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Any firm, business, individual or organization obtaining a permit related to the building, mechanical, plumbing or electrical provisions of the City of Fort Worth’s Codes shall have on file in the Department of Planning and Development a valid Contractor Registration signed by an official of the business with two exceptions:
- The property owners of single family residences when performing the work on their homestead property.
- Owners of commercial property installing banners on their own property pursuant to Section C02.1 of the Fort Worth Sign Code.
Plumbing Contractor Registration
Applicants for a Fort Worth Plumbing Contractor Registration shall hold a valid State of Texas Master Plumber License or Texas Board of Irrigator License when required by the State of Texas or the City of Fort Worth Plumbing Code.
Mechanical Contractor Registration
Applicants for a Fort Worth Mechanical Contractor Registration shall hold a valid Fort Worth mechanical refrigeration and air conditioning contractor’s license or a State of Texas air conditioning and refrigeration license with proper endorsements.
Electrical Contractor Registration
Applicants for a Fort Worth Electrical Contractor Registration shall hold a valid Fort Worth electrical contractor’s license or a State of Texas electrical contractor’s license or State of Texas electrical sign contractor’s license.
Annual Registration Fees
All individuals or businesses registering under this code shall pay fees as prescribed in this section.
- Annual Fee: $120
- Change of Master or Registered Official: $60
- Renewal Fee: $120
Exception: State Licensed Plumbing Contractors or their qualifying individuals are exempt from paying registration fees.
Expiration and renewal of Contractor Registration
The Contractor Registration, unless revoked or suspended, shall expire one year from the date of issuance. Contractor Registrations which have expired shall be charged a renewal fee. The term of the renewed Contractor Registration shall be one year from the date of reissuance.
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Permit Fee Schedules
- 2014 Fee Changes
- Platting, Zoning and Board of Adjustment
- Electrical and Sign
- Building Fee Estimator
Electrical, mechanical and plumbing fees include a Fee Estimation worksheet. You can estimate your building permit fees by selecting the Building Fee Estimator link. You will need to know the occupancy code for commercial construction permit fee estimates. For residential, occupancy code R is for the dwelling structure and occupancy code U is for garage, carport or other structure.