Building Permits:

Anyone desiring to build, remodel, or add to a structure, must fill out an application for a building permit.  All applications for building permits must be accompanied with the plans of the proposed construction.  The sealed plans must consist of the data for the site, roof, walls, floor, foundation, and elevations.  Plans for commercial buildings valued at $50,000. or more are required to be submitted to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for compliance of the Texas Accessibility Standards (1-512-539-5669).

Barriers Project Registration.

Commercial plans call for pertinent information prepared by architects and structural engineers. The 
REScheck  or COMcheck is now mandated by the State of Texas for energy conservation. 

Submitting Permits Online:

Building permits are processed by the permit technicians for the City of Pharr.  The technicians route the building plans and applications to the different departments for review of the plans.

Visit the Accela Project:

The Development services department is constantly working to make processes more efficient and easier to use.  Because of these efforts we’ve implemented a new online portal which allows for greater transparency through enhanced search and tracking capabilities.  Anyone can visit the system online to conduct permit searches, application searches, business registration searches, inspection searches, or even apply for permits online.  Visit the Accela project!