News


Online Portal
ATTENTION: We are pleased to announce our new City of Rockwall Public Portal is now open!  Please sign up through the link below. Once logged in, you will be able to submit contractor registrations, permit applications, and see inspection results through the portal.  You will receive e-notifications throughout the process of your permit. Please continue to schedule inspections here on our web page.

If you have previously registered as a contractor with our city, please be sure to register using the same email address on file in order to see your historical permit data.  Please note that the email used to register with the portal will serve as your User Name to be linked to all future projects.

Please contact us at (972) 771-7709 if you experience any issues, or need assistance. 

Go to our Public portal and click Sign Up

You should get a ‘Click here to Activate your Account’ email to complete your registration. Followed by another email stating your new login was successfully submitted. If you do not please check your email (INCLUDING JUNK AND SPAM FOLDERS) for account verification (Please use Google Chrome as your web browser for this site. Other browsers may not be compatible.). If you don't get an email please contact our office at (972) 771-7709

Inspection Scheduling
Please use the link below to schedule inspections...
Schedule an inspection

Construction Restrictions
The City Council has approved an amendment to the city’s noise ordinance that forbids construction work on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The amendment is intended to allow residents a timeout from construction noise on the designated holidays. It applies only to contractors and not to homeowners.


Jeffrey Widmer
Building Official
email
(972) 772-6453


Rusty McDowell
Supervisor
email
(972) 772-6748


Permit Techs
Denise Gang
email
(972) 771-7709

Tanya Buehler
email
(972) 771-7709

Inspectors

Jared Yancey
(972) 772-6472
email

Mike Tiehen
(972) 772-6451
email

Mike Angelo
(972) 772-6481
email

   
Inspectors are in the office from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4:00-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 


CSST Amendments
Click here to view recent CSST amendments to the 2015 International Residential Code and 2015 International Fuel Gas Code.

Mission
To provide quality buildings and structures for the City of Rockwall by providing high quality customer service; helping accomplish our Hometown 2K plan; examining plans, specifications for compliance with applicable codes; administration & enforcement of all laws regulating construction; educating our employees on current codes and changing laws; regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of material, and use of occupancy, location, and maintenance of all building structures and properties within the City.

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Recognition for our Building Inspections Department Personnel:
Protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare is a building inspection department’s highest priority. The construction of safe buildings is achieved through the adoption and application of nationally recognized building codes. The International Code Council or ICC is a nationally recognized association which publishes the International Building Codes. The City of Rockwall has adopted these codes and our Building Inspections Personnel are charged with permitting and inspecting all construction activities within the City, in conformance to these standards. Along with these code standards, ICC has developed a certification program through which building inspection professionals can test and earn nationally recognized certifications.  

Recognition is due to the Rockwall Building Inspection Department. The staff has earned many certifications through the International Code Council and because every staff member within the department has earned ICC certifications, the department has received an achievement recognition issued by ICC. The award recently received by the department recognizes our Building Inspection Department as 100% certified. Being awarded the 100% certified recognition acknowledges the professionalism of the entire department and reflects the high level of training, technical knowledge and competence of all members of our Building Inspection Staff.

Do you need a permit for that project?
If you are considering remodeling your home or business, adding an arbor or fence to your yard or a new roof or retaining wall, be sure you or your contractor applies for a building permit from the City of Rockwall first.  

Plumbing, mechanical or electrical work; irrigation systems, swimming pools or hot tubs; signs and banners; accessory buildings or demolitions; and driveways, patios, patio covers and decks also require building permits.

“Building codes are adopted and inspections completed to address safety issues and hopefully to avoid problems for our residents in the future,” Mr.Widmer, Building Official, noted.


 


To schedule an inspection, please click on the box below.

The inspection request lines are available 24 hours a day. Inspection requests received after 7:30 a.m. will be scheduled for the next business day.


FREQUENTLY REQUESTED REPORTS
Listed below are the most frequently requested Building Inspection Reports.
This list will be updated on a monthly basis at the beginning of each month.

  Building Permits Issued

2019 Reports |2018 Reports | 2017 Reports |2016 Reports | 2015 Reports

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  Certificate of Occupancy Applications
 

2019 Reports | 2018 Reports | 2017 Reports | 2016 Reports | 2015 Reports

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Permit Requirements
CO For Existing Buildings

CO For New Buildings
Commercial FO/Remodel Submittal Checklist
Commercial New Const Submittal Checklist
Permit Fee Schedule
Plumbing Permit
Residential New Const Submittal Checklist
Forms/Applications
Clean & Show
Backflow Test Report Instructions
Backflow Test Report Form
Building Permit Application
Board of Adjustments
CO Application
Irrigation Inspection Form


Contractor Reg Application
Contractor Reg Requirements
Foundation Inspection
Protection Against Termites
House/Pool Alarm Certification
Special Inspection Forms