When is a permit not necessary?

A construction permit is not needed for items such as wallpapering, painting or similar finish work.

Plumbing, mechanical and electrical work, replacement or repair of fixtures (such as changing water faucets or replacing switches) does not normally require a permit. Replacing a water heater or adding a permanently wired light fixture does, however, require a permit.

To determine if your project needs a permit, call 214-987-5411.

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1. When is a permit not necessary?
2. What permits do I need for remodeling or adding improvements to my home?
3. What are permits, and why do I need one?
4. When do I need a construction permit?
5. Where do I get a permit?
6. How long does it take to get a permit?
7. What are construction hours?
8. What is zoning?
9. What about other approvals or permits?
10. What if I don't get a permit?
11. Who should obtain the permit?
12. Can I do the work myself, or do I have to hire a contractor?
13. What about inspections?
14. What if I have a permit but never called for an inspection?