We strive to give you prompt and courteous service while fast tracking your permit through the permitting process.

The City of Van Alstyne has provided permit applications available for printing. Select the form below that best fits your permitting need.

When is a building permit required?

  • Additions and structural modifications: For example, changing, moving or repairing walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors
  • Demolitions
  • Electrical, mechanical or plumbing work, including replacing water heaters
  • Adding an accessory building

When are building permits not required?

  • Cosmetic remodeling such as paint, flooring, cabinets, countertops, trim, etc. or replacing plumbing fixtures.

This is not an exhaustive list, so please contact us before beginning work on your project if you have any questions.

Building Permits:

Residential Building Permits

Non-Residential / Commercial Building Permits

Building/Fire Plan Review and Inspections:

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.

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

To check the status of your permit, call City Hall:


Other Permits:

Certificate of Occupancy

Solicitation Permit

Sign Permit

Special Events Permit

Backflow Testing

Grease Traps

Sprinkler Irrigation

City of Van Alstyne Permits Contact Information:

Call City Hall: (903) 482.5426
Fax: (903) 482.5122
E-mail: [email protected]

 Plan Review and Permit Fees:

Building/Fire plan review and permit fees are based on the value of the work being done and can be found in the fee schedule.