Commercial Building Permit

Before a building permit will be issued, all plans and documents related to the permit application must be submitted to the City of Van Alstyne and all applicable fees paid to the City. All new construction, alterations or additions require a building permit. All applications must be legible and completely filled out, dated, signed by the builder and the builders MEP contractors. Verified address with lot, block, subdivision and phase is required on all applications.  Where circumstances of a particular job differ from these procedures, the decision of the Building Department will prevail.

All Contactors performing work within the City of Van Alstyne’s jurisdiction must be registered with the City.

Please note, commercial building permits include multifamily developments and permits.

Building Codes

All Federal, State and local requirements are applicable to projects constructed within the City’s jurisdiction whether specifically listed herein or not. The City of Van Alstyne, Texas, has adopted the following codes and North Texas Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) regional amendments regulating building construction.

 2015 International Building Code2015 International Building Code, Reg. Amend. Option B
 2015 Existing Building Code 2015 Existing Building Code, Reg. Amend.
2015 International Residential Code 2015 International Residential Code, Reg. Amend.
2015 International Fire Code* 2015 International Fire Code, Reg. Amend.*
2015 International Plumbing Code 2015 International Plumbing Code
2015 International Mechanical Code2015 International Mechanical Code
2015 International Energy Conservation Code2015 International Energy Conservation Code
 2014 National Electrical Code 2014 National Electrical Code
2015 International Fire Gas Code2015 International Fire Gas Code

Construction or building without a permit is subject to a fine. Whenever any work for which a permit is required has been commenced without first obtaining a permit, a special investigation shall be made before a permit will be issued for such work. An investigation fee, in addition to the permit fee, shall be collected whether or not a permit is then subsequently issued. The investigation fee shall be equal to the amount of the permit fee required by code. The minimum investigation fee shall be the same as the permit fee set forth in the fee schedule of the appropriate ordinance respective of the trade involved.

Plan Review

The City of Van Alstyne contracts with an outside consultant for building plan review and inspections.  Please contact Bureau Veritas to request inspection(s). Inspections requested by 3:00pm Monday – Friday will be performed the next business day.  You may contact City Hall to check on the status of your permit at 903.482.5426 or 903.818.8471.

Most Building/Fire plan review and permit fees are based on the value of the work being done while others may be based on square footage or trade. All fees can be found in the fee schedule.  For exact fees please contact City Hall at 903-482-5426.

Permit fees may be paid online as well as via phone or in the office!
*Please do not use this link to pay your utility bill*


Bureau Veritas Contact Information:

To request an inspection, call the inspection line:

817-335-8111 or 972-980-8401 / toll-free: 877-837-8775

FAX requests to: 817-335-8110 or 972-980-8400 / toll-free: 877-837-8859

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