When is a building permit required?

A building permit is required for any new structure, building addition, or remodeling project taking place in the City of Benbrook. Only one-story detached accessory buildings less than 120 square feet (storage buildings, playhouses, etc.) and retaining walls less than 4 feet (4') in height are exempt; these structure must still meet setback requirements. The Benbrook City Council has adopted minimum standards for construction and materials to protect life, health, and safety. 

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. Do I need a permit to install or replace windows?
3. How long is the permit review process for residential projects?
4. How long is the permit review process for commercial projects?
5. Why must my property be platted?
6. How do I know if the property is platted?
7. What is the cost of a permit?
8. Once I obtain a permit, what happens next?
9. Is a permit required to occupy or use a commercial building?
10. Can I do construction work myself?
11. How do I contact the Permit and Inspection Department?
12. Where can I obtain information on existing water and sewer lines?
13. What are the fees for new water service, meter and/or impact fees?
14. How do I schedule an inspection?