Building Inspections


The purpose of the Building Inspections Division is to ensure that all structures within the City of Kennedale conform to adopted and accepted building codes and standards.  This is accomplished through the issuances of building permits, certificates of occupancy, comprehensive review, and inspections of all residential and commercial projects.


Permits are required for new construction, as well as work that changes, moves or repairs walls, floors, ceiling, windows, doors, electrical, mechanical or plumbing.  All permit applications must be emailed to  

Permits are not required for "cosmetic" remodels (floor or wall covering, cabinets, counter tops, shelving, etc.) or plumbing fixture replacement.

Permits that required plan review typically take about 5 to 10 business days, depending on the scope of the project.  

Contractor Registration

All contractors, including sub-contractors, must be registered with the city in order to obtain a permit.  Contractor registration applications, including license and insurance information, must be emailed to


All inspections requests should be made by emailing  Inspection requests received before noon will be scheduled for the next business day.  


Our building inspectors are responsible for:

  • Continuing the improvement of the development process from the early planning stages through review, permitting, construction, and completion
  • Ensuring compliance with the adopted building codes and city ordinances
  • Providing assistance, responses, and clarifications on all building, health, and life safety code questions
  • Reviewing all construction plans in a timely manner
  • Working with the development community through the review and permitting process