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Building Inspection is located at 301 W. Bagdad Avenue, Suite 100, in the same building as the PARD, Planning and Development Services (PDS) offices, and Municipal Court. Building Inspections is on the first floor. Directions: from IH-35, turn east on Round Rock Avenue, then south at Brown, and the building is at the corner of Brown and W. Bagdad.
The time it takes to get a building permit depends on the type of permit. Generally residential permits are issued in 1-5 days. Commercial projects take a little more time. Three to four weeks is the typical time frame. Some permits are issued immediately.
Once your building permit is issued you will be given paperwork explaining how to call into the automated inspection request system and request an inspection. If the permit was issued for a gas leak repair or emergency electrical service repair, the Building Inspection Division will dispatch an inspector once we are notified that the work has been completed.
The Building Inspection Division will leave a copy of the inspection tag left on the job site.
Building permits from the Building Inspection Division are good for 6 months. The permit expires when work has not been performed for 6 months.
Another application and permitting fee will need to be submitted to the Building Inspection Division. If there have been changes to the original scope of work that the permit was issued for, then a new set of drawings will also need to be submitted.