Commercial Remodel



Use this procedure for commercial remodels, additions, finish-outs, and tenant improvements for projects under commercial building codes, including multifamily structures over three levels.

How to apply for a permit and what to submit:

Kindly note that Round Rock has a strict one-permit system in place. To avoid any delays in your project, it is essential to add the general contractor and relevant sub-contractors to your application. They need to confirm their involvement in the project through their Round Rock Permit Portal account to be included in a permit. Although their confirmation is not mandatory at the time of application submittal, it will be required before permit issuance.

Under the one-permit system, the permit becomes invalid if the authorized work or construction is not commenced within six months.

Create an account and/or log in to our Permit Portal (online permitting software) at

Below is how to apply: 
  • Click Create New Application on the top right-hand corner of the dashboard –> New Application –> Add Project Name –> Building Inspection Services –> Commercial Building Permits –> Building –> Addition/Remodel  OR  Finish Out 
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Next.
Be prepared to submit the following:
  • One (1) complete set of construction plans (if the building is over 5000 sf, the plans must have an engineer’s stamp and signature)
  • 2015 ComCheck
  • TDLR (Texas Dept of Regulation) project number for commercial projects valued at over $50,000. Contact the TDLR Architectural Barriers Section at 1-877-278-0999 for registry information. 
  • Submit an asbestos survey if walls are to be removed from a building built before 1980.
  • You can begin interior demolition once the permit application fee has been paid for

Permit Fees

Once an application is accepted, permit fees will be calculated and the applicant will receive a notification to make the payment. Payment can be made through the permit portal using E-Check, Visa, or Mastercard.

Review Process

The duration of the review process for your project depends on its complexity and the completeness of the application you submit. On average, the turnaround time for a remodel construction project can take between 6 to 8 weeks from the time of submittal. We do not offer an expedited review service, and there is no additional review fee on top of the permit fee.

Once we receive your application, it will be distributed to all the relevant review staff. You can track the status of your review through the permit portal, and you can submit any responses or revisions as needed.

After all the comments have been addressed and the contractors have confirmed, we will issue the permit. Red lines will be uploaded to the permit portal. The general contractor will be responsible for printing the full-sized, red-line plans and keeping them on-site at all times.

Inspection Process

  • Schedule inspections by logging into our Permit Portal.
  • Inspections must be requested by 4 p.m. for the following business day, but availability is not guaranteed.
  • 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 all MEP, fire, and building finals.  


Inspection Services Division Office
512-218-5550 – Office Hours: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

James Shine, Building Official 512-218-5550
Jorge Scott, Assistant Building Official 512-218-5550  

Intake Staff:  
Isabella Morales, Commercial Development Technician 512-218-5551
Jennifer Esparza, Residential Development Technician 512-671-2889

Building Plan Examiners:
Commercial: Walter Holbert, 512-671-2763
Residential: Jorge Scott ABO, 512-218-5550

Commercial Inspectors:
Bryan Fails, Chief Plumbing Inspector 512-845-6249
Jimmy Spencer, Chief Electrical Inspector 512-470-9507
Amos Harrison, Chief Structural Inspector 512-639-0218
Josh Patterson, 737-320-9127
Michael Burt, 737-235-0455

Residential Inspectors:
Alex Rodriguez, Chief Residential Inspector 512-639-3005
Ferdinand Abadiano, 512-568-7829
Joshua Gonzales, 512-639-3050
Paul Moran, 512-688-9024
Lance Musslewhite, 737-340-7822 

Civil Inspectors
Matt Krueger, Chief Civil Inspector 512-748-9092
Chris Cervenka, 512-639-6760
Mike Dekeyrel, 512-673-8704
George Grondin, 512-639-9497
Lane Imken, 512-647-0807
Riley Pekar, 737-349-53396  rpekar@roundrocktexas.gov512-218-5550

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

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





$2,001 – $15,000

$50 for first $2,000


$25 for first $2,000


$15,001 – $50,000

$180 for first $15,000


$50 for first $15,000


$50,001 – $100,000

$425 for first $50,000


$100 for first $50,000


$100,001 – $500,000

$675 for first $100,000


$150 for first $100,000


$500,001 and up

$1875 for first $500,000


$500 for first $500,000


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