Permit Process

You can submit your permit applications through email to buildinginspections@desototexas.gov. Please note that new residential and ALL commercial permits can not be submitted through email. Please drop new residential and commercial permit applications off to 211 E Pleasant Run.
When submitting your application, please attach the credit card authorization form along with your permit application. You can find a list of fees under 'miscellaneous permit fees".

CONTRACTOR PORTAL
- To pull a single trade permit, view your permit or to schedule an inspection clink here: Contractor Portal


                                                                PERMIT GUIDELINES AND CHECKLIST

Residential (New and Remodel) 
  • Completed building permit application.
  • Two paper copies and one CD copy of:
    • Architectural/engineered building construction plans.
    • Site plan
    • Landscaping plan. 
    • Engineered foundation plans.
    • A res-Check Energy or a Com-Check Compliance Report (New Construction Only)
  • Turnaround time: 15 Business days. 
Commercial (New) 
  • Completed building permit application.
  • Two paper copies and one CD copies of:
    • Architectural/engineered building construction plans
    • Site plan.
    • Landscaping plan.
    • Civil plans.
    • Energy compliance plans, per architect/engineer design.
    • TDLR# (anything valued over $50,000.00)
    • A res-Check Energy or a Com-Check Compliance Report
  • Turnaround time: 7-10 Business days
 Commercial (Remodel/Addition) 
  • Completed building permit application.
  • Two paper copies and one CD copies of:
    • Building construction plans.
    • Site plan.
    • Landscaping plan.
    • Engineered foundation plans.
    • Energy compliance plans.
    • TDLR# (anything valued over $50,000.00)
    • Asbestos Survey (if construction is over $20,000.00)
  • Energy compliance plans as required by the International Energy Conservation Code.
  • Turnaround time: 15 Business days.
Swimming Pool, Spa or Hot Tub
  • Completed building permit application.
  • Two sets of:
    • Building construction plans.
    • Site plan, with franchise utility company release(s).
    • Location of required fence.
  • Turnaround time: 7-10 Business days
Fences, Accessory Buildings/storage, Carports, Pergolas, Concrete slabs,  Misc. 
Signs:
  • Completed Sign permit application
  • 2 sets of Plans
  • See second page of the application for requirements
    • Turnaround time: 7-10 Business days
Single Trade Permits: Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC and Roofing are all pulled online by clicking here: Contractor Portal
  • Turnaround time: Immediate