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Residential Building Permit

Residential building permits are for one or two family detached homes on individually platted lots.

Permits are required for new construction, as well as work that changes, moves or repairs walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, electrical, mechanical or plumbing.

Permits are not required for “cosmetic” remodels (floor or wall covering, cabinets, counter tops, shelving, etc.) or plumbing fixture replacement.

Residential Permit Requirements

What is needed

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If using paper review of documents instead of electronic review, bring a completed building permit application (English or Spanish, two copies of complete plans (including site plans), an 11-by-17-inch copy of the floor plan, three full-size site plans, three full-size site plans, one 11-by-17 inch version of the site plan, two full-sized certified copies of the property’s legally recorded plat, and two copies of the energy compliance documents.

Other residential permits

Online Permitting

Online Permit System Log In

What permits can I apply for online?

View instructional videos for applying for online permits

Download a guide to submitting documents for electronic review.

New users: Register for an account.

Watch the online training video to learn more.

Permit Fee Schedules


Accommodations & Accessibility

Accommodations are available for residents who have accessibility requirements. To learn more about accessibility accommodations available from the City of Fort Worth, visit the Accessibility page or request an accommodation due to disability.