Permits and Registration
Permit Support Specialist
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All permit applications, contractor registrations, certificates of occupancy, and related fees are processed via MyGov. Payments and applications cannot be accepted in person. If you have questions, call 817-617-3702 or email staff.
Building and Sign Permits
Most construction or repair projects require a permit. Wall coverings, floor coverings, and minor repairs do not, however. Routine permits (e.g., water heaters, irrigation systems, repairs) are typically approved within three (3) business days. Permits requiring review by the Building Official may take up to one (1) week. The full review process for major renovation or new construction may take two (2) weeks or longer.
Certificate of Occupancy (CO)
A certificate of occupancy (CO) is required to occupy any building or leased space within the Town of Pantego for non-residential reasons. A new certificate is required when opening a new business, upon change of business name or ownership, or upon relocation or expansion of an existing business. The CO application process typically takes about two weeks but is affected by many factors. If you do not provide a complete and correct application, it will delay the process. After the space passes the final fire inspection, a physical CO will be provided. Please be aware that if the space, building, or a portion thereof is undergoing a change of use (e.g., from restaurant to retail or vice versa), it will be required to comply with the current fire and building codes (see below). Helpful links for new businesses:
If you are a contractor applying for a permit on behalf of a property owner, you must first register as a "collaborator", then request access to the Town of Pantego and confirm your email. Once you have access, from the Town of Pantego's dashboard, submit your completed registration and fee. For detailed information about how to use MyGov, click here.
Related Forms and Registered Contractors