Permits / Services

It is the property owner’s responsibility to keep the easement in front of their property clean, mowed, and free of weeds and low hanging tree branches which might hinder the traffic flow. Please help keep our city beautiful.


BUILDING PERMITS are required for many different types of constructions. Please check with City Hall prior to starting any type of improvement to your property to see if it requires a permit. Bring plans to City Hall for a permit 10 business days prior to starting the job.

(Fees are subject to change)

GARAGE SALE PERMITS are required at no cost.

ALL VEHICLES must be inspected and licensed. If not, vehicles must be covered with an official car cover.

CODE ENFORCEMENT works very hard to keep our city clean. Please abstain from keeping junk vehicles, boats, etc. in your yard.

WATER & SEWER AGREEMENT FORM This form can be downloaded and printed, then returned to City Hall for processing. Follow this link to the form: 2017 Water & Sewer Service Agreement

WATER AND SEWER FEES (subject to change-check with city hall to confirm amount of fee)

Water Bill paid by cash, money order, or bank draft ONLY. Bank draft forms available at City Hall. NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.

Garage Sale Permits are required at no cost. Three a year are allowed for three consecutive days. No signs are to be posted on utility poles or street signs. A Citation of $25.00 will be issued if signs are not removed within 24 hours.

RESIDENTIAL – BASE COST

  • Water Connect Fee: $25.00 Non-refundable
  • Water Deposit-owner occupied:  $100.00
  • Water Deposit-non owner occupied:  $200.00
  • Water Tap Inside City Limits – $ 1,250.00
  • Sewer Tap Inside City Limits – $ 1,250.00
  • Water Tap Outside City Limits – $ 1,750.00 + costs + 10%
  • Sewer Tap Outside City Limits – $ 1,750.00 Only if Service is Available
  • Impact Fee Inside City Limits – $ 1,250.00 Only if available
  • Impact Fee Outside City Limits – $ 2,500.00
  • Boring under road (Customer will be responsible for full costs if boring is necessary)

COMMERCIAL

  • Water Connect Fee – $ 25.00 Non-refundable
  • Water Deposit – $400.00
  • Sewer Tap – $ 2,000.00
  • Water Tap ¾” thru 1 ½” – $ 1,500.00
  • Water Tap 1 ¾” & 2” – $ 2,000.00
  • Water Tap Over 2” – On request $ 2,000 Plus Cost
  • Each Building – $1,500.00
  • Boring under road (Customer will be responsible for full costs if boring is necessary)

MULTIFAMILY

  • Sewer Tap 2-4 taps each – $ 1,500.00
  • Sewer Tap 5-16 taps each – $ 2,250.00
  • Sewer Tap 17-50 taps each – On request
  • Water Tap ¾” thru 1 ½” – $ 1,500.00
  • Water Tap 1 ¾” & 2” – $ 2,000.00
  • Water Tap over 2” – On request

All taps must be installed within 6 months of receipt or incur charges in material cost at installation

OTHER FEES

  • Backflow Inspection annual fee – $25.00 + Cost of Inspection
  • Fax Service – $2.00 per page / Limit 5 pages
  • Copy Service – $1.00 per page / Limit 5 pages
  • Notary – $3.00
  • Grease hood inspection semi-annual – $15.00
  • Grease trap/interceptor inspection annual – $25.00
  • Late Water Fee – $20.00
  • Return Check Charge – $35.00
  • Annual Business Permit $50
  • Annual Beer – $30.00
  • Annual Wine Only – $37.50
  • Annual Package Store / Liquor – $250.00
  • Annual Beer-Wine-Liquor Combined – $317.50
  • Supply Electric for events at Park – $25.00
  • Demolition ($100 Deposit Returned After Clean-up) – $150.00

NEW CONSTRUCTION / ADD-ON

  • Building Permits
    • Dwellings & Home Move Ins – $0.30 Per Square Foot
  • Decks/Porches/Pavilions – $15.00
  • Carport/Garage
    • Enclosed on 2 sides or less – $25.00
    • Enclosed on 3 or more sides – $30.00
  • Storage Buildings
    • Less than 150 square feet – $20.00
    • More than 150 square feet – $30.00
  • All Flatwork – Cement/Asphalt/Gravel/Chipped Shingles, etc – $50.00
    • Replacing, repairing with same material – No permit fee required. Replacing with New Material – Permit fee required
  • Electrical Permit 100 amp thru 150 amp 240 vac single phase – $45.00
  • 150 amp thru 200 amp 240 vac single phase – $65.00
  • Fence – $30.00
  • Irrigation System
    • Potable water – $75.00
    • Non-potable water – $50.00
  • Swimming Pools
    • Above ground permanent – $25.00
    • In ground – $50.00
  • HVACR Permit – per ton $20.00

PLUMBING PERMITS

  • One bath – $35.00
  • Two baths – $60.00
  • Each additional bath over 2 – $25.00

COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

  • Building Permit – per square foot
    • Buildings – $0.50
    • Decks/Porchs/Pavillions – $0.40
  • Carport/Garage/Awning
    • Enclosed on 2 sides or less – $40.00
    • Enclosed on 3 or more sides – $50.00
  • Storage Buildings
    • Less than 150 square feet – $25.00
    • More than 150 square feet – $40.00
  • Cement/Asphalt/Chipped/Gravel/Shingles, etc
    • all flatwork per square foot – $0.25
  • Electrical Permit
    • 100 amp thru 150 amp 240 vac single phase – $100.00
    • 150 amp thru 200 amp 240 vac single phase – $150.00
    • Over 200 amp 240 vac single phase – $200.00
    • 100 amp thru 150 amp 460 vac three phase – $175.00
    • 150 amp thru 200 amp 460 vac three phase – $250.00
    • Over 200 amp 460 vac three phase – $350.00
  • Landscape and site lighting not attached – $75.00
  • Signs – $50.00
  • Swimming Pools
    • Above ground – $100.00
    • In ground – $100.00

LIST OF MOWING SERVICES

* City does not recommend or endorse and is not responsible for any of these services.

  • Hooten’s Lawn Service – 903-473-8706, 903-474-4402
  • Doug’s Lawn Service – 903-474-5130
  • Brent – 903-513-0237
  • Fuller’s Lawn Service – 972-754-1526
  • Crew Cut Lawns – 903-455-5296
  • The Cutting Edge – 903-886-8769
  • Twin Star Yards (2 lots – $40.) – Marshall Clark – 903-268-1559
  • Juan Perez – 903-473-6344
  • Mike & Vicki’s Lawn Service & Hauling – 214-952-8617
  • Chris Lutz – 903-447-0916 home, 214-543-5774 cell
  • Gregg Lewis – 903-268-8188
  • Big A’s Lawn Service – Aaron Marshall – 903-474-7450