Building Requirements


Administration Front Desk
999 Illinois Lane
New Fairview, TX 76078
Monday - Friday
9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Building Inspector

Jim Estep
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Building Requirements

In order to improve the quality of life for all citizens, the City of New Fairview strives to ensure safe, high quality development and construction in the city through a systematic permitting and inspection process.

As such, before any building, alteration, demolition, or moving of any building or structure a building permit must be obtained. This includes fences, swimming pools, carports, etc… All building plans will be reviewed for Code Compliance.

All licensed Contractors must register with the city. There is a registration fee of $75 and is valid for twelve months from the date of application.

Homeowners may do their own plumbing and electrical work provided they live in the home and it is homesteaded. If not homesteaded, then a licensed plumber and/or electrician must register with the City to do the work. All rental properties must have work done by a licensed contractor.

The City has adopted the 2015 International Residential Code, the 2015 International Energy Code, and regulations to implement the authority granted by subchapters 212 and 214 of Chapter 214 of the Texas Local Government Code.

Construction Noise

To ensure minimal impact on neighboring homes and businesses the City has adopted hours in which work may be done. The erection, excavation, demolition, alteration, or repair work on any building may only occur during the following hours:

Monday – Friday

June 1 – September 30   6:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
October 1 – May 31   8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.


All Year

Saturday  8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday  1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The City Council may issue special permits for such work at other hours in case of urgent necessity and in the interest of public safety and convenience.

Building Inspector – Jim Estep

Building Inspector for the city since 2011. He has worked full-time in Lewisville in this job roll for approximately 30 years.


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