Building Inspection


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


Inspection Line 972-853-0855

Inquiries 972-843-4220


Current Adopted Building Codes and NCTCOG Amendments


In 2013, the City Council has adopted the following Building Codes for all residential and commercial building projects:

2012 International Residential Code and Regional Amendments
2012 International Building Code
2012 International Energy Conservation Code
2012 International Property Maintenance Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Plumbing Code
2018 International Fire Code (Previously Adopted)
2011 National Electric Code

 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.


Applications & Forms

Contractor Registration Application

Commercial Building Permit Application

Residential New Construction Permit Application

Miscellaneous Building Permit Application

Comprehensive Fees