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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.

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 (Cash, Check or Credit Card -$1000 permit fee limit)
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 7 to 10 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 7:30 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 $50 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 (Cash, Check or Credit Card -$1000 permit fee limit)
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 7:30 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 $50 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 (Cash, Check or Credit Card -$1000 permit fee limit)
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 7:30 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 $50 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 (Cash, Check or Credit Card -$1000 permit fee limit)
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 7:30 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 $50 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 (Cash, Check or Credit Card -$1000 permit fee limit
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 7 to 10 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 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 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 floorplan and one with the proposed changes.
  • Permit Fee (Cash, Check or Credit Card -$1000 permit fee limit)

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 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 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 floorplan and one with the proposed changes.
  • Permit Fee (Cash, Check or Credit Card -$1000 permit fee limit)

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 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 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, Covered Patio, 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)
  • Permit Fee (Cash, Check or Credit Card -$1000 permit fee limit)
Review process:

Review time varies depending on the complexity of the project and the completeness of the submittal. The average review time is 7 to 10 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 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 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 (Cash, Check or Credit Card -$1000 permit fee limit)
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 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 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 7:30am to 3:30pm.
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:    
Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 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 reinspection 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 (Cash, Check or 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 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 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 (Cash, Check or Credit Card -$1000 permit fee limit)
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 7:30am to 3:30pm.

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.

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 does not require a building permit although the zoning code specifies limits for impervious over. Contact the Building Inspection office for more information 512-218-5550.

Notes

Mark Remmert, Chief Building Official 512-218-5550  markr@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

Plan Review:
Commercial: Alice Guajardo 512-671-2763  aguajardo@roundrocktexas.gov
Residential: Jorge Scott 512-218-7029  jscott@roundrocktexas.gov

Commercial Inspectors:
Joey Swofford, Chief Commercial Inspector 512-845-4494  jswofford@roundrocktexas.gov
Doug Day 512-845-5947  dday@roundrocktexas.gov
Bryan Fails 512-845-6249  bfails@roundrocktexas.gov
James Shine 512-470-9543  jshine@roundrocktexas.gov
Jimmy Spencer 512-470-9507  jimmy.spencer@roundrocktexas.gov

Residential Inspectors:
Tim Minier, Chief Residential Inspector 512-845-6248  tminier@roundrocktexas.gov
Fernando Abadiano 512-568-7829  fabadiano@roundrocktexas.gov
Paul Moran 512-688-9024  pmoran@roundrocktexas.gov
Alex Rodriguez 512-470-9429  alejandro.rodriguez@roundrocktexas.gov
Marc Schmidt 512-563-9398  mschmidt@roundrocktexas.gov

Civil Inspectors
Matt Krueger, Chief Civil Inspector 512-748-9092  mkruegger@roundrocktexas.gov
Chris Cervenka 512-639-6760  ccervenka@roundrocktexas.gov
George Grondin 512-639-9497  ggrondin@roundrocktexas.gov
Joseph Leon 512-230-4887  rleon@roundrocktexas.gov
Michael Rockett 512-638-2552  mrockett@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.

Fees

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

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

Up to $2,000

$35

n/a

$2,001 – $15,000

$35 for first $2,000

$7

$15,001 – $50,000

$125 for first $15,000

$4

$50,001 – $100,000

$260 for first $50,000

$3

$100,000 – $500,000

$400 for first $100,000

$2

$500,000 and up

$1200 for first $500,000

$1

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