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Building permitting procedures for projects under commercial building codes (including multifamily structures of over 3 levels). Use this procedure for Commercial Remodel, Additions, Finish Outs, and Tenant Improvements.

How to submit a Building Permit Packet

Bring or send submittals to the Building Inspections counter at 301 W. Bagdad Ave. Suite 100, Round Rock, Texas 78664. Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 or buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov if you have questions. 

NOTE: This is a one-permit system; separate permits are not required for electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating or air conditioning. This permit becomes null and void if work or construction authorized is not commenced within 6 months.

What to submit

    • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
    • Contractor Information Sheets (pdf) for general contractor and subcontractors. Electrical, plumbing and mechanical contractors must be licensed with the State of Texas.
      Not required at time of submittal but must be received before the permit can be released.
    • One complete set of construction plans – paper (18×24 or 24×36)
    • One complete set of construction plans – pdf format (via email, thumb drive, CD)
    • 2015 ComCheck 
    • Permit Fee: Based on valuation **refer to fee chart at the bottom of the page**
    • We accept check only
       Notes:
  • Plans for buildings over 5,000 sf must have an engineer’s stamp and signature
  • For commercial projects valued over $50,000 a Texas Department of License and Regulation (TDLR) project number is required. Contact the TDLR Architectural Barriers Section at 1-877-278-0999 for registry information.
  • An asbestos survey is required if walls are to be removed from a building built before 1980.
  • Electrical, plumbing and mechanical contractors must be licensed with the State of Texas.
  • You can begin demoing once the permit packet has been submitted.

Review Process

Review time varies depending on the complexity of the project and the completeness of the submittal. The average turnaround time from submittal to permit is currently 6-8 weeks. We do not offer expedited service. 

After your application is received it will be distributed to all applicable review staff. The reviewers will email their comments directly to the primary contact identified on the application (usually the architect). Responses should be emailed back to the reviewer.

When the review is complete and all comments have been adequately addressed, the permit will be issued and staff will contact the general contractor to schedule a time to pick of the building permit, review notes and go over the red lines with the Building Official.

Inspection Process

  • Instructions for scheduling inspections using eTRAKIT will be included with the building permit. Inspections must be requested before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Utility authorizations will be released as the final utility inspections are completed.

Certificate of Occupancy

The Certificate of Occupancy will be issued once the project passes a fire final, all MEP finals and a final building inspection.

Notes

Inspection Services Division Office
512-218-5550 buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov 

James Shine, Interim Building Official 512-218-5555 jshine@roundrocktexas.gov
Gary Lawrence, Asst. Building Official 512-845-5946
glawrence@roundrocktexas.gov

Intake Staff:  512-218-5550 buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov
Isabella Morales 512-218-5551
imorales@roundrocktexas.gov
Jennifer Esparza 512-671-2889
jennifer.esparza@roundrocktexas.gov

Building Plan Examiners:
Commercial: Alice Guajardo 512-671-2763 aguajardo@roundrocktexas.gov
Residential: Jorge Scott 512-218-5550
buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov

Commercial Inspectors:
Bryan Fails, Chief Plumbing Inspector 512-845-6249 bfails@roundrocktexas.gov
Jimmy Spencer, Chief Electrical Inspector 512-470-9507
jimmyspencer@roundrocktexas.gov
Amos Harrison 512-639-0218
aharrison@roundrocktexas.gov 

Residential Inspectors:
Alex Rodriguez, Chief Residential Inspector 512-639-3005 arodriguez@roundrocktexas.gov
Ferdinand Abadiano 512-568-7829
fabadiano@roundrocktexas.gov
Joshua Gonzales 512-639-3050
jgonzales@roundrocktexas.gov 
Paul Moran 512-688-9024
pmoran@roundrocktexas.gov 
Brett Russel 512-987-6037
jrussel@roundrocktexas.gov 

Civil Inspectors
Matt Krueger, Chief Civil Inspector 512-748-9092 mkruegger@roundrocktexas.gov
Chris Cervenka 512-639-6760
ccervenka@roundrocktexas.gov
Mike Dekeyrel 512-673-8704
mdekeyrel@roundrocktexas.gov   
George Grondin 512-639-9497
ggrondin@roundrocktexas.gov
Lane Imken 512-647-0807
linken@roundrocktexas.gov   
Santos Ruiz 512-417-1417
sruiz@roundrocktexas.gov   

Refer to the Sign Permits page for application information. Bring/send sign permit applications to the Building Inspections window or email to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov.

The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) also must review plans for any projects involving food service (including restaurants, bars, food trucks, convenience stores, day care facilities, etc.). The food establishment permit application and food establishment plan review application forms are posted on the WCCHD website with application instructions.

Certificates of Appropriateness are Required Prior to Issuance of a Building Permit.

Properties required to undergo historic review are identified with Historic Overlay Zoning. Alterations to all structures or sites with Historic Overlay Zoning require a Certificate of Appropriateness prior to the issuance of a building permit. Historic review applies to all structures on a site, including fences and accessory structures.

Preservation staff are available to discuss projects on all historic-age properties (even those without historic overlay zoning) and can provide technical references that are available to help avoid damage. Contact the Planning and Development Services desk at 512-218-5428 to discuss alterations to a historic property and/or the Certificate of Appropriateness process.

Commercial Remodel/Finish-Out/Tenant Improvement Fees

The following fee schedule shows the amount due at time of submittal for permits.

Project valuation
Permit fee
Fire inspection fee
Base fee
Per additional $1,000 or fraction thereof
Base fee
Per additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

Up to $2,000

$50

n/a

$15

n/a

$2,001 – $15,000

$50 for first $2,000

$10

$25 for first $2,000

$1.50

$15,001 – $50,000

$180 for first $15,000

$7

$50 for first $15,000

$1.25

$50,001 – $100,000

$425 for first $50,000

$5

$100 for first $50,000

$1.00

$100,001 – $500,000

$675 for first $100,000

$3

$150 for first $100,000

$0.65

$500,001 and up

$1875 for first $500,000

$2

$500 for first $500,000

$0.35

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