Building Inspections

Building Inspections Division

About Building Inspections

Building Inspections is a division of Planning and Development Services tasked with overseeing the building phase of development by reviewing plans, processing permits and performing inspections. The division mission is to ensure that the construction, alteration or maintenance of buildings conforms to recognized standards for building safety and quality of life.

Contractor Registration

All General Contractors are required to register with the City on a yearly basis and pay a fee. Trade contractors who hold a current state license are not required to register with the City but are required to provide information regarding the license holder. Trade contractors are required to a pull separate permit when the work done is only that trade and there is no general contractor.


Adopted Building Codes

The Building Codes are a set of universally accepted standards adopted as guidelines for construction of buildings and related operations. For a listing of the City of Southlake's building codes and local amendments please visit our Building Codes web page.

Online Permitting and Inspections

For information about the City's online inspections and permitting service, learn about Southlake On Demand by clicking here.

Do You Have Questions?

Do you have questions about building services? Let us know. Use our contact form to get your questions answered.