Licenses, Building Permits, and Inspections

Application Instructions

Links to applications for permits, licenses, and renewals are below. Completed forms should be emailed to the Planning and Permits Department . For faster processing, include all required attachments (e.g., plans or trade licenses) listed on the form. Once processed, you will receive an email with payment instructions, if applicable. Please allow 1 to 2 business days for processing. 

For questions regarding plan submittal requirements, include the property address and scope of work in your email.

Permits & Inspections

Business Licenses

Home Occupation Business Permit Application (PDF)
Business licenses must be renewed annually. Applications can also be obtained at the Permits window in City Hall.

Certificates of Occupancy

Certificate of Occupancy Application (PDF).
These certificates are issued once but require annual inspections.

Contractor Registration

Contractor Registration Application (PDF)
Registration valid for one year.


To request an inspection, please email
For more information, visit our Inspections page.

Liquid Waste Hauling and Backflow Testing

These permits are issued through the City of Arlington.

Building Permits

View more information and links to building permit applications.

Can’t find the form you’re looking for?

All applications are also available at the Permits window in City Hall.
View all Available Applications  |  Submit a Question via Email

View the Schedule of Fees


Fees associated with licenses, permits, inspections, and all other administrative tasks are are listed in the Code of Ordinances, or the Fee Schedule (PDF).


  1.  The City of Kennedale operates under the following codes, approved by City Council on April 21, 2020, (Ordinance 691, effective May 15, 2020).

    View all current NCTCOG Regional Amendments
    The above external links are for your reference only and are not maintained by the City of Kennedale.