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Do I Need a Permit?

Fall is in full display, and this season sparks the time to start new home improvement projects. As you begin planning that new swimming pool or any remodel projects, we wanted to provide information that will help clarify the permitting process as well as any permits fees that may be required. Building permits are issued through your Planning and Development Department.

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We appreciate your decision to continue making an investment in your property. Through our permitting, plan review and inspection process, we want to make sure you get as much value out of those home improvement projects as possible. We will make sure the work is performed safely and meets all applicable codes.

The City of Euless has recently changed its building permit fee calculations. Signed by Gov. Greg Abbott, a new bill no longer allows cities to determine residential building permit fees based on the valuation of the project’s cost. Instead, permit fees are calculated based on either the square footage of the areas that are being renovated or simply a flat fee.

Although how fees are calculated has changed, the types of permits that are required remain the same. We want to remind you about the various types of projects that require a permit. This would include projects such as garage conversions, room additions, driveway approaches, new swimming pools, fences and water heaters. No permit is required for window and door replacements or cosmetic changes including cabinet and tile installation or fence repair.

Please remember that if you contact a professional contractor about your home improvement projects, ask for names of previous customers that you can contact and discuss their experience.

Before beginning a home improvement project that requires a permit, please contact our Planning and Development Office at 817-685-1630 or email permits@eulesstx.gov so that we can ensure the proper permits have been handled correctly.

Our website www.eulesstx.gov/planning also has information on permits and fees. We look forward to working with you on your next home improvement project.