We currently operate under the 2015 International Residential, Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire, Swimming Pool and Spa, Property Maintenance, Fuel Gas and International Energy Conservation Codes and 2014 National Electric Code.
What are your hours of operation and where are you located?
Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. After hours inspections can be arranged by calling 817-788-7088. We are located in City Hall, at the west end of the building on the first floor.
Do subcontractors obtain permits or does the general contractor get all the permits?
Each trade must obtain their own permits.
Do contractors have to register with the City?
All contractors must register their company by submitting a registration form, owner's driver's license and the required fee. Electrical, mechanical, plumbing and irrigation contractors must also register their license holders by submitting a registration form, trade license and driver's license and the required fee.
When is a Certificate of Occupancy required?
Application for a Certificate of Occupancy is required prior to occupying a new structure or an addition to the currently occupied space, for any new tenant, new business in the City or for a change of ownership or business name of an existing business.
Can a homeowner get a permit or must a licensed contractor be hired?
A homeowner actually living in the structure may apply for permits for that structure if he/she is actually performing the work.
How do I request an inspection?
Inspection requests are left on a voice messaging system which is available twenty-four hours a day. Requests must include all permit numbers, the work location, and type of inspection needed. Requests are taken off the recorder at 4 pm Monday through Friday. All properly made inspection requests placed by that time will be made for the next business day. Any requests left after 4 pm will be placed on the next day following the next business day. The inspection request number is 817-788-7096 and is listed at the bottom of all permits.
How do I apply for a permit?
Applications must be submitted to the Building Inspections Department. Some require plans and must be reviewed before being issued. Payment and a signature must be obtained prior to issuance of any permit.