Select the Type of Building Permit You Need:
Residential Building Permit Submittal Requirements:
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS: Two (2) copies of complete set of construction
documents are required for plan review. Construction documents must be submitted along with a
completed permit application form.
Site plans (plot plans) drawn to a scale of 1” = 20’. Site plans must show lot dimensions, footprint
of building and distance from building to property lines, platted building lines, driveways, all
easements, and the address and legal description of the lot.
Floor plans drawn to a scale of ¼” = 1’. Floor plans must show all dimensions, room names, size and
type of windows and doors, cabinets and fixtures, and ceiling heights.
Exterior elevation plans drawn to a scale of ¼” = 1’. Exterior elevation plans must show exterior
materials, windows and doors, roof slopes, chimneys, and overhangs.
Structural plans, where required, drawn to a scale of ¼” = 1’. Structural plans must show second
floor framing, ceiling framing, roof framing, headers, and beams.
Foundation plans (must be sealed by a State of Texas Licensed Engineer or Foundation Detail (Refer
to IRC for additional requirements) drawn to a scale of ¼” = 1’. Foundation plans must show all
dimensions, location and spacing of beams, location of post-tensioning cables (if applicable),
location and sizes of rebar (if applicable), concrete specifications, slab thickness, beam sizes and
details, post-tensions cable details (if applicable), other notes and requirements by the Engineer,
and the address and legal description of the lot.
Engineer’s foundation design letters. Letters must include a statement that the foundation has
been designed specifically for soil conditions of listed lot and that design is in accordance with the
building code, must be sealed by the State of Texas Licensed Engineer that designed the foundation
plans, and must show the address and legal description of the lot.
Engineered Wind Bracing Plans – comply with current adopted City Codes
Masonry on Wood details, if applicable. Masonry on wood details must be sealed by a State of
Texas Licensed Engineer or built to the International Residential Code details.
Electrical plans (may be combined with floor plan) drawn to a scale of ¼” = 1’. Electrical plans must
show location of receptacles and other outlets, exhaust fans, smoke detectors, light fixtures, service
equipment and panels.
Plumbing plans (may be combined with floor plan) drawn to a scale of ¼” = 1’. Plumbing plans must
show location of fixtures, water heaters, and gas outlets.
NOTE: A Form Survey sealed by a State of Texas Licensed Surveyor will be required to be on site for
the Plumbing Rough Inspection.
Commercial Building Permit Submittal Requirements:
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS: Three (3) copies of the completed set of construction
documents are required for plan review. Construction documents must be submitted along with
completed permit application form.
- An additional set of plans will be required for buildings with fire sprinklers
- An additional set of plans will be required for projects which require a health review
Note: Drawings containing a label such as “not for construction” or “for pricing only” will not be
accepted for permit application.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSE: Each drawing and document shall be sealed, signed, dated and designed by
a State of Texas Registered Architect, Registered Engineer, Registered Interior Designer, where
applicable as required by the State of Texas Engineering and Architect Practice Act.
REQUIRED DRAWINGS AND DOCUMENTS: (City Building Inspection Department may request
additional information if necessary).
Drawings must be drawn to scale, dimensioned and of sufficient clarity.
- Site plan a
- Floor plans and roof plans
- Exterior elevation
- Door schedules, window schedules, hardware schedules
- Construction details; interior elevations and interior finish schedules
- Structural plans must include: foundation plans, roof and floor framing plans, wall sections and details
- Mechanical, electrical and plumbing site plans and schedules
- Plumbing plans (including riser diagram)
- Mechanical plans
- Electrical plans (including riser diagrams)
- Certified Energy Compliance Report b
- The Plat must be approved, and the site plan must be released by the Planning/Engineering Department before a permit will be issued.
- U.S. Department of Energy, www.energycodes.gov.