What type of work on my house requires a Construction Permit?

Some home maintenance does not require a Construction Permit; however, there are maintenance projects that do.  By clicking the link below, you will find a listing of items requiring a permit and zoning application. If your project is not listed, please call the Building Department to confirm whether you need one or not at (974) 402-9410 x630.  


For a full list of projects, visit the Zoning & Permit REQUIREMENTS page by CLICKING HERE.

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1. Will my project increase my taxes?
2. What type of work on my house requires a Construction Permit?
3. Why should I get a permit?
4. I like to do my own home improvements around the house and I'm not going to use a contractor, so why do I need a Construction Permit?
5. How long will it take to get my permit?
6. How much will my permit cost?
7. I will be using a contractor for my project; however, he said I didn't need a permit for the work?
8. Who calls for the inspections?
9. My contractor said that the work was finished and I paid him, why do I need a final inspection?
10. I am selling my home and I had some work done without a permit, now what do I do?
11. I obtained permits for all the work done on my home, do I get a certificate?
12. I have had work done on my home with a permit and am unsure as to whether or not the permit has been closed out?