In Comeaux v. Mann, 244 S.W.2d 274 (Tex. Civ. App.--Austin 1951, no writ), Mann sued Comeaux to recover on an oral contract whereby Mann agreed to furnish all labor necessary to make repairs and improvements to a building.
Port Arthur had a city ordinance requiring builders to obtain a permit before such improvements could be made to a building. Id. at 276.
After examining the ordinance, the court concluded sections of the ordinance established that contracts entered into for the repair and improvement of buildings without securing a permit were not declared void or unenforceable. Id.