What codes does the City enforce?
2006 International Building Code, 2006 International Residential Code (Residential energy provisions are adopted by the State of Texas; City verifies compliance from third party State licensed inspector hired by the owner), 2006 International Mechanical Code, 2006 International Plumbing Code, 2006 International Fuel Gas Code, 2006 International Fire Code, Current Energy Code as adopted by the State of Texas (City verifies compliance from third party State licensed inspector hired by the owner), 2005 NEC, Texas Accessibility Standards (Adopted by the State; City verifies compliance from third party State licensed inspector hired by the owner).

The Building Department also has amendments to these codes. These are available on our website, or may be picked up at the Building Department 817-410-3165.

Additionally, the Building Department enforces the provisions contained in the City of Grapevine Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, and the City of Grapevine Code of Ordinances.

Building Inspections 817-410-3165
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1. What is my property zoned?
2. What uses does the zoning allow on my property?
3. What is a definition of high grass and weeds?
4. What is the definition of a junk vehicle?
5. Where can I park my boat / rv / trailer?
6. Can I place "House For Sale" signs on property other than my own?
7. What codes does the City enforce?
8. Is a permit required for a water heater replacement?
9. Is a permit required for a storage building?
10. Is a permit required for sidewalks, driveways, retaining walls and non-covered patios?
11. Does the City enforce ADA and / or State of Texas handicapped accessibility requirements?
12. Does the City perform energy code inspections?
13. What is the turn around time for building permits?
14. Are residential foundations required to be prepared by a Registered Engineer?
15. What work is exempt from permits?
16. Can I run a business from my home?
17. Can I sell items by the roadside?
18. Do I need a permit for a tent?
19. Can I have urban chickens?