Building Inspection

Purpose


Through the issuance of building permits and certificates of occupancy, the Building Inspections Division ensures that all structures within the city of Forney conform to adopted and accepted building codes and standards, ensuring the health, safety and welfare of the public through comprehensive reviews and inspections of all residential and commercial projects.

Inspections

The City of Forney has implemented MyGov, an online software program that enables citizens and registered contractors to access building permit information, schedule inspections, and see the status of their projects.  Please view the MyGov Information Sheet for instructions on the program.  All inspections must be submitted through MyGov.  If you are unable to access the Internet, Community Development staff members may be able to assist you in the office.


Permits

Building permits must be obtained prior to making any improvements or alterations to a property.   If you have any questions if your project will require a permit, please contact us.  All permit information and pricing can be found on the master fee schedule and at MyGov.



Contractor Registration

Contractors must be registered with the City in order to obtain a permit. Registration may be completed in person, email, fax, or through MyGov. Please have a picture ID, insurance, and appropriate license available when registering. There is no fee to register. 




RESPONSIBILITIES


The Building Inspections Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of building codes, fire codes, and food establishment permits including mobile vendors and special events involving the representative operation and distribution of food related products. 

This is accomplished through review of permit applications and plans, inspections of permitted construction and enforcement of energy and life health safety codes.

The Building Inspections Department is responsible for:
  • Reviewing all construction plans in a timely manner
  • Working with the development community through the review and permitting process
  • Providing assistance, responses, and clarifications on all building, health, and life safety code questions
  • Ensuring compliance with the adopted building codes and city ordinances
  • Continuing the improvement of the development process from the early planning stages through review, permitting, construction, and completion