Building Permits

Overview

Building Permits are to be obtained by the property owner or the contractor of a project prior to starting any construction. Contractors must provide proof that they are registered with the State of Texas. Building permits are required for:

  • Plumbing, Electrical & or Mechanical 
  • Any New Additions, Dwellings or Business
  • Any New Construction, Dwelling or Business
  • Decks
  • Driveways
  • Fences
  • Gazebos
  • Storage Sheds (prebuilt or self-built)
  • Swimming Pools (above and in-ground)
  • Etc.

Please read information on this page of what is needed before applying for a Permit. 

If you fail to acquire a building permit prior to the start of construction, the cost of the permit is double. NOTE: Earthwork is considered construction.


Traffic Impact Analysis

A new development with high-traffic demands will need to provide a Traffic impact Analysis (TIA). The TIA study looks at development size and use and determines the effect of that use on existing roadway system. Traffic Impact Analysis studies are required for:

  • Master Development Plans
  • Planned Unit Developments
  • Plats
  • Building Permits consistent with City of Lytle Ordinance No.22-07

Traffic Impact Analysis Form

Traffic Impact Analysis Ordinance No. 22-07

EXCAVATION PERMITS

An excavation permit is to be obtained if any digging is to be done in the city’s right of way. The contractor will have to come into the city office and get an excavation permit.

Building Codes

The City of Lytle has had its Code of Ordinances recodified by Municipal Code Corporation.

Code of Ordinance

New Building Codes

Permit Cost

If you are placing a pre-built storage shed in a residential area and the shed will be without plumbing, electrical or a concrete slab, inspections will not be required. The cost for such permits is a $5.00 fee.

Fee Schedule

There will be an additional administration fee of 10% to each fee. 

Additional Notes:  Plan review includes an initial the second and third review- as necessary. Subsequent review (if needed) will be billed at an additional hourly rate of $90 with a prior approval from the city. 

Expedited plan review fee: 150% of the regular plan review fee.