Building & Inspections

The Building Inspections Division ensures development proposals comply with building codes, ordinances, regulations and standards set forth by the city and other regulatory agencies.

The division's duties include:
  • Investigating complaints pertaining to code violations
  • Overseeing the city permit issuance process
  • Performing prompt and thorough inspections at the various stages of construction
  • Reviewing building plans

Business Licenses

Contractors performing work within the city's limits are required to have a license from the State of Texas and an active business license with the City of Lindale. Business licenses have to be renewed on a yearly basis every January 1. The fee to purchase a business license from the City is $100.


Inspections are to be scheduled through the Community Development Office at 903-882-6861 and at least 24 hours notice is needed unless it is an emergency (to be determined by the inspector).

If an inspection is cancelled after 8 a.m. on the day of the inspection, a trip fee may be charged.

If an inspection is requested and the inspector arrives on a site that is not ready for inspection, a re-inspection fee will be assessed.

If a contractor starts work before acquiring a permit, he is subject to penalties.

All buildings are to comply with the IBC 2015 and NEC 2014 (NFPA 70) Codes.