Residential Deck / Patio / Porch Permit

A Deck, Patio and Porch is defined as an exterior floor system supported on at least two (2) opposing sides by an adjoining structure and/or posts, piers, or other independent supports. All residential deck, patio and/or porch regardless of size, require an approved permit by the Building Inspections Division.

Residential Deck, Patio and/or Porch Structures must comply with code article of the City of Grand Prairie Ordinance. View Residential Deck, Patio and Porch Plot Plan Requirements(PDF, 15KB).

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Step 1.Review Requirements

The following is required prior to issuance of a Residential Deck, Patio and Porch:

  • Address and legal description of project
  • Owner, Contractor and/or Architect information
  • Square footage and area involved
  • Class of work, description (electrical, plumbing, mechanical), valuation and market value of property
  • Site Plan
    • Property line
    • Existing easements
    • Location of proposed addition
    • Structure dimensions
    • Setbacks from property lines and other structure
  • Specifications (building materials, height, length, width)

Step 2.Apply Online

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.

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What next?

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.

Phone / In Person

You are welcome to call or visit in person for help submitting your online application.

Phone: 972-237-8230


City Hall - Building Inspections Division
300 W. Main Street
Grand Prairie, Texas 75050

Business Hours:
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday