Home/Business Repairs and Permits Tips

As the ice and snow melt after this historic winter weather event, many residents and business owners will find that they will need to make emergency repairs to their homes and businesses. We understand the need to help you get back to normal as quickly and safely as possible. To help you and/or your contractor during this time, the City has created a priority permit process and will waive any permit fees related to the emergency repairs needed for you to recover from this weather event.

A City permit provides you a City inspection to ensure your repair work is performed correctly and complaint with the codes.

  • When you apply for a permit and mention in the description field “February Winter Storm Damage”, we will prioritize your permit for expeditious review and fee waiver. Also, we will have staff at the One Start Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help you apply for the permit and get it approved quickly, so you can get your repair work completed in a timely manner.
    • Please see the FAQs below that guides you on which repair work requires permit and how to apply, and tips on choosing a contractor.
  • If, in a state of emergency, you couldn’t wait to apply for a permit, please go ahead and still call our One Start Center at (817)-459-6502 and explain to the Customer Service Representative your situation, your address, and that you do not have a permit at this time, but would like to have an inspection conducted. We will mark you down as “work without a permit” and still schedule the inspection. During inspection, our inspector will talk to you or your contractor to apply for the permit (for which the fees will be waived) so we can document that permit was issued and work was inspected.
  • Additionally, for emergency situations, if you need after-hours inspection, please call 817-459-5900 and provide the permit number and address.

Frequently Ask Questions