Building Inspections

Building Safety Month Starts  May 1, 2018

McKinney celebrates Building Safety Month in May

This year’s theme is "Code Officials - Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth." Weekly themes during Building Safety Month include:

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Building Safety Month

A New Way of Doing Business

The Development Services Division is excited to bring you a new way of doing business with the launch of a new software system.


Login today to our customer-facing side of the system called Citizen Self Service (CSS) which will enable you to create a new account, submit, track and pay online.

Stay tuned for updates, tutorials, system maintenance notifications and resources on our CSS page.

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Citizen Self Service Portal

Current Adopted Codes


How Do I Request a Building Inspection?

The IVR phone number for calling in building inspections has not changed. The IVR phone number will remain 972-547-7460.

  • Permits that were issued prior to October 16, 2017 have a new phone access code that matches with the existing permit in the new system. A list of new phone access codes is now available at the link above. Have your existing permit number available and visit this page to get your new phone access codes. To search the linked document, press Ctrl F (PC) or Command F (Mac) and type in your permit number to quickly locate your permit access codes. 
  • Refer to the list of new inspection codes when using the IVR phone system to call in your inspections.
  • Once you are registered in CSS, and are linked to any permits that were pulled before October 16, 2017, you also have the ability to call in inspections through your CSS account and are no longer limited to only using the IVR system.
  • Please note that the only department that uses the IVR phone system or CSS for requesting inspections is our Building Inspections Department. To request Engineering, Planning, Fire, Health or Parks Department inspections, please call those departments directly as in the past.

Irrigation Permits

Building Inspections no longer issues irrigation permits. For more information, go to the Irrigation page.


Waste Haulers

Building Inspections no longer registers waste haulers. For more information, please contact Solid Waste Services.