Mission Statement

Our staff is dedicated to the enforcement of the community's standards for safety, health, state and local construction codes and provides efficient plan review, inspections and code enforcement, through the review of applications, building plans, construction documents and on-site inspections.

Inspection Services is here to provide you a guide to safe and aesthetically pleasing construction through our efforts of plan review, permitting and construction and zoning related inspections of your projects. So we may better serve you, please contact us before you build or if you have any questions about your project.   Telephone:  (972) 875-6442 or (972) 878-1234

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Mark Richardson, Building Official
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Vickie McCoy, Admin. Assistant
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Troy Foreman, Assistant Building Official
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Arthur Matthews, Inspector
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Kim Von Heeder, Planner

 

 

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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.

Contractor Registration
All contractors and subcontractors must be registered with the city before pulling a permit. The registration fee is $75.00 annually. Master Electrical Contractor registration fee is $150.00 ($75.00 for master electrician and $75.00 for electrical contractor). A copy of an approved photo ID, proof of insurance, and a copy of any applicable licenses must be presented at the time of registration.  A  Contractor Registration Application is not currently required. 

Building Permits
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

Other Permits
The following projects also require a permit:

  • Accessory building (>120sf)
  • Demolition
  • Drive approach
  • Fence (>8’)
  • Irrigation system
  • Sign
  • Structure moving
  • Swimming Pools & Spas

This list is not all-inclusive. Please contact us if you are unsure if your project requires a permit.

Permit Fees
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.

Inspections
After the permit has been issued, inspections are made based on the type of the project and the scope of work done. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to schedule the necessary inspections. Call 972-875-6442 to set up an inspection Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Most inspections called in before 3 p.m. can be made on the same day. Please provide sufficient notice of lengthy, or time sensitive, inspection requirements.

Code Enforcement
In partnership with the Health Department, Inspection Services also provides Code Enforcement Services within the City. Please contact us with any concerns you may have with regard to zoning or building code violations.