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Development Services

Administration

The Development Services Department receives and processes all building and other permits, inspections, plats, zoning-related matters, business licenses, and certificates of occupancy.

Contact

Rick A. Schroder
Chief Administrative Officer

City Hall
303 E. Pecan Dr. (Physical)
P.O. Box 369 (Mailing)
Johnson City, Texas 78636
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Bureau Veritas (BV) serves as the Building Official for the City of Johnson City.  BV conducts all residential and commercial plan review and inspection services.

City Staff receives, processes, and coordinates all building permit applications and related inspection requests, including re-inspections.  Inspection requests for the next business day must by requested by 4 p.m. CST.  Please contact the City by calling 830.868.7111, Ext. 8, or by emailing rschroder@johnsoncitytx.org.

All building projects within the City’s corporate limits must comply with the following technical codes:

Residential and commercial properties must comply with the 2015 edition of the “International Property Maintenance Code.”

Bureau Veritas (BV).  During the plan review process, BV may contact the applicant for questions and/or revisions to the submitted plan set. The applicant may also contact BV directly for the status of his/her permit by calling 817.335.8111 or 877.837.8775.

Bureau Veritas.  Starting January 1, 2022, all inspection requests, including re-inspections, will be coordinated by the City of Johnson City.  Inspection requests for the next business day must by requested by 4 p.m. CST.  Please contact the City by calling 830.868.7111, Ext. 8, or by emailing rschroder@johnsoncitytx.org.

Applicants must submit the following:

1.  Permit Application
2.  Plot Plan:

-1” = 20’ Scale
-Address and Legal Description
-Lot Dimensions
-Building Footprint and Distance from Property Lines
-Platted Building Setback Lines (if applicable)
-Driveways
-Easements

3.  Energy Compliance Report (2015 edition of “The International Energy Conservation Code”)
4.  Stamped, Engineered Foundation Plans and Letters (form survey required prior to plumbing rough inspection)
5.  House Plan Set (Qty. 2):

-¼” = 1’ Scale
-Room Dimensions (including Ceiling Heights) and Names
-Window and Door Types
-Cabinet and Fixture Types
-Exterior Materials
-Roof Slopes
-Chimneys (if applicable)
-Overhangs
-Framing
-Electrical and Plumbing Plans:

-¼” = 1’ scale
-Location of Receptacles, Outlets, Exhaust Fans, Smoke Detectors, Light Fixtures, Service Equipment, and Panels
-Location of Fixtures, Water Heaters, and Gas Outlets

6.  Engineered Driveway Approach Plans (driveways accessing State rights of way require TxDOT review and approval)
7.  Drainage Culvert Plans

The following inspection types are most common in residential construction:

-T-Pole
-Plumbing Rough
-Water Service
-Yard Sewer
-Form Survey
-Foundation
-Electric Rough
-Mechanical Rough
-Gas Rough Piping / Test
-Plumbing Top Out
-Framing
-Energy Insulation
-Construction Electric
-Gas Final
-Electrical Final
-Plumbing Final
-Mechanical Final
-Energy Final
-Building Final
-Customer Service Inspection Form
-Flatwork

Applicants must submit the following:

1.  Permit Application
2.  Plot Plan:

-Address and Legal Description
-Lot Dimensions
-Building Footprint and Distance from Property Lines
-Platted Building Setback Lines (if applicable)
-Driveways
-Easements

3.  Plan Set (Qty. 3); Qty. 4 for Building with Fire Sprinklers; Qty. 5 for Health Review:
Drawings containing labels “not for construction” or “for pricing only” will not be accepted.  Plan set must be sealed, signed and dated by a State of Texas Registered Architect, Engineer, or Interior Designer, as applicable and where required by the State of Texas Engineering and Architect Practice Act.

-Site Plan
-Floor and Roof Plans
-Exterior and Interior Elevations
-Door, Window, and Hardware Schedules
-Construction Details
-Interior Finish Schedules
-Structural Plans, including Foundation Plans, Roof and Floor Framing Plans, and Wall Sections and Details. Form Survey Required Prior to Plumbing Rough Inspection.
-Mechanical, Electrical (including Riser Diagram), and Plumbing (including Riser Diagram) Site Plans and Schedules
-Parking Lot Layout Plan, including Fire Lane
-Grading Plan
-Fire Lane Location(s)
-Fire Alarm / Fire Suppression Systems Plans
-Engineered Driveway Approach Plans (driveways accessing State rights of way require TxDOT review and approval)
-Drainage Culvert Plans

4.  Energy Compliance Report (including Building Envelope, Lighting, and Mechanical Compliance) – 2015 edition of “The International Energy Conservation Code”

The following inspection types are most common in commercial construction:

-T-Pole
-Plumbing Rough
-Water Service
-Yard Sewer
-Form Survey
-Gas Wrap
-Foundation
-Pier / Footing
-Retaining Wall
-Sprinkler / Double Check
-Backflow
-Electric Rough
-Mechanical Underground
-Mechanical Rough
-Mechanical Final
-Gas Rough Piping / Test
-Gas Temporary
-Plumbing Top Out
-Framing
-Energy Insulation
-Construction Electric
-Tilt Panel
-Grade Beam
-Veneer
-Slab Add On
-Gas in Slab
-Gas Underground
-Gas Final
-Electrical Underground
-Electrical Final
-Grease Duct
-Plumbing Final
-Drywall
-Energy Final
-Building Final
-Customer Service Inspection Form
-Flatwork

Fence Plan Review and Permitting Procedures

Applicants must submit the following:

-Permit Application
-Site Plan:

-Fence Location, Height, and Fence Material(s)

Irrigation Plan Review and Permitting Procedures

Applicants must submit the following:

-Permit Application

Swimming Pool Plan Review and Permitting Procedures

Applicants must submit the following:

-Permit Application
-Site Plan:

-Pool Location and Distance from Property Lines and Buildings
-Pool Layout (including Depth)

Accessory Building Plan Review and Permitting Procedures

Applicants must submit the following:

-Permit Application
-Site Plan:

-Accessory Building Location and Distance from Property Lines and Buildings
-Plan Set (if built onsite) or Brochure (if prebuilt)

Subcontractor (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) Plan Review and Permitting Procedures

Applicants must submit the following:

-Permit Application

Sign Plan Review and Permitting Procedures

Applicants must submit the following:

-Permit Application
-Site Plan
-Sign Specifications

The City does not require Certificates of Occupancy for single family residential homes; a building final is sufficient.  The City does require Certificates of Occupancy for all commercial structures.  Applicants must submit the following:

-Permit Application

A Certificate of Occupancy inspection ensures that a structure is structurally sound and in compliance with life safety regulations. Common inspection items include, but are not limited to, the following:

-No double key locks, slide bolts, or other locking devices (other than a thumb turn lock or bolt) on exterior doors.
-Illuminated exit signage.
-Addressing and suite numbers (6” minimum) prominently posted on a contrasting background and visible from the street.
-24-hour access to the electric panel.
-No missing circuit breakers or knockouts in electric panels and/or junction boxes.
-No broken or damaged electrical fixtures or cover plates.
-All electrical fixtures and outlets must comply with the National Electric Code.
-Vacuum breakers on hose bibs.
-Plumbing fixtures in good working order.
-All unused plumbing must be capped.
-Gas appliances and heaters must be properly vented and installed.

CHAPTER 380 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
APPLICATION FOR ECONOMIC INCENTIVES

Applications for a City of Johnson City development incentive under the City’s Chapter 380 Economic Development Program will be considered on a case-by-case basis. City Staff may request additional information or documentation. The City will contact successful applicants for purposes of drafting a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Agreement. Nothing in this Application and consideration process creates any property, contract, or other legal right.

Chapter 380 Economic Development Application 

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