Building Permit Application for new construction, remodels, accessory buildings over 200 sq. ft., HVAC, roofing, and solar panel installations.

Please Note: HVAC contractors and gas appliance installers shall submit a Building Permit. HVAC installations also require a plan review and documentation to indicate that the proposed equipment installation has been properly sized to meet State code requirements. Gas appliance installations applications also require a gas schematic.

Building Permit Requirements

Basement Permit Requirements

Solar PV System Plan Review Requirements

Bond Release Inspection Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a building permit to finish my basement or add on a room?

Yes. It is required by both the City of Cedar Hills and the International Building Code, plus all homeowners insurance companies, that safety and construction inspections be conducted on all home improvements. The cost of this permit will depend on the square footage of the improvement. The code specifically states: “Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure…shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.”

Do I need a permit to put a shed on my property?

Yes. To ensure that you meet the set-back and height requirements, you need to obtain a building permit for any accessory building over 200 square feet. For portable sheds under 120 sq. ft. and utility sheds under 200 sq. ft. please submit the Installation Permit through the Zoning Department.

What is the cost of a building permit to build my house?

Building permit costs are figured individually, depending on the square footage of the home and the impact fees charged in the subdivision where you are building. Fees are subject to change. A plan check deposit is required for all construction, other than finishing a basement. Refer to the fee schedule for more information.

Do I need a permit to install solar panels on my home?

A building permit, two sets of plans, and a plan-check deposit of $300 are required for installation of solar panels. Please refer to the Solar PV System Plan Review Requirements.

What is required to pass a final inspection on new construction?

Download the Final Inspection Checklist (new construction).

What is required to pass a final inspection on a basement, addition, or remodel?

Download the Final Inspection Checklist (basement, addition, or remodel).

How long do I have to receive a refund of my construction bond?

During the July 17, 2007, city council meeting, a default provision was added to Title 6 of the City Code regarding financial guarantees on new construction. View a complete copy of this ordinance. Please refer to the Bond Release Inspection Guidelines.