Building Inspections

Navigate the Development Process

Start the process with the Development Navigation Assistant (DNA), an easy to use guide that provides a custom step-by-step guide to the permitting process - currently only available for residential permits. Then head over to the Citizen Self-Service (CSS) portal to submit and track permits and make online payments.


Development Navigation Assistant (DNA)Blue box with text DNA: Digital Navigation Assistant

Create an account, answer questions about your project and receive a custom step-by-step guide to permitting your project.

Citizen Self-Service (CSS)

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Create an account, apply for permits, make payments, request inspections, create new development cases and view real-time data.

Building Inspections - Effective April 2, City of McKinney Inspectors will not enter existing homes to conduct inspections.

  • When we receive an inspection request for an existing home we will contact the homeowner and provide the option to defer inspection to a later date.
  • If the homeowner elects to have an inspection the contractor is required to be on site and use Face Time to conduct the inspection while the Inspector remains outside.
  • Questions? Contact our office at 972‐547‐7400.


All inspections must be scheduled through Citizen Self Service. View the “How to Schedule an Inspection Using CSS” video at McKinneyTexas.org/Inspections