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Mark Richardson - Bldg Official
Inspection Services Dept
105 S Preston Street
Ennis, TX 75119
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Who Can Pull a Permit
All licensed trade contractors may pull permits upon registering with the city, as well as all other general contractors. All work must be done by a licensed trade contractor or general contractor who is registered with the city, otherwise, homeowners may pull a homestead permit if planning to do the work themselves.
A permit is required to build, alter, enlarge, or repair any residential or commercial structure within the city limits. All building permit applications are reviewed by the Inspection Services Department and the Planning and Development Department.
Commercial building permit applications are also reviewed by the Fire Marshal, and in some cases the Health Department.
The following projects also require a permit:
· Accessory building (>120sf)
· Drive approach
· Fence (>8’)
· Irrigation system
· Structure moving
· Swimming Pools & Spas
This list is not all-inclusive. Please contact us if you are unsure if your project requires a permit.
Commercial and residential building permit fees vary based on the valuation of the job. A current fee schedule can be found in City Ordinance No. 14-09-03.