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Doing Business in Pantego

Pantego offers helpful business information and resources on our Pantego Economic Development Corporation (PEDC). The North Texas Tarrant Small Business Development Center offers free training on how to start a business. Click on the following link to schedule your training!


If you have additional questions, please email info@townofpantego.com or call 817-617-3700.

Yes, all businesses in Pantego must have a current Certificate of Occupancy (CO). Listed below are the typical steps in the process. However, specific circumstances and variables often change the requirements or time frames. Staff cannot accept incomplete applications.

  1. Application and payment for all related fees and reviews are made via the myGov portal
  2. Staff reviews the application for completeness (including a Tax Identification Number (TIN)) and compliance with the location.
  3. If the application is approved, and no construction is required, staff will coordinate a building inspection. If construction will take place before the business opens to the public, the required CO inspection will, instead, be combined with the final building inspection.
  4. The building inspector will ensure that all electrical, plumbing, and mechanical equipment complies with the code and that all egress and other public safety requirements are met.
  5. Once the building passes inspection, staff will release the utilities and provide you with the confirmation code(s) that you will then need to provide to your utility providers to begin service. At this point, the applicant may then move into the space and prepare to open to the public. The space must be ready for business opening before the fire inspection.
  6. Fire Inspections are conducted Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You or your designee must be on-site during the inspection. Once the building has passed fire inspection, the applicant will be provided with a physical CO certificate to display and may open to the public for business.

If you have additional questions, please email info@townofpantego.com or call 817-617-3700.

To set up water in Pantego, you can email the application to info@townofpantego.com or submit it in person at Town Hall (1614 S Bowen Road). The deposit for a business location is based on the size of the meter and a quote can be obtained by calling 817-617-3701. We accept cash, check, or money order for the deposit, and it can be mailed or made in person.


If you have additional questions, please email info@townofpantego.com or call 817-617-3700.

Typically during the certificate of occupancy (CO) application process, the building inspector will release the location for electricity, and staff will provide you with a confirmation number within 24 (twenty-four) hours. If you are a building owner or management company, you can apply for an electrical release at Town Hall. 


If you have additional questions, please email info@townofpantego.com or call 817-617-3700.

The PEDC offers Storefronts in Pantego (SIP), and the Business and Development Assistance Program. Visit townofpantego.com/PEDC to find out more or download an application.


If you have additional questions, please email info@townofpantego.com or call 817-617-3700.

The PEDC administers the expenditure of the type B sales tax authorized by the Development Corporation Act for land, buildings, equipment, facilities, expenditures, targeted infrastructure, and improvements for items defined as authorized projects. 

The PEDC Board holds regular meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers at Town Hall (1614 S Bowen Road). Special sessions are scheduled as necessary. All meetings are open to the public and agendas will be posted online and at Town Hall no later than seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled start time. Subscribe to the calendar at townofpantego.com/calendar and never miss another event!


If you have additional questions, please email info@townofpantego.com or call 817-617-3700.

Permitting, Inspections, and Development

Work that "DOES" require a permit:

  1. Any new installation or relocation of trade work (electric, plumbing, mechanical)
  2. Any reconfiguration of space, i.e. moving walls, doors, windows
  3. Water Heaters
  4. Fences
  5. Accessory Buildings
  6. Window Replacement
  7. Irrigation Systems
  8. Any Advertising Signage
  9. Everything Else

Work that "DOES NOT" require a permit:

  1. Painting or Wallpaper
  2. Carpet or Tile
  3. Cabinets and Countertops
  4. Replacing existing residential shingles

For more information about permitting, visit www.townofpantego.com/permits.


If you have additional questions, please email info@townofpantego.com or call 817-617-3700.

Permit applications, including payment, are all processed online via the MyGov portal. Payments nor applications can be accepted in person, over the phone, or via email. If you have any questions, call 817-617-3702 or email  info@townofpantego.com.


If you have additional questions, please email info@townofpantego.com or call 817-617-3700.

For your convenience, the Town of Pantego publishes an interactive Code of Ordinances. However, it is important to note that new ordinances may have been passed that are not yet incorporated into the online code. Please consult with staff if you have any questions or before embarking upon your project. If you are planning to develop or redevelop a site, we would recommend scheduling a DRC meeting

Quick Links (from townofpantego.com/zoning)


If you have additional questions, please email info@townofpantego.com or call 817-617-3700.

Service or sale of alcoholic beverages is only permitted in the Town of Pantego via a specific use permit (SUP). An alcoholic beverage establishment shall also be subject to the requirements of article 4.02 (“alcoholic beverages”) as well as all regulations at the State and County level.

Once a completed application and the related non-refundable application fee are received, staff will coordinate the request's appearance on an upcoming  Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission agenda. Though this board advises the  Council, the Council is the ultimate deciding board. After the appearance before P&Z, the application will be considered by the Council. If approved, your SUP may have certain limits or restrictions including but certainly not limited to term, ownership, or use of the property. 


If you have additional questions, please email info@townofpantego.com or call 817-617-3700.

Only permitted signs may be placed in the boundaries of the Town of Pantego. This does not apply to "Political Signs", which are described in the Code as follows: "The purpose of a political sign is to advertise a political candidate for public office, a political party, or an issue being considered for public referendum." Political signs and a few other types do not require permits and are allowed in any zoning district. However, please note that Pioneer Parkway (Spur 303) is a State Highway and, thus, subject to TxDOT regulations for signage — even for all political signs.

All other signs shall be subject to all current ordinances, schedules of fees, statutes, and regulations. The following links are provided for your convenience. However, they should not be considered to be inclusive of all potential regulations at all levels of government.


If you have additional questions, please email info@townofpantego.com or call 817-617-3700.

Yes, contractors are required to register before doing any work in the town limits. Registration requires fee payment as well as proof of liability insurance.  All contractor registration applications must be submitted via the MyGov Portal.


If you have additional questions, please email info@townofpantego.com or call 817-617-3700.

If we receive your request for inspection by 3:30 p.m., it can typically be scheduled for the following business day. Inspections are offered during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.  Inspection requests can be submitted via the MyGov portal, by calling  817-617-3702 or emailing info@townofpantego.com.


If you have additional questions, please email info@townofpantego.com or call 817-617-3700.

Variance and SUP applications can be found at Town Hall, along with checklists of what we will need from each case.


If you have additional questions, please email info@townofpantego.com or call 817-617-3700.