Sustainable Development and Construction


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City of Dallas Sustainable Development & Construction

Building Inspection

Main OfficeNortheast OfficeNorthwest Office

Oak Cliff Municipal Center
320 E. Jefferson Blvd, Room 118
Dallas, TX  75203
214-948-4480 

11910 Greenville Ave. Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75243
214-670-7278

7610 N Stemmons #190
Dallas, Tx. 75247
214-671-0720

 

Power Reconnection in Storm Damaged Areas*

Damage to service line only

Licensed and Registered Electrical contractor may call to request an emergency power release and agrees to obtain an electrical permit within 24 hours

Minor storm damage with no penetrations of roof and no water damage

Licensed and Registered Electrical contractor may call to request an emergency power release and agrees to obtain an electrical permit within 24 hours

Storm damage resulting in some water inside the structure

Electrical permit and inspection may be required unless licensed and registered electrician can certify that breakers have been pulled and power is not live in the damaged area of the structure and agrees to obtain an electrical permit within 24 hours

Storm damage resulting in structural damage to roof joists and/or rafters or walls

Building permit and electrical permit will be required

* In all instances ONCOR may require an electrical permit and inspection prior to releasing power if they determine a reconnection may pose a threat to life or property.

Contacts for emergency power release:

Oak Cliff Municipal Center - Jeff McCabe, Chief Electrical Inspector - 214-948-4472

Oak Cliff Municipal Center - Trey Kneggs, Senior Electrical Inspector - 214-948-4466

Northeast District Office - Robert Hughes, Senior Electrical Inspector - 214-670-7283

Northwest District Office - Jim Tomerlin, Senior Electrical Inspector - 214-671-1508

Registered Electrical Contractors may apply online at:  https://developdallas.dallascityhall.com/

Properties west of Preston Road should contact the Northwest Building Inspections District Office

Properties east of Preston Road should contact the Northeast Building Inspections District Office

For emergency power release over the weekend, or to request a Saturday inspection, the licensed and registered electrical contractor should call 311. The Chief Electrical Inspector on call will be notified and contact the contractor requesting the reconnect or inspection.

Roofing Permits

No permit is required for temporary measures such as tarps to protect from additional water damage

Damage to shingles and deck only

Roofing permit may be obtained over the counter at the offices identified or online as shown below

Storm damage resulting in structural damage to roof joists and/or rafters

Building permit will be required, and may be applied for at the Oak Cliff Municipal Center or online as shown below

All building permit applications are submitted at the Oak Cliff Municipal Center, 320 E. Jefferson Blvd., Room #118

Registered Contractors may apply online at:

Online Trade Permits only - https://developdallas.dallascityhall.com/

Online Electronic Plan Reviews for building permits - https://plansubmittal.dallascityhall.com

What work requires a permit? 

Replacing and repairing damaged siding, sheetrock or windows typically does not require a permit.  Minor repairs to roofing or roof vents do not require a permit.   Replacing large areas of a roof or an entire roof would require a re-roof permit.   Replacing structural members such as roof joists, rafters and wall sections will require a building permit.  For questions or additional information please call 214-948-4480.

Residential Applications and Forms

Permit application

New Construction/Reconstruction:

Remodel/Repair Construction:

  • Remodel/Renovation Checklist (this form must be used whenever major sections of structural walls are replaced or when electrical or plumbing work is also involved)
  • General Repair Scope of Work Form (this form may be used when repair is limited to replacing small sections of damaged walls or ceilings and no other trades (electrical or plumbing) are involved.

If a homeowner is doing the repairs themselves, the following form is required in order to not register as a contractor.