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The best policy is always to ask us before your start. But as a general rule if you are changing the structure or use of structure you will need a permit. Listed below are common projects you do not need a permit for residential properties:
Replacing windows and doors(with no changes to size or structure)
Fences under 6 feet
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All contractors need to register with the City of Kilgore. You will find the Contractor’s application on the permit page of the city website. With your contractor application you will need to submit a copy of trade licenses and certificate of liability insurance(minimum of $300,000) is required in order to pull a permit.
A completed application, site plan, construction details and the written narrative of the proposed work are submitted to the Permit Office Manager. Upon completion of the submission, documents are uploaded to our program and review can begin. Depending upon the project, up to 5 departments, with the minimum of 2, may be required to review the permit application. Please allow 10 working days for initial review.
Yes. A completed building permit application if a carport is attached to the house or residential accessory building permit application if the carport will be a stand alone structure. In addition to the application you will need to submit a narrative of work, floor plan and site plan that reflects property lines with measurements of pre-existing and proposed structures will need to be submitted.
Yes. Any accessory structure that is over 200 square feet in size requires a building permit. You will need to apply using the residential accessory building permit application and provided required documents.
Approval of building permits are contingent upon the number of departments that must review the permit application and whether if a department disapproved an aspect of the project. Time frame may vary from a day to a weeks depending on the scope of the project.
Building permit costs vary depending on the permit. You may reference the city’s Master Fee Schedule for more detailed information.
Permits are a way that the city can make sure that our citizens are safe in our community and are following standards set by our local, state, and national government agencies.
Yes, any pool over 24 inches requires a permit. In addition, both the state and city have pool safety requirements. Do your homework before you buy! You may find the application and requirements in the permits section of the city website.
The process can be taken care of online through the city website. You will find permit applications and what information is required on the permit page. Submit application and documents to the permit office by email or bring them to city hall to drop them off. Once the permit office receives the application, they will check that all needed information has been provided and then will upload the information for the appropriate departments to review. The departments will approve, reject or ask for additional information to be provided. Please allow 10 days per submission for review. If approved the permit office will contact you for the permit fee and issue the permit with instructions on inspections needed. For most permits, the contractor will apply for the permit.