Process and Forms

Permit Process

Prior to permitting a pad site, City Staff from the Public Health and Environmental Quality Department, Legal, Fire, Building Inspections, Transportation, Planning, and Engineering Departments thoroughly review the application submitted by the operator to ensure compliance with local and state regulations. On occasion, an application must go to City Council before being approved.

Once an application is approved and operations have commenced, the Public Health and Environmental Quality Department Staff inspects the pad site quarterly, in response to citizens’ complaints/concerns, and during drilling and completion activities. Staff also performs air monitoring at each pad site.

In addition, a third party Gas Inspector inspects the site during the initial drilling, fracturing, completion activities, and annually. 

City of Grand Prairie Gas Drilling Application

Other Related Permits and Applications


Noise Abatement Documents 

Pipeline Construction Documents

Standards, Details, Guideline Documents


$10,000.00 Class 1 gas well permit per well
$7,500.00 Class 2 gas well permit per well
$1,500.00 Amended Permit
$1,000.00 Re-Work Fee Required per Sec. 13-504(e)
$1,000.00 Operator Transfer
$2,750.00 Annual Fee (Per well)

View City of Grand Prairie Water Rates for Raw Water / Fire Hydrants(PDF, 17KB)

View Tap and Impact Fees(PDF, 171KB)