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Permit Information
Contact
Julie Smith
Community Development Director

Claire Barnes
Community Development Administrative Assistant

Nathan Payeur
Planning and Permit Technician

104 West Hird Street
Gainesville, TX  76240

Ph: (940) 668-4799
Fx: (940) 668-4536

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Required Permits

Building Permits

A building permit is required for all new construction, remodeling, renovations, changes and additions to structures. A permit is also required for any accessory buildings, fences or flatwork. Applications can be submitted at . For information about permit fees, please refer to the City's fee schedule


Residential Permit Submittal Requirements packet, Permit Application click here

Commercial Permit Submittal Requirements packet, Permit Application click here

For Drainage Design Requirements, click here.

Moss Lake Boat Dock (New Construction) click here

Accessory Building Application (Fence, Storage Bldg., Storm Shelter) click here

Fire Protection Equipment Application click here


Required for all Commercial Businesses
 
Certificate of Occupancy

Every business within the City of Gainesville shall have a current Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.). This Certficate of Occupancy shall be posted or displayed at each place of business.

This certificate ensures the public that the business has been inspected and meets the City's requirements for zoning, business use, and that the building meets the health, safety, and welfare requirements of the City.

If your business does not have a current Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.), please apply at the Community Development Department office located at 104 West Hird Street.

PDF Certificate of Occupancy Application click here.  Applications can be submitted at .

Sign Permits

PDF Sign Application click here.  Applications can be submitted at .

Required Permits

Trade Permits

A permit is required for all plumbing (such as water/sewer lines, hot water heater, gas tests, etc.), electrical (service upgrade, etc.), mechanical systems (new or replacements). Applications can be submitted at e-mail.

A permit application must be filled out for all jobs to be done.

PDF Residential Permit Application click here

PDF Commercial Permit Application click here

Required Permits

Annual Permits

A permit is required for all Annual Permits.
A permit application must be filled out for all new docks/pump withdrawals. Applications can be submitted at .


PDF Dock Permit Application click here

PDF Alarm Permit Application click here

PDF Moss Lake Pump Withdrawal Permit Application click here

For information about Alcohol Permits, click here.

Required Permits

Tent Permits

A permit is required for any tent 200 sq ft or larger.
Applications can be submitted at .


 PDF Tent Permit Application click here