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Building Permits and Inspections
Building Permits & Inspections | 142 N. Ohio St. | Celina, TX 75009 Phone 972-382-2682 | Fax 972-382-3736 Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

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***NOTICE***
Effective May 13th, 2014, all Building Permits are required within the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction.  Click HERE for more information.

Effective August 9, 2016 The City's new fee schedule for building permits is in place. The updated fee schedule ordinance may be found HERE.


The City of Celina Building Inspection Division is here to assist the community and design professionals with building related issues. We administers enforcement of all construction related codes, and ordinances of the City of Celina. The department performs construction related inspections on private property on residential and commercial buildings within the City limits as well as our ETJ (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction).


After issuance of a building permit, it is the responsibility of the permit holder and/or general contractor to ensure the proper sequence of inspections are requested by the permitted contractor or authorized agent. Completion of inspection ensures that residential and commercial structures and private properties meet the minimum building and life/safety requirements of the 2012 ICC codes, NCTCOG amendments and Code of Ordinances.

A building permit is required to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, improve, remove, convert, move or demolish any building or structure within the City Limits and ETJ .

City Codes require that all permitted projects remain active within a 180 day period until the final inspection is complete and a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is issued.   Permits expire on the 181st day after the date the permit is issued and the project has not received an inspection, or after the date of the last inspection that shows progress toward completion of the project. An application for a permit will be deemed abandoned after 180 days if a permit has not been issued

To schedule an inspection, please EMAIL request to (Please copy and paste email address for non-Microsoft Outlook accounts).

Click HERE for a list of permit applications.

Inspection Request Procedures

Why do I need a building permit?

When is a building permit required?

Can I get an over-the-counter review of my plans?

How long does it take to go through plan check/review before I can pull permits?

When is a Certificate of Occupancy required?