Commercial Building Permit
Permits for new commercial construction require building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits. The building permit must be obtained before trade permit can be issued. Other requirements may need to be met before a building permit can be issued depending upon the property location, zoning, or based on design guidelines for the area.
Permits also are required for construction 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.
What is needed
- Completed Building Permit Application
- Completed Use Verification Form
- Completed Commercial Remodel Checklist (if project is a remodel of existing building - no additional square footage being added).
- Complete set of plans including site plan in PDF format with a file size no larger than 512 MB.
- Scanned copy of the property’s certified plat in PDF Format
- Energy Code Compliance documents in PDF format.
- (For projects over $50,000) TDLR elimination of architectural barriers registration number.
For those who wish to use the paper review process instead of electronic review, bring the following: A completed building permit application (English or Spanish version), two complete sets of plans (including site plans), one 11-by-17 inch copy of the floor plan, 10 full-size site plans, one utility site plan, one 11-by-17 inch site plan, two full-size certified copies of the property’s legally recorded plat, two copies of energy code compliance documents, and one zoning use verification form.
Other commercial permits
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