Permits and Inspections

What's New in Permits and Inspections?
The City’s Development Services department identified the need for a submittal tracking program in 2014, as part of the restructuring of the former Department of Planning and Development and in an effort to create a predictable, consistent, transparent process for both our customers and the department. Through this process, the City elected to utilize the MyPermitNow software to meet the need of a refined development review process and began rolling out the program in June 2016. The MyPermitNow software provides the ability to submit all development applications and permits online, pay fees, track the progress of the review process, view the required inspection sequence for a project, and request inspections online. In addition, MyPermitNow provides real-time inspection results via e-mail, text message, and via an online portal. The software will be utilized to track code enforcement actions, and all other development applications such as zoning applications, platting, variances, etc. Numerous other cities in the area have implemented this software with success. Hutto, Georgetown, Leander, Pflugerville and Manor all currently use this application.

MyPermitNow
Click here to download the MyPermitNow guide that walks you through every step of the process - from setting up a new user account to applying for permits and other useful functions of the program. 

If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, there are two public computers available at the Development Services counter for your use between 8AM - 5PM. The Development Services office is located at 400 Porter Street. 

We want to help your project succeed. If you have questions on how to use the MyPermitNow program or are experiencing any technical difficulties, please contact the Development Services Department at 512-365-3675. You may also contact MyPermitNow customer support directly at 1-866-98PERMIT (73765) or support@mypermitnow.org


Permitting
City Ordinance requires permits for all new construction, expansions, renovations, signs, fences, driveways, portable buildings, and home remodeling projects. Permit applications are available online or onsite at City Hall and should be attached to the online permit application. 

Only a licensed General Contractor/Homeowner (Homestead Exemption Affidavit Required)/Design Professional can file an application with the Building Department.

Ready to submit? Follow the checklist to ensure your submittal is complete. Timely review depends on the completeness of your application - an incomplete submittal is a common reason projects are rejected. If you have questions about the requirements, please call the Building Official, Tamera Baird, at 512-365-3675.

Minimum Requirement Checklist


IMPORTANT NOTE:  If fees are outstanding, they must be paid before any permits are approved and released to the applicant. This includes any administrative penalties for working without a permit.

Inspections
Inspections are necessary to protect the public's life, health and welfare and improve the quality of life in Taylor.

The city contracts with both Bureau Veritas and ATS Engineers, Inspectors & Surveyors for inspections. Building inspections are requested through MyPermitNow (www.mygovernmentonline.org). You must have your building permit and approved set of plans available at the time of inspection. Inspections can usually be scheduled within 24 hours of the request.

Residential Building Inspection Guidelines
Commercial Building Inspection Guidelines (Coming Soon)

After all required final inspections are complete and approved by all divisions, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. A Certificate of Occupancy is required before the building may be occupied.

Goals
  • Inspections completed within 24 hours of the request, except holidays and weekends.
  • Provide comments for Commercial Construction Plan Review within 10 business days
  • Provide comments for Residential Construction Plan Review within 5 business days
Call the Development Services Department at 512-352-3675 if you have any questions.

Fees
Codes
The City of Taylor has adopted the 2009 International Family of Codes and 2008 NEC Council Codes. The adopting ordinance containing the local amendments is available here