Building Inspections

The City of Desoto Building Inspection Department is here to assist the citizens of Desoto with all their building projects. We want to assist in the pre-planning, obtaining permits, and the inspection process for their specific projects. Our mission is to not only assist in obtaining the permits but to assure that these projects will comply with the City's Building Codes. We want to ensure that all projects are long lasting and done with maximum safety.
  

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The City of Desoto has adopted the 2012 International Building Codes (see link below) and the 2011 National Electrical Code. 

The first step in any building project is to determine if a building permit is required. Any project that requires an Electrician, Plumber, or Mechanical (HVAC) contractor, or structural work is being done, requires a building permit. However, if there is any question of whether a building permit is required, please call the Building Inspections Department for more information. See information to the right.

Listed below is an example list of items that would require a permit:
     • Movement of any structural walls
     • Wall Siding
     • Foundation Repair (with a licensed Engineer's report)
     • Addition/Remodel to a residence/commercial building
     • Window replacement
     • Sewer line replacement
     • HVAC repair/replacement
     • Addition or alteration of gas line
     • Any Irrigation work
     • Any Plumbing work
      • Any Electrical work
     • Any demolition work
     • New/replacement fence
     • Any re-roofing/decking
     • Any new free standing structure (excluding Accessary Buildings-see note), click on the        link below (Items required for a Building Permit). This will assist in giving the contractor and/or     property owner an idea of the information necessary for a permit.
     • NOTE: Any Accessary Structure (ie: Storage Building), regardless of size, must be permitted     with a site plan. Click on link below (Requirements for an Accessary Structure) for more     information.
     • LINKS:
         • Items required for a Building Permit
         • Requirements for an Accessary Structure
         • Requirements for a Fence Permit
         • Requirements for a Roofing/Re-Roofing Permit
         • Requirements for a Sign Permit
         • Requirements for a Swimming Pool (Above/Below Ground)
         • Guidelines for Fire Damage Repair
         • Certificate of Occupancy for all Commercial/Retail businesses. 
         • 2012 International Building Codes
        • INSPECTIONS: To request a building inspection for work completed with an issued permit,
           you must call the 24 hour inspection line, 972.230.9620. For next day inspections you must            call before 4:00 PM. Same day inspections are not done except in cases of emergency (to            be determined by the Building Official).
         • CONSTRUCTION HOURS: Construction hours in the City of DeSoto are from 7:00 AM to            6:00 PM, Monday through Friday; 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday; 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on            Sunday. No heavy equipment use is allowed on Sunday without the written consent of the            Building Official.