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
(972) 772-6453

Rusty McDowell
(972) 772-6748

Permit Techs
Denise Gang
(972) 771-7709

Tanya Buehler
(972) 771-7709


Jared Yancey
(972) 772-6472

Mike Tiehen
(972) 772-6451

Mike Angelo
(972) 772-6481

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
Permit Fee Schedule
Plumbing Permit
Residential Permit
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



Rusty McDowell
Building Inspections Supervisor
(972) 772-6748