Building Safety

Building Permits are 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 also required. It is always recommended if you are unsure if a permit is required, to check with our office before you begin.

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: web.mygov.us.  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 please schedule the inspection via your MyGov login or leave a message on our 24-hour inspection request line at (972) 412-6137.

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Our Building Safety 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.

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faq

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

Residential
Commercial
Forms & Applications

Contractor Registrations

General Contractors, Mechanical Contractors, Electrical Contractors and Plumbing Contractors must be registered with the City of Rowlett in order to obtain a permit.  A list of registered contractors, currently registered with the City of Rowlett, can be accessed by the link below.

Active Contractors Select this option to print a list of currently registered contractors

2021 International Codes effective beginning August 1, 2022:

2021 International Building Code 
2021 International Fire Code 
2021 International Residential Code 
2021 International Mechanical Code 
2021 International Plumbing Code 
2021 International Fuel Gas Code 
2021 International Energy Conservation Code 
2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Sewer line camera video required for all building finals beginning Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

The City of Rowlett will require an internal camera video of all sewer lines prior to approval of any Final inspections beginning February 16, 2022.  A copy of the video must be submitted prior to requesting the final inspection.  The video must begin with a shot of the front of the house showing the address and then showing the camera inserted into the sewer cleanout.