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

· 2012 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:

· Fences

· 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

· Decks

· 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 Building Permit Application

Comprehensive Fees