Building Safety

The Building Safety Department is committed, through a cooperative effort with our residents, to providing outstanding service by ensuring commercial buildings and residential homes constructed, altered, or maintained in Mansfield meet the recognized standard for overall quality of life and building safety.


The Avolve Online Application and ProjectDox Electronic Plan Review Systems implemented in January 2020 allow us to process your applications for building permits and conduct the required plan reviews electronically. All applications, plans, and payments associated with permits and registrations will be processed via our online systems. 


On September 12, 2022, City Council approved fee changes that included building permit fees which became effective immediately.  

Based on the new permit fee schedule all building permits will be issued as blanket permits. Individual trade permits must still be obtained even though there is no further cost involved.

The new fee schedule can be found here.

Code Adoption

The City of Mansfield has adopted the 2018 Building Codes with an effective date of Aug. 1, 2019. 
The Texas Commission on Licensing and Regulation adopted the 2020 NEC as the electrical code for the State of Texas and established it as the "minimum standard" for all electrical work in Texas covered by the Act. 

Building Information and Codes

Construction Hours 

Allowable construction hours in all zoning districts are Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Central Standard Time. Outdoor construction activities are not allowed during the following days:

  1. Sundays 
  2. During the following designated holidays:
    • New Year’s Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Christmas

Construction Hours Appeals  

Outdoor construction hours may be appealed to the City Manager’s Office on a case-by-case basis when unique circumstances prevail. Contact Sara Bench for information. Appeals must be in writing, state the specific dates and times of the proposed outdoor construction activity, and must include a basis for the request.