Residential: Permits for new houses are now accepted electronically on eTRAKiT. Plans can be uploaded to your electronic application or they can be delivered to our office after your electronic application has been submitted. Your plans should include the foundation plan, site plan, a letter from the structural engineer stating that the plans were designed and are in conformance with the requirements of the 2015 IRC, and either a certificate of compliance using the energy calculation tool found at http://iccc.tamu.edu/ or documentation showing that EnergyStar will be used. See the Residential Construction Packet for a complete list of requirements.
Commercial: Seven (7) complete sets of plans with sheets not larger than 30" X 42" are required. A COMcheck that passes using the 2015 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code). A TDLR number is required on work over $50,000. See the Commercial Construction Packet for a complete list of requirements.
An engineering letter is required for all foundation designs when plans are submitted. Engineered plans may also be required for other types of construction at the discretion of the Building Official. All engineered plans and letters must state that the design complies with the 2015 IBC (International Building Code).