What items or documents must be submitted for permitting a new home?

In general, the following items must be submitted for permitting of a new home.  Additional items may be needed depending on location, zoning, or unique circumstances, etc.:

Copy and verification that Residential Fire Sprinkler Affidavit has been filed with Tarrant County (Click here for form)

Construction Plans: Floor Plan, Exterior Elevations, MEP’s, etc.

Wind-Bracing / Shear Wall Plan

Foundation Plan & Engineer’s Foundation Letter

Additional support documentation (i.e. engineer’s eyebrow, brick-on-wood, special structural conditions, etc.)

2018 Energy Code Compliance Report (i.e. IC3 Report, HERS Report, RES-Check Report)

Landscape Plan

Site Plan

Grading / Drainage Plan

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1. Where can I find a copy of the building codes adopted by the city?
2. What building codes has the city adopted?
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?