New Commercial Construction



Projects including Site Development Permit: before Building Inspection can accept an application packet, you must receive your first round of comments from Planning & Development.

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 –> New 
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Next.
Be prepared to submit the following:
  • Project Information
  • Structure square footage
  • Acreage of site
  • Size and number of water meters
  • Plat date
  • SDP Permit # (if applicable)
  • 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 if the commercial project is valued over $50,000. Contact the TDLR Architectural Barriers Section at 1-877-278-0999 for registry information.

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.

Roadway Impact Fees

The City Council approved a Roadway Impact Fee ordinance that took effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The fee is being phased in over time according to when the project’s final plat is issued. Refer to the Roadway Impact Fee page for fee calculations and offsets.

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 new commercial construction projects 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 using 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 after the project passes all MEP, fire and building finals. 

Job Trailer

A permit is not required unless the job trailer will need electrical or plumbing. A master license holder can apply for the permit needed. Permit fee is based on valuation.


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:  512-218-5550 
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

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.

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

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