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.


The City of DeSoto has adopted the 2018 International Building Codes (see link below) and the 2017 National Electrical Code. 

         • Items required for a Building Permit
         • Requirements for an Accessory Structure
         • Fence Ordinance
         • 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. 
         • 2018 International Building Codes

         • INSPECTIONS: To request a building inspection for work completed with an issued permit, please go to For next day inspections you must submit your request before 4:00 PM the day before. Same day inspections are not done except in emergency cases (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.