Permit Process

Request an Inspection
To request an inspection, please call our 24-hour inspection request line at 972.291.5100 ext. 1093 or email for more information.

Requests must be made by 6:30 a.m. for same day inspection.

Permit Process for Single Family Dwelling and Remodel
  • Complete a building permit application
  • Include three complete sets of plans of the following:
    • Floor plan
    • Elevation plans
    • Door and window schedules
    • Foundation plans
    • Plot plan
    • Framing details
    • Energy plan review (IC3 or Energy Star)
    • Wall bracing details
  • If in the Lake Ridge Subdivision, please submit the soils report and engineered foundation required.
  • If in the Lake Ridge Subdivision, an engineered drainage plan is required.
  • If in Eagle Ford Shale area, assure compliance with Eagle Ford Shale area requirements.
Permit Process for Commercial Buildings
  • Complete a building permit application
  • Include five complete sets of plans of the following:
    • Site plan indicating all setbacks, parking spaces, sidewalks, fire lanes, landscaping and easements
    • Site utility plan
    • Floor plans
    • Exterior and interior elevation plans
    • Wall and building sections
    • Stairways, hand and guardrails, toilet plans
    • Door and window schedule and details
    • Structural plans of columns, beams and framing
    • Foundation plans and details
    • Plumbing, electrical and mechanical plans
    • Energy plan review (ComCheck) 
    • All other plans and details which may be necessary for review of the project
    • Submit plan review fee (45% of the commercial permit fee)
  • Site plan approval required from Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council prior to permitting any new structure

Permit Process for Pool, Spa or Hot Tub
  • Complete a building permit application
  • Include one complete set of plans of the following:
    • Building contruction plans
    • Site plan, with utility company release
Permit Process for Contractor Permits (Plumbing, Irrigation, Electrical, and HVAC)
  • Complete a building permit application
  • Include one set of plans specific to work to be performed
  • Two sets of plans are required for irrigation submittals 
Permit Process for Fences
  • Complete a building permit application
  • Include one complete set of plans of the following:
    • Site plan showing the location of the fences on the property
    • Fence height and direction of gate swing
Permit Process for Signs
  • Complete a building permit application
  • Include one complete set of plans of the following:
    • Sign dimensions
    • Sign specifications
    • Structural design (with engineer’s seal)
    • Plot plan showing sign location