Retaining walls that are measured four (4) feet in height and over are required to have building permits and also be designed by a Professional Engineer. Retaining walls are measured from the top of the wall to the bottom of the footing.
PLANS SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS
A copy of a site plan or of your property with dimensions indicating the location of the retaining wall on the property.
Plans with dimensions and materials to be used indicating how the retaining wall will be constructed. Plans shall be signed and stamped sealed by a Professional Engineer registered in the State of Texas.
An inspection is required before backfilling of the wall begins, and if desired upon completion of work
FEES AND APPLICATIONS
The permit fee for a retaining wall is $50.00, and an application must be completed and submitted before work is to begin to the Building Inspection Department at 3901 Main St. Please contact the Building Inspection Department at (972) 412-6125 for any additional information