Please refer to Department News for specific information regarding changes affecting Contractors in the City of Grand Prairie!

Important Notice:

Beginning September 1, 2017 the following changes will go into effect:

  • Building Permit to do Electrical Work = $60
  • There will be no fee assessed for Electrical Contractor Registration
  • The City of Grand Prairie has adopted the 2017 National Electric Code (NEC)

Permit Fee Changes

NOTICE! Please be advised of the following Permit Fee changes for any project submitted on or after January 3rd, 2017:

Permit Fee Changes Notice (PDF)

ORD 10188 11-15-2016

New Commercial (Finished) Structure -

  • Calculated @ .28 cents per square foot (base permit fee)
    • With an additional 45% plan review fee (x base permit fee)

Remodel and/or Interior Finish -

  • Calculated @ .28 cents per square foot (base permit fee)
    • With an additional 45% plan review fee (x base permit fee)

Each living unit for Multi-family construction -

  • Calculated @ $250 per living unit
    • With an additional 45% plan review fee


International Code Council (ICC)

Did you know that ICC has made their codes available on line?

The city of Grand Prairie is an active member of the International Code Council (ICC), a membership organization dedicated to building safety and fire prevention.

The International Code Council develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.

Click here for information on building safety, permits, codes, disaster preparedness, flood cleanup and more.

24-hour Inspection Request Line

(972) 237-8007

All inspection requests received overnight and before 8:00 a.m. the next morning will be place on that day's inspection schedule. Calls received after 8:00 a.m. will be scheduled for the next work day.

You will be prompted to make selections through-out the call.

Before calling you will need:

  • A touch-tone phone (includes most cellular phones)
  • The site specific 6-digit permit application number
  • An Inspection Code (see Inspection IVR Codes link)


With E-Permits you can:

  • Track the status of your permit application
  • Obtain plan review comments & fee information
  • Schedule or cancel an inspection
  • Get inspection results


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