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Permitting

972-274-5100
Option 5

Fax: 972-274-5110

2118 S Uhl Road
Glenn Heights, Texas 75154

Bureau Veritas:

Plan Review :
469-241-1834

Inspections:
1-877-837-8775

 
 
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Building Permit & Inspections

Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by International Building Code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Permit Division and obtain the required permit.
Types of Permit
Permit Review Process

New Home Flatwork-Driveways/Sidewalks
Addition/Remodel House Moving
Repairs Patios
Irrigation Carport
Roofing Fencing
Swimming Pool Accessory Building
Any structural construction: moving walls, braces, change in electrical or plumbing
Forms and Applications

Building Permit Application Residential Plan Review Checklist
Sign Permit Application Commercial Plan Review Checklist
Food Establishment Permit Contractor Registration Form
Certificate of Occupancy    
Inspections

Please contact Bureau Veritas to request inspection(s). Inspections requested by 5:00 pm Monday – Friday will be performed the next business day. Inspection requests can also be faxed to the Bureau Veritas office.
 
Inspection line: (817) 335-8111 / Toll Free number: (877) 837-8775
Inspection FAX line: (817) 335-8110 / Toll Free FAX line: (877) 837-8859
 
Field Inspections
Inspectors assigned to your area can be contacted via cell phone. Please call the Bureau Veritas office at (817) 335-8111/ toll free (877) 837-8775 for your inspector's name and number.


Click the Click to View Answer or the question itself to see the anwser.
Click to View Answer 1. Do I need a Permit?

Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Permit Division and obtain the required permit.

Click to View Answer 2. What current codes is the City using?

The 2009 International Residential Code, 2009 International Building Code, 2009 International Plumbing Code, 2009 International Mechanical Code, 2008 National Electrical Code, 2009 International Fuel Gas Code, and the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.

Click to View Answer 3. How long does it take to get a permit?

Review time for commercial and residential building permits is a function of work volume and varies accordingly. Contact the plan reviewer for a progress report. Trade permits can be processed within less than 24 hours.

Click to View Answer 4. How long is a permit good for?

Permits expire 180 days after the last inspection.

Click to View Answer 5. As a homeowner, can I obtain permits to do work on my own home?

Yes, if you are the homeowner, you or an immediate family member may perform the work. You will have to be registered with the City of Glenn Heights. You may be able to obtain structural, plumbing, and mechanical permits if you are licensed for these particular trades. Electrical permits must be obtained by a licensed electrical contractor/master electrician. If you do not live in the home, you can still obtain a structural permit to do the work yourself. However, all other permits (plumbing, mechanical, electrical) must be obtained by licensed subcontractors.

Click to View Answer 6. How to obtain a permit?

Residential and commercial general contractors need to bring two sets of construction plans for the project to City Hall, located at 1938 S Hampton Road, to allow Building Permit staff to review your proposed project and determine permit fees. After the permit has been approved through Plan Review, a permit fee must be paid at the time the permit is issued. A permit fee schedule is available at the Building Permits office.
 
Click to View Answer 7. What information is needed to register as a contractor in the City of Glenn Heights?

Valid Drivers license, State License, and a copy of insurance. A payment of $100.00 (excluding Plumbers) for registration is needed.

Click to View Answer 8. What is a Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.)?

A Certificate of Occupancy, or "C.O.", is essentially a license to occupy a building, or a specified space within a building, under a specific set of assumptions and/or conditions set forth in the building code. It identifies the space as one of eleven pre-defined "occupancy classifications", together with their sub-classifications, and as one of five construction types. It may also include other conditions of occupancy, such as maximum occupant loads, expiration dates, and so forth. It must be posted where it is accessible and visible to the public, and remains the property of the City of the Glenn Heights. It is revocable for cause, which renders the building illegal to occupy. A building's first C.O. is issued to the original building contractor upon completion of the building and subsequent approval of all required regulatory inspections. It runs with the building and remains valid as long as the building is maintained in compliance with the codes, its occupancy classification does not change, and substantial remodeling, additions, or alterations do not occur. As stated above, you may not need to obtain a new C.O. upon taking over an existing building or tenant space, as long as a change in occupancy classification or a remodel project does not trigger the need for a new one.

 
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