Woodway Permit Requirements
For a complete list of the City of Woodway Permit Fees Schedule, please see the Master Fee Schedule (PDF).**
**05/30/19 - Per House Bill 852, permitting entities are no longer allowed to use valuation (either of property or construction) in determining residential permit fees, and you are no longer required to disclose this information, effective immediately. The City of Woodway has temporarily instituted a minimum-fee policy for applicable permits, until such time as a new fee schedule can be written and approved by our City Council. Please note that, until further notice, these fees will be assessed as follows:
- Residential building remodel - $75.00
- Residential trade (electrical, plumbing, mechanical, gas) remodel/repair - $75.00
- Residential wind energy systems - $125.00
- Please note that this fee substitution does not affect NEW residential building or trade construction, or those flat fees which were already separate (water heaters, yard lines, gas tests) in any way. It affects only those residential fees which were based on valuation.
For More Information
We strongly encourage home maintenance, so please let us assist you by answering any questions you may have on permit requirements. Please call the Inspections Department at 254-772-4050 for more information.
The City of Woodway requires permits for:
- Adult day care facilities
- All concrete work such as drives, sidewalks, porches, patios, etc.
- All plumbing work, which is covered by Standard Plumbing Code, other than regular maintenance
- All signs
- Any establishment selling beer, wine, or liquor for on-premises consumption
- Garage Sales
- Greenhouses and nurseries not primarily engaged in retail trade
- Home occupations
- Play, special, and other private schools
- House moving
- Installation of lawn sprinklers, swimming pools
- New construction and additions, accessory buildings, remodeling and alteration of existing structures, including patio covers and storage buildings
- Repair, recover or reroof of existing structures
- Television and radio broadcasting towers
- Work on heating and air conditioning equipment, which is regulated by the code, other than regular maintenance
- Work which involves electrical wiring and equipment, which is covered by the National Electric Code, other than regular maintenance
Please view permit application for specific prerequisites and/or requirements.
Required items may include, but are not limited to:
- Current licensing and insurance information for permit holder (plumbing, gas, mechanical, electrical, irrigation/backflow). If licensing/insurance information cannot be verified, your permit application may be denied.
- Site Development Plan (commercial new construction/remodel/additions/accessory buildings)
- Site plans, including setbacks, easements, location of other structures (signs, swimming pools, accessory buildings/additions)
- Form survey (new construction, additions - as deemed necessary by building official)
- Complete set of building plans:
- Residential new construction/additions/major remodels - one (1) full set
- Commercial new construction/additions/major remodels - three (3) full sets
- Storm-water control plans & measures
- Gas system diagram, including:
- BTU calculations of all appliances attached to gas system
- Length of pipe attached to each appliance
- Type & size of pipe
- Inlet pressure
- Type of gas installed
IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING INSPECTIONS:
- Advanced notice of 24 hours is preferred.
- While we will do our best to accommodate requests of Morning (AM) or Afternoon (PM), we are unable to guarantee any specific time. To avoid conflicts between completion of work and the inspector's arrival, please plan ahead and schedule inspections only when certain of completion (i.e. - work scheduled for PM should be ready for inspection by NOON or scheduled for the following day).
- Failed inspections may result in a re-inspection fee of $45.00, at the discretion of the inspector. This fee must be paid prior to the scheduling of further inspections.
- Where occupied structures are affected by electrical service repairs/changes, or by gas repairs/tests where service has been disconnected, the contractor is responsible for pulling the permit and arranging the inspection in advance whenever possible. In cases of emergency, the Inspections Department should be notified of the work as soon as possible so that arrangements for inspection and re-connection can be made.
WORK REQUIRING INSPECTIONS (including, but not limited to):
- New construction: foundation pre-pour, building wrap, brick ties, framing, insulation, final
- Mechanical/Plumbing/Electrical: rough, top-out, above ceiling, utility yard lines, final, electrical service repair or change, HVAC equipment change, shower pan test
- Gas: gas test on repairs/re-connect of service, propane yard line installation & testing (propane tank permitting and inspections are handled through the Fire Marshal's office), rough and final on new system installations
- Commercial electrical and water release of service (typically required on existing buildings or suites when service has been interrupted or name on service is being changed.
- Drive approach/curb replacements or additions
- Other inspections may be required at the discretion of the building inspector. These could include verifying the placement of a proposed structure and verifying storm-water control measures.