Development & Neighborhood Services
Our Business Hours
We are open from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm & from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
We are closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
What We Do
Our purpose is to encourage the appropriate use of land and buildings, including the location, development, preservation, construction and maintenance of properties under the jurisdiction of the City.
To this end, the city has adopted ordinances and health and building codes that set standards for the construction, repiar, maintenance, and upkeep of commercial and residential properties, and for the safe operation of food service establishments in the City of Weatherford.
The thrust of the department's work is fivefold:
- To promote construction methods for the safety of the occupants and that are consistent with the best practices adopted by the City of Weatherford.
- To monitor the operation of restaurants and other food establishments in the city as a means of preventing outbreaks of food-borne illness.
- To prevent the deterioration of property.
- To abate dangers to public health and safety.
- To correct nuisances as defined by ordinance.
WHY DO I NEED A PERMIT?
There are many important reasons to obtain building permits and to have inspections performed for your construction project.
Protects Property Values
Your home is typically your largest investment. If your construction project does not comply with the building codes, your investment could lose value. If others in your neighborhood make unsafe or substandard changes to their homes, it could lower the resale values for the entire community.
Homeowners insurance policies may not pay for damages caused by work done without permits and inspections.
Makes Selling Property Easier
Listing associations require owners to disclose any home improvements or repairs and whether permits were obtained. Many financial institutions will not finance improvements or repairs without proof of final inspection. If you decide to sell a home or building that has had modifications without a permit, you may be required to remove the modification, leave it unoccupied or perform costly repairs.
Your permit allows the building department to inspect for potential hazards and unsafe construction. By ensuring your project meets minimum building code standards of safety, the building department can reduce the risk of fire, structural collapse and other issues that might result in costly repairs, injuries and even death. Inspections complement the contractor's experience and act as a system of checks and balances that can result in a safer project.
It's The Law
Permits are required by ordinance. Work without a permit may be subject to removal or other costly remedies.
OUR MAIN PHONE NUMBER: (817) 598-4284
Select the following options to reach a specific division:
- EXT. 1 - Inspections - Choose ext. 1 to schedule and inspection or to leave a voicemail for the inspectors.
- EXT. 2 - Building & Permits - Choose extension 2 for questions about building permit applications, submittals, building permit fees or current statuses of permit applications.
- EXT. 3 - Planning & Zoning
- EXT. 4 - Code Enforcement & Consumer Health - Chose extension 4 to speak to a Code Enforcement Officer, report a property maintenance complaint, or check the status of a complaint. You may also inquire about health and safety inspections to include food and public swimming pools.
- EXT. 5 - Administration & Scheduling
- Code Enforcement: CodeEnforcement@weatherfordtx.gov
- Consumer Health: ConsumerHealth@weatherfordtx.gov
- Permitting: PermitApplications@weatherfordtx.gov
- Planning & Zoning: Planning@weatherfordtx.gov
- health and safety inspections to include food, child care and public swimming pools.