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Schedule an inspection for the following: Roofs, Water Heaters, Fences and HVAC Units.

We will perform an inspection within 1 hour of your inspection request. Call (972) 771-7709 to schedule.

The contractor or installer must be present for the inspection. Inspection hours- 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

The City of Rockwall has implemented a "One Hour Notice" inspection policy for selected types of inspections, with the goal of saving our customers time and money and increasing first time inspection approvals.

“eTrakit” System
The City of Rockwall offers citizens and contractors access to the City’s tracking program for building permits, planning/engineering projects and code enforcement cases. Citizens can also search the City’s growing database of registered contractors. eTrakit Page

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


John Shannon

Building Inspections Supervisor
email
(972) 772-6481


John Ankrum
Plans Examiner
email
(972) 772-6774

Permit Techs
Brenda Crane
email
(972) 771-7709


Vicky Morton
email
(972) 771-7709


Inspectors

James Hopphan
(972) 772-6472
email

Rusty McDowell
(972) 772-6748
email


Mike Tiehen
(972) 772-6451
email
   
Inspectors are in the office from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4:00-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 


Sample Wall Sign
Sample Monument Sign
Sample Pole Sign

Sign Ordinance - The Building Inspections Department handles permits for permanent signs only.

For temporary signs and banners, go to Code Enforcement Signs & Banners.

City of Rockwall Sign Ordinance


Changeable Electronic Variable Message Signs Ordinance

Sign Permit Application
You must also submit the appropriate checklist when applying for a permit.

Permit Requirements/Checklists
Wall Signs | Monument Signs | Pole Signs | Canopy Signs


Permit Requirements
CO For Existing Buildings
CO For New Buildings
Commercial Finish-Out/Remodel
Commercial Permit
Fence Permit
Residential Permit
Plumbing Permit
Forms/Applications
Clean & Show
Backflow Prevention Assembly
Building Permit Application
Board of Adjustments
CO Application

Contractor Registration
Foundation Inspection
Protection Against Termites
House/Pool Alarm Certification
 

Contact
John Ankrum
Plans Examiner
email
(972) 772-6774