Residential remodels / additions are done at the Inspections Department counter at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd.
New homes take about three days, with townhouses requiring five business days.
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Most of the code books can be found in the library for reference or can be purchased at a large bookstore or ordered from the International Code Council.
Platting and zoning. If you are adding a building to a property, please check with a planner in the Planning Division at (972) 721-2424 to ensure the property is platted and zoned for the intended use. Those two things can delay a permit for at least two months.
It is better to wait until the plat / zoning case is scheduled for public hearing because the turnaround time for plan review is only six days.