Code Enforcement Department 

120 E Caney St.

Wharton, TX 77488


Ph:   (979) 532-2491

Fax:  (979) 532-0181


Office Hours

Mon - Thurs 7:30 am to 5:30 pm 

Fridays         8:00 am to 5:00 pm



Claudia Velasquez

Building Official


Shelby Robertson

Building Official Assistant

Email: srobertson@cityofwharton.com


Nathan Vogt

Code Enforcement Officer

Email: nvogt@cityofwharton.com

Flood Insurance

National Flood Insurance Program 

Communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program must regulate to minimum standards in order to provide subsidized flood insurance to their citizen. The City of Wharton adheres to in its flood damage prevention ordinance is the requirement of all new construction and substantially improved structures to be built at a minimum of 12 inches above the base flood elevation. 


For storage sheds and other accessory structure built in the some floodplain areas, flood vents are required (square feet = square inches of vent) if placed below the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). Contact the Code Enforcement Department for additional information.



Why Do I Need Insurance?


Community Rating System (CRS)

The City of Wharton patriciates in the Community Rating System (CRS) . The CRS is a subset of the NFIP. It is a voluntary incentive program, that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities which exceed the minimum National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).


In addition to this, you will need to know more about it.


  • Reduce flood losses
  • Facilitate accurate insurance rating
  • Promote the awareness of flood insurance


Community participation in the CRS is in addition to participation in the NFIP. Participation in the NFIP does not automatically include participation in the CRS. As of May 1, 2021 the City of Wharton has a CRS ranking of 9, which qualifies residents for a 5 percent discount on flood insurance premiums for properties in the floodplain.

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City of Wharton
120 East Caney Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2491

Wharton Volunteer Fire Department
319 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 400


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1407 N Richmond Rd

Wharton, Texas 77488
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City of Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-2491 Ext 600
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1407 N Richmond Rd.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 570
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