The City of Garland serves homeowners with a variety of services, including building permits and inspections for many common home improvements. In many cases, the Building Inspection Department serves as the contact for homeowner questions regarding permits, building codes, inspections and fees. Many major home repair or renovation projects will require a residential building permit.
Permits are often required for:
Construction of a new home
Demolition of an existing structure
Residential additions and remodels
Fence installation (new or changing the height, material and/or location)
New or expanded driveways
Plumbing systems and repairs (including water heater replacement and irrigation systems)
Electrical systems and repairs
HVAC (including air conditioning and heating systems)
Other residential projects may also require permits. If you are unsure if your project requires a permit, contact the Building Inspection Department by calling 972-205-2300 BEFORE you start the work!