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Permits & Licenses

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.

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Development Services Center (215 E. McKinney St.) is temporarily closed to the public. Until the situation changes, permit applications will only be accepted online. Health and Building Inspections will proceed as usual in the field. If you need additional information, please call (940) 349-8541 or (940) 349-8360.

Click here for Occupancy Totals for Denton Businesses.

Click here for Occupancy Totals for Denton Restaurants and Bars.

Semi-Public Pools May Open at 25% Capacity
Under Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-21 , semi-public pools (including those at apartment complexes or operated by a home/property owners’ association) are able to re-open as of Friday, May 8, 2020. Under the current Executive Order, semi-public pools must operate at 25% of the total posted pool occupancy. Public pools operated by the City of Denton remain closed at this time.

A good rule of thumb for calculating a pool’s occupancy is 1 person per 50 square feet of pool area plus 1 person per 15 square feet of deck area. For any questions related to pool occupancy limits, contact Development Services at (940) 349-8360.

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