Permit Process

Online Permitting and Inspections

The City of Cedar Hill is excited to announce the launch of the City's new online permit and plan management system, EnerGov Customer Self Service. As of September 2018, users of the online platform are now able to:

  • Apply for all building permits, including uploading plans
  • Check processing status for permits
  • Pay fees
  • Schedule building inspections
  • Check inspection results
  • Submit for planning cases, including uploading plans
  • Check processing status for planning cases

To begin using EnerGov Customer Self Service, please click on the link below to be directed to the website. New users must register for an account. Once logged in, all permits and cases tied to the account will be available to view.

Click here to access the EnerGov Customer Self Service website.

Request an Inspection

Call our 24-hour inspection request line at 972.291.5100 ext. 1093 or email for more information.

Requests must be made by 6:30 a.m. for same day inspection.

Permit Process for Single Family Dwelling and Remodel
  • Complete a building permit application
  • Include three complete sets of plans of the following:
    • Floor plan
    • Elevation plans
    • Door and window schedules
    • Foundation plans
    • Plot plan
    • Framing details
    • Energy plan review (IC3 or Energy Star)
    • Wall bracing details
  • If in the Lake Ridge Subdivision, please submit the soils report and engineered foundation required.
  • If in the Lake Ridge Subdivision, an engineered drainage plan is required.
  • If in Eagle Ford Shale area, assure compliance with Eagle Ford Shale area requirements.
Permit Process for Commercial Buildings
  • Complete a building permit application
  • Include five complete sets of plans of the following:
    • Site plan indicating all setbacks, parking spaces, sidewalks, fire lanes, landscaping and easements
    • Site utility plan
    • Floor plans
    • Exterior and interior elevation plans
    • Wall and building sections
    • Stairways, hand and guardrails, toilet plans
    • Door and window schedule and details
    • Structural plans of columns, beams and framing
    • Foundation plans and details
    • Plumbing, electrical and mechanical plans
    • Energy plan review (ComCheck) 
    • All other plans and details which may be necessary for review of the project
    • Submit plan review fee (45% of the commercial permit fee)
  • Site plan approval required from Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council prior to permitting any new structure

Permit Process for Pool, Spa or Hot Tub
  • Complete a building permit application
  • Include one complete set of plans of the following:
    • Building contruction plans
    • Site plan, with utility company release
Permit Process for Contractor Permits (Plumbing, Irrigation, Electrical, and HVAC)
  • Complete a building permit application
  • Include one set of plans specific to work to be performed
  • Two sets of plans are required for irrigation submittals 
Permit Process for Fences
  • Complete a building permit application
  • Include one complete set of plans of the following:
    • Site plan showing the location of the fences on the property
    • Fence height and direction of gate swing
Permit Process for Signs
  • Complete a building permit application
  • Include one complete set of plans of the following:
    • Sign dimensions
    • Sign specifications
    • Structural design (with engineer’s seal)
    • Plot plan showing sign location