Building Permits & Inspections


In order to further assist with the cleanup and restoration efforts in our community, the City of Temple has established a temporary permit process and fee waiver for contractors.

Contractors will still be required to obtain a permit for the following services:

  • Repair or replacement of structural elements (roof framing, wall framing, patio covers, etc.)
  • Re-roof over 50%
  • Electrical service repair
  • New windows

To allow permitted emergency work to begin, contractors can get started and “dried in” once their application is submitted prior to issuance of the permit. Additionally, storm-related permit application fees will be waived for the 30-day timeframe.

The following serves are exempt from the permit process:

  • Temporary shoring and sealing items that are necessary to seal and secure the building (plywood, tarps, plastic sheathing, etc.)
  • Exterior doors
  • Siding
  • Window repair (glass replacement with frame staying in place)
  • Fence repairs
  • Roof repair (shingles etc.) where less than 50% will be replaced

 Please note that we are currently experiencing a delay in permit application processing due to the large volume received over the past couple of weeks. Our permitting staff is working diligently to get each and every one of them processed as quickly as possible.
Thank you in advance for your patience.


Beginning Monday (May 6, 2024) same day inspections will become unavailable, with the exception of utility restoration. The inspection request cut-off time will now be 4:00 pm. All requests received prior to 4:00 pm will be scheduled for the following business day. Any requests submitted after 4:00 pm will be scheduled on the 2nd business day from the request date. Please call (254) 298-5640 with any questions.

The Building Inspections and Permits Department is responsible for the general administration of the public's life, health, and welfare and improves the quality of life in Temple through the adoption, interpretation, and enforcement of performance-based building codes and zoning ordinances.

For any clarification or questions please call our Inspection Hotline at 254-298-5640 and press 1.

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