Building Permits and Inspections

The Building Permits and Inspections Department ensures the safety of buildings within Benbrook by enforcing building codes and providing inspection services for buildings, electrical work, mechanical work, plumbing, signs, and zoning regulations, as required by ordinance. The department also maintains up-to-date records of inspections, issues construction-related permits, and enforces health-related ordinances.

The City of Benbrook uses the International Code Series, along with regional and local amendments.

The City of Benbrook City Council approved the adoption of the 2017 National Electrical Code and 2018 International Code Council Series, along with regional and local amendments. These new codes became effective January 1, 2018 and January 3, 2019 respectively. The new local amendments are available on the Codes and Ordinances link.

Online Permit System

The online system allow users to apply for permits, check on the status of permits, secure a permit, pay permit fees, schedule and cancel inspections, and check the status of an inspection.  

The site can be used for the application of one-stop permits only.  If the permit is related to a building project, then an application and plans will need to be submitted.   
To access the system, the user must first create an ID and password. To create this online profile, fill out the designated application. A valid e-mail address is required to complete the process.
Once the necessary information has been provided, the City will verify and process the application. Upon approval, the applicant will receive an e-mail confirming successful web registration.

Access the Online Permit System

If you have any difficulties with the online system, please call 817-249-6064.