Many aspects of our permit and inspection process are regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation . Their regulatory authority is spelled out in the Texas Occupations Code which can be accessed through this search engine .
The State requires individuals employed as A/C Technicians, Plumbers and Electricians by licensed and that contractors in those fields be licensed and insured. The City of Hico recognizes provisions within state law which allows a homeowner occupying his homestead to work on the HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems in that homestead without having the required licenses. A notarized affidavit of ownership and occupancy must be filed with the City and the work must still be permitted and inspected.
The City of Hico accepts cash, checks and major credit cards (a $3.00/$100.00 user fee applies).