Building Permits & Inspections
The City of Wolfforth Building Permits Department is here to service our customers during this difficult time. At this time, due to COVID-19, we have limited public access to the Build Permits office located within Wolfforth City Hall.
Please read below for further information regarding all Building Permit Department needs.
All Permit Applications and Stormwater Applications are now available online. This will include all New Building Permit, StormWater (MS4), Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and Sprinkler Applications. For any other permit information or questions, please contact the Building Permit Department at 806-855-4120 Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm or email email@example.com.
- The City of Wolfforth is currently accepting the following forms of payment:
- Credit Card and Debit Card payments can be made online on the City’s website:
The permit number is required when making the payment online. If you do not have the permit number, please call the office, please call the office during the listed business hours for assistance
- Presently, Credit Card and Debit Cards can be made over the phone by calling 806-855-4120
**Please note, effective immediately and until further notice, the City of Wolfforth is waving the 3% credit/debit card fees**
- We accept payment by check and money order that can be placed in the drop-box located outside the front door of City Hall located at 302 Main Street, Wolfforth, Texas 79382 or mailed to City of Wolfforth Municipal Court, P.O. Box 36, Wolfforth, Texas 79382. Please be sure to include the Permit Number or Permit Address on or with your payment.
- All plans may still be picked up at City Hall Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
- The Building Inspector, until further notice, has suspended same day inspections. All inspections will be completed the next business day from when they were called in. Please, if anyone on your job site has reported or displayed any flu, cold or virus symptoms, do not call in an inspection. The City of Wolfforth is following SafeBuilt’s safety protocol and, if the Building Inspector is on site and any personnel appear to be symptomatic of flu, cold or virus, he has been instructed to leave the job site without completing the inspection. This may result in the issuance of a RED TAG until he can go back out and safely perform the inspections. Any job site that receives a RED TAG will be fined $70.00.
Online Payments contractors now have the ability to pay permit fees online. Contact 806-855-4120 for additional information.
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
UPDATED CODES EFFECTIVE 4/1/2019
Effective 4/1/2019, construction in the City of Wolfforth will be regulated by the following:
- 2012 International Building Code
- 2012 International Residential Code
- 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
- 2012 International Plumbing Code \
- 2012 International Mechanical Code
- 2012 International Existing Building Code
- 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
- 2011 National Electrical Code
- 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
2012 Fire Code
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|
|$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|
|$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 FEES||Use Calculation Tables by Project Value|
|Commercial Building Permit||Plan Review fee + 40% of Construction Permit + $200 Admin Fee|
|Multi-Family Building Permit||Plan Review fee + 40% of Construction Permit + $200 Admin Fee|
|Single Family Building Permit||40% of Construction Permit + $200 Admin Fee; $70 minimum|
|Electrical Permit||20% of Construction Permit + $100 Admin Fee; $70 minimum|
|Plumbing Permit||20% of Construction Permit + $100 Admin Fee; $70 minimum|
|Mechanical Permit||20% of Construction Permit + $100 Admin Fee; $70 minimum|
|AccessoryBuildings||40% of Construction Permit; $70 minimum|
Order of Required Inspections
2. Plumbing rough
3. Return air (if applicable)
Numbers 1-3 must be complete before slab inspection
5. Plumbing top out
6. Heating and air ducts, mechanical vent ducts
7. Electrical rough
Numbers 4-7 must be complete before framing inspection
10. Electrical underground service (if applicable)
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.
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