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Residential Construction - New Construction

Commercial, Non-Residential and Industrial Construction

Residential Alteration, Additions, Repairs

Cooling and Heating Systems

Plumbing Permits

Electrical Permits

Sign Permits

Demolition Permits

House Moving Permits

Miscellaneous Permits

Residential Construction - New Construction

Minimum Fee ($50.00)

Building Area (in square feet) Cost Per Square Feet
≤1,000 $0.24
1,001-1,140 $0.23
1,141-1,300 $0.22
1,301-1,510 $0.21
1,511-1,790 $0.20
1,791-2,210 $0.19
2,211-2,880 $0.18
2,881-4,000 $0.17
≥4,001 $0.16

Commercial, Non-Residential and Industrial Construction

New Construction, Alterations, Additions and Repairs

Minimum Fee ($50.00)

$1,001 to $50,000 $50.00 plus $4.95 per $1,000 or part thereof
$50,001 to $100,000 $292.55 for the first $50,000 plus $3.71 for each additional $1,000 or part thereof to and including $100,000
$100,001 to $500,000 $478.17 for the first $100,000 plus $2.78 for each additional $1,000 or part thereof to and including $500,000
$500,001 and up $1,591.91 for the first $500,000 plus $2.09 for each additional $1,000 or part thereof

Residential Alteration, Additions, Repairs

Area (in square feet) Cost Per Square Feet
≤1,000 $0.26
1,001-1,230 $0.25
1,231-1,600 $0.24
1,601-2,300 $0.23
2,301-4,000 $0.22
≥4,001 $0.21

Cooling and Heating Systems

Item Permit Cost
New heating, ventilation, duct work, air-conditioning, refrigeration systems $50.00 Minimum Fee (Residential & Commercial may vary)
Repairs, alterations and additions $50.00 Minimum Fee (Residential and Commercial may vary)
Mechanical Commercial Hood $50.00
Re-inspection Fees $50.00

Plumbing Permits

Item Permit Cost
Fixtures
  • Water Closet
  • Sink
  • Lavatory or Basin
  • Laundry or Wash Tray
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Grease Trap
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Urinal
  • Floor Drain
  • Beer or Soda Bar
  • Fixed Washing Machine
  • Wall Heater
  • Sewer Service
  • Water Service
$6.00 each fixture
Gas Openings $20.00 for the first 10 openings
$0.50 each additional opening
Boiler $50.00
Gas Meters (additional) $15.00 each
Sand/Grease/Grit Trap $50.00
Temporary Service $50.00
Yard Irrigation $50.00
Re-inspection Fee $50.00

Electrical Permits

Item Permit Cost
Minimum Fee
Circuits
$50.00
$4.00 for the first 3 circuits
$1.75 each additional opening
Switches, Base Plugs, and Fixtures (totaled together) $4.00 for the first 5
$0.35 each additional
Dryer $3.50
Electrical Water Heater $3.50
Heating Unit $3.50
Motor (1/2 HP to 5 HP) $3.50
Motor (over 5 HP) $12.00
Range $3.50
Sanding Machine $3.50
Saw Service $30.00
Sign $30.00
Smoke Detector $3.50 each
Swimming Pool (Electrical Permit) $50.00
Temporary Service $50.00

Electrical Licenses and Registration

The City of Tyler requires all electricians performing work in Tyler to be licensed by the State of Texas. We no longer issue city licenses, but registration is required. A state Electrical Contractor's License is necessary.

Sign Permits

Type Size Fee
Wall Sign / Façade Sign Less than 50 square feet $35.00
Wall Sign / Façade Sign More than 50 square feet $60.00
Awning Sign Less than 50 square feet $60.00
Awning Sign More than 50 square feet $80.00
Projection Sign Under 50 square feet $60.00
Freestanding / Monument Sign Less than 50 square feet $60.00
Freestanding / Monument Sign More than 50 square feet $80.00
Electronic Message Center $150.00
Directional Sign $35.00
Neo, Argon, or Other Gas Tubing on any Building $70.00
Billboard Single face $150.00
Billboard Double face $300.00

Sign Erectors Licenses

Sign Contractor's Registration: $50.00

Sign Bond ($5,000.00 bond to be furnished to the City each year or a continuation certificate from a bonding company, bond to expire December 31st each year, same as the license).

If sign is illuminated, work must be performed by an electrician licensed by the State of Texas for sign work.

Demolition Permits

Permit Type Permit Cost
Residential $50.00
Residential Accessory Buildings $50.00
Commercial or Industrial $60.00 for first 2,000 square feet of building plus
$2.50 for each additional 100 square foot

 

All demolition permits require a bond furnished to the City of Tyler

Residential Bond

Square Footage Bond Amount
Less than 500 square feet $100.00
501 to 750 square feet $150.00
751 to 1,000 square feet $200.00
More than 1,001 square feet $300.00

Commercial Bond

Square Footage Permit Cost Less than 1,200 square feet $1,000.00 More than 1,200 square feet $2,000.00

House Moving Permits

Square Footage Permit Cost
Less than 500 square feet $75.00
501 to 750 square feet $85.00
751 to 1,000 square feet $100.00
More than 1,001 square feet $150.00

House Mover Registration

Permit Type Permit Cost
House_Mover_Registration $50.00
House Mover Bond See State requirements

 

All moving permits require a five thousand dollars ($5,000) bond furnished to the City of Tyler. See City of Tyler, Texas Code of Ordinances for more information.

Miscellaneous Permits

Permit Type Permit Cost
Carnival $150.00
Certificate of Occupancy $80.00
Clean and Show $50.00
Circus $150.00
Construction Noise Exemption $50.00
Driveway Permit (Commercial) $50.00
Driveway Permit (Residential) $50.00
Floodplain Development Permit $50.00
Grading Permit (Commercial) $50.00
Grading Permit (Residential) $50.00
Mobile Home $50.00
Parking Lot $50.00 + $2.50 for each $1,000.00 valuation
Passenger Elevators (each unit) $50.00
Satellite Dish $50.00
Passenger Elevators (each unit) $50.00
Temporary Sign/Banner Permit $10.00 if in City Right of Way
Temporary Use Permit $35.00
Transient Vendor Permit $150.00
Solar Panel (Residential) $100.00 + Electrical Permit
Roof Replacement (Residential) $100.00
Swimming Pools (Residential) $150.00