The Building Inspections Division ensures development proposals comply with building codes, and ordinances, regulations and standards set forth by the City and other regulatory agencies.
- Reviews building plans
- Oversees the City permit issuance process
- Performs prompt and thorough inspections at the various stages of construction
- Investigates complaints pertaining to code violations
Contractors performing work within the City's limits are required to have a license from the State of Texas and an active business license with the City of Lindale. Business licenses have to be renewed on a yearly basis every January 1st. The fee to purchase a business license from the City is $100.00.
Inspections are to be scheduled through the Community Development Office at (903) 882-6861 and at least 24 hours notice is needed unless it is an emergency. (To be determined by the inspector)
If an inspection is cancelled after 8:00 a.m. on the day of the inspection, a trip fee may be charged.
If an inspection is requested and the inspector arrives on a site that is not ready for inspection, a re-inspection fee will be assessed.
If a contractor starts work before acquiring a permit, he is subject to penalties.
All buildings are to comply with the IBC 2006 and NEC 2008 Codes.
You can find permit applications and other related documents by clicking on the provided link and opening the Community Development folder.