Building Permits and Inspections





Online Payments

Contractors now have the ability to pay permit fees online.

Building Codes

Construction in the City of Wolfforth must meet the following specifications and standards:

2000 International Building Code

2000 International Residential Code

Latest edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code

2000 International Mechanical Code

Latest edition of the National Electrical Code

2012 International Fire Code, with amendments

Construction Permits  

The City requires construction permits on new construction and on additions or remodels, and follows the 2000 International Building Code.  Builders are responsible for permits, and building plans must be submitted and reviewed before any permit will be issued.     All permit fees are calculated on the square footage of the construction.  The plumbing permit minimum is $50.00 and all other permits require a minimum fee of $35.00.

Permit Type                                                     Fee (per square foot)

 Residential Building                                       $0.10

Commercial Building                                      $0.20  

Plumbing                                                          $0.05  

Electrical                                                           $0.05

Mechanical                                                       $0.05

Driveways (added after initial construction)  $35.00

Non-Traditional Construction Project             $35 minimum or $1.50/$1,000 of project

Plan Review Fee                                              $35.00

Re-Inspection Fee                                            $35.00

Sprinkler System Inspection Fee                    $50.00         

All accessory buildings/storage buildings require a site plan and approval before construction.  Storage buildings larger than 200 square feet require a building permit fee, and any storage building with electricity or plumbing requires the appropriate permit and fee.  

Builders are responsible for trash on the job site and for any damage to the meter and meter can.

Developers or Builders may purchase water for construction projects inside the Wolfforth City limits.  Commercial water sales require a signed permit application and a $1,000.00 deposit for the meter.  Rates are $3.50 per thousand gallons, and access is restricted to specific hydrants, as determined by the City.  

Tapping Fees

Sewer taps will be made by a licensed plumber and inspected by the City

Water taps (3/4" and 1") will be made by the City of Wolfforth, unless the developer/contractor receives authorization to make the taps as part of paved alley construction.

Tap                                                                      Fee

Sewer                                                                  $ 50.00

3/4" Water                                                           $300.00

1" Water                                                               $550.00

1" Water(by authorized developer/contractor) $400.00                                                  

Construction Inspections

City inspectors perform construction inspections.  Inspection requirements and information may be obtained in City Hall or from the Building Inspectors.  Call 806-855-4120 for information or to request an inspection.  

Inspections are performed Monday-Friday, and will be completed within 24 hours of the request (barring inclement weather).  The Building Inspector is not available on weekends.


1.  Footing

2.  Plumbing rough

3.  Return air (if applicable)  

Numbers 1-3 must be complete before slab inspection

4.  Slab

5.  Plumbing top out

6.  Heating and air ducts, mechanical vent ducts

7.  Electrical rough

Numbers 4-7 must be complete before framing inspection

8.  Framing 

9.  Gas

10.  Electrical underground service (if applicable)

11.  Flatwork

12.  Sewer and service lines (water and gas)

13.  Electrical final

14.  Plumbing final

15.  Heating and air conditioning final

Numbers 9-15 must be complete before final building inspection

16.  Final building inspection (before building is occupied) - Insulation scuttle hole card should be in place.

ELECTRICAL SUBCONTRACTOR should request electrical inspections.

PLUMBING SUBCONTRACTOR should request plumbing inspections.

MECHANICAL SUBCONTRACTOR should request mechanical inspections.

GENERAL CONTRACTOR should request structural inspections.