Building Safety

Building Safety is a division of the Development Services Department and is responsible for the review, issuance, and inspection of development related permits and the issuance of the Certificates of Occupancy throughout the Town and the Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). The Building Safety Division also assists with processing annual registrations such as health permits, alcohol permits, septic permits, and rental registrations.

Building Codes

The Town of Little Elm has adopted the following construction codes that provide minimum standards during the building process to help ensure public safety:



Please visit the permitting page for more information on applying for Residential Permits and Commercial Permits.

A list of fees for these can be found on the Development Services Fee Schedule or MyGov's Fee Estimator can be used to estimate fees.

Contractor Registration

To register as a contractor, visit Request a New Registration.
To find a registered contractor, visit Search for Contractors.

Please Note

Home owners may perform some work that normally requires a licensed tradesman, such as a plumber or electrician, but permits are nonetheless still required.