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!
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.
To set up water in Pantego, you can email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
Work that "DOES" require a permit:
Work that "DOES NOT" require a permit:
For more information about permitting, visit www.townofpantego.com/permits.
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 email@example.com.
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)
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.