Building Inspections/Permits

**City offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23-24, 2023.  There will be no trash/recycle services on Thursday, November 23, 2023.  Thursdays trash/recycle moves to Friday the 24th and Fridays trash/recycle moves to Saturday the 25th.  Monday thru Wednesday will be serviced as normal.

**City offices and facilities will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 25-26, 2023 as well as Monday, January 1, 2023.  There will be no trash services on Monday, December 25th or Monday, January 1st.  Mondays services will move to Tuesday, Tuesday will move to Wednesday, Wednesday will move to Thursday, Thursday will move to Friday and Friday will move to Saturday for both Christmas and New Years week.

**Inspection results are available on the inspection tag located at the job site. Inspection results will not be given over the phone.

Customers may apply for permits in a fully digital format by emailing their application and submittal documents to in pdf format only. Any submittal documents in a format other than pdf will not be accepted. A member of the customer service team will contact the applicant by either the email address or phone number provided on the application for the $50 application fee. The application will not be processed until the fee is paid.

Business Hours for Customer Service Counters : 

Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm and Friday 7:30am-11:30am

The goal of the Building Inspections Department is to provide effective, responsive plan review and inspection services within the corporate city limits through the enforcement of building codes and the Zoning Ordinance for the health safety and welfare of persons of the community.


The Building Inspections Department is responsible for the issuance and inspection of development related permits and the certificate of occupancy of structures throughout the City of The Colony.  The Building Inspections Department is also responsible for Safety Inspections on residential and commercial rental properties.


Enforcement is achieved through plan review prior to the issuance of permits and on-site inspection.  After permit issuance, Building Inspections verifies compliance throughout the construction process.  Permits are required before performing any new construction or with any addition, alteration or repair of existing buildings, structures, plumbing, electrical or mechanical work.

Applicable Building Codes