Do I Need a Permit?

Below is a list of the most popular items that permits are needed for. Also listed are the requirements that must be submitted and uploaded through My Government Online when submitting the permit application. 

If you have any questions about any of the requirements, please do not hesitate to call 254-298-5640 ext 0 and we will answer any questions you may have. Visit www.mygovernmentonline.org to apply.

Accessory Structures

Site map showing location of structure – aerial google map will work as long as it is in color and clear.

Clearly mark where structure will be on site map.

Dimensions to the home (10') or commercial building (25’) and each property line (3’)

Pamphlet or brochure of structure - if you are purchasing it.

Framing details and material list - if you are building it.

Carport – if connected to home - need to know how.

If pouring a slab for structure, we will require same items as flatwork (see below) – concrete must not be in any utility easement.

Fence

Site map showing location of structure – aerial google map will work as long as it is in color and clear.

Clearly mark where fence will be on site map.

What is the material of fence – chain-link, cedar pickets ornamental iron?

6’-8’ in back – front can only be 4’ and every other picket must be removed for visibility.

Demolition

Residential – need square footage and what type of material it is.

Commercial – need an asbestos survey.

Bond – will be refunded once site is inspected and clean after demolition.

Flatwork/Driveway/Approach

Site map showing location of work – aerial google map will work as long as it is in color and clear

Clearly mark where flatwork will be on site map

Dimensions to any buildings and each property line

If connecting to existing concrete how will it be connected

PSI of concrete, rebar size , length, width depth of concrete, 12” on center

Approach work – requires a $3,000.00 bond – once work is done and no damage it will be refunded

Electrical - Upgrades/Repairs

Amperage, Feeder Panels, outlets, etc.

Plumbing – Replace/Repairs/Water Heater

What are you replacing?

How many gallons, and is it electrical or gas?

If replacing backflow – where are you replacing it?

Irrigation

Must have stamped signed drawing of zones

How many heads?

Roof

What type of material is existing and what are you replacing it with, including color?

City of Temple will only accept 1 layer for residential.

If in Historical District – provide photos.

If commercial, we will need an asbestos letter showing no asbestos on roof.

Signs

Site map showing location of sign if on ground – aerial google map will work as long as it is in color and clear.

Where will sign be placed? – if pole or monument we need distance from property line to outer edge of sign.

Rendering of what sign will look like.

If pole sign  - need overall height.

Dimension of sign?

Dimension from bottom of sign to ground if it is a wall sign – minimum 10’.

How many signs are you permitting?

How many signs are already there?

Is it illuminated?

Swimming Pool – Above/Underground

Site map showing location of where pool will be – aerial google map will work as long as it is in color and clear.

Dimensions to the house and each property line -must be  a minimum of 5’.

Show location of fence around pool – must be 5’ for residential and 6’ for commercial.

Back door must have an alarm.

Self-closing and self-latching gate?

Retaining Walls – over 2’

Site map showing location of where wall will be – aerial google map will work as long as it is in color and clear.

Anything over 2’ must have engineered stamped drawings.

What material will be used?

Solar Panels – Roof/Ground mounted

Site map showing location of where solar panels will be on roof or ground – aerial google map will work as long as it is in color and clear.

Schematic’s on solar panels.

How much of estimated cost is electrical portion of total?

Who will be the electrician?

Stamped signed letter from Engineer that roof can withstand the extra weight of the solar panels?

Siding

How much are you changing – portion or total?

What material are you using?

Color of material?

Windows

Will require a copy of the window sticker.

How many windows?

Framing details if window size has changed.