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Building Permits

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January 2023 UPdate.

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The Arbor - January 2023.

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SMU Gary Weber End Zone Stadium project.

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Snider Plaza Surface Improvements Project Mock-Up.

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Water Bill processing error for some recurring credit card customers.

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December 2022 UPdate.

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Saturday, January 28 at 10 a.m. - STEAM Station @ the Library.

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Tuesday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m. - Baby Story Time @ UPPL.

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Tuesday, February 7 - City Council Meeting

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Tuesday, February 21 - City Council Meeting


The Community Development Department is responsible for enforcing the currently adopted building codes and ordinances of the City of University Park.  The department reviews all commercial and residential building requests.   Most new construction, remodeling, and additions require building permits.  The following links will help you determine if your project requires a permit, the necessary plans to obtain a permit, the permitting and inspection process, and any other requirements for your project.  If you are still unable to find the information you need for your particular project, please contact the Community Development Department at 214-987-5411.

Helpful Links


Building Permit Application
Certificate of Occupancy Application
Fence Permit Application
Deed Restriction for Kitchens in Accessory Buildings
Planning & Zoning Commission Application
Board of Adjustment Application 


Contractor Registration
New Residential Plan Submittal Packet
Commercial Building Plan Requirements
Energy Packet  *existing permits
Energy Packet - 2021
Irrigation Plan Requirements
Swimming Pool Plan Requirements
Demolition Requirements
Building Permit Fee Schedule
Backflow Prevention Report
Maximum Impermeable Surface Coverage
Fence Regulations
Concrete Bond Form
Swimming Pool Agreement


Handouts / Guidelines

City of University Park Replat Requirements
City of University Park Amending Plat Req.
Pier & Beam Drainage Detail
Double Check Assembly Detail
What is a SWPPP?
City of University Park SWPPP Guidelines Checklist
Preventing Storm Water Pollution at Construction Sites

Zoning Info

U.P Flood Insurance Rate Map (F.I.R.M.)
University Park Zoning Map
Zoning Ordinance