Building Inspections and Permits


The Building Inspections and Permits Department is responsible for the general administration of the public's life, health and welfare and improve the quality of life in Temple through the adoption, interpretation and enforcement of performance based building codes and zoning ordinance.

This department consist of 2 divisions. Inspections and Permits.. 

Building Permits
Building Permits are required to erect, alter or enlarge any structure on your residential or commercial property. Permits are required for: 
  • Additions
  • Lawn sprinklers
  • New construction
  • New roofs
  • Remodeling
  • Repair
  • Retaining walls
  • Signs
  • Swimming pools
Site Plan
Whether you are building a new facility or adding on, a permit must be accompanied with a site plan that shows the proposed work and its location in relation to property lines existing buildings. Plan diagrams and specifications assist in determining if the project conforms to building and zoning regulations. 

Additional Requirements
Permits are also needed when owner, authorized agent, or contractor who desires to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which regulated by the technical codes. Requirements for new commercial building are: 2 sets of plans, 2 CDs or flash drives and 2 paper copies, with completed permit application. 

Work may not begin until after the permit application has been paid for and approved.

For any clarification or questions please call our Inspection Hotline at 254-298-5640 and press 0.

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