Building Permits & Inspections

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Development Services is your one-stop shop for information and services related to the construction and development process in Liberty Hill.

A Building Permit is required for any construction which physically changes or adds structures to the property.

Building can begin once a building permit is issued. The building permit expires after 180 days unless construction continues or an extension is granted.



Types of Permits

  • Commercial Building Permit
  • Residential Building Permit 
  • Irrigation Permit 
  • Events Permit 
  • Mobile Food Vendor Permit 
  • Peddlers & Solicitors Permit 
  • Sign Permit - Signage Guidelines
  • Wastewater Connection/Development Fee

When do I need a Building Permit?

Some projects that require permits include, but are not limited to:

  • New buildings:
    • Dwellings
    • Garages
    • Storage Sheds
    • Carports
    • Gazebos
    • Arbors, etc.
    • Swimming pools and spas/hot tubs
  • Alterations or remodeling:
    • Plumbing
    • Electrical wiring
  • Installing or replacing heating and/or air condition equipment
  • Moving or demolishing buildings
  • Changing use of the structure
  • Installing or replacing a water heater
  • Installing or replacing a water softener Installing irrigation systems Installing solar panels

Projects that do not require permits include, but are not limited to:

  • House Painting
  • Cabinets
  • Wallpaper
  • Non-structural Roof Covering
  • Fencing

Current Building Codes

  • 2017 National Electric Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2021 International Fire Code

MyPermitNow (Online Permit Application System)

 Users will have the ability to:

  • Apply Online for Permits (i.e. Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Fences, etc.)
  • Pay Fees Online
  • Submit Plans and Documents "Paperless" in PDF Format
  • Track Application Progress up to Permit Issuance
  • View and Print Copies of Review Comment Letters
  • View and Print Copies of Approved Building Plans
  • Request Inspections Online
  • View and Print Completed Inspection Reports
  • Receive Real-Time E-mail or Telephone Call Notifications When an Inspection is Completed

When requesting inspections online, the policy will remain that you must submit your inspection request prior to 3:00 PM to have an inspection performed the next business day. Our inspectors will enter inspection results in the field to ensure you will receive your inspection result via e-mail or through the customer portal in near real-time.

If further assistance is needed pertaining to the use of the MyPermitNow software, please call the technical support line at 1-866-957-3764, option 1 for assistance. The MyPermitNow agents are available to assist with any software related questions.