What permits do I need for remodeling or adding improvements to my home?

Homeowners thinking about remodeling their home or adding other improvements, such as decks, spas or retaining walls, many times have a number of questions about building permits.

Since each construction project is unique, we invite you to call the Community Development Department at 214-987-5411 for answers to your specific questions.

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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?