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Permit Submittal Flowchart and Checklist




Click the links below to download. 




 Send Online Permit Submittal Questions Only To:
      biprojectdox@dallascityhall.com  

(Note:  Permit applications accepted only through Dallas E-plans portal.)

  • Commercial Construction Permit and Certificate of Occupancy applications can be submitted online using ProjectDox at https://plansubmittal.dallascityhall.com.
  • Plans may still be dropped off in Room 118 and applicants can expect to be contacted within 2-3 business days to provide any corrections or regarding payment.         


Current permit review times as of 5/9/2022:

Permit Application Phases Commercial Permits* Residential Permits* Small Projects*
Prescreen
Preliminary review to ensure all required documents have been submitted and plans are formatted correctly. Once verified, a task is sent to the applicant for initial fee payment. Once paid, the application is forwarded to the plan review team. The times indicated are the estimated queue times to first prescreen review. Required corrections and resubmittals add time to this step.
2 days 5 weeks 2 days
Plan Review
Plans are reviewed to ensure they meet the standards of the Dallas Development Code. The times indicated are the estimated queue times to first plan review. Required corrections and resubmittals add time to this step.
2 weeks 4 weeks 1 week
Approved Application
The permit is issued once the plans are approved and any outstanding fees are paid. The times indicated are the total time for prescreen and plan review. Required corrections and resubmittals add time to these steps.
2 weeks
9 weeks 1 week

*Please note, timeline for processing in each phase is separate and in addition to other phases. For example, Phase II processing time listed is in addition to the time listed for Phase I; Phase III is the combined processing time listed for Phase I and Phase II. These review times are estimations based on complete and accepted submissions. Incomplete application submittals will prolong review process. 




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**Announcements**

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FOLLOW UP NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS AND THIRD-PARTY ENGINEERS PERFORMING REVIEWS FOR FIRE SPRINKLER AND/OR ALARMS

On December 29, 2021, we announced the termination of the Third-Party Engineers Plan Review Service.  We inserted this notice inside permit packets and posted this notice in our various office locations.  This notice is therefore just a reminder.

Effective February 1, 2022, we are terminating the Third-Party Fire Code Review program and we will not accept any new projects under this program.  We will allow for the processing of projects which are currently under contract with the Third-Party providers.

BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1, 2022, ALL SUBMISSIONS FOR FIRE PROTECTION REVIEWS WILL REVERT TO BEING MADE DIRECTLY TO BUILDING INSPECTIONS BASED ON OUR CURRENT METHOD OF SUBMISSIONS.

Thank you,

Building Inspections Management


Park Land Dedication Ordinance

Effective July 1, 2019, the Park Land Dedication Ordinance is designed to provide adequate park land and amenities for the City.  Click the link below for more information.
Park Land Dedication Ordinance       
Multi Family Recycling Ordinance

The Multi-Family Recycling Ordinance went into effect on January 1, 2020.  Click the link to read the ordinance and how you may be affected.  Multi-Family Recycling Ordinance 

Landscape and Tree Manual

Designed as an online supplement to Article X, the Landscape and Tree Manual provides helpful information regarding planting and maintaining trees and vegatation on your property.  Click the link to be redirected.  
Landscape and Tree Manual



Learn more about the services Building Inspection offers by viewing the videos below:

Permit Center

 

Click here to view on youtube
Q-Team

 

Click here to view on youtube
Residential Plan Review​
     

​District Offices

 

Click here to view on youtube

​City Arborists

 

​            Central Files

 

Click here to view on youtube

Intro to Zoning

 

Click here to view on youtube

Online Zoning Resources

 

Click here to view on youtube

Green Building Code

 

Click to view on Youtube