Building Inspections/Permits

City offices closed Monday, October 10, 2022

For Immediate Distribution | February 19, 2021 | (512) 463-1826

Governor Abbott, TDEM Urge Texans to Submit Self Reporting Damage Survey


AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) are encouraging Texans to complete the Self Reporting Damage Survey to help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather. This data is also needed to provide information to FEMA and highlight the need for federal disaster assistance for individuals.


The voluntary survey, available in both English and Spanish, can be accessed by visiting Reporting damage to the Texas Division of Emergency Management is a voluntary activity, is not a substitute for reporting damage to an insurance agency, and does not guarantee disaster relief assistance.


"I urge Texans to fill out the Self Reporting Damage Survey and provide crucial information on the winter weather impacts to their home or property," said Governor Abbott. "The information gleaned from this survey will help our state identify the full impact of this winter weather and help emergency management better serve Texans.”

Inspection results are available on the inspection tag located at the job site. Inspection results will not be given over the phone.

Customers may apply for permits in a fully digital format by emailing their application and submittal documents to [email protected] in pdf format only. Any submittal documents in a format other than pdf will not be accepted. A member of the customer service team will contact the applicant by either the email address or phone number provided on the application for the $50 application fee. The application will not be processed until the fee is paid.

Customers choosing to conduct in-person business will be permitted into these facilities during regular business hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Customers should expect the following changes:

Social-distancing markers will be on the floor of the City Hall Customer Service Lobby;

Business Hours for Customer Service Counters : 

Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm and Friday 7:30am-11:30am

The goal of the Building Inspections Department is to provide effective, responsive plan review and inspection services within the corporate city limits through the enforcement of building codes and the Zoning Ordinance for the health safety and welfare of persons of the community.


The Building Inspections Department is responsible for the issuance and inspection of development related permits and the certificate of occupancy of structures throughout the City of The Colony.  The Building Inspections Department is also responsible for Safety Inspections on residential and commercial rental properties.


Enforcement is achieved through plan review prior to the issuance of permits and on-site inspection.  After permit issuance, Building Inspections verifies compliance throughout the construction process.  Permits are required before performing any new construction or with any addition, alteration or repair of existing buildings, structures, plumbing, electrical or mechanical work.

Applicable Building Codes