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Kris Sweckard
(214) 670-4127
Kris Sweckard

*Service Alert*

The City of Dallas is expecting an unusually high volume of building permit and electrical permit requests as a result of the tornado on October 20, 2019.  As electrical service is restored, there may be a need for additional work on the private side of the electric meter necessitating a permit and inspections from the City. The City will be releasing power prior to an inspection on an emergency basis where it is safe to do so and a licensed and registered electrical contractor has made the request and agrees to obtain a permit within 24 hours.  We are taking numerous steps to address this potentially unprecedented level of requests, but it may impact the time it takes to respond to inspection requests throughout the city as resources are reallocated. We ask for your understanding and patience as service is restored to the households impacted by the storm and the City prioritizes building permit requests in the areas where citizens have been displaced by the storm.

Storm Damage Repair and Reconstruction Permit Information


The City of Dallas is committed to being a helpful and enthusiastic partner in the private development process. Sustainable Development and Construction provides permit and plan review, approval and inspection services for private development.  The Sustainable Development and Construction Department is structured such that a person wanting to build in Dallas can conduct business within one department, under the leadership of one director and one assistant city manager.  Our goal is to provide high-quality customer service, while protecting the health, safety and welfare of Dallas residents.​

Number of zoning cases submitted for the period ending 12/30/19:

City Plan Commission
​​Zoning Cases SubmittedNumber Remaining
February 20, 2020


The Sustainable Development and Construction Department caps the number of zoning cases processed for each submittal deadline based on the type of zoning requests submitted and the number of full time planners on staff.  The standard number of applications accepted per deadline is 14​.  The number may be reduced if a large number of planned development districts are submitted during one cutoff period.  Any cases accepted beyond the number assigned will be placed on the next cutoff.  This number is updated after 4:00 p.m. each work day. 

The tentative City Plan Commission (CPC) date shown for the cutoff date is dependent on deadlines for additional information being met by the applicant.  The CPC date is also dependent on the case being postponed by the applicant or the opposition.  The date above is a tentative date.​

For more information regarding submittal deadlines please click on the links below to access the zoning application schedule:  

 2020 City Plan Commission Calendar    
2020 City Plan Commission Submittal Schedule

For status updates on existing zoning casesclick here​.

Number of Board of Adjustment appeals for the current period ending  11/22/19:

​Board of Adjustment Meeting Period​​Appeals ReceivedNumber Remaining 
January 21, 2020  - Panel A
January 22, 2020 - Panel B



The Sustainable Development and Construction Department, Building Inspection Division, accepts a maximum of 14 applications for each filing deadline.  Please refer to the BDA calendar and instructions packet for additional information.  Any appeals accepted beyond the maximum number will be sequentially scheduled for the next filing deadlines. 
*This number is updated after 4:00 p.m. each work day. 

2019 Board of Adjustment Meeting Calendar
2019 Board of Adjustment Filing Schedule

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