Woodway Permit Applications

Woodway Permit Requirements

 

The following permits are requested and handled through Building Inspections, within the Department of Community Services & Development (links to permit applications are provided):

ACCESSORY STRUCTURE: sheds, buildings, carports, covered patios, etc. that are detached and located more than five (5) feet from the primary structure

COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL/WATER RELEASE: for new business owners/tenants needing release of electrical service to Oncor and/or water service to the City; serves as verification of Zoning Ordinance compliance, safety check for electrical service, and backflow/cross-connection safety check for water service

COMMERCIAL PARKING LOT: for the installation of or addition to parking lots of non-residential properties; may require Application to Develop (contact Community Services & Development for more information – (254) 772-4050)

DEMOLITION: removal of structures (not typically required for sheds/portable buildings)

DRIVE APPROACH: replacement or addition of drive approach attached to City street (City does not require permits for flatwork poured beyond the drive approach, i.e. driveway expansion, uncovered patios)

ELECTRICAL: all electrical work, unless specifically excepted by Building Inspector; requires contractor with valid Master Electrician and Electrical Contractor Licenses OR homeowner with valid Homestead Exemption

GAS: natural gas and propane yard lines, repairs, and in-structure installations (propane tank permits and inspections are handled by Fire Marshal); requires contractor with valid Responsible Master Plumbing license or other appropriate gas installer license OR homeowner with valid Homestead Exemption

GRADING/SITE PREPARATION: grading, scrubbing, fill work, and/or site preparation; sites greater than or equal to one (1) acre require a permit for this work (for smaller lots, contact Community Services & Development for confirmation)

IRRIGATION: new installations and repair/replacements on existing systems, including backflow devices; will require valid backflow test upon completion

MECHANICAL: all mechanical/HVAC work, including new installations and change-outs; requires contractor with valid Mechanical license OR homeowner with valid Homestead Exemption

RESIDENTIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION: new single and multi-family dwellings (primary structures only – not for remodels/additions/accessory structures); all trade work (plumbing, gas, electrical, mechanical/HVAC) and accessory structures (buildings/pools) require separate permits

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION: new non-residential structures (primary structures only – not for remodels/additions/accessory structures); building permit will not be granted until Application to Develop process has been completed, although concurrent review of plans may be possible (contact Community Services & Development for more information); all trade work (plumbing, gas, electrical, mechanical/HVAC) and accessory structures (buildings/pools) require separate permits

PLUMBING: all plumbing work, including new installations, yard line repairs/replacements, water heater change-outs, and plumbing for remodels, unless specifically excepted by Building Inspector; requires contractor with valid Responsible Master Plumbing license OR homeowner with valid Homestead Exemption

PODS/PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS: temporary storage containers; may not be placed in the street per Public Safety Department; permit duration limits listed on application, and permit must be renewed after 30 days

RESIDENTIAL REMODEL: residential remodels and additions, including carports, garages, or covered patios that are attached to, or within five (5) feet of, the primary structure; all trade work (plumbing, gas, electrical, mechanical/HVAC) and accessory structures (buildings/pools) require separate permits

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL REMODEL: non-residential remodels and additions, including all work attached to, or within five (5) feet of, the primary structure; building permit will not be granted until Application to Develop process has been completed or deemed unnecessary by City, although concurrent review of plans may be possible (contact Community Services & Development for more information); all trade work (plumbing, gas, electrical, mechanical/HVAC) and accessory structures (buildings/pools) require separate permits

ROOFING: all roofing replacements, recovers, and repairs

SIGN: all new sign installations and face changes, including temporary banners for special events

SWIMMING POOL/SPA: all swimming pool and/or spa/hot tub installations, including above-ground pools and portable spas/hot tubs

 

Other uses/events that may require permitting through other departments include, but are not limited to:

Garage Sales – available through Customer Service at City Hall

Home Occupation & Special Use Permits – available through City Secretary at City Hall (as listed in Appendix A – Section 2.4 of City Ordinances)

Establishments selling beer, wine, or liquor for on-premises consumption – available through City Secretary at City Hall

House moving – contact Community Services & Development for details

Solicitation – contact Public Safety Department

 

Please check application for required supplemental materials and/or plan requirements. Application is not considered complete unless all required supplemental materials have been submitted. Submission of an incomplete application may delay review and approval.

 

For more information about required inspections on a particular permit, or any questions regarding permitting requirements, contact the Inspections Department at

(254) 772-4050.

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