Building Inspections

The Building Inspection Department reviews and inspects all commercial and residential building requests.

For assistance or to schedule an inspection please contact:

Contact Form – Choose “Permits and Inspections” Option

Inquiries 972-843-4220

Current Adopted Building Codes and NCTCOG Amendments

In September 2020, the City Council  adopted the following Building Codes and Amendments for all residential and commercial building projects:

2018 International Residential Code and Amendments
2018 International Building Code and Amendments
2018 International Energy Conservation Code and Amendments
2018 International Property Maintenance Code and Amendments
2018 International Mechanical Code and Amendments

2018 International Plumbing Code and Amendments

2018 Internatinoal Fuel Gas Code
2018 International Fire Code as Amended (Previously Adopted)
2017 National Electric Code and Amendments

Projects Requiring Permits

All types of residential construction work require building permits from the City of Lavon’s Building Inspection Department, including:

Accessory buildings or storage sheds
Carports, patio covers or pergolas
Swimming pools and/or spas
Residential room additions or remodels
Extending a driveway, patio or any other types of concrete work
Miscellaneous plumbing, electrical, or mechanical work; any other activity in which the owner or contractor desires to construct, enlarge, erect, alter, repair, move, demolish, convert, install, or replace a building or its utility system
Demolition of an existing building, structure or pool
Irrigation systems
Signage – promotional or permanent
Commercial – new buildings, finish-outs, remodels or additions
Roof repair

All of the above require a Permit Application. This is not an all-inclusive list. If you are unsure whether you may need a building permit, please call the Building Inspection Department at 972-843-4220. Work that begins without a permit is subject to fines and increased permit fees.

Apply for Permits and Contractor Registration by clicking here

Comprehensive Fees