Building Permits & Inspections

Welcome to the City of Sherman Building Inspections. We are here to assist residents and contractors by providing a safe working environment and to ensure compliance of the building codes, ordinances, regulations and standards set forth by the city and other regulatory agencies are met by issuing permits when required, reviewing plans and performing necessary inspections on buildings and structures during the construction process.

If you have any questions about building permits or inspections, please email us at

Purpose & Need of Building Permit

There is often considerable concern about the purpose of and need for building permits. The requirement of building permits is mandated by the adoption by the City of Sherman of the International Building, Residential, Fire, Mechanical and Plumbing Codes and the National Electrical Code. The purpose of permits is to ensure conformity of the adopted codes by allowing qualified city inspectors to investigate and examine the work. 

As of February 5, 2024, the City of Sherman has adopted the 2021 ICC Building Codes and the 2023 National Electrical Code. 

Ordinance No. 6691 (Article 3.01 Building Regulations)

When Permits Are Required

Permits are required when there is new construction to a building, as well as some repair work or alterations to an existing structure. In addition, when a building is to be remodeled, renovated or enlarged, a permit is required. New work consists of any new construction, commercial or residential, from vacant ground to a completed new structure. If you are not sure if you need a permit, please contact us at

Permit Application

You can apply for a Building Permit or Certificate of Occupancy online through the MyGov Program.

For help on how to apply for a building permit through MyGOV click here.

Forms, Applications, and Checklists

Building Permit Application Checklist (New Construction)

Fee Schedule

Permits Required

View All Building Permits Reports


Larry Bollier

Building Official

Development Services

220 W Mulberry

Sherman, TX 75090

Phone: 903-892-7229


Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.