The permit application packet will be reviewed for completeness. Incomplete submittals (i.e. missing required documents, missing information on the application, illegible writing on the application) will be rejected and you will be required to resubmit a complete package. All checks attached to an incomplete submittal will be destroyed and any payment submitted online associated with an incomplete submittal will be voided.
After the permit package has been deemed administratively complete, you will be contacted via email with the fee(s) associated with your application. This email will contain a tracking number that must be placed on all checks, or in the Receipt field on the Certified Payments portal if paying with a credit card. Failure to include this tracking number will result in your check being destroyed or online payment being voided. Once payment is received your permit will be placed in the queue for processing.
What permits may be required for development in Denton County?
Development permit - Any development in unincorporated Denton County requires a Development Permit from the Development Services Department. Development is defined as any man-made change in improved and unimproved real estate, including, but not limited to, buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation, or drilling operations or storage of equipment or materials will require a Development Permit. Fences and fence-type walls located within the floodplain are included with this definition.
Fire marshal permit – Any commercial development in Denton County will require a Construction Permit. You may contact the Denton County Fire Marshal’s office at 940-349-2840 for more information.
Culvert permit – Any new drive on a County maintained road, or new development with an existing drive, will require a Culvert Permit.
Septic Permit – An On-Site Sewage Facility (OSSF) permit, or septic permit, may be required. You may contact Denton County Public Health – Environmental Health at 940-349-2920 for more information