Permits and Inspections

Permits
Types of Projects


Permits and inspections are required for, but not limited to:
  • Accessory buildings, to include all sheds, carports, gazebos, garages, porches, etc.
  • Outside sprinkler systems, both residential and commercial
  • Roof repair/replacement (not required if only singles are replaced)
  • Garage, yard and estate sales
  • Repairs/replacement to plumbing, electrical, heating, and air conditioning systems
  • Sign installation or replacement/upgrade
  • New commercial and residential construction
  • Additions to any structure
  • Renovations to any structure
  • Foundation repairs

Required Permits

Permits are required for Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical and Irrigation.  All permit types are required for New Construction.  Repair and remodels require permitting based on type of work being accomplished. 



Obtaining a Permit


Permits are issued by the Code Enforcement Office.  All permits must be paid for at City Hall by either cash, check or credit card (+ 3% processing fee for credit card).  

Failure to Obtain Permits


Failure to obtain a permit increases the fee by double and you could be ordered to remove the work done.

For More Information


For further information on all permits, contact the Code Enforcement Office.

Inspections
Types of Inspections


Inspections required, but not limited to: 

  • Zoning'
  • Flood Plain (100 Year)
  • Lot Coverage (sq/ft)
  • Forms Survey
  • Building Set-Backs (property line to stucure)
  • Building Plans (Proffesional Engineer seal)
  • Plumbing Rough-In (before backfill)
  • Footings and Foundation (steel or post-tension)
  • Framing (egress, fastening, etc)
  • Electrical Rough-In (notching and boring walls, GFCI, AFCI, etc.)
  • Plumbing Rough / Top-Out (notching and boring walls, pipe support, test, etc.)
  • Insulation
  • Mechanical and Duct work
  • Building Final (interior/exterior)
  • Electrical Final (with power)
  • Mechanical Final (exhaust, temperature control, etc.)
  • Plumbing Final (fixtures, water heater, bents, etc.)
  • Fire/Smoke Detection (electrical with battery back-up)
  • 911 Numbers (reflective type)
  • Driveway and/or Off-Street Parking (approved type)
  • Driveway Location (local and TxDOT)
  • Landscape (shrubs and trees)
  • Irrigation (backflow protections, etc.)
  • Certificate of Occupancy (granted after all requirements are met)

Obtaining a Inspection


You can contact us via our inspection line at 254-897-9373 or via our main office line at 254-897-2272 option 5 to schedule an inspection.  At this time we are trying to accomodate inspections within 1/2 hour (30 minutes), but times may vary depending on work load.  

Failure to schedule for Inspection


Failure to schedule required inspections with the Building Official can prevent issuance of Certificate of Occupancy and may require removal and rework of said work.