Who can get a permit?

Residential permits on existing houses may be issued to the owner of the residential property or any contractor.  A homeowner may act as their own contractor but plumbers, electricians, or HVAC installers hired by the owner must be licensed by the State of Texas and insured. The owner of the property is responsible for full code compliance and conformity to the City of Danbury rules and regulations.  New construction must be conducted by a proficient contractor, requires certified plans for the development including plot plans, site, drainage, foundation, exterior, interior, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, etc., and must submit Letters of No Objection (LNO) from the Danbury Drainage District No. 8 and Texas Dept of Transportation (if applicable) before permits are issued. 

Plan Review & Permit Fees

Once your permit application is submitted, it may go through a plan review process.   Larger projects will generally take 10 -14 business days for review.  At time of submittal, payment for the plan review and permit will be due.  Fees for electrical, plumbing, and HVAC are based on an itemized chart.


The homeowner, acting as the contractor, is responsible for calling for inspections; otherwise, the project contractor will schedule inspections.  Inspections are required during construction and upon completion.  No portion of construction may be covered, concealed, or put into use until inspected and approved by a City of Danbury Building Inspector. (We use a 3rd party inspector from BBG Inspections)   Call 979-922-1551 to schedule. Inspections are on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Calls made before 3p.m. are scheduled for the next Inspection Day.  Calls made after 3p.m., may be scheduled up to two business days later.

What requires a permit?

If your property is within the City’s jurisdiction and you are erecting, constructing, enlarging, altering, repairing, improving, removing, converting, moving, demolishing any building, structure, or a portion thereof, or a tenant space within the structure, a City of Danbury permit is required.

Depending on the extent of work, one or more of the following permits may be required:




Mechanical  (heating/air conditioning ) ;and / or

Development   (site plan).

If you have a permit you would like added to our site for informational purposes, please use the webform provided on the tabs on the left, and your suggestions will be reviewed for addition to the website.