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How long does it take to get a building permit?
The time it takes to get a building permit depends on the type of permit. Generally residential permits are issued in 1-5 days. Commercial projects take a little more time. Three to four weeks is the typical time frame. Some permits are issued immediately.
How long is my building permit good for?
Building permits from the Building Inspection Division are good for 6 months. The permit expires when work has not been performed for 6 months.
Where is the Building Inspection Division located?
Building Inspection is located at 301 W. Bagdad Avenue, Suite 100, in the same building as the PARD, Planning, and Development Services offices and Municipal Court. Building Inspections is on the first floor. Directions: from IH-35, turn east on Round Rock Avenue, then south at Brown, and the building is at the corner of Brown and W. Bagdad.
How do I arrange a building inspection?
Once your building permit is issued you will be given paperwork explaining how to call into the automated inspection request system and request an inspection. If the permit was issued for a gas leak repair or emergency electrical service repair, the Building Inspection Division will dispatch an inspector once we are notified that the work has been completed.
Do I need to post my building permit?
What do I do if my building permit expires?
Another application and permitting fee will need to be submitted to the Building Inspection Division. If there have been changes to the original scope of work that the permit was issued for, then a new set of drawings will also need to be submitted.
What do I need to bring to get a building permit?
All permits require a completed Permit Application (download the PDF doc) and the permitting application fee. Please see the Permit Guides for more details on other required documents.
The City building code is available online in PDF in the City Ordinances. However, the online version is provided as a convenience and is updated only twice a year. For the most up-to-date version, the Library and the City Clerk have printed copies for the public to review.
The Library also owns National Building Codes Handbook (R 343.73078 HUT).