What type of work requires a building permit?

Basically any new, remodeling, enlarging, altering, addition or demolition to buildings and structures will require a permit. Trade work, such as plumbing, mechanical/HVAC and electrical, require their own permits and must be obtained by state licensed personnel.  Many construction repairs also require a building permit depending on the extent of the repair. There are some miscellaneous type projects that will require permits which include, but are not necessarily limited to fencing, driveways, decks over 30 inches in height, sheds exceeding 144 square feet, lawn irrigation systems, retaining walls taller than 24 inches, and some portable buildings. For clarification, please check with the Customer Service Assistants by calling 817-427-6300.

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1. What building codes has the city adopted?
2. Where can I find a copy of the building codes adopted by the city?
3. Do contractors have to register with the City?
4. What type of work requires a building permit?
5. How much does a building permit cost?
6. What is a Certificate of Occupancy?
7. When is a Certificate of Occupancy required?
8. Must I obtain a Fire Inspection prior to obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy?
9. How long does it take to get a building permit?
10. What items or documents must be submitted for permitting a new home?
11. How do I schedule an inspection?
12. Do I need a permit to re-roof a home or commercial building?
13. What do I do if I have 3/8 inch thick roof decking while replacing my shingles?
14. Can I convert my garage into a living area?
15. Can I build a carport in front of my house?
16. Who can I use to provide a roll-off dumpster?
17. Can I use a shipping/cargo container as a home or storage building?