Commercial Building Permit

Commercial Building Permit Application


  • Four (4) copies of the completed set of construction documents are required for plan review.
  • Construction documents must be submitted along with completed permit application form.
  • An additional set of plans will be required for fire sprinklered buildings Commercial Building Plans
  • An additional set of plans will be required for projects which require a health review 
Drawings containing a label such as "not for construction" or "for pricing only" will not be accepted for permit application.


Each drawing and document shall be sealed, signed, dated and designed by a State of Texas Registered Architect, Registered Engineer, Registered Interior Designer, where applicable as required by the State of Texas Engineering and Architect Practice Act.


  • Drawings must be drawn to scale, dimensioned and of sufficient clarity.
  • Site plan1
  • Floor plans and roof plans
  • Exterior elevation
  • Door schedules, window schedules, hardware schedules
  • Construction details; interior elevations and interior finish schedules
  • Structural plans must include: foundation plans, roof and floor framing plans, wall sections and details
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing site plans and schedules
  • Plumbing plans (including riser diagram)
  • Mechanical plans
  • Electrical plans (including riser diagrams)
  • Certified Energy Compliance Report2
  • Asbestos Survey (for renovation or demolition permits)3
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation architectural barriers project registration information4
City Building Inspection Department may request additional information if necessary.

  1. The Plat must be approved and the Site plan must be released by the Planning/Engineering Department before a permit will be issued.
  2. U.S. Department of Energy
  3. Texas Department of Health, Asbestos Program Branch (512) 834-6600
  4. Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (800) 803-9202