The Building Inspection Department requires building permits for all commercial or residential construction or demolitions in the City of Coppell. All permit requests and fee information may be obtained online or from the Building Inspections Department located at 265 E. Parkway Blvd., or by calling 972-304-3509, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Posting of Permits
ALL building permits or a copy thereof shall be posted on the site. Permits shall be posted in a conspicuous place visible from the street.
Online Building Inspection Permit Forms
Building Inspections application forms are available below in a downloadable PDF format. You may print the forms, and then submit them to the Building Inspections office or an application can be submitted online. To submit a permit online, please click here.
Please fill out Permit Application for the following:
|Commercial - Requirements||Electrical|
|Residential - Requirements||Plumbing|
|Garage Enclosures - Requirements||Mechanical|
|Storage Building - Requirements||Cell Tower|
|Water Heater - Requirements||Fire Sprinkler|
|Fence - Requirements||Fire Alarm|
|Screening & Retaining Walls - Requirements||Access Control|
|Arbor - Requirements||Hood Suppression|
|Gazebo - Requirements||Special Events|
|Construction Trailer - Requirements||Antenna|
|Demolition - Requirements||Pool and Spa - Requirements|
|Flat Work - Requirements||New Pool Construction - Requirements|
|Foundation Repair - Requirements||Irrigation - Requirements|
|Generator - Requirements||Mobile Home - Requirements|
Please fill out Sign Permit Application for the following:
|Sign - Requirements|
Please fill out Sign Zone Permit Application for the following:
|Non-Profit Organizations Signs|
|Sign Zone Map|
Live GIS link for Sign Zones. (Instructions: To drill down to a specific sign zone intersection, click on “Find Locations” and use the drop-down arrow to choose the intersection and click FIND. Zones available will be in red and those currently occupied with be in black (when you drill down to the intersection view). Please note that if a sign zone is showing available, it is not a guarantee that it will be available when you submit your application request. Applications are taken as they are submitted and zones are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
To see permits reserving a zone for a future date, click on "Reserved Zones". You can expance the results by clicking on the "+" in the results section. The issue date is the start date of the sign display and the final date is the last day the sign can be displayed. You can use the toolbar ar the top of the map to further zoom in and out (magnifying glass with + or -). You can also use the "identify map" button ("I" with circle around it) to view a specific zone circle to see if there are future booking for that zone or to see when a permit will expire if there is a sign permit already in that zone.)
For other Forms/Permits please click on the applicable form:
|Certificate of Occupancy - Application|
|Clean and Show - Application|
|Board of Adjustment - Application/Requirements|
|Building & Standards (Please contact 972-304-3508.)|
|Contractor Registration - Application|
Electrical permits are required for installation of the following:
- New electrical service equipment
- Existing service relocations
- Service increases
- New/fixed appliances and equipment connections
|Type of Permit||Minimum Fee||Maximum Fee|
|Electrical||$35.00||Electrical permit fees vary and are based on the valuation of the construction.|
|Water Heater Replacement||$50.00|
|Building Permit||$39.00||Building permit fees vary according to the type of construction.|
|Plumbing||$35.00||Vary and are based on the valuation of the construction.|
|Mechanical||$35.00||Vary and are based on the valuation of the construction.|
|Decks and Accessory Buildings||Vary and are based on the valuation of the construction.|
|Flatwork and driveways||Vary and are based on the valuation of the construction.|
Building permits are required to erect, enlarge, alter, remove, demolish, or repair a structure in the City of Coppell. This includes everything from fences and garages to commercial construction, signs and additions.
Mechanical permits are required for the replacement, repair or alteration of mechanical systems in structures, including gas lines, propane tanks, installation of sprinkler systems, and associated piping for flammable liquids.
Plumbing permits are required for all plumbing work including water service, drains, water mains, sewage disposal systems, and related fixtures and appliances. When replacing a water heater, a building permit and an inspection is required by the Building Inspections Department.
Fences, Decks and Accessory Buildings Permits
A Building Permit is required for the construction of accessory buildings, decks, new fences or when changing the configuration of an existing fence.
Two site plans or drawings, to scale, showing the location of the fence and any property easements, must be furnished for approval of the permit. A permit shall not be required to repair a fence or to replace 50-percent or less of the perimeter of an existing fence. However, in all cases where the fence location, height, or type of material is changing, a permit is required. Vinyl and polyvinyl fences are prohibited.
2. Decks and Accessory Buildings
Two site plans or drawings, to scale, showing the location of the deck or accessory building and any property easements, must be furnished for approval of the permit.
3. Other Resident Construction
Other types of residential construction, such as additions or remodeling, two complete sets of plans must be forwarded to the residential plans reviewer of the Building Inspections Department. Other information and documents may be required depending on the extent of the proposed work.
Concrete Flatwork and Driveway Permits
Driveway approach permits are required for the inspection, modification, or repair of new and existing driveways between the property line and the street. A permit is required prior to constructing, removing or replacing an existing residential driveway and apron, or related concrete flatwork.
Permits are also issued by the Engineering Department for all commercial aprons and work involving curb, gutters, storm drains, and parking lots. New residential driveway permits are issued as part of the building permit by the Building Inspections Department.
Permits for Pools and Spas
A building permit is required for all above-ground, in-ground, and on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas containing water over 24 inches deep. A portable spa that simply plugs in does not require a permit. An electrical permit is required where grounding or additional circuits are installed.
In addition to the permit application, two site plans of the property, as well as two pool site plans with Oncor's stamp of approval must be submitted to the Building Inspections Department. The following pool inspections are required:
- P-trap (including backwash)
- Gas Line
- Deck Steel/Ground/Plumbing
- Pool Final
A temporary fence, at least 3 feet in height, must completely surround a swimming pool while it is under construction, and a permanent fence between 4 feet and 8 feet in height must be installed before the final pool inspection will be approved.
A building permit is required for all commercial or residential demolitions in the city of Coppell. Prior to obtaining the permit, a written release verifying disconnection must be received from each utility company that services that location.