Building Permit Requirements

This document is not meant to modify any Federal or State laws or County Ordinances. It is intended to be informative and to be used as a guideline. Where circumstances of a particular job differ from these procedures, the decision of the Fire Marshal will prevail.

Fire Code
All Federal, State and local requirements are applicable to projects constructed within the County’s jurisdiction whether specifically listed herein or not. Rockwall County, Texas, has adopted a County Fire Code to include the codes and standards referenced in the 2003 International Fire Code and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, 2003 edition.

Building Permit Application
Before a building permit will be approved, all plans and documents related to the building permit application must be approved by the Fire Marshal. The following are permits and/or requirements that need to be approved prior to the issuance of the building permit:
  • On Site Sewage Facility (OSSF) system plans and documents approved by the County Designated Representative.
  • Driveway/Culvert permits approved by the Public Works Department
  • All Contractors performing work within Rockwall County’s jurisdiction must be registered with the County and provide proof of Texas State License with attached Texas State Drivers license
Building Inspections
Inspections related to building construction must be called into Bureau Veritas at 817-335-8111 or toll-free 877-837-8775 Inspection requests can also be faxed to 817-335-8110 or toll-free 877-837-8859. Inspections received by 5 p.m. Monday - Friday will be performed the next business day.

Fire Inspections
Inspections such as Fire Suppression System Underground Risers, Fire Suppression System Hydrostatic Tests, Fire Lanes, Fire Alarms, Commercial Fire Final, and any other fire related inspections must be requested through the Fire Marshal’s office at 972-204-7270.