fire Protection Permit Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 93-72, §2 (11-23-93); Ord. 94-10, § 1, (2-8-94); Ord. 2000-30, § 1, (9-12-00), Ch. 2, sec. 113
Gas Piping Permit (Minimum) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 93-72, § 2, (11-23-93); Ord. 2000-30, § 5, (9-12-00), Ch. 2, sec. 115
Journeyman Electrician License Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 83-27, § 1, (3-15-83); Ord. 8383, § 1, (8-23-83), 
Ord. 86-28, §1,(5-13-86); Ord. 90-06, §2, (1-9-90);
Ord. 90-78, § 1, (12-18-90); Ord.93-02; § 1, (2-9-93); 
Ord. 93-72, §1, (11-23-93); Ord. 96-24, § 1, (3-26-96); 
Ord. 96-45, § 2, (7-9-96); Ord. 2000-19, § 1, (7-11-00); 
Ord. 2001-05, § 1, (1-23-01); Ch. 4A, sec. 21
Lease Development Permit (Per Sq. Ft.) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. No. 97-45, Sec. 1, (11-21-97), Ch. 19, sec. 118 and Ord. 99-28,
Sec. 1, (6-22-99), Ch. 19, sec. 180.
Master Electrician License Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 83-27, § 1, (3-15-83); Ord. 8383,§ 1, (8-23-83), 
Ord. 86-28, §1, (5-13-86); Ord. 90-06, §2, (1-9-90);
Ord. 90-78, § 1, (12-18-90); Ord. 93-02; § 1, (2-9-93); 
Ord. 93-72, §1, (11-23-93); Ord. 96-24, § 1, (3-26-96); 
Ord. 96-45, § 2, (7-9-96); Ord. 2000-19, § 1, (7-11-00);
Ord. 2001-05, § 1, (1-23-01); Ch. 4A, sec. 21
Mechanical Equipment Permit (New Additional Piece Of) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 93-72, § 2, (11-23-93); Ord. 2000-30, § 5, (9-12-00), Ch. 2, Sec. 117
Mechanical Permit (Minimum) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 93-72, § 2, (11-23-93); Ord. 2000-30, § 5, (9-12-00), Ch. 2, Sec. 117
Mobile Home Location Permit (Requires Separate Plumbing and Electrical Permits) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 79-145, § 1, (9-11-79); Ord. 2002-13, § 2, (3-12-02), Ch. 9A, sec. 2
Moving And/Or Demolition Permit Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 93-72, § 2, (11-23-93); Ord. 94-10, § 1, (2-8-94);
Ord. 2000-30, § 1, (9-12-00), Ch. 2, sec. 113
New Construction Or Addition (Total Building Permit) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. No. 97-45, Sec. 1, (11-21-97), Ch. 19, sec. 118 and Ord. 99-28,
Sec. 1, (6-22-99), Ch. 19, sec. 180.
New Electrical Service Or Replacement Permit Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 93-72, § 2, (11-23-93); Ord. 2000-30, § 4, (9-12-00), Ch. 2, sec. 116
New Or Replacement HVAC Equip. (Fireplace, Commercial Hood and Other Equipment) Permit Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 93-72, § 2, (11-23-93); Ord. 2000-30, § 5, (9-12-00), Ch. 2, sec. 117
Plumbing Permit (Complete) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 93-72, § 2, (11-23-93); Ord. 2000-30, § 2, (9-12-00), Ch. 2, sec. 114
Plumbling Permit (Minimum) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 93-72, § 2, (11-23-93); Ord. 2000-30, § 2, (9-12-00), Ch. 2, sec. 114
Remove Underground Tanks Permit Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 93-72, § 2, (11-23-93), Ord. 94-10, § 1, (2-8-94); 
Ord. 2000-30, § 1, (9-12-00), Ch. 2, sec. 113
Renovation Permit (Complete) (No Structural Changes) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. No. 97-45, Sec. 1, (11-21-97),Ch. 19, sec. 118 and Ord. 99-28,
Sec. 1, (6-22-99), Ch. 19, sec. 180.
Residential Wiremen License Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 83-27, § 1, (3-15-83); Ord. 8383, § 1, (8-23-83), 
Ord. 86-28, §1, (5-13-86); Ord. 90-06, §2, (1-9-90);
Ord. 90-78, § 1, (12-18-90); Ord. 93-02; § 1, (2-9-93); 
Ord. 93-72, § 1, (11-23-93); Ord. 96-24, § 1, (3-26-96); 
Ord. 96-45, § 2, (7-9-96); Ord. 2000-19, § 1, (7-11-00); 
Ord. 2001-05, § 1, (1-23-01); Ch. 4A, sec. 21
Rough Shell Permit (Per. Sq. Ft.) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. No. 97-45, Sec. 1, (11-21-97),
Street, City Hall – 1st Floor Ch. 19, sec. 118 and Ord. 99-28,
Sec. 1, (6-22-99), Ch. 19, sec. 180.
Rough-In Only Permit Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 93-72, § 2, (11-23-93); Ord. 2000-30, § 2, (9-12-00), Ch. 2, sec. 114
Sign Permits (Permanent) Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 93-72, § 2, (11-23-93); Ord. 2000-30, § 2, (9-12-00), Ch. 2, sec. 114
Water Well Permit  Building Inspection- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 1st Floor Ord. 95-04, § 1, (1-10-95); Ord. 96-23, § 1, (3-26-96); 
Ord. 98-09, § 1, (1-27-97); Ord. 2002-27, § 1, (6-11-02), Ch. 4A, sec. 11

Ector County Health Department

Type of Permit or License Department Location Where Issued Authority
Food Establishment Permits Ector Co. Health Dept. - 221 N. Texas Ord. 2000-31, §2 (9-26-00), Ch. 8, sec. 104

Odessa Fire Rescue Administration

Type of Permit or License Department Location Where Issued Authority
Ambulance, Private and Operator's License Fire Administration- 119 W. 4th Street, Municipal Plaza - 5th Floor Ord. 98-20, § 1 (2-24-98), Ch. 3A, sec. 31
Fire Alarm System Registration Fire Administration- 119 W. 4th Street, Municipal Plaza - 5th Floor Ord. 93-70, § 2, (11-9-93); Ord. 9471,§ 2, (9-27-94), Ch. 9, sec. 41
Wheel Chair Equipped Vehicle and Operator's Permit Fire Administration- 119 W. 4th Street, Municipal Plaza - 5th Floor Ord. 99-45, § 1, (9-14-99), Ch. 3A, sec. 46

Odessa Police Department

Type of Permit or License Department Location Where Issued Authority
Alarm System Registration Police Records- 205 N. Grant, Police Department Ord. 93-70, § 2, (11-9-93); Ord. 94-71, § 2, (9-27-94), Ch. 9, sec. 41
Bicycle Licenses Police Department- 205 N. Grant  Ord. 72-17, § 31, (2-22-72) Ch. 18, sec.36
Official Business Permits Patrol/Traffic Division- 205 N. Grant, Police Department Ord 89-62, § 1, (8-22-89); Ord. 91-72, § 2, (10-8-91), Ord. 96-41, § 1,
(6-25-96), Ch. 18, sec. 27.1
Parade Permits Patrol/Traffic Division- 205 N. Grant, Police Department Ord. 96-67, § 1, (10-22-96), Ch.15D, sec. 69
Sexually Oriented Business License Police Records- 205 N. Grant, Police Department Ord. 96-47, §1 (7-23-96), Ch. 15A, sec. 28
Special Events Permits Patrol/Traffic Division- 205 N. Grant, Police Department Ord. 96-67, § 1, (10-22-96), Ch.15D, sec. 11
Taxi Permits Police Records- 205 N. Grant, Police Department Ord. 85-76, § 1, (9-10-85); Ord. 95-13, § 1, (2-14-95), Ch. 20, sec. 13

Parks and Recreation

Type of Permit or LicenseDepartment Location Where IssuedAuthority
Training Of Guard Dogs In City Parks PermitParks and Recreation- 1100 W. 42ndOrd. 88-99, § 1, (11-22-88), Ch. 12, sec. 18.2

Public Works

Type of Permit or License Department Location Where Issued Authority
Construction in Public Right-Of-Way Permit Public Works- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 4th Floor Ord. 65-105, § 1, (11-23-65); Ord. 75-95, § 2, (10-14-75); 
Ord. 92-21, § 1, (3-24-92), Ch. 16, sec. 38
Drilling of Well Permit Public Works- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 4th Floor Ord. 60-25, §2, (4-26-60); Ord. 6984, SubSec. 1-3, (12-9-69);
Ord. 2001-16, §. 2, (4-10-01), Ch. 11, sec. 3
Flood Hazard, Special (Construction or Development Within Any Area Of) Permit Public Works- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 4th Floor Ord. 91-03, § 1, (2-12-91); Ord. 9859,§ 1, (9-22-98), Ch. 6A, sec. 12
Installation of Injection Facility Permit Public Works- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 4th Floor Ord. 60-25, §2, (4-26-60); Ord. 6984, SubSec. 1-3, (12-9-69); 
Ord 2001-16, §. 2, (4-10-01), Ch. 11, sec. 3
Installation of Trunkline Pipeline Permit Public Works- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 4th Floor Ord. 60-25, §2, (4-26-60); Ord. 69-84, SubSec. 1-3, (12-9-69); 
Ord. 2001-16, §. 2, (4-10-01), Ch. 11, sec. 3
Installation of Water And/Or Gas Repressuring Permit  Public Works- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 4th Floor Ord. 60-25, §2, (4-26-60); Ord. 6984, SubSec. 1-3, (12-9-69); 
Ord. 2001-16, §. 2, (4-10-01), Ch. 11, sec. 3
Private Line Service License Public Works- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 4th Floor Ord. 97-45, § 1, (11-11-97), Ch. 19, sec. 129
Street Numbering Permit Public Works- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 4th Floor Ord 95-36, § 1, (6-27-95), Ch. 16, sec. 26.2
Street Use Permits Public Works- 411 W. 8th Street, City Hall - 4th Floor Ord. 76-79, § 2 (5-25-76); Ord. 92-21, §1 (3-24-92) Ch. 16, sec. 62.1

Solid Waste

Type of Permit or LicenseDepartment Location Where Issued
Authority
Private Collector Permit For Collection, Removal Or Disposal of Garbage, Rubbish, Or Solid WasteSolid Waste- 1100 W. 42nd StreetOrd. 97-36, § 1, (8-26-97), Ch. 7, sec. 15


Utilities Administration

Type of Permit or License Department Location Where Issued Authority
Liquid Waste Transportation Permit Utilities Administration- 119 W. 4th Street, Municipal Plaza- 4th Floor Ord. 94-11, §1 (Exh. A, Sec. 4), (2-9-94), Ch. 8B, sec. 4
Pretreatment Permits Utilities Administration- 119 W. 4th Street, Municipal Plaza- 4th Floor Ord. 2003-08, § 1, (2-13-03), Ch.15B, sec. 17
Wastewater Discharge Permits Utilities Administration- 119 W. 4th Street, Municipal Plaza- 4th Floor Ord. 2003-08, § 1, (2-13-03), Ch.15B, sec. 17