Building Inspections

The 2023 National Electrical Code 

The 2023 National Electrical Code was adopted by City Council on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, and will be enforced beginning June 1, 2023.  

2023 National Electrical Code Memorandum 

Our Mission

The Building Inspections division administers and enforces the building construction, fire, zoning, and neighborhood integrity codes and ordinances in an effort to ensure a safe, well maintained community.

Notices Regarding Inspections & Citizen Self Service

We strongly encourage any homeowner, contractor, or other party who comes into contact with a City of Coppell Building, Code Compliance, or Environmental Health inspector to wear a mask or face covering.

Citizen Self Service Portal (CSS)

All inspections should be scheduled through the Citizen Self Service portal. All permit applications, plans, and payments will also be completed through CSS. The portal and instructions to create an account can be found at here.

Cold Weather Concreting

The Guide for Cold Weather Concreting outlines cold weather concreting practices to:

  1. prevent damage to concrete due to freezing at early ages;
  2. ensure that the concrete develops the recommended strength for safe removal of forms;
  3. maintain curing conditions that foster normal strength development;
  4. limit rapid temperature changes; and
  5. provide protection consistent with intended serviceability of the structure.

All concrete pours subject to temperatures below 40° F within the first 24 hours of being poured must provide documentation to the inspector on how the concrete will be protected from freezing in compliance with ACI 306R-16.

Changes to Fence Permits Effective 8/1/22

Beginning on August 1, 2022 the City will require the following for all fence permits:

  • Pier inspection (post must be in place and a string line ran from property pin to property pin). Pier must be 3’ deep from the top of the gravel at the bottom up to grade so that the metal post will be buried a minimum of 36” below grade, pier must be a minimum of three times the diameter of the post, and six inches of gravel at the bottom of the pier for drainage.
  • Fence must be 100% on the permitted property unless a letter of permission from the neighboring property owner is included with application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to know and abide by property lines.