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Link to adopted Codes and Ordinances for the City of Denison
Yes, but you still need a permit. If you occupy the home and have a homestead exemption, you do not need to register as a contractor. If you have not applied through the Grayson County Appraisal District for a homestead exemption or this is a rental property, you will have to register as a contractor when applying for a permit. For more information or to check if your house is homestead exempt, please contact the Grayson County Appraisal District at (903) 893-9673.
You will need a registered electrical contractor to pull the permit unless you have a homestead exemption from the appraisal office. Once you have a permit and pass inspection you will need to call your electric company to set up service, so they can tie the application and release together.
Roofing Requirements Page
The main office is located on the 2nd floor of City hall: 300 W. Main St. Denison, TX 75020
The Building Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.No permits will be processed after 4:30pm
This is a section of the City of Denison from the 700 Block of West Main to the 300 Block of East Main and from Gandy Street to Crawford Street. Any type of exterior work, including painting, is required to go before the Historical Preservation Board and also required to have a permit. If you have questions, please check with the city’s Planning and Zoning Department at (903) 465-2720 Ext: 2474.
Yes. This is considered the corridor development area. Any new construction, exterior remodel, on and off-premise signs, lighting canopies, awnings, landscaping, etc. in this area needs to go through the Planning and Zoning Department by calling (903) 465-2720 Ext:2474.
Information can also be found in the Zoning Ordinance: Article V – Special Area Standards.
It depends on the type of permit being applied for, but he following are a general guideline:
Normally two sets for commercial and two sets for new residential. There must be digital copy which includes everything you submit physically (Permit Application excluded).
Any time a new business is opened, a new building is built, a new business is opening in an existing building, ownership of the business changes, or changing business names.
Permits will vary in cost according to type of application. Please refer to the fee schedule for further information.
The City of Denison accepts cash, check, and credit/debit cards.
Permits are good for six months or (six months after the most recent inspection up to one full year).Sign Banner permits are only good for 30 days
Please call (903) 464-0173 to request an inspection. If you call before 10 a.m., the inspection will take place that same day. Calls received after 10 a.m. will be addressed the following day. Building inspectors will be in their offices to receive contractors between 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. daily.
Yes, a permit is required on all signs. Refer to the Code of Ordinances for more information. If you have any questions, call the Inspection Department at (903) 465-2720.
Yes. Requirements for restaurants and temporary vendors can be obtained from the Grayson County Health Department and Environmental Health Division by calling (903) 465-2878 ext. 241. Contact Fire Marshal John Weda by calling (903) 465-2720 Ext: 2474 for Fire Department requirements. A Certificate of Occupancy is required from the Inspection Department by calling (903) 465-2720.
All new windows must meet current code requirements with a U-Factor of .35 or better and SHG of .25 or better (Lower number or better)
Yes. A certificate of occupancy permit is required and must be applied for through the Inspection Department. If you have questions, call (903) 465-2720.
For more information or if you have questions, please call (903) 465-2720.
Yes, please visit the Fence Requirements page for specific information.
Yes, Please visit the Accessory Buildings page for specific information.