New Single Family Construction



Do not submit a Building Permit Packet until a Substantial Completion Letter for the Site Development Permit (SDP) has been issued by the Planning & Development Department. For questions, call 512-218-5428

How to apply and what to submit:

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.

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

Below is how to apply: 
  • Click Create New Application on the top right hander corner of the dashboard –> New Application –> Add Project Name –> Building Inspection Services –> Residential Building Permits –> Single Family –> New 
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Next.
Be prepared to submit the following:
  • One (1) complete set of digital construction plans including an engineered foundation plan
  • Submit 2015 ResCheck

Permit Fee

Permit fees are calculated after the application is accepted. The applicant will receive a notification once fees are ready for payment. Fees can be paid by using E-Check, Visa or Mastercard via the permit portal. 

Review process

  • Review time for new single-family permits is currently twenty (20) business days from application acceptance. We do not offer an expedited review service. 
  • You will be able to track the review status, as well as submit any responses or revisions, via the permit portal.
  • When all comments have been addressed, the permit will be issued and red-lines will be uploaded to the permit portal.
  • For a list of residential inspections, please refer to our Residential Guide. Please note that this list is only a guide and inspections may vary depending on the scope of work.

Inspection process

  • Inspections must be requested on our Permit Portal 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.
  • We offer a one-time free consultation. Additional consultations are $75.

Certificate of Occupancy

Passing the final inspection serves as the Certificate of Occupancy for single-family residential structures. You can download a copy of the inspection report using our Permit Portal.

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

James Shine, Building Official 512-218-5550
Gary Lawrence, Asst. Building Official 512-845-5946

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, 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

Sales Trailer: A sales trailer is not allowed in Round Rock as per City Ordinance. All sales are to be conducted from a model home.

Job Trailer: Email your documents to:  Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any questions.

What to submit
  • Building Permit application
  • Site plan showing the job trailer with all required setbacks being met.
  • $50 permit fee that can be taken from escrow or paid via check, cash, or credit card
  • Permit fee / application does not include any utilities.

Permit will be issued within 24-48 hours of submission. You will receive an email from the office staff informing you that the permit(s) has been issued. 

Email the application to:  Contact Building Inspections staff at 512-218-5550 if you have any questions.

What to submit

Permit will be issued within 24-48 hours of submission. You will receive an email from the office staff informing you that the permit(s) has been issued.

Codes are available through the International Code Council (

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.

Gas (ATMOS) : 1-888-460-3030

Electricity (ONCOR): 1-866-797-4839

Water Utility Billing (CORR): 512-218-5460



New Single Family Fees

Permit and Utility Fees

  • Building Permit Fee:  $485
  • Water Meter Fee:  $234
  • Water/Sewer Line Fee:  $200

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 more information.

Impact Fees

Calculations for Impact Fees due are based on the size of the water meter and the Living Unit Equivalents (LUEs) associated with the water meter.  The following table represents water meter sizes and their respective LUEs:

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For Plats Recorded after February 1, 2021:
  • Water Impact Fee $4,234 per LUE
  • Wastewater Impact Fee $1,799 per LUE
For Plats Recorded between March 1, 2016 and January 31, 2021
  • Water Impact Fee $4,025 per LUE
  • Wastewater Impact Fee $2,099 per LUE
For Plats Recorded between August 1, 2012 and February 29, 2016
  • Water Impact Fee $3,889 per LUE
  • Sewer Impact Fee $2,073 per LUE
For Plats Recorded between January 1, 2009 and July 31, 2012
  • Water Impact Fee $4446.00 per LUE
  • Sewer Impact Fee $2383.00 per LUE
For Plats Recorded between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2008
  • Water Impact Fee $4296.00 per LUE
  • Sewer Impact Fee $1306.00 per LUE
For Plats Recorded before January 1, 2005
  • Water Impact Fee $2910.00 per LUE
  • Sewer Impact Fee $1059.00 per LUE
Not sure when the plat for your property was recorded? Call the PDS front desk at 512-218-5428.
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