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
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 2009 and NEC 2011 (NFPA 70) Codes.