Commercial Permit Checklist (new buildings and additions)

New Buildings and Additions

Documents / Plans 5, 6 Sets of Plans / Documents Required
Civil plans (drainage, utility, grading, dimensional control). Plans must be on 24" X 36" paper 5
Architectural plans 1, 2 3
Structural plans 3 3
Engineered foundation plan 3
M.E.P. (HVAC, electrical, plumbing) 3 3
Landscape plan (include calculations) 3
Seating Plan (Restaurant, church, assembly areas, etc.) 3
Listing numbers from approved testing lab for all rated assemblies and penetration fire stops.4 3
Acoustical consultant certification 7 3
Energy calculations that meet the 2015 IECC (see ComCheck link) 2
Asbestos survey (only required for additions) 1
Document showing plans were submitted to Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) for a Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) review 1
Restaurant, daycare, school, nursing home, food sales/prep/processing See footnote #8
PDF of approved plans (CD or email under 10 MB) 1
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for Engineering / CIP Department 1
 Statement of Special Inspections (if required) 9 1
 Specification book (can be just on a cd rather than a hard copy) 1


  1. Must include door and window schedule, partition details, finish schedule, details of raised floors or platforms, stairs, ramps, etc. Plans must be to scale.
  2. Texas Architect’s seal is required for new buildings in excess of 20,000 square feet or over one story in height.
  3. Texas Engineer’s seal is required for new buildings exceeding 5,000 square feet or one story in height; spans in excess of 24 feet.; and buildings of other than conventional wood framing.
  4. Please consolidate this information including assembly drawing details on a separate sheet. (walls, floor / ceiling, roof / ceiling, wall and floor penetrations for pipes and conduit, structural frame, etc.)
  5. Plans identified as “Not For Construction” or “For Permit Only” will not be approved with that (or similar) notation.
  6. A separate permit is required for signs, fire sprinkler, fire alarm, irrigation system, construction trailers, drive approaches, pools, special egress control devices, on-site utilities, fire line, fences, retaining walls, etc.
  7. Acoustical consultant certification for all residential, schools, hospitals, and nursing homes within the 65-70 or over 70 DNL airport noise zones.
  8. Separate submittal for health plan review is required. Submit one set of kitchen plans along with a health review application and the fee for the review.
  9. Special Inspections are required on some projects.  Click on the following links for the forms:  Special Inspection Program, Statement, Report, and Final Report.

Other Concerned Departments

Department Contact Person Phone Number
Code Enforcement
(Multi-Family, Hotel Licenses)
Mike Edwards (972) 721-4896 or Darrell Hammond (972) 721-3628 (972) 721-4929
Public Works / Engineering Robert Mardis (972) 721-2611
Public Works / Traffic Mike Jones or Nathan Benditz (972) 721-2646
Fire Derek Austin, James Malone, Jr., Haley Harsha (972) 721-2651
Water and Sewer Tap Fees Water Department (972) 721-2411
Solid Waste Services
Roger Barron (972) 721-2232
Planning Ken Bloom, Sheba Ward, Stacy Day (972) 721-2424
Inspections Department - Building Inspections Plan Review
 Becky Capuchino, Maria Sanchez, Jason Russell, Dale Demarest  (972) 721-2371