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Building Inspections

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As a protective measure for our residents, a building permit must be acquired from the Building Inspections Department for the replacement of all roofs, both residential and commercial. The permit ensures that the contractor is registered with the City and that a safety inspection will be performed.

Residential safety inspections include:
  • An external visual scan from the ground for obvious deficiencies, such as missing flashing.
  • An internal inspection that focuses on heater and water heater vents to ensure they are still in compliance and safe.
  • An internal inspection that identifies actual or potential damage from roofing nails or other damage in cases where certain gas supply piping products are presented.

Please note:

  • Roof replacement shall include the removal of existing layers of roof coverings down to the roof deck.
  • Roof top mounted Photovoltaic Systems (Solar Panels) may be damaged and need replacement or repair. This might require a separate permit. If they need to be removed to replace roofing , this must be done by a qualified contractor. A permit will be required for re-installation.
*An inspection will not be performed on "patch" repairs of less than one "square" (100 square feet - 10'x10') that do not affect vents or PV (Solar) Systems.*

First-time company registrations must be completed in our office at 265 Parkway Blvd, Coppell, TX. Once your company has been registered, you can apply for a permit online at our Citiz​en Self Service portal. For questions, call 972-304-3500.
Our goal is to keep you safe!


For a list of registered Roofing Contractors click h​​​e​​​r​​e(Updated as of 5:00 p.m., August 2, 2018​)
 


2015 international codes in effect may 11, 2017


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265 E Parkway Blvd.
Coppell, TX 75019
PO Box 9478
972-304-3500
inspect@coppelltx.gov

The Building Inspections Division administers and enforces the building construction, fire, zoning, and neighborhood integrity codes and ordinances in an effort to ensure a safe, well maintained community.

  

​Contractor Information

The Building Inspections Department requires contractors who do construction work in Coppell to register with the city.

 

Contractor Registration Form​​​​

New Contractor Requirements

On-Line Renewals (Currently we are not accepting on-line renewals.  Please contact Building Inspections at 972-304-3500.)



 

Fee Schedule / Forms and Applications

 

 

​Permit Fee Schedule​

Contractor Fees

Other Forms and Applications:


 


Adopted Codes and Ordinances

2015 International Codes



Rental Registration Program

The City of Coppell requires that all rental properties located in the city be registered.  Rental properties must be registered on or before January 31.

 
 

Single-Family On-line Payment  

Payment Instructions


For Multi-Family registrations please contact the Building Inspections Department.

 

Registration Forms and Inspection Checklist:


 

 

FOR POWER OUTAGES:

 

Emergency (after business hours) building inspections

To schedule an emergency building inspection please call the Emergency Hotline at 972-304-3551.

For Emergency Gas Leaks:

  • If you smell gas, call Atmos at 1-866-322-8667 or 911.
  • Licensed Registered Plumber will need to obtain a permit.  If after normal business hours, on weekends, or holidays please submit a permit the next business day.  (For a list of registered plumbers click here.)
  • Once the job is completed the Licensed Plumber will call the emergency hotline at 972-304-3551 and schedule an inspection.
  • The on-call Inspector will make the necessary arrangements to inspect the repair and/or gas test.  (To see the On-Call list click here.)
  • Once the inspection has passed the Inspector will release it to Atmos.
  • The Homeowner will then need to contact Atmos to re-connect the gas line.  Atmos will not allow the Inspector to schedule the re-connect.

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For Emergency Electrical Re-Connect:
  • Licensed Registered Electrician will need to obtain a permit.  If after normal business hours, on weekends, or holidays please submit a permit the next business day.  (For a list of registered electricians click here.)
  • Once the job is completed the Licensed Electrician will call the emergency hotline at 972-304-3551 and schedule an inspection.
  • The on-call Inspector will make the necessary arrangements to inspect the electrical services.  (To see the On-Call list click here .)
  • Once the inspection has passed the Inspector will release it to Oncor.
  • The Homeowner will then need to contact Oncor to re-connect the electricity.  Oncor will not allow the Inspector to schedule the re-connect.

Frequently Asked Questions


Why does the City of Coppell require building permits?

The City of Coppell requires permits to verify that the construction or development will comply with building codes and zoning ordinances.  The building codes and zoning ordinances are adopted by the city council.  The development projects are also inspected to insure that they comply with all current building codes.

How do I request an after-hours EMERGENCY Building Inspection?

If you smell gas, call Atmos at 1-866-322-8667 or 911. To schedule an emergency Building Inspection (Gas Leak/Electrical Re-Connect) please call the Emergency Hotline at 972-462-5150.

Construction Noise

Construction activity is only allowed between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm, Monday through Friday, and between the hours of 9 am and 7 pm on Saturday, Sundays, and legal holidays.  An exception to these hours may be granted for special conditions.

How can I apply for a Special Events Permit?

For Special Events permits please contact Tiffany Anderson at 972-304-7052.

 

DIVISION STAFF

​Suzanne Arnold

Chief Building Official

972-304-3506
sarnold@coppelltx.gov

Stephen Meyer
Residential/Commercial Building Inspector

972-304-3511
smeyer@coppelltx.gov​

Jack Foster
Commercial Building Inspector

972-304-3510
bfoster@co​ppell​tx.gov

Danny Doster
Residential/Commercial Building Inspector

972-304-3641
ddoster@coppelltx.gov
​​​Violetta Espinoza

Administrative Technician II

972-304-3567
vespinoza@coppelltx.gov

​Kaitlyn Grizzle

​Administrative Technician II

972-304-3508
kgrizzle@coppelltx.gov