Building Safety

The Building Safety Department plays a key role in protecting the health and safety of the community. The department is comprised of three divisions: safety & building, code enforcement, and health inspection.




307 S. 12th St.
Donna, Texas 78537

Department Info

Department Info

Safety & Building

When obtaining a building permit for remodeling, repair, additions or new construction, applications must be filled out before any work is done. The Building Official will review all building applications, which will take 2-3 business days. We will give you a call when permit is ready to be picked up with the fee amount.

Any mechanical, plumbing, electrical permits must be obtained by the subcontractors, unless it’s a reconnect for light, property owner can obtain those. All applications and inspections must be submitted to

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Officer ensures that all codes are being followed, takes care of weedy lots, dilapidated structures, street lights and complaints regarding un-kept properties.

For any complaints or concerns, contact Roel Chapa at 956-532-4568. You can also send an email to

Health Inspection

The Health Inspector goes every 6 (six) months to restaurants, adult and child daycares, and schools to check that they are keeping up with all health codes, and all inspection forms are sent to News Channel 5 and 4. Inspections are also done if there is a complaint on a business where food is being handled.

For any questions or complaints, contact Eli Garza, Health Inspector, at 956-464-3314. You can also send an email to

Monthly Reports

Water Staff

Annual Water Quality Reports

March 2022

Building Safety Staff

Building Safety Staff

Roy Jimenez

Chief Building Official
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Eli Garza

Health Inspector/Permit Tech
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Roel Chapa

Code Enforcement
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