The Inspection Services Division is responsible for the inspection of all public and private structures to ensure public health and safety through the enforcement of appropriate building codes.
Permitting information for:
- New Commercial building permits (and commercial permitting fees)
- New single-family building permits (and impact fees)
- Addition/remodel/finish-out permits (and addition/remodel/finish-out fees) Also use this permit for:
- decks, patios, and sheds
- residential swimming pools
- foundation leveling and/or repair
- window replacement
- exterior siding replacement
- structural relocation or demolition
- Any commercial work other than new construction
- On-the-spot permits (electrical, mechanical, plumbing, or sprinklers only). These permits do not require plan review before the permit is issued.
- Not sure whether your project requires a building permit? Call our Permit Techs at 512-218-5550.
- Schedule an inspection online with eTrakit (instructions, pdf)
- Check the status of a permit with eTrakit (instructions, pdf)
Forms & Reports:
- Building permit application (all permit types, pdf)
- Contractor information sheet (All contractors and sub-contractors must register with the City before a permit may be issued. Electrical, plumbing and mechanical contractors must be licensed with the State of Texas.)
- Contractor’s letter of authorization (authorizing specific persons to purchase building permits under a Trade Master’s license)
- Water/Wastewater service application for new construction
- Backflow test form for new irrigation/landscape sprinklers
- Energy calculation forms https://www.energycodes.gov/
- Inspection division permit activity reports
Food service projects:
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.
Currently adopted codes:
Codes are available through the International Code Council (http://www.iccsafe.org/) and at the Round Rock Public Library.
- International Building Code, 2015 edition, (including Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire codes)
- International Residential Code, 2015 edition, (including Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire codes)
- National Electric Code (NEC), 2017 edition. Local amendments are in the Round Rock Code of Ordinances Part III (Zoning and Development Code) Section 8-144 Electrical Code – General
**Significant local amendments to the electrical code were adopted on April 27, 2017 that have not yet been incorporated into the text of the Code of Ordinances. Until then, please refer to Ordinance O-2017-4343.
Building Permit and Inspection policies:
Permit application materials must be submitted on paper by mail or in person. Emailed applications/plans are not accepted.
All contractors and sub-contractors must register with the city before a permit may be issued. Fax completed Contractor information sheet to 512-218-5563.
Electrical, plumbing and mechanical contractors must be licensed by the State of Texas. Search the state’s Active License Database https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/licensesearch/
Permits are valid for six months. If the applicant schedules an inspection in that time the permit will automatically be extended six months from the date of the inspection. If there has been no activity the permit expires and the applicant must apply for a new permit.
If more than two inspections are necessary for any one inspection type, the applicant will be assessed a $50 re-inspection fee for each additional inspection. These fees must be paid before the first final inspection can be performed. Please call our office before scheduling a final inspection to check for any re-inspection fees that may be due.