Haltom City Building Permit FAQs

2015 International Code Series and the 2017 National Electrical Code
City Hall - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
Information: 817-222-7730
http://www.haltomcitytx.com/building-permit-application

The information below is provided for general guidance, however it's always best to check with the Planning & Inspections Department at 817-222-7730 before starting any building project. A building permit form can be downloaded here.


What building codes does Haltom City operate under?

Do I need a Building Permit...and why are they required?

What types of permits are issued by the City?

What documentation/information is needed when applying for a commercial Building Permit?

What documentation/information is needed when applying for a residential Building Permit?

What kinds of projects DON"T require a Building Permit?

What role do INSPECTIONS play in this process?

What are some typical residential and commercial inspections?

When is an inspection required?

How do I go about scheduling an inspection?

What is the cost of an inspection?

Who should pay the permit fees, myself or my contractor?

What building codes does the City operate under?

Do I need a Building Permit...and why are they required?

In the City of Haltom City, building codes and ordinances have been enacted and amended by city council to ensure good, safe buildings. The permitting process is used by the city as a means of tracking construction work as it progresses. The property owner and the contractors are jointly responsible for obtaining the proper permits. All contractors must be registered with the City in order to obtain permits. Resident homeowners are exempt from the contractor registration requirements for performing their own work. All permit fees are based on valuation.

What types of permits are issued by the City?

What documentation/information is needed when applying for a commercial Building Permit?

What documentation/information is needed when applying for a residential Building Permit?

A legal site plan of the property – This may be obtained from the Tarrant County Courthouse in deeds and records. On the site plan,show where all existing buildings are located and the location of the proposed building or addition.

What kinds of projects DON"T require a Building Permit?

Demolition of a structure by the State of Texas for highway widening purposes.

Unless otherwise exempted, separate plumbing, electrical and mechanical permits will be required for the above-exempted items.

What role do INSPECTIONS play in this process?

Permits are the first step in the City building approval process; inspections are the second step. Inspections are required throughout the course of a project to ensure that quality work has been performed. The contractor must request that the City perform the property inspections at the proper stage of work. At the time of the final building inspection a certificate of occupancy must be obtained on new or existing commercial property before it can be utilized. Property owners should not release a contractor until a final inspection has been conducted.

What are some typical residential and commercial inspections?

When is an inspection required?

An inspection is required for all construction or work for which a permit is required and shall be subject to inspection by the building official and all such construction or work shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until approved by the building official.

How do I go about scheduling an inspection?

The person performing the work for inspection or the general contractor is responsible for scheduling and ensuring the work is ready for inspection. Approval as a result of an inspection shall not be construed to be an approval of a violation of the provisions of this code or of other ordinances of the jurisdiction. Inspections presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this code or of other ordinances of the jurisdiction shall not be valid. Depending upon the type of permit and work to be performed, you may establish an inspection at the time of permitting, or by calling the Inspections Department at 817-222-7730. If you call before 9:00 a.m., you can receive a morning inspection (between 9:00 a.m. and noon). If you call after 9:00 a.m. but before Noon, you can receive an afternoon inspection (between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.). The telephone is answered by the Permit Technician unless she/he is on another line, away from her/his desk, or assisting customer(s) at the counter. Voice mail messages may also be left after business hours.

The information needed to request an inspection is the job address, what type of inspection you are requesting, whether you wish a morning or afternoon inspection, and your name and a call-back phone number.

What is the cost of an inspection?

Inspection fees are paid at the time of permitting and are included in the Building Permit fees, which are based on the dollar value of the construction being done. A re-inspection fee may be assessed for each inspection or re-inspection where the work the inspection was called for is not complete or when corrections were not made. Re-inspection fees are $47.50.

Who should pay the permit fees, myself or my contractor?

Once your plans are finalized and you’ve selected a contractor, instruct the contractor to obtain the proper permits. If the contractor requires the owner to reimburse for the permit fee, ask for a receipt. Fees are determined by the value of the project and therefore may vary from project to project.

Tags: building permit, Haltom City Planning & Community Development Department, Fee Schedule

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