Building Inspections


MYGOV Permitting System

We have implemented a new online permitting and contractor registration system.  All permit applications and contractor registrations should be submitted via this system.  

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To access the new system, go to:  Please select the "Collaborator" button and log in to the system.  You will be able to:  

  • apply for permits, 

  • view permit status, 

  • pay permit fees, 

  • request inspections, and 

  • view inspection status on all of your projects 

If you need an inspection or require clarification regarding how to proceed, please call 972-412-6125 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.



Our Building Inspections Division strives to assist the development process efficiently and with accountability to the community we serve. 

Inspections are performed to ensure compliance with minimum safety standards, current building codes and other City of Rowlett ordinances.



What Requires a Permit?

If you are considering remodeling your home or business, adding an accessory building, fence, carport, covered patio, a new roof or retaining wall, be sure you, or your contractor, apply for a building permit first. Permits are also required for any type of plumbing, HVAC mechanical and electrical work, as well as new irrigation systems, swimming pools, hot tubs, driveways, sidewalks, foundation repair, and decks. If you are removing sheetrock and modifying the framing in any way, a permit is required. It is always recommended if you are unsure if a permit is required, to check with our office before you begin.

What Does Not Require a Permit?

Projects that are cosmetic in nature, such as painting, wallpapering, tile on flooring, carpeting, and trim work do not require a permit. Additionally, a permit is not required when replacing fixtures on existing wiring, however, the electrical work still must meet the current National Electric Code (NEC).

PLEASE NOTE: A digital copy is required in pdf format for ALL Commercial and Residential New Construction application submissions in order to conduct a plan review. 

Our Permitting Process

Forms & Applications