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Commissioner’s Bulletin # B-0050-03

December 11, 2003


To: ALL BUILDERS, CONTRACTORS, ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS AND ALL LICENSED PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURERS


Re: FEES FOR INSPECTIONS CONDUCTED BY THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE WINDSTORM INSPECTION DIVISION

Pursuant to Senate Bill 14, Section 9.06, as enacted by the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, Insurance Code, Article 21.49, §6A(c) has been repealed eliminating the Texas Department of Insurance's (the Department) authority to charge for a windstorm inspection of a structure that is to be considered insurable property through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

Inspection fees are assessed when inspections are conducted by the Department's windstorm inspectors for new construction and additions, to determine compliance of structures with applicable building code specifications. However, effective January 1, 2004, all fees for inspections conducted by the Texas Department of Insurance Windstorm Inspection Division have been eliminated.

Questions regarding this bulletin should be directed to:

Welch V. Watt 512-322-2202 or Welch.Watt@tdi.state.tx.us
Windstorm Inspection
Texas Department of Insurance, MC 103-1E
P. O. Box 149104
Austin, TX 78714-9104

Sincerely,

Alexis Dick
Deputy Commissioner
Inspections Division

Created 12-23-2003


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Last updated: 1/5/2018