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The following information is for homeowners who want to do any improvements, modifications, structural changes, additions, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and accessory structure to a homestead in which the homeowner physically lives in. Any changes or improvements made must abide by the currently adopted building codes.

How to submit a Building Permit Application

Email submissions to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov or drop off at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Ste 100, Round Rock, Texas 78664. Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any 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.

Single-Family Remodel

Projects involving alterations to single-family structures

  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
  • One complete set of construction plans which include any structural, mechanical, electrical and or plumbing changes.
  • Structural modifications (e.g. wall removal) require an engineered design.
  • Permit Fee $500.00
  • We accept cash, check and Visa / Mastercard credit card
Note:
  • An asbestos survey is required if walls are to be removed from a building built before 1980.

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 20 business days. We do not offer expedited service. 

After your application is received it will be reviewed by the Residential Plans Examiner. The reviewer will email comments to the contact person identified on the application (usually the applicant) and responses should be emailed back to the Residential Plans Examiner   

When the review is complete and all comments have been adequately addressed, the permit will be issued. Staff will call the applicant to inform them that the permit has been issued and they can obtain a copy at our office, or a copy can be emailed directly to them.

Inspections can be scheduled by calling our office before 4 p.m. for next business day.

Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Two inspections of the same type are included in the permit fee. After the second failed inspection of the same type, a $75 re-inspection fee will be assessed for each additional inspection and must be paid before scheduling the final inspection.

Standalone Permits

Permits that are not part of a larger project such as a remodel or new build

Examples: water heater replacement, replacing or adding a new water softener, plumbing remodel (not part of a larger project such as a home remodel or new build)

How to submit a Building Permit Application

Email submissions to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov or drop off at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Ste 100, Round Rock, Texas 78664. Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any questions

What to include:
  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
  • Permit Fee $50.00 (cash, check or Visa / Mastercard credit card )
Review process:

Permit will be issued within 24-48 hours. Staff will call the applicant to inform them that the permit has been issued and they can obtain a copy at our office, or a copy can be emailed directly to them.

Inspection process:

Inspections must be requested by calling our office before 4 p.m. for next business day.

Inspections are conducted Monday  through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Two inspections of the same type are included in the permit fee. After the second failed inspection of the same type, a $75 re-inspection fee will be assessed for each additional inspection and must be paid before scheduling the final inspection.

Examples: electrical panel upgrade or replacement, adding new electrical, electrical remodel (not part of a larger project such as a home remodel or new build)

How to submit a Building Permit Application

Email submissions to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov or drop off at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Ste 100, Round Rock, Texas 78664. Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any questions

What to include:
  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
  • Permit Fee $50.00 (cash, check or Visa / Mastercard credit card )
Review process:

Permit will be issued within 24-48 hours. Staff will call the applicant to inform them that the permit has been issued and they can obtain a copy at our office, or a copy can be emailed directly to them.

Inspection process:

Inspections must be requested by calling our office before 4 p.m. for next business day.

Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Two inspections of the same type are included in the permit fee. After the second failed inspection of the same type, a $75 re-inspection fee will be assessed for each additional inspection and must be paid before scheduling the final inspection.

Examples: HVAC replacement, condenser/coil replacement, mechanical remodel (not part of a larger project such as a home remodel or new build)

How to submit a Building Permit Application

Email submissions to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov or drop off at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Ste 100, Round Rock, Texas 78664. Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any questions

What to submit:
  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
  • Permit Fee $50.00 (cash, check or Visa / Mastercard credit card)
Review process:

Permit will be issued within 24-48 hours. Staff will call the applicant to inform them that the permit has been issued and they can obtain a copy at our office, or a copy can be emailed directly to them.

Inspection process:

Inspections must be requested by calling our office before 4 p.m. for next business day.

Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Two inspections of the same type are included in the permit fee. After the second failed inspection of the same type, a $75 re-inspection fee will be assessed for each additional inspection and must be paid before scheduling the final inspection.

Miscellaneous Permits

Specific application instructions for common home projects

Examples: Above ground pool, In-ground pool

All swimming pool plans need to comply with the 2015 ISPSC (Pool Code)

How to submit a Building Permit Application

Email submissions to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov or drop off at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Ste 100, Round Rock, Texas 78664. Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any questions

What to include:
  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
  • Include one set of construction plans along with property survey showing the proposed pool location
  • Permit Fee $350.00 (cash, check or Visa / Mastercard credit card)
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 for residential is 20 business days.  

After your application is received it will be distributed to all applicable review staff. If corrections are required, the reviewers will email their comments directly to the primary contact identified on the application. 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. Staff will call the applicant to inform them that the permit has been issued and they can obtain a copy at our office, or a copy can be emailed directly to them.

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested by calling our office before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How to submit a Building Permit Application

Email submissions to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov or drop off at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Ste 100, Round Rock, Texas 78664. Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any questions

What to submit:
  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
  • Current floor plan and one with the proposed changes.
  • Permit Fee $50.00 (cash, check or Visa / Mastercard credit card)

Permit will be issued within 24-48 hours. Staff will call the applicant to inform them that the permit has been issued and they can obtain a copy at our office, or a copy can be emailed directly to them.

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested by calling our office before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How to submit a Building Permit Application

Email submissions to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov or drop off at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Ste 100, Round Rock, Texas 78664. Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any questions

What to include:
  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
  • Current floor plan and one with the proposed changes.
  • Permit Fee $50.00 (cash, check or Visa / Mastercard credit card)

Permit will be issued within 24-48 hours. Staff will call the applicant to inform them that the permit has been issued and they can obtain a copy at our office, or a copy can be emailed directly to them.

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested by calling our office before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The City of Round Rock does not require a permit for residential re-roofs unless the decking or framing is affected.

The City of Round Rock does enforce Drip Edge as per the 2015 IBC, Section R905.2.8.5

Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 or buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov if you have any questions.

  • Examples: Pergola, Gazebo, Outdoor Kitchen, Plastic or Wooden Shed
How to submit a Building Permit Application

Email submissions to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov or drop off at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Ste 100, Round Rock, Texas 78664. Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any questions.

What to include:
  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
  • Copy of the property survey (plot plan) marked with the proposed location of the structure
  • Notate separation in feet from structure to property lines, as encroachment into setbacks or easements is prohibited
  • Structure dimensions and materials used
  • Electrical and/or plumbing details (when applicable)
Fees: We accept cash, check, Visa / Mastercard
  • Storage Sheds (plastic / wooden) with or without electrical $50.00
  • Pergola and gazebo without electrical and/or plumbing:  $125.00
  • Pergola, gazebo or outdoor kitchen with electrical and/or plumbing $300.00
Review process:

Review time varies depending on the complexity of the project and the completeness of the submittal. The average review time is 20 business days.

After your application is received it will be distributed to all applicable review staff. If corrections are required, the reviewers will email their comments directly to the primary contact identified on the application. Responses should be emailed back to the reviewer.

Once the review is complete and all comments are adequately addressed, the permit will be issued. Staff will call the applicant to inform them, and they can either obtain a copy at our office, or a copy can be emailed directly to them along with any review notes regarding the project.

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested by calling our office before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How to submit a Building Permit Application

Email submissions to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov or drop off at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Ste 100, Round Rock, Texas 78664. Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any questions

What to include:
  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
  • Complete set of one-line drawings stamped by an electrical engineer
  • Permit Fee $150.00 (cash, check or Visa / Mastercard credit card)
Review process:

After your application is received it will be distributed to all applicable review staff. Review time varies depending on the complexity of the project and the completeness of the submittal. The average review time is 3 to 5 business days. 

If corrections are required, staff will email their comments directly to the primary contact identified on the application. Responses should be emailed back to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov.          

Once the review is complete and all comments are adequately addressed, the permit will be issued. Staff will call the applicant to inform them, and they can either obtain a copy at our office, or a copy can be emailed directly to them along with any review notes regarding the project.

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested by calling our office before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • You must call the inspector assigned to the project to set up a time to meet at the site.

Contact the Building Inspections Division at 512-218-5550.

An Irrigation Permit is required when installing a lawn irrigation system connecting to the City of Round Rock’s water supply.

A permit is not required when making repairs to the piping of an existing irrigation system unless the backflow prevention device is being replaced.

How to submit a Building Permit Application

Email submissions to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov or drop off at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Ste 100, Round Rock, Texas 78664. Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any questions

What to include:

The application and irrigation plans will be distributed to all applicable review staff. If corrections are required, the reviewers will email their comments directly to the primary contact identified on the application. Responses should be emailed back to the reviewer.

When all comments have been addressed the permit will be issued. Staff will call the applicant to inform them that the permit has been issued and they can obtain a copy at our office, or a copy can be emailed directly to them along with any review notes regarding the project.

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested by calling our office before 4 p.m. for next business day. Homeowner will need to contact the assigned inspector and decide on a time to meet for an onsite inspection. Call the office at 512-218-5550 to obtain the inspectors phone number.
  • Homeowner will perform the required test and supply the cross-connection test and maintenance report provided by a TCEQ licensed backflow tester at the time of inspection. A copy can also be emailed in at buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How to submit a Building Permit Application

Email submissions to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov or drop off at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Ste 100, Round Rock, Texas 78664. Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any questions

What to submit:    
  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
  • Permit Fee $50.00 (cash, check or Visa / Mastercard credit card)
Inspection process:
  • 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.
  • If the gas test inspection passes, ATMOS will receive a request from our office to release service
  • If the gas test inspection fails, corrections will need to be made and a re-inspection must be requested.
How to submit a Building Permit Application

Email submissions to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov or drop off at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Ste 100, Round Rock, Texas 78664. Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any questions

What to submit:      
  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
  • A Gas Piping Chart (pdf) (required if replacing a standard water heater to a tankless)
  • Permit Fee $50.00 (cash, check or Visa / Mastercard credit card)
Review process:

Review time varies depending on the complexity of the project and the completeness of the submittal. The average review time is 3-5 business days. 

After your application is received it will be distributed to all applicable review staff. If corrections are required, the reviewers will email their comments directly to the primary contact identified on the application. Responses should be emailed to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov.

Once the review is complete and all comments are adequately addressed, the permit will be issued. Staff will call the applicant to inform them, and they can either obtain a copy at our office, or a copy can be emailed directly to them along with any review notes regarding the project.

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested by calling our office before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How to submit a Building Permit Application

Email submissions to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov or drop off at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Ste 100, Round Rock, Texas 78664. Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any questions

What to include:
  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
  • Permit Fee $125.00  (cash, check or Visa / Mastercard credit Card)
The following information muse be included in the application:
  • One-line electrical diagram with information on conduit & conductor from genset to transfer switch and from transfer switch to existing electrical panel
  • Specs for generator, pad, transfer switch, and distance to walls and any combustibles
  • Gas pipe sizing
  • Generator location
  • Distance from gas service to generator
  • Type of gas: Natural or propane
  • Inlet pressure
  • Gas-line info: length from tap to generator
  • Pressure drop
  • Specific gravity
Review process:

After your application is received it will be distributed to all applicable review staff. The average review time is 3 to 5 business days. If corrections are required, staff will email their comments directly to the primary contact identified on the application. Responses should be emailed back to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov

When all comments have been addressed the permit will be issued. Staff will call the applicant to inform them that the permit has been issued and they can obtain a copy at our office, or a copy can be emailed directly to them along with any review notes regarding the project

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested by calling our office before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please contact the Transportation Department at 512-218-7044 or stop by at 2008 Enterprise Drive.

Contact the Building Inspections Department at 512-218-5550.

How to submit a Building Permit Application

Email submissions to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov or drop off at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Ste 100, Round Rock, Texas 78664. Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any questions.

What to include:
  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
  • Copy of the property survey (plot plan) marked with the proposed location of the structure
  • Notate separation in feet from structure to property lines, as encroachment into setbacks or easements is prohibited
  • Structure dimensions and materials used
  • Electrical and/or plumbing details (when applicable)
Fees: We accept cash, check, Visa / Mastercard
  • Wood deck without a roof and without electrical and/or plumbing: $125.00
  • Wood deck / Covered patio without electrical and/or plumbing: $200.00.
  • Wood deck / Covered patio with electrical and/or plumbing:  $300.00
Review process:

Review time varies depending on the complexity of the project and the completeness of the submittal. The average review time is 20 business days.

After your application is received it will be distributed to all applicable review staff. If corrections are required, the reviewers will email their comments directly to the primary contact identified on the application. Responses should be emailed back to the reviewer.

Once the review is complete and all comments are adequately addressed, the permit will be issued. Staff will call the applicant to inform them, and they can either obtain a copy at our office, or a copy can be emailed directly to them along with any review notes regarding the project.

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested by calling our office before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Projects that do not require a permit

These projects do not require a building permit but must be built to code.

  • Residential fences do not require a building permit, but it is advisable to check your plans with Code Enforcement for height and material requirements. Contact Code Enforcement at 512-341-3329.
  • Window replacement
  • Siding replacement
  • Concrete flatwork, contact the Building Inspection office for more information 512-218-5550.

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   

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.

Garage conversions are only allowed on lots platted before 2002. Contact the Building Inspection desk at 512-218-5550 if you have questions. Contact the PDS desk at 512-218-5428 if you need to find when your lot was platted.

Codes are available through the International Code Council (http://www.iccsafe.org/).

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