Accessory/Storage Building: Accessory buildings (storage buildings/arbors/detached patio covers) to the main structure.
Additions: Additions to houses must conform to the edition of the International Residential Code in effect at time of permit submittal.
Air Conditioning Repairs: A/C repairs do not require permits; however, replacement of a condensing unit and/or the heating system does require a permit.
Alarm Permit: Monitored alarms are permitted through the Garland Police Department.
Burglar Bars: Installation of burglar bars must meet specific requirements.
Carport: Rules for a carport in the front yard are more restrictive than those for the rear yard.
Demolition: Permits are required for demolition of swimming pools, interior walls, and/or entire structures (including storage buildings with slab foundations).
Driveway/Sidewalk: Expansion or installation of a driveway or sidewalk on City right-of-way.
Electrical Repair/Meter Base Upgrade: Any time electrical work is being conducted, you should contact our offices for requirements.
Fence: In most cases, replacement of an existing fence does not require a permit.
Fire Repair: A Scope of Work must accompany permit submittal for all fire repairs.
Foundation Repair: All foundation repairs that have a value of $2,000 or more must be accompanied by an engineer’s report or design detail when being submitted.
Garage Conversion: Conversions are allowed in most zoning designations; however, you are required to provide 50 square feet of storage accessible from the exterior of the house.
Garage Sale Permit: Garage sale permits are issued at no charge. Please click on the link for garage sale requirements or contact Code Compliance at 972-485-6400 to obtain your permit number.
New House: Requirements for submittal.
Patio Cover: Rear patio cover and front porch cover requirements. Both must conform to side, front, and rear yard setbacks.
Plumbing Permit(s): Include irrigation installation, gas test, sewer repairs, gas relays, under-slab repairs, and new gas service.
Re-Roofing: Permits are not required unless you are replacing 25% or more of the decking. Code allows two (2) layers of shingles.
Retaining Wall: Permits are required when any part of the retaining wall is four feet (4') or taller (which will include the footing).
Swimming Pool/Hot Tub/Spa: Any pool of water that is deeper than 24 inches requires a permit.
Water Heater Replacement: Effective September 1, 2001, all hot water heater replacements require permits.