Building Permits


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:

  • Any new additions, dwelling or business
  • Any new construction, dwelling or business
  • Decks
  • Fences
  • Gazebos
  • Storage sheds
  • Swimming pools (above and in ground)
  • etc.

Permit Cost

The cost of a building permit is determined by the number of inspections that are required for the project. Each inspector charges $50.00 per inspection.

Example: A new home requires ten (10) inspections. Cost of permit is $500.00. ($50.00 per inspection)

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

Any new construction such as a storage shed without plumbing or electrical will not require any inspections.

The cost for such permits is $5.00 fee.


When submitting a set of plans or drawings, keep in mind that council has passed an ordinance that the plumbing, electrical and mechanical contractors need to be a master in their respective trade. Each contractor will need to register with the city before the building permit will be issued. (This entails supplying the city with a copy of your pocket card where you are registered within the state of Texas, a copy of a valid drivers license, and certificate of insurance for plumbing contractors only.)


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.