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FAQ Topic: Building Permits

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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 … Continued

Does the City require Certificates of Occupancy?

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. … Continued

Does the City have other permit and plan review requirements?

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 … Continued

Commercial plan review and permitting questions?

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” … Continued

Residential plan review and permitting questions?

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 … Continued

Who conducts inspections?

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.

Who reviews plans?

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.

What are the local building codes?

All building projects within the City’s corporate limits must comply with the following technical codes: 2015 edition of the “International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings” 2015 edition of “International Building Code” 2015 edition of the “National Electrical Code” 2015 edition of the “International Plumbing Code” 2015 edition of the “International Mechanical Code” 2015 … Continued

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