Building Inspections/Permits

After extensive review of city operations and in accordance with recommendations by Denton County Public Health Department, City Hall and library will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and until further notice.  All city business will be conducted online, by email or by phone.  The drive-up on the North side of the building is open during normal business hours.  Permits on the General, contractor registration, fence or sign application can be submitted to

 All other permits can be submitted at our drive-up on the north side of the building at the utility payment window during business hours.

Our number one priority remains the well-being of our citizens and employees.  Thank you for your patience during this time.

New Business Hours for Customer Service Counters begin Tuesday, January 7, 2020: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm and Friday 7:30am-11:30am

Beginning January 1, 2020 the City of The Colony will be requiring licensed irrigators to have someone on site to actuate systems for all irrigation inspections. All portions of the Irrigator License Laws and Rules as stated in state law and our irrigation ordinance will be enforced.

Beginning January 1, 2020 the City of The Colony will be requiring licensed MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) contractors listed on any permit by an applicant for a commercial or residential permit to submit a separate permit to validate their involvement in that scope of work. There are no additional costs associated with these validation permits.           MEP Validation Form 

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