Miscellaneous Building Permits

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This page is intended for General Contractors. If you are a homeowner, please refer to the Homeowner Projects page for information.

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.

Miscellaneous Permits

Specific application instructions for common projects

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

What to submit:
Permit fee: We accept cash, check, Visa / Mastercard
  • Residential: $350.00
  • Commercial: Based on valuation **refer to the fee chart at the bottom of the page**
Review process: 

Review time varies depending on the complexity of the project and the completeness of the submittal. The average review time for residential is 20 business days. For commercial and 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 (usually the pool company). Responses should be emailed back to the reviewer.

Once the review is complete and all comments are adequately addressed, you will receive a call from the office staff informing you that the permit has been issued. A copy of the permit and review notes can be obtained by using eTRAKiT. 

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested on eTRAKiT before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • eTRAKiT instructions will be provided if registering for the first time.
What to submit: 
Permit fee: We accept cash, check, Visa / Mastercard
  • Residential: $50.00
  • Commercial: Based on valuation **refer to the fee chart at the bottom of the page**
Review process:

Staff will call or email the applicant or General Contractor to inform them that the permit has been issued and they can obtain a copy including any review notes by using eTRAKiT.

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested on eTRAKiT before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • eTRAKiT instructions will be provided if registering for the first time.
What to submit: 
Permit fee: We accept cash, check, Visa / Mastercard
  • Residential: $50.00
  • Commercial: Based on valuation **refer to the fee chart at the bottom of the page**
Review process:

Staff will call or email the applicant or General Contractor to inform them that the permit has been issued and they can obtain a copy including any review notes by using eTRAKiT.

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested on eTRAKiT before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • eTRAKiT instructions will be provided if registering for the first time.

If submitting for a flat roof, a permit is required. If replacing a pitched roof, a permit is required only if replacing the decking.

What to submit:
Permit fee: We accept cash, check, Visa / Mastercard
  • Permit fee is based on valuation **refer to the fee chart at the bottom of the page**
Review process:

Staff will call or email the applicant or General Contractor to inform them that the permit has been issued and they can obtain a copy including any review notes by using eTRAKiT.   

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested on eTRAKiT before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • eTRAKiT instructions will be provided if registering for the first time.

The City of Round Rock does not require permits 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

What to submit: 
  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
  • Contractor Information Sheet (pdf) for General Contractor, unless already established
  • Contractor Information Sheet for subcontractor, if applicable (must submit)
  • 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: We accept cash, check, Visa / Mastercard
  • Commercial: Based on valuation **refer to the fee chart at the bottom of the page**
  • Residential:
    • 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:

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 for residential is up to 20 business days. For commercial, its 7 to 10 business days. 

 If corrections are required, the reviewers will email their comments directly to the primary contact identified on the application (usually the general contractor). Responses should be emailed back to the reviewer.

Once the review is complete and all comments are adequately addressed, you will receive a call from the office staff informing you that the permit has been issued. A copy of the permit and review notes can be obtained by using eTRAKiT. 

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested on eTRAKiT before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • eTRAKiT instructions will be provided if registering for the first time.
What to submit:
Permit fees: We accept cash, check, Visa / Mastercard
  • Residential: $150.00
  • Commercial : Based on valuation **refer to the fee chart at the bottom of the page**
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 for both commercial and residential is 3 to 5 business days. 

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

Once the review is complete and all comments are adequately addressed, you will receive a call from the office staff informing you that the permit has been issued. A copy of the permit and review notes can be obtained by using eTRAKiT. 

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested on eTRAKiT before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • A journeyman, master electrician or a restrictive residential wireman must be on site on day of inspection.
  • You must call the inspector assigned to the project to set up a time to meet at the site.
  • eTRAKiT instructions will be provided if registering for the first time.
What to submit:
Permit fees: We accept cash, check, Visa / Mastercard
  • Residential: $125.00
  • Commercial: Based on valuation **refer to the fee chart at the bottom of the page**
Review process:

After your application is received, the permit will be issued so long as the foundation plan shows all the required information.

Staff will call or email the applicant or General Contractor to inform them that the permit has been issued and they can obtain a copy including any review notes by using eTRAKiT. 

Inspection process:
  • A final engineered report needed at the job site at time of inspection. A copy can also be emailed in at buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov
  • Inspections must be requested on eTRAKiT before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • eTRAKiT instructions will be provided if registering for the first time.

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.

What to submit:
Permit fees: We accept cash, check, Visa / Mastercard
  • Residential: $50.00
  • Commercial: Based on valuation **refer to the fee chart at the bottom of the page**

Review Process for Commercial Irrigation

New or returning applicant: 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 for both commercial and residential is 7 to 10 business days. 

If corrections are required, the reviewers will email their comments directly to the primary contact identified on the application (usually the irrigator). Responses should be emailed back to the reviewer.

Once the review is complete and all comments are adequately addressed, you will receive a call from the office staff informing you that the permit has been issued. A copy of the permit and review notes can be obtained by using eTRAKiT. 

Review Process Residential Irrigation

First-time applicant: After your application is received it will be distributed to all applicable review staff. The average review time is 7 to 10 business days.

If corrections are required, the reviewers will email their comments directly to the primary contact identified on the application (usually the irrigator). Responses should be emailed back to the reviewer.

Once the review is complete and all comments are adequately addressed, you will receive a call from the office staff informing you that the permit has been issued. A copy of the permit and review notes can be obtained by using eTRAKiT. 

Returning applicant:  The application and irrigation plans will be accepted, and the permit will be issued so long as the irrigation plans have all the required state specifications. If corrections are required, the reviewers will email their comments directly to the primary contact identified on the application (usually the irrigator). Responses should be emailed back to the reviewer.

Inspection process:
  • The TCEQ licensed irrigator or technician will need to contact the assigned inspector and decide on a time to meet for an onsite inspection.
  • The TCEQ licensed irrigator or Technician 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 must be requested on eTRAKiT before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • eTRAKiT instructions will be provided if registering for the first time.
What to submit:
  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) with a contact name and phone number
  • Permit Fee: $50.00 
  • We accept 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 safety inspection passes, we will request ONCOR to release electrical service.
  • If the safety inspection fails, corrections will need to be made and a re-inspection can be requested.
What to submit:
Permit fees: We accept cash, check, Visa / Mastercard
  • Residential permit fee: $50.00 
  • Commercial permit fee: Based on valuation **refer to the fee chart at the bottom of the page**
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 reinspection must be requested.
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)
  • Contractor Information Sheet (pdf) for plumbing contractor, unless already registered
Permit fees: We accept cash, check, Visa / Mastercard
  • Residential permit fee: $50.00
  • Commercial permit fee: Based on valuation **refer to the fee chart at the bottom of the page**
Review process:
  • After your application is received it will be reviewed. If corrections are required, staff will email their comments directly to the primary contact identified on the application (usually the general contractor). 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. A copy of the permit and review notes (if applicable) can be obtained by using eTRAKiT.
Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested on eTRAKiT before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • eTRAKiT instructions will be provided if registering for the first time.
What to submit:
Permit fees: We accept cash, check, Visa / Mastercard
  • Residential permit fee: $150.00
  • Commercial permit fee: Based on valuation **refer to the fee chart at the bottom of the page**
Application must include the following information
  • 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 (usually the general contractor). Responses should be emailed back to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov         

Once the review is complete and all comments are adequately addressed, you will receive a call from the office staff informing you that the permit has been issued. A copy of the permit and review notes can be obtained by using eTRAKiT

Inspection process:
  • Inspections must be requested on eTRAKiT before 4 p.m. for next business day.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • eTRAKiT instructions will be provided if registering for the first time.

Obtain and review a copy of the Sign Ordinance online at Municode: https://library.municode.com/tx/round_rock/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIIIZODECO_CH8ZODEST_ARTIXSI

Determine if this property lies within a Planned Unit Development (PUD) as specific requirements related to signage may be required within the assigned PUD.

What to submit to buildingpermits@roundrocktexas.gov
  • Submit the completed application (pdf), including the supporting documents listed below to the Building Inspections Dept.
  • Dimension drawing showing the sign elevation from the proposed grade level and all sign dimensions: sign display area(s), height of the sign base, total sign height, etc.
  • Free standing signage: a copy of the site plan showing the measured location of the sign, the location(s) of all existing free-standing signs on the property, and all of the required setback(s) and utility easements for the signage being sought. The sign design must be signed and sealed by a Registered Professional Engineer.
  • Building Signage: show the placement of all signs in relation to other architectural features on the building, and the length of the occupant frontage.
  • Appropriate construction plans, wiring diagrams, materials schedules, illumination, attachment detail, lettering types and any other construction details for the sign.
  • One or more optional photographs of the sign, if it has already been fabricated (NOT a substitute for the required elevation drawings).
  • For illuminated signs, the sign company must have a registered Electrical Sign License with TDLR.
  • Contractor Information Sheet unless already registered
  • Permit Fee: Based on valuation **refer to the fee chart at the bottom of the page**
  • We accept cash, check or Visa / Mastercard credit card
Review process:

The Building Inspections Department distributes the application to the appropriate reviewing authorities. Reviewers will contact the applicant if there is a problem with the submittal or if more information is needed for approval.

When the review is complete, and all comments are adequately addressed by the applicant the permit is issued and the applicant will be notified by the Building Inspections Department.

Once the sign installation is complete, the applicant must schedule a final inspection using eTRAKiT.

First time applicants will be given eTRAKiT instructions.

Please contact the Transportation Department at 512-218-7044, stop by at 2008 Enterprise Drive, or visit their website at https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/city-departments/transportation/

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)
Permit Fees: We accept cash, check, Visa / Mastercard
  • Commercial permit fee: Based on valuation **refer to the fee chart at the bottom of the page**
  • Residential permit fee:
    • 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 Inspections Department at 512-218-5550.

Notes

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

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

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

Commercial Inspectors:
Joey Swofford, Chief Commercial Inspector 512-845-4494  jswofford@roundrocktexas.gov
Bryan Fails 512-845-6249  bfails@roundrocktexas.gov
Amos Harrison 512-639-0218  aharrison@roundrocktexas.gov 
Jimmy Spencer 512-470-9507  jimmyspencer@roundrocktexas.gov

Residential Inspectors:
James Shine, Chief Residential Inspector 512-470-9543  jshine@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
Alex Rodriguez 512-639-3005  arodriguez@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   

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.

Fees

Fees for trade permits are based on valuation. The following fees are due at time of submittal:

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

Up to $2,000

$50

n/a

$2,001 – $15,000

$50 for first $2,000

$10

$15,001 – $50,000

$180 for first $15,000

$7

$50,001 – $100,000

$425 for first $50,000

$5

$100,001 – $500,000

$675 for first $100,000

$3

$500,001 and up

$1975 for first $500,000

$2

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