Permits and Inspections

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.

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.