Commercial Permitting


Be advised, the How to Apply videos, and all items in the Commercial Permit Application packets have been updated


Commercial Permit Guide

Commercial Permits

Click here to see what permits are needed, estimated cost, and if zoning allows for your project.


New commercial construction, commercial accessory buildings, remodels and additions require building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits. The building permit must be obtained and issued before a trade permit can be applied for. Additional 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 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.

Projects with construction costs equal to or greater than $50,000 must register with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for Architectural Barriers and provide registration number at time of application.

Commercial Building Permit (What do I need?)

Included in the Application Packet New Construction Additions Remodels Accessory Structures Change of Use
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Application (not required)  ✓  ✓ ✓   ✓  ✓
Checklist/Requirements (not required)  ✓ ✓  ✓   ✓
Use Verification Form   ✓   
Remodel/Change of Use Questionnaire  
Complete Set of Plans ✓ 
Plat (certified copy) 
Site Plan
Energy Code Compliance (if adding conditioned/heated space, or lighting)

How to Apply Video:
Fillable Application Packet 

New Commercial (PDF, 2MB)

Additions (PDF, 2MB)

Remodels (PDF, 808KB)

Accessory Structures (PDF, 2MB)

Change of Use (PDF, 2MB)


Commercial Building Plans Information 

Information on Building & Energy Codes