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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
(972) 772-6453

John Shannon

Building Inspections Supervisor
(972) 772-6481

John Ankrum
Plans Examiner
(972) 772-6774

Permit Techs
Brenda Crane
(972) 771-7709

Vicky Morton
(972) 771-7709


James Hopphan
(972) 772-6472

Rusty McDowell
(972) 772-6748

Mike Tiehen
(972) 772-6451
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
Clean & Show
Backflow Prevention Assembly
Building Permit Application
Board of Adjustments
CO Application

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

John Ankrum
Plans Examiner
(972) 772-6774