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Building Permits

The City of Weston administers enforcement of all construction related ordinances of the City of Weston. The Building Official performs construction related inspections on private property of residential and commercial buildings within City limits.  See Inspection Points and Inspection Procedures for more information.

A building permit is required to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, improve, remove, convert, move or demolish any building or structure within City Limits.

After issuance of a building permit, it is the responsibility of the permit holder to ensure the proper sequence of inspections are requested. Completion of inspection ensures that residential and commercial structures, and private properties, meet the minimum building and life/safety requirements of the 2018 ICC Codes and City of Weston ordinances.  All inspections will be arranged directly with the Building Inspector.


The City of Weston requires that all permitted projects remain active within a 180 day period until the final inspection is complete and a Certificate of Completion or Occupancy is issued.  Permits expire on the 181st day after the date the permit is issued if the project has not received an inspection or after the date of the last inspection that shows progress toward completion of the project.  An application for a permit will be deemed abandoned after 180 days if a permit has not been issued.

NOTE:  All contractors eligible to obtain a permit, whether a subcontractor or not (see Weston's fee schedule for a listing of available permits), working in Weston must register with the City of Weston. Registrations are valid for one year.

A portable toilet and dumpster(s) are required on site at all times during construction.


1.     City of Weston Construction Permit Application

2.     Plan Review Fee (see City of Weston Fee Schedule)

3.     Two (2) 11”x17” Site Plans.  Plans must include:

a.     Location, dimensions and type of driveway and connection to public access road

b.    Distance from building to property line on all sides

c.     Location of fence (if applicable)

d.    Easements and drainage design

e.     Location / Type of water meter and nearest fire hydrant with fire flow information

f.     Location of electric and gas service connections

g.    Location and size of propane tank, if applicable

4.     Two sets of 24”x36” engineered, stamped, construction plans.  Plans must include:

a.     Floor Plan(s) including:

·      Cover sheet with options indicated clearly

·      Rooms names

·      Square footage breakdown / elevation drawings

b.    Electrical and plumbing plans including:

·      Include fixtures, counters, cabinets, etc.

·      Electrical outlets (make distinction of the GFI outlets) and switches

·      Smoke and CO detectors

c.     Engineered Construction Plans including:

·      Engineered foundation plan and foundation design letter

·      Ceiling framing plan (for each floor)

·      Shear walls plans

·      Roof framing plan

·      Engineered detail pages

Allow three (3) full business days (excluding Fridays when City Hall is closed) for the plan review.  The applicant will be notified when the plan review has been completed.


1.     One (1) USB Flash Drive (labeled)  or email to (preferred) in PDF file format containing

·         Site Plan / Floor plan(s) / Elevation drawings

·         Electrical and plumbing plans

·         Engineered construction plans

·         Engineered Detail Sheets

2.     Collin County septic system permit

3.     Residential Energy Code Plan Review Compliance (new construction, additions, renovations of more than 50% of existing structure)

4.     Copy of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) registration confirmation page (for all commercial construction exceeding $50,000)

5.     Asbestos Survey Certification (commercial construction only)

6.     9-1-1 address application

7.     All contractor registrations and applicable fees (see Weston's Fee Schedule)

8.     Permit fee and associated inspection fees (see Weston's Fee Schedule)

All payments should be in the form of a check made payable to the City of Weston.  The City of Weston currently does not accept credit cards.

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