Building permits are required to erect, enlarge, alter, move, demolish or repair a structure in the City of Irving. This includes, but is not limited to:
Permits are not required for cosmetic work such as painting, carpeting and cabinetry, nor is it required for replacing fixtures or appliances, except water heaters, at existing connections.
What is needed for a permit? For most permits, a plan showing the proposed changes is required. The following do not need any plans: Demolitions, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, water heater and re-roofing. Anything else will need a plan(s). For more information, see the residential brochure Opens a New Window. . Please call (972) 721-2371 or email the Inspections Department with any questions.