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Bruce Ebbert

Building & Standards Commission
construction worker tabletThe City Council created the Building and Standards Commission on November 10, 2020 by Ordinance 2020-42. This ordinance also eliminated the former Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals. In addition, the ordinance adopted the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code. This code established minimum maintenance standards for all buildings in Belton.

The reason for creating the Building and Standards Commission is to comply with State law. The Texas Local Government Code, Chapters 54 and 214, addresses how to bring buildings into compliance with the minimum property maintenance code.

The previous Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals dated back to 1981 and dealt only with residential structures. The newly created Building and Standards Commission will be able to address any buildings in the City.


 October 21, 2021  Agenda
 July 29, 2021  Agenda
 Jan. 21, 2021 (workshop)  Agenda

The City of Belton adopted these updated Building Codes as noted below. The changes went into effect Oct. 1, 2018. Read the ordinance adopted by City Council here.

Go to the Public Works Environmental Programs page for more information on backflow requirements and grease trap requirements. 
Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Ordinance - Adopted November 2017
Fats, Oils, Grease and Grit Ordinance - Adopted November 2017

Additional information:
Why Adopt Updated Codes?
Presentation: Summary of Key Changes
Proposed Schedule

code books
BCEGS Brochure
Explaining BCEGS