The remodel of or addition to a single-family dwelling (whether detached or attached) requires a building permit. All construction must comply with the International Residential Code as adopted and amended by the City of Carrollton, as well as the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. More specifically, Article VII for detached dwellings and Article VIII for attached dwellings contain specific zoning requirements. When additions, alterations or repairs requiring a permit occur, smoke detectors shall be installed in each sleeping room and at a point centrally located in the corridor or area giving access to each separate sleeping area. Carbon monoxide alarms are also required outside of each separate sleeping area. Where the wiring is accessible the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms shall receive their primary power from the commercial service and be provided with battery backup. Where the wiring is not accessible the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms may be solely battery operated.
Plans submittal requirements
- Two copies of a site plan or Property Survey of your property with dimensions indicating the location of the addition on the property and showing setbacks, driveways and other flatwork, and location of property pins.
- Plans with dimensions indicating how the structure will be constructed. These plans should include foundation plans (engineered if necessary), floor plans, elevation drawings, materials used and spacing of framing members.
- Energy code calculations confirming compliance with the requirements of either the International Residential Code or the International Energy Conservation Code.
- Brick calculations indicating compliance with the requirements of the Carrollton Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.
The following inspections will be required upon completion of each stage of work:
2020 Rough Plumbing, Sewer & Gas Line
3063 HVAC Rough/Energy
3064 Electrical Rough/Energy
3065 Plumbing Topout
3067 Insulation Envelope Seal
4004 HVAC/Energy Final
4005 Plumbing & HVAC Final
4062 Electrical/Energy Final
4063 Electrical & Building Final
State law allows a homeowner to perform all work on their homestead. However, any other person performing remodeling, plumbing, mechanical or electrical work shall be licensed by the state of Texas and must be registered as a contractor with the City of Carrollton.
Fees and Applications
A permit fee is required, and an application must be completed and submitted to the Building Inspection department at 1945 E. Jackson Rd. Please contact the Building Inspection department at (972) 466-3225 for additional information.