Single Family Remodel



Building permitting procedures for projects under residential building codes up to 3 stories. Structural modifications (e.g. wall removal) require an engineered design.

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 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.

Include in submittal:
  • A completed Building Permit Application (pdf) including description of work to be performed
  • Contractor Information Sheets (pdf) for general contractor and subcontractors. Electrical, plumbing and mechanical contractors must be licensed with the State of Texas.
    Not required with submittal but must be received before the permit can be released.
  • 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 or Visa / Mastercard credit card
  • An asbestos survey is required if walls are to be removed from a building built before 1980.

Review process

Review time varies depending on the complexity of the project and the completeness of the submittal. The average review time 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 general contractor) and responses should be emailed back to the Residential Plans Examiner at 

Once the review is complete and all comments are adequately addressed, you will receive an email 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.

Instructions for eTRAKiT will be provided at the time of permit packet submittal unless you are already a registered General Contractor.

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 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.
  • 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.


Inspection Services Division Office

Mark Remmert, Chief Building Official 512-218-5550
Gary Lawrence, Asst. Building Official 512-845-5946

Intake staff:  512-218-5550
Isabella Morales 512-218-5551
Jennifer Esparza 512-671-2889

Building Plan Examiners:
Commercial: Alice Guajardo 512-671-2763
Residential: Jorge Scott 512-218-5550

Commercial Inspectors:
Joey Swofford, Chief Commercial Inspector 512-845-4494
Bryan Fails 512-845-6249
Amos Harrison 512-639-0218 
Jimmy Spencer 512-470-9507

Residential Inspectors:
James Shine, Chief Residential Inspector 512-470-9543
Ferdinand Abadiano 512-568-7829
Joshua Gonzales 512-639-3050 
Paul Moran 512-688-9024
Alex Rodriguez 512-639-3005 
Brett Russel 512-987-6037 

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   
Santos Ruiz 512-417-1417   

Please contact the Building Inspections Department at 512-218-5550.

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.

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