Permits

For permit applications, please contact the City Secretary at City Hall.

Building Permit Application 

GETTING A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PERMIT FROM THE CITY OF CLIFTON TEXAS

A permit application including detailed site drawings of existing buildings and proposed project (proposed structure, fence, roofing, driveway, sidewalk, patio, fence, etc.).

  1. Show locations of buildings and structures on property and distances between all structures.
  2. Show all distances between property lines and structures onsite.
  3. Show all easements and/or alleys on property.

Note: It may take 5 to 7 business days for residential building permits to get approved. City approval may take longer in any “Variances” and/or City Council approvals are required.

Once the City approves plans, the permit fee must be paid and the permit issued, work may begin. Work may not begin until all fees are paid and permits have been issued. Starting work without proper permits may result in fines at the Building Inspector’s discretion.

It is your (homeowner/contractor) responsibility to plan and schedule inspections, not the Building Inspector’s responsibility to manage the progress of your project. The Building Inspector is not available at all times, call ahead at least 24 hours before inspection is needed, to schedule inspection. Failure to have inspections can result in fines and/or not able to issue a Certificate of Occupancy at the Building Inspector’s discretion.


INSPECTION PROCEDURES

  1. “All work must be inspected before it is covered/concealed”. For example: slab steel, electrical, plumbing and framing must be inspected prior to insulation, drywall, soil and/or concrete being installed that covers it up. Covered work that has been inspected by the building inspector, may be required to be uncovered and/or removed in order to fully evaluate or to continue work.
  2. Temporary Power: Any time after obtaining building permit. The temporary power requires and inspection before the utility provider can connect.
  3. Plumbing Rough In (if applicable) – shall be inspected prior to foundation pour.
  4. Piers and Foundation (if applicable) – all piers and foundation preparation shall be inspected prior to concrete pour.
  5. Framing, Plumbing Top Out, Gas Piping, Electrical Rough In, and HVAC shall be inspected together (if applicable).
  6. Insulation – no inspection required on insulation.
  7. Electrical Final (if applicable) – will need a final inspection when all fixtures and trim are installed.
  8. Final Inspection and Certificate of Occupancy Inspection shall be grouped together (if applicable). If Final Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy Inspection is not passed, you may not get approval for water and/or be able to occupy the structure.
  9. Concrete Flatwork – Sidewalks, Driveways, Approaches of any kind. All flatwork requires pre-pour inspection.
  10. Customer Service Inspection (CSI), when applicable must be done at completion of construction and prior to occupancy of the structure.

FENCES (RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL)

Permit Application Requirements:

  1. Site Plan – Draw an aerial view of the property and the location of the new fence and any existing fencing. You will need a permit to replace an existing fence that follows the same property lines. Please include the material as well: wood, chain link, vinyl, etc.
  2. Application – must be completed and approved.

APPLICATION AND FEES

Complete the Building Permit Application with one (1) copy of the site plan. Approval usually takes two (2) to five (5) business days. Upon approval you will be contacted via phone or email and to pick-up permit and pay the permit fee. Starting construction without proper permitting can result in fines and/or increased permit fees.

INSPECTIONS

  1. Final Inspection, call 254-326-8341 to schedule an inspection upon completion.
  2. Building Inspector may make additional site visits.

BASIC GUIDELINES (This does not represent a conclusive list of requirements)

  • All fences including new and/or replacement must be of approved material and permitted. Construction cannot begin prior to permit issuance.
  • No Electrified Fences, No Barbed Wire Fence, No Climbable Fences
  • Maximum fence height 6 feet.
  • No fences in front of front build line of the house.
  • No fences across property lines.
  • Fences at street intersections must be approved for visibility conditions.
  • Fences across alley ways and/or utility easements must be approved.

EXAMPLE SITE PLAN