When a Permit Is Required

When You Need a Permit


Permits are required when building, remodeling or enlarging a building. Permits are also required for other improvements to your property. Projects that are cosmetic (such as painting, wallpapering, carpeting, cabinets, and trim work) do not require permits. Additionally, permits are not required when replacing fixtures on existing wiring or plumbing. 
  • Accessory Buildings
  • Arbors
  • Banners
  • Carports
  • Concrete
  • Construction of a commercial building
  • Construction of a residential building
  • Decks
  • Demolition (buildings and swimming pools)
  • Driveways
  • Electrical work
  • Feather Flags
  • Fences (construction and repair)
  • Fire Pits
  • Fireplaces
  • Foundation repairs
  • Gates
  • Gazebos
  • Hot Tubs
  • HVAC - Heat pumps and condensers
  • HVAC Units
  • Irrigation systems
  • Moving a building
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Patio Covers
  • Patios
  • Pergolas
  • Remodel or addition to a commercial building
  • Remodel or addition to a residential building
  • Re-roofing
  • Retaining walls
  • Screening walls
  • Sewer line replacement
  • Shower pans
  • Sidewalks
  • Signs
  • Solar Panels
  • Spas
  • Storm Shelters
  • Sunrooms
  • Swimming Pools
  • Water Heaters
  • Water line replacements
  • Water Softners
  • Windows
Note: This is not an all-inclusive list. Questions concerning your specific project should be forwarded to the Customer Service Department at 972-468-4100. Also, please contact your Home Owners Association (HOA) for additional requirements from deed restrictions and covenants.