Environmental Quality Review Process 

The Environmental Quality Division reviews all commercial building permits and Certificate of Occupancies (CO’s). Environmental Quality reviews plans to ensure that public health is protected and to ensure compliance with federal, state and city ordinances.

A building permit is required for all new construction and any type of remodeling, renovations, rehabs, retrofitting, demolitions, additions, etc. Certificate of Occupancy inspections are required prior to applicants operating their establishments or facilities.

On all plan reviews, Environmental Quality looks for:

  • Asbestos surveys
  • Potential cross-connections with the public water supply
  • Industrial waste sample points for the sanitary sewer
  • Grease traps, if necessary
  • Compliance with federal, state and local requirements.

Environmental Quality permits and inspects the following types of businesses and facilities:

  • Automotive related businesses
  • Bacteria samples / drinking water
  • Childcare facilities
  • Cross Connection Control
  • Dry cleaning establishments
  • Food and alcohol establishments
  • Liquid waste haulers
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • On-site sewage facilities
  • Swimming pools and spas
  • Wells - gas
  • Wells - water

If you are opening a business in Grand Prairie, you must have solid waste services before a Certificate of Occupancy is granted. View commercial garbage collection and container requirements. Download an application for bag service or landlord verification letter.

Permit and Inspection Fees:

Automotive Related Businesses
Bacteria Samples / Drinking Water
Childcare Facilities
Cross Connection Control
Food and Alcohol Establishments
Liquid Waste Haulers
On-site Sewage Facilities (Septic Systems)
Swimming Pools and Spas
Wells - Gas
Wells - Water Monitoring
Brownfields
Environmental Site Assessments
Petroleum Storage Tanks
Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know