require permits

Listed below is an example of items that would require a permit:

• Accessory Buildings / Storage Sheds Permit Application
• Carports Permit application
• Decks Permit application
• Demolition Permit application

• Electrical work- ONLINE
• Fence (New or replacement) Permit application
• Foundation repair Permit application
• HVAC repair or replacement- ONLINE
• Irrigation Permit application
• Movement of any structural walls Permit application
• Patio Covers Permit Application
• Pergolas Permit Application
• Permanent Signs Permit application
• Plumbing work- ONLINE
• Pools Permit application
• Residential alterations of any sort including alterations or remodel Permit application
• Retaining walls over 4 foot tall Permit application
• Roof (new or re-roof / decking)- ONLINE
The City of DeSoto does have an ordinance (ordinance no. 2006-14) that requires a minimum 30-year limited warranty shingle. However, effective 9/1/2019 the State passed Texas House Bill 2439 (exterior building material restrictions) that supersedes the City of DeSoto’s ordinance. If you have any future questions please contact the Building Official at 972-230-9621.
• Sewer line replacement- ONLINE
• Slab / Flat work / Driveway extension Permit application
• Solar Permit application
• Storm Shelter / Safe rooms Permit application
• Wall siding Permit application
• Window Replacement Permit application