A carport is a covered structure used to offer limited protection to vehicles, primarily cars, from rain and snow. All residential carports regardless of size, require an approved permit by the Building Inspections Division.
Residential carports must comply with code article 188.8.131.52 of the City of Grand Prairie Ordinance. View Residential Carport Plot Plan Requirements(PDF, 15KB) .
The following is required prior to issuance of a Residential Carport:
You can apply online for a building permit 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.
After completing the online application, permits are processed in approximately 5-10 business days. Depending on updates needed from the applicant, as this can result in longer approval times.
You are welcome to call or visit in person for help submitting your online application.
City Hall - Building Inspections Division
300 W. Main Street
Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Physical Address:Building Inspections Division
300 West Main St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Building Inspections Division
P.O. Box 534045
Grand Prairie, TX 75053
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