Building Inspections

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

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  • Inspection for work done on permitted projects should be requested by the general contractor.
  • All inspections must be scheduled through Citizen Self Service.

Inspection Guidelines

Inspection Cancellation Procedures

  • Call 972-547-7400 or by calling your inspector directly. If you are unable to reach someone to cancel, leave a cancellation sign at the construction site that is visible from the street.
  • In the event of rain (before, after or during) on the day of inspection, any foundation, ground plumbing, flatwork or pool inspections should be canceled. 
  • If the contractor does not call to cancel the inspection, a red tag will be issued if the site is deemed too wet by the inspector and a $50 re-inspection fee will be issued.


Current Adopted Codes

On January 1, 2023, the City Council approved the adoption of the following codes with amendments: 

  • 2021 International Building Code®
  • 2021 International Residential Code®
  • 2021 International Plumbing Code®
  • 2021 International Mechanical Code®
  • 2021 International Fuel Gas Code®
  • 2021 International Energy Conservation Code®
  • 2021 International Property Maintenance Code®
  • 2021 International Swimming Pool Spa Code®
  • 2021 International Fire Code®
  • The 2023 National Electrical Code, published by the NFPA (adopted September 1, 2023).

The adopted ordinance, amendments and key changes are accessible on our website. 

City Adopted Codes and Ordinances


Commonly Referenced Codes & Ordinances

Ordinances concerning special regulations can be found in Article 2 of the UDC.

Other ordinances that may be applicable:


Dig Safely

Whether you are planting trees and shrubs, installing a fence or deck, doing it yourself or hiring a professional, call 811 before you dig! Don't rely on memory or markings. There may be multiple utility lines in an area and they may vary in depth.

Digging without calling may disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, harm you and those around you and potentially result in fines and repair costs. Calling 811 before every digging job gets your underground utility lines marked for free and helps prevent undesired consequences. 

Here are two great videos that make light of a serious subject: