Fees and Applications

Most applications can be submitted by mail, email, or in-person along with any required information.

Inspection Requests

  • Link to eTrakit online permitting of single trade permits by registered contractors. If validating, please call our office at (972) 721-2371, since there is no fee to validate. If you don't have a password/PIN, please give us a call.
  • Email inspection requests to irving-permits@cityofirving.org
  • Include the permit number, address, and type of inspection.
  • Inspection requests must be received before 4:30 p.m. for next business day.

Automated request system (Irving Building Inspection System (IBIS))

  • Automated phone system to schedule inspections and make payments for permits
  • Phone: (972) 721-3774
  • Cut-off time to schedule inspections is 6 a.m. the day of the inspection
  • Permit payments can also be made but you must have the permit number ready
  • IBIS Brochure (PDF) -- Inspection codes for the automated phone system


Permit Fee schedule (PDF) for permit applications filed with the Inspections Department.


Fault Current Calculation Form (PDF) for new electrical service (new commercial buildings and additions)


  • Contractor’s Registration Form (PDF)
    Required for concrete, electrical, fence, house moving, irrigation, mechanical (HVAC), plumbing, signs, fuel tank installation, general contractors, and apartment maintenance workers (plumbing and mechanical work).
  • Annual Outdoor Parking Lot
    Required for the outdoor parking of vehicles whereas parking is permitted upon payment. Permits valid from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31 of the following year.
  • Antenna Permit
    Required for antenna mounted on buildings, existing towers or poles (co-locates).
  • Block Party
    Required for a temporary street closure for the purpose of conducting a neighborhood block party.
  • Certificate of Occupancy
    Required for any commercial space that will be occupied by a tenant.
  • Commercial Building Permit
    Required for commercial and multifamily (including triplex) remodel, finish-out, repairs, or additions; new buildings; commercial carports; parking lot striping; door locks; fire alarms, sprinklers, hydrants and fire lanes; fuel tanks; tents and canopies; temporary use permits; construction/sales trailers (for office use); pools, fire repairs; demolitions; retaining walls over 30" tall; commercial swimming pools; modular buildings; re-roofing and other projects.
  • Earthwork and Tree Removal Permit
    Required to remove protected trees or to fill, grade, or excavate property.
  • Food Manager
    Application to register with the City of Irving as a State of Texas Certified Food Manager.
  • Fence Permit
    Required to erect a new fence or repair an existing one.
  • Health Permit
    Application for a health plan review and food, mobile food units, childcare, pool/spa, and nursing home permits.
  • Health Temporary Food Event Permit
  • House Moving Permit
    Required to move any building or structure over 8 feet wide within or through the city.
  • New Antenna Tower Permit
    Required for a new telecommunication tower with antenna.
  • Residential Building Permit
    Required for a residential remodel, new construction or addition; carport; retaining walls over 30" tall; swimming pools, spas or hot tubs; accessory buildings; fire repair; duplex, or townhouse repair, remodel, or addition; mobile home set up, stairs; patio covers; decks over 30" above grade, paving / flatwork; driveway approaches; or foundation repair.
  • Sign Permit ; Sign Affidavit
    Required for any sign or banner; affidavit required for any electronic sign
  • Sign Variance Application
    For any variance to the sign ordinance and for digital signs or displays.
  • Single Trade Permit (PDF) 
    For compliance with any electrical, mechanical (hvac), plumbing, and residential roofing work
  • Temporary Use Permit – Restaurants with Alcoholic Beverages
    City Council approval required. Required when a food establishment desires to hold a special event in which they will serve alcohol outside of their normal RAB zoning limits.