A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) authorizes the use of a building and/or vacant land. If you are working out of your home, you may also need to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy.
The following approvals are required prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy (CO):
You must apply online for the Certificate of Occupancy through the City of Grand Prairie's Customer Self-Service portal. First time users will need a valid email address to set up an account. It takes about 5 minutes to create a new account.
Permits are processed in approximately 3 business days not including pending inspection process.
After completing the online application, you will see a list of required inspections within the Customer Self-Service portal. City staff will contact you to schedule these inspections.
When all of the inspections, Building, Zoning, Fire and Environmental Services (Code Compliance if required), are approved, an electrical release will be sent to the Electric Utility Company and the Certificate of Occupancy will be issued.
You must setup your account with an electric provider within 30 days of your inspection date or the electrical release will become invalid. Operation of a business without a Certificate of Occupancy posted on site is a violation of city ordinance.
You are welcome to call or visit in person for help submitting your online application.
Grand Prairie City Hall - Development Services
300 Main Street
Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Application and payment are submitted to the Building Inspection Department through the online Self-Service portal. (The fee will due after application is reviewed by required departments.)
Physical Address:Building Inspections Division
300 West Main St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Building Inspections Division
P.O. Box 534045
Grand Prairie, TX 75053
Schedule inspection for current project
Schedule inspection for legacy project (prior to August 2021)
Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Access current Certificate of Occupancy reports through the customer self-service portal or contact Building Inspections for more information.
View legacy reports