Permit Information

When a Permit is Required
Permits are generally required for all new construction, remodels, renovations or enlargements. Permits are also required for repairs or replacement of the parts of a building related to maintenance of structural integrity and systems related to mechanical, electrical, or plumbing.

General maintenance projects such as painting, carpeting, wallpapering, replacing or adding cabinets, and trim work are considered cosmetic and do not require a permit.

Purpose & Need of Permits
There is often considerable concern about the purpose of and need for building permits. Building permits are required because the City of Burleson has adopted the International Building, Fire, and Mechanical and Plumbing Codes, in addition to National Electrical Codes.

Ensuring Conformity to Adopted Codes
Permits ensure conformity of the adopted codes by allowing qualified city inspectors to investigate and examine work.

Projects Requiring Permits
The following projects require permits:
  • Accessory buildings
  • Antennas
  • Carports and canopies/covers
  • Construction trailers
  • Decks
  • Demolition of a building
  • Driveways and sidewalks
  • Electrical work
  • Fences
  • Fire sprinklers/alarms
  • Foundations
  • Framing of walls
  • Garages/barns/pool houses
  • Garage sales
  • Kennels
  • Lawn sprinklers
  • Liquefied petroleum gas installation
  • Mechanical work - air conditioning, etc.
  • Moving - moving of structures over public streets
  • Parking - including temporary
  • Patio covers
  • Plumbing work
  • Private sewage work
  • Public works and utilities
  • Pyrotechnic displays
  • Retaining walls
  • Room additions to existing space and/or a building
  • Seasonal uses
  • Signs
  • Special events
  • Stationary food vendors
  • Subdivision entry walls
  • Swimming pools/spas
  • Temporary buildings/trailers
  • Temporary outdoor sales
  • Tents
  • Trench burnings
  • Underground installations
  • UST removals
  • Water heaters
  • Window replacements

Please Note: This is not an all-inclusive list. The above list is considered to be general, and its purpose is to provide the customer with an idea of projects requiring permits.

Contact the homeowner's association within the applicable subdivision for additional requirements contained in deed restrictions and/or covenants.

For More Information
If you have any questions or need more information concerning your specific project, please contact Building Inspections at 817-426-9632.