Building and Community Services

The City of Waxahachie Building and Community Services Department handles inspection and permitting of all residential and commercial building and construction. This department is also responsible for residential and commercial garbage collection and recycling, inspection of food establishments, and code enforcement.

The Waxahachie City Council has enacted building codes and ordinances to ensure safe and sound structures, and the safety and welfare of the public and occupants of these homes and buildings. The city’s permitting process and inspections are in place to implement these standards and ordinances. 
A permit is required to build, alter, or enlarge any residential or commercial structure within the city limits.

To check the status of your permit: permits.waxahachie.com

Permits are required for the following projects:

Accessory Building
Adding a fireplace or wood stove
Decks
Demolitions
Fences
Irrigation Systems
Mobile home gas and/or electric hookups
Moving a Building
New or remodel commercial building
New or remodel residence
Patio covers and car ports
Pools and/or spas
Re-roofs involving decking
Satellite dish and/or antenna
Signs and/or banners
Simple plumbing, mechanical or electrical work

The following information must be included when applying for a permit:

Project address
Legal Description
Type of work
Contractor Information
Value of Work
Contact name and telephone number
Owner of property
Square footage (if applicable)
If it is a building, does it require gas service, and/or does it contain a fire sprinkler system?

Note: If your project is not listed above, please call the Building Inspection Department to determine if a permit is needed. The Building Inspection Department can be reached Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 469-309-4020.

Building Permit Forms:
Backflow Test Report
Certificate of Occupancy Application
Commercial Permit Application
Contractor Registration
Credit Card Payment Authorization Form
Electrical Permit Application
Energy Code Certification Form
HVAC Permit Application
Irrigation System Plan Review Checklist
Plumbing Permit Application
Promotional Sign Permit Application
Residential Permit Application

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