Building Safety

Notice: The City of Denton has adopted the 2021 International Building Codes. See links under "Helpful Documents" for more information for specific code adoption information. All permits applied for on June 1st, 2022 and after must meet the 2021 International Building Codes.   

Building Safety monitors compliance with the City of Denton's building codes, ordinances and amendments. The Division is responsible for issuing permits and licenses, reviewing plans and performing inspections on all aspects of the building process to verify compliance with building codes.

These codes are designed specifically to ensure the safety of the structure.

  1. Permits and Licenses

    Check out the permits and related processes pertinent to all building projects, Health & Food Safety, Fire Permits, and other projects and events. 

  2. Celebrating Building Safety Month

  3. BS Month Poster

  4. Join us in celebrating Building Safety Month, an international campaign to raise awareness about building safety. 

    The City of Denton Building Safety Department will feature weekly topics on Building Safety  including energy and innovation, careers in building safety, disaster preparedness, and water safety. Be on the lookout for weekly promotions to learn more about how we all contribute to a safer Denton.    

  5. Weekly Topics in Building Safety:

  6. Energy Innovation

  7. Safety and sustainability relies on action at the individual and community level. The building safety industry is focused on creating safe & sustainable construction by addressing the key areas of energy efficiency, building science and innovation.
  8. Careers in Building Safety

  9. There is a tremendous work opportunity for qualified candidates seeking a job in the building industry, including code officials.
  10. Professions within the building safety field vary widely in their specialties, and the industry offers many well-paying career options for today’s workforce!
  1. Disaster Preparedness

  2. Natural disasters are increasing in severity and frequency. Preparing for devastating events like hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes helps individuals and communities increase the health and safety of their population during a disaster, protects the local tax base, ensures continuity of essential services, and supports a faster recovery in the aftermath of a disaster.
  3. Understanding the Four Phases of Emergency Management can help us better prepare for natural disasters.
  4. Water Safety

  5. Clean water is the world’s most precious commodity. According to World Health Organization estimates as of June 2019, 785 million people lacked even a basic drinking-water service, including 144 million people who are dependent on surface water.
  6. Building, plumbing and green codes help guard our potable water for future generations through proper construction, conservation and safe disposal. Code officials are vigilant protectors of our water supply. Because of their dedicated service, you can turn on the tap in your home and draw sufficient, clean water.
  7. It is important to understand where your water comes from and what's being done (and how you can help!) to protect the water you use every day.
  1. BSM - Week 1


    Kids can take part in our coloring contest for a chance to win prizes, including a drive-by fire truck party! See below for details on how to enter this year’s contest. 

    Coloring Contest Age Groups




    *Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places for each age category. 

    Instructions on how to submit can be found on each coloring sheet. 

  3. Coloring Contest Sheets