Code Enforcement

The City of Noble has a Code of Ordinances which was adopted by the City Council to ensure the comfort, safety, and well-being of its citizens. The duties of the Code Enforcement department are to enforce these codes in an unbiased and effective manner in order to create a desirable working and living environment for everyone in the community.

To have the City Code inspector investigate a potential violation, fill out a copy of the Citizen Complaint Form and bring it to Noble City Hall.

Building Permits

An important duty of the City of Noble is to issue building permits and conduct building inspections. Building permits are required for new construction, renovations, and many other activities. Some activities that require a building permit may include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • The installation of an electrical, gas distribution, or plumbing system;
  • The alteration, construction, enlargement, removal, relocation, or repair of a building or other structure that includes plumbing, heat & air, and electrical improvement;
  • The construction or repair of any off-site improvement within that area defined by the Noble Comprehensive Plan; or
  • The installation of any air-conditioning, heating or refrigeration system, or the subsequent modification of existing systems. System shall not be deemed to include window units or free standing units that are installed merely by use of electrical plugs. If you are in need of a permit, you need simply to print the Application for a Permit to Construct Revision 2018 form and bring it to the Noble City Hall.


Almost every project which is approved by the city through the granting of a building permit is subject to inspection by the city building inspector. The number and types of inspections will vary greatly depending on the project (a storage building would be subject to fewer inspections than a new home, for example).

Contractors should be aware that the City of Noble has adopted the residential and commercial versions of the 2015 International Building Codes, which also includes the 2015 IFC, IPC, IMC, IEBC, IFGC & 2014 NEC. These codes will be enforced for any and all construction projects in the city starting on June 6, 2016.

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