Building Inspection Information

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday:  8 a.m. to 6 p.m. / Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


To schedule, contact the Inspection Desk at (972) 919-2549, or online using (for existing mygov users).
Same-day inspections are available if requested before 8:30 a.m.

Code Requirements

Effective January 1, 2020, the City adopted the 2018 International Building, Residential, Mechanical, Plumbing, Energy, Fire, Fuel-Gas, Swimming Pool and Spa Codes with local amendments. 

• 2018 IBC
• 2018 IRC
• 2018 IFC
• 2018 IECC
• 2017 NEC  (Effective March 20, 2018)

• 2018 IPC 
• 2018 IMC
• 2018 IFGC
• 2018 ISPSC

Please view our local amendments for more information about ordinances and amendments to the above-listed codes.

Plan Submittal Requirements

The City requires an electronic copy of all plan submittals in PDF format.
Permit applications can be submitted at City Hall (13000 William Dodson Parkway) during our normal hours of operation.

Plan Review Consultations          Make an appointment with our Plans Examiner!

You can make an appointment with the Plans Examiner to answer questions about a current or upcoming project.
Click here for more information.

Permit Fee Schedule

Click here to view the current fee schedule.

Vacant Building Information

The city has studied the impact of vacant buildings and found that they can discourage economic development, become an attractive nuisance for children, a harbor for rodents and other vermin, be an invitation to vagrants and criminals, become more vulnerable to arson, and have an adverse effect on the property values of businesses and residences in the surrounding area.

To minimize the impact of vacant structures the city enacted Ordinance 3170 that requires vacant buildings be registered with the city and annual inspections be conducted.