Building Permits & Services

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, JULY 5TH 2022, RE-INSPECTION FEES WILL INCREASE TO $70 FOR RESIDENTIAL AND $85.50 FOR COMMERCIAL (PLUS $20 ADMINISTRATION FEE).


Workers on the frame of a house

Do you want to build a house in Cleburne?

If you are new to building in the city of Cleburne, please flip through our  Residential Building Guidelines, Permits & Inspections Quick Guide

 Register as a contractor or apply for a Building Permit

 Building Inspections is a division within the Community Development Department. Building Inspections reviews and issues permits for residential and commercial construction. Building Inspections is responsible for the inspection of buildings and structures during construction to ensure compliance with approved plans and all governing building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, municipal, and state codes.

Both new and remodel work is permitted and inspected to ensure compliance with all adopted codes. Permits are required before construction begins. Construction permits are required, and both plans reviewed and permits are issued by the division. Emergency inspections, such as electrical service change, reconnect, gas test, water line, sewer line and on-site sewage facilities, will be conducted the same day they are requested.

Requests for Inspections

All inspection requests must be made before midnight for next-day inspection.

If you have applied for your permit using our online permitting system, please log in to schedule your inspections.

Cancellations & Re-Inspections

Cancellations can be made online or by calling the inspection hotline 817-556-8810.  Leave an address and inspection type. All cancellations must be received before 8 a.m. 

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