List of items that require a permit

Listed below is an example of items that would require a permit:

• Accessory Buildings / Storage Sheds
• Carports
• Decks
• Demolition

• Electrical work
• Fence (New or replacement)
• Foundation repair
• HVAC repair or replacement
• Irrigation
• Movement of any structural walls
• Patio Covers
• pergolas
• Permanent Signs
• Plumbing work
• Pools
• Residential alterations of any sort including alterations or remodel
• Retaining walls over 4 foot tall
• Roof (new or re-roof / decking)
The City of DeSoto does have an ordinance (ordinance no. 2006-14) that requires a minimum 30-year limited warranty shingle. However, effective 9/1/2019 the State passed Texas House Bill 2439 (exterior building material restrictions) that supersedes the City of DeSoto’s ordinance. If you have any future questions please contact the Building Official at 972-230-9621.
• Sewer line replacement
• Slab work / flat work / driveway extension 
• Solar
• Storm Shelter / Safe rooms
• Wall siding
• Window Replacement