Building Permits & Inspections

Online Paymentsontractors now have the ability to pay permit fees online.  Contact 806-855-4120 for additional information.

Building Codes

Construction in the City of Wolfforth must meet the following specifications and standards:

  • 2000 International Building Code
  • 2000 International Residential Code
  • Latest edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2000 International Mechanical Code
  • Latest edition of the National Electrical Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code, with amendments

Construction Permits

The City requires construction permits on new construction and on additions or remodels, and follows the 2000 International Building Code. Builders are responsible for permits, and building plans must be submitted and reviewed before any permit will be issued. Effective May 1, 2018, submittals for both commercial and residential new construction require one paper set of construction plans, plus one PDF file, the energy report, and the stormwater management plan application.  All permit fees are calculated on the dollar value of the project, with a $70.00 minimum per permit.  Currently, the residential stormwater management plan application  has no fee.

Permits are issued for 180 days.  Although all work does not have to be completed, the project must show progress.  Failure to begin construction within 180 days will cancel the permit.

Please be aware that some neighborhoods require proof of architectural review approval before a construction permit may be issued.  Check with the developer, or contact 806-855-4120 for the list of neighborhoods.

Inspections are performed Monday-Friday, and will be completed within 24 hours of the request (barring inclement weather). The Building Inspector is not available on weekends.City inspectors perform construction inspections. Inspection requirements and information may be obtained in City Hall or from the Building Inspectors. Call 806-855-4120 for information or to request an inspection.

Calculation Table for Commercial & Multi-Family Construction PLAN REVIEW
Project ValueFee
$1 to $10,000$40
$10,001 to $25,000$61.63 for the first $10,000 + $4.76 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000
$25,001 to $50,000$133.03 for the first $25,000 + $3.43 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000
$50,001 to $100,000$218.99 for the first $50,000 + $2.38 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000
$100,001 to $500,000$337.88 for the first $100,000 + $1.90 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000
$500,001 to $1,000,000$1,099.46 for the first $500,000 + $1.62 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $1,000,000
$1,000,001 and up$1,906.98 for the first $1,000,000 + $1.07 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

 

Calculation Table for Single Family, Commercial & Multi-Family CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Project ValueFee
$1 to $10,000$70
$10,001 to $25,000$99.67 for the first $10,000 + $7.70 for each additional $1,000  or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000
$25,001 to $50,000$215.19 for the first $25,000 + $5.56 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000
$50,001 to $100,000$354.06 for the first $50,000 + $3.85 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000
$100,001 to $500,000$546.56 for the first $100,000 plus $3.03 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000
$500,001 to $1,000,000$1,778.56 for the first $500,000 + $2,61 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $1,000,000
$1,000,001 and up$3,084.81 for the first $1,000,000 + $1.73 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

 

PERMIT FEESUse Calculation Tables by Project Value
Commercial Building PermitPlan Review fee + 40% of Construction Permit + $200 Admin Fee 
Multi-Family Building PermitPlan Review fee + 40% of Construction Permit + $200 Admin Fee 
Single Family Building Permit40% of Construction Permit + $200 Admin Fee; $70 minimum
Electrical Permit20% of Construction Permit + $100 Admin Fee; $70 minimum
Plumbing Permit20% of Construction Permit + $100 Admin Fee; $70 minimum
Mechanical Permit20% of Construction Permit + $100 Admin Fee; $70 minimum
AccessoryBuildings40% of Construction Permit; $70 minimum


Order of Required Inspections

1. Footing
2. Plumbing rough
3. Return air (if applicable)

Numbers 1-3 must be complete before slab inspection

4. Slab
5. Plumbing top out
6. Heating and air ducts, mechanical vent ducts
7. Electrical rough

Numbers 4-7 must be complete before framing inspection

8. Framing
9. Gas
10. Electrical underground service (if applicable)
11. Flatwork
12. Sewer and service lines (water and gas)
13. Electrical final
14. Plumbing final
15. Heating and air conditioning final

Numbers 9-15 must be complete before final building inspection

16. Final building inspection (before building is occupied) – Insulation scuttle hole card should be in place.

ELECTRICAL SUBCONTRACTOR should request electrical inspections.

PLUMBING SUBCONTRACTOR should request plumbing inspections.

MECHANICAL SUBCONTRACTOR should request mechanical inspections.

GENERAL CONTRACTOR should request structural inspections.