Take Line Ordinance
Residential Sublease Agreement
What properties will be eligible for a permit?
Those who have obtained a Takeline lease from the Parks and Recreation Department, prior to submission of any permit applications.
Permits will only be issued for detached, Single-Family residential uses having a minimum lot width of forty-five (45) feet when measured at the front building line, or thirty-five (35) feet, when located on a curved street or cul-de-sac.
Specific Use permits
All structures must meet the requirements of the Takeline Overlay ordinance. Certain structures – decks / patios, gazebos and landing / stairs – may be allowed to exceed these requirements, but only after approval of a Specific Use Permit (SUP) by City Council. For questions or information about requesting a SUP, please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (972) 771-7745 or click here.
The following is a list of the typical permit fees for improvements within the takeline area.
- Barbeque pit - $35.00
- Outdoor lighting – based on value (use table 1A) schedule of permit fees.
- Private play structures - $35.00
- Security / Safety fencing - $35.00
- Sprinkler / Irrigation system - $35.00
- Boat related structures - based on value
(use table 1A) schedule of permit fees.
- Retaining walls - $35.00
- Sea walls - $35.00
The Building Inspections Department is responsible for the review and approval of permits for proposed improvements within the Takeline area.
Once a lease is obtained, (and a special use permit, if necessary), then an application for permit, should be submitted to the Building Inspections Department, located at City Hall, 385 S. Goliad.
Call (972) 771-7709 for information.
Boat related structures
Prior to obtaining a permit for a boat related structure, a seawall permit must first be obtained from the Rockwall Engineering Department, also located at City Hall. Please call (972) 771- 7746 for details.
A Structural Engineer’s design (sealed plan) is required for all boat related structures. A survey of the property will be required, once the four outer posts have been set, to verify the location of the improvements (i.e. elevations, side set back, length and width of the improvements, etc). A Structural Engineer's letter is required in order to finalize a permit.