Building Inspections/Permits

**City offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2023.  

**Trash and recycle services run normal with no delays. 

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.

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