Saturday, September 25, 2021

Do I Need a Permit?

Are you planning a new home project? If so, you may need a permit.

A permit ensures that inspections are completed and the building or project is compliant with code requirements and meets safety standards.

Permits are mandatory when remodeling or on updates that require a licensed trade such as electrical work, plumbing or anything with a structural component such as moving walls.

The most common permits are for the construction of a building such as a patio cover, gazebo, carport or installing a swimming pool.  Permits for window replacement and sport courts are also common.

If you’re looking to add or replace a water heater, than you will need a plumbing permit.  To change out a heating or an air conditioning system,  you would need a mechanical permit.

If you are still unsure about whether or not you need a permit, visit the City of Southlake Building Inspections and Code Enforcement webpage or the Residential Construction webpage.  You can also email Building Inspections and Code Enforcement or call 817-748-8236.

Ready to request a permit? Apply through our online permit and inspections portal.

Common Southlake Code Enforcement Violations

Code enforcement plays a major role in the Southlake community to enhance the quality of life and is designed to keep citizens safe.

It also helps prevent an abundance of unsightly areas and unstable which could put others at risk for injury or property damage.

To ensure that codes are being followed, the City wants to help you understand common violations to prevent problems before they start. Together, we can ensure that Southlake remains a beautiful and safe community for everyone to enjoy.

 

 

Tall weeds and grass – High grass and weeds may not exceed 12 inches.

Parking on grass is not permitted – All parking must be done on an approved surface.

Trash and debris – All trash and debris on properties must be removed.

Oversized vehicles – Oversized vehicles must be parked on an approved surface behind the dwelling unless loading or unloading.

Fence Repairs – All fences must be free standing structures with no missing pieces.

Junk vehicles – Junk vehicles must be behind a screen or in working and have current registration and no flat tires.

 

Information concerning short term rentals, garage sales, water restrictions and other ordinances can be found on our Code Enforcement website.

For questions or concerns about code requirements and compliance, please call us at 817-748-8331 or visit our website at CityofSouthlake/Code-Enforcement.

What is Code Enforcement?

As part of the City of Southlake Planning and Development Services Department, Code Enforcement helps residents and businesses comply with code requirements through education and communication. 

Code Enforcements helps property owners understand the City’s ordinances while also responding to potential issues. This helps us keep Southlake safe and maintain our quality infrastructure. 

Watch this video for more information. 

What is Code Enforcement?

As part of the City of Southlake Planning and Development Services Department, Code Enforcement helps residents and businesses comply with code requirements through education and communication. This helps us keep Southlake safe and maintain our quality infrastructure. #PlanningMakesPerfect #SouthlakeStandard

Posted by City of Southlake, TX – Government on Thursday, September 17, 2020

 

Have questions about Code Enforcement? Visit www.CityofSouthlake.com/CodeEnforcement