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. 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?