Building Safety monitors compliance with the City of Denton building codes, ordinances and amendments. The division is responsible for issuing building permits, 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.
Located at 215 E. McKinney St.
Hours of operation Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Accepting Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks, and money orders.
Building Saftey Summer Hours
Effective July 15, 2020, the Development Services Building Safety Division will begin operating with their summer inspection schedule, which is 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Building Safety Inspectors will be available daily until 5 p.m. to answer questions and perform inspections of any occupied residence as necessary. The Building Safety summer inspection schedule will be in effect July 15-September 30, 2020. If you have questions or concerns regarding the revised inspection schedule, please call (940) 349-8360. Inspections conducted by the Building Safety Division for structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and final inspections should be scheduled online using the eTRAKiT Inspection Request Portal.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Do I need a permit to replace my fence?
Any time new posts are being installed/replaced – a permit will be required. Minor repairs, such as the replacement of a few pickets, do not require a permit.
When does my permit expire?
Permits expire 180 days after issuance. When an inspection occurs the permit will renew for an additional 180 days.
Who can schedule inspections?
Contractors are required to schedule their inspections online through eTRAKiT, this may also be done by visiting the office. Homeowners may schedule inspections by calling the office at (940) 349-8360