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Development Services

Contact:

Mark Miears

Development Services Director

mmiears@palestine-tx.org

(903) 731-8402

Athena Petty

Greg Hearn

Palestine City Hall

504 N. Queen Street
Palestine, TX 75801

Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Building Inspections & Permits

The Building Inspections Division of Development Services provides plan review for new construction projects and monitors compliance with the City of Palestine's building codes and ordinances.

 

Office Hours and Inspection Services

The Building Inspections and Permitting office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm and Fridays from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Offices may be closed from 12 pm - 1 pm.

To request an inspection, please call the Planning Technician or the Building Inspector, whose contact information is listed in the left sidebar. Same-day inspection requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Otherwise, the inspection will be conducted within 24 hours.

 

Building Permitting Fees

Click on the following link to view permit fees, plan review fees, and zoning and platting fees.

 

NEWLY ADOPTED BUILDING PERMIT FEES

EFFECTIVE DATE: JULY 1, 2019

 

GENERAL CONSTRUCTION PERMITS

New Residential Construction – Under 5000 SQ.FT. - $0.40 per SQ. FT.

New Residential Construction – Over 5001 SQ.FT. - $0.30 per SQ. FT.

New Commercial Construction – Under 10,000 SQ.FT. - $0.30 per SQ. FT.

New Commercial Construction – Over 10,001 SQ.FT. - $0.15 per SQ. FT.


PLAN REVIEW FEE

Residential One and Two-Family ---------- Exempt

Commercial -----------------------------------------25% of Applied Permit Fees

Mechanical Trade Permits – Fee Minimum

Electrical Permit – Residential MINIMUM Fee - $30.00

Electrical Permit – Commercial MINIMUM Fee - $40.00

Plumbing Permit – Residential MINIMUM Fee - $30.00

Plumbing Permit – Commercial MINIMUM Fee - $40.00

HVAC Permit – Residential MINIMUM Fee – $30.00

HVAC Permit – Commercial MINIMUM Fee - $40.00


DEMOLITION PERMIT              

Residential Permit ------------------------------- $50.00

Commercial Permit -----------------------------$100.00           

ACCESSORY STRUCTURE

Residential and Commercial - $0.40 per SQ. FT.

                           
SWIMMING POOL PERMIT   

Residential Swimming Pool --------------------------------------- $150.00

Commercial Swimming Pool ------------------------------------- $ 300.00                                


FENCE PERMIT                               

Residential and Commercial Fence Permits ----------------$50.00

DRIVEWAY PERMIT

Residential and Commercial Driveway Permits ----------$50.00

CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

Clean and Show --------------------------------------------------------$40.00

Certificate of Occupancy ------------------------------------------$80.00

 

Contractor Registration

Contractors doing work in the City of Palestine are required to be registered with Development Services. 
Registration cost is $125.00 and is good for one year. 

Trades that are registered through the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration are not required to
pay the yearly Contractor fees.

 

Adopted Building Codes

The City of Palestine has adopted the following Building Codes:

  • 2012 International Building Code 
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code 
  • 2012 Existing Building Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code, as amended
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Code
  • 2011 National Electrical Code