Residential Building Permit Requirements
(Including outbuildings and accessory buildings)
The City of Lavon has adopted the 2012 International Building Code and 2011 International Electric Code. We require contractors and subcontractors, including trades, to be registered with the City (see contractor registration).
Applications for Residential Building Permits must include:
1. A completed City of Lavon Permit Application*; and
2. Three (3) sets of printed Blueprints** to include foundation plans, plot plans, engineer approval letter, energy code compliance report (11 in. x 17 in. or larger paper); and
3. One (1) PDF set of Blueprints to include foundation plans, plot plans, engineer approval letter, energy code compliance report.
For calculating building valuations, the city uses the most current International Code Council Building Valuation Data (formerly the Southern Building Code Congress International Inc.)
* Before a permit will be issued, the contractor must completely fill out the application, list all sub contractors, be current on all fees and all subs must be registered with the City.
**Depending on size some outbuildings and accessory buildings may not require all of the items listed for Blueprints.
If you are in doubt or just have questions contact City Hall and speak to our City Services Coordinator at 972-843-4220 or just stop by.