Permit FAQs

What do I need a permit for?

How do I pull a permit?

What do I need to turn in with my permit application?

  • Please include a set of plans with your permit application.
  • If it is a large project, please submit three (3) sets of large plans to the Administration Office located at City Hall (8601 Midcrown Dr.).
  • If you are a contractor, please ensure that you are registered with the City and that your Certificate of Insurance and Licenses are up to date.

Do I need to be registered with the City to perform construction work in the City of Windcrest?

  • Yes, all contractors are required to be registered with the City of Windcrest. This must be done annually and the fee for registering is $20.00. You will need to bring your Certificate of Insurance and state license along with a driver's license to the Administration Office to obtain your registration.

I'm a homeowner, can I obtain a permit for work being done to my property?

  • For electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and irrigation work, a state licensed contractor must pull the permit. For any other work, if the homeowner pulls the permit then the homeowner assumes all liability for the work performed.

When work is performed, does it need to get inspected?

  • Yes, all work that is performed needs to be inspected to ensure that it is done in accordance with the applicable codes adopted by the City of Windcrest.

How do I schedule an inspection?

  • Visit our Inspections Page and fill out the Inspection Request Form at the bottom of the page.
  • Inspections must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Requests must be submitted before 3:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday). Any inspections scheduled after the deadline, or over the weekend, will be moved to the next available day.
  • All fees must be paid before scheduling an inspection. Any inspection requests for permits with outstanding fees will not be scheduled until the fees are paid.

How much will my permit cost?

  • Please review our Master Fee Schedule for an estimate for your project.
  • Permit costs vary. Building permit costs are based on the value of construction. All other permit costs are based on what type and amount of work will be performed. It is best to email the Permits Clerk (permits@windcrest-tx.gov) to get the estimated permit costs for the specific work to be performed.
  • Note that fees are calculated upon the creation of the permit.

How can I pay for my permit?

  • You can pay for your permit in person at City Hall (8601 Midcrown Dr.) or online through our payment portal
  • We do not take payments over the phone.
  • Permits paid for through the payment portal will be sent via email.

How do I pay for my permit online?

Follow the guide below.

What building codes has the City of Windcrest adopted?

  • The City of Windcrest has adopted the latest International Codes as published by the International Code Council Inc., including the International Energy Code. The most current edition of the National Electrical Code as published by the National Fire Protection Association is also used.

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