“eTrakit” System
The City of Rockwall offers citizens and contractors access to the City’s tracking program for building permits, planning/engineering projects and code enforcement cases. Citizens can also search the City’s growing database of registered contractors. eTrakit Page

Construction Restrictions
The City Council has approved an amendment to the city’s noise ordinance that forbids construction work on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The amendment is intended to allow residents a timeout from construction noise on the designated holidays. It applies only to contractors and not to homeowners.

Jeffrey Widmer
Building Official
(972) 772-6453

John Shannon

Building Inspections Supervisor
(972) 772-6481

John Ankrum
Plans Examiner
(972) 772-6774

Permit Techs
Brenda Crane
(972) 771-7709

Vicky Morton
(972) 771-7709


James Hopphan
(972) 772-6472

Rusty McDowell
(972) 772-6748

Mike Tiehen
(972) 772-6451
Inspectors are in the office from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4:00-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Recent Storm Damage
Recent storms have caused damage in the City of Rockwall, and some residents may need to hire a contractor for roof repairs.
The Building Inspections Department is providing some tips to help you choose a reliable service provider. click here...

To provide quality buildings and structures for the City of Rockwall by providing high quality customer service; helping accomplish our Hometown 2K plan; examining plans, specifications for compliance with applicable codes; administration & enforcement of all laws regulating construction; educating our employees on current codes and changing laws; regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of material, and use of occupancy, location, and maintenance of all building structures and properties within the City.

Recognition for our Building Inspections Department Personnel:
Protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare is a building inspection department’s highest priority. The construction of safe buildings is achieved through the adoption and application of nationally recognized building codes. The International Code Council or ICC is a nationally recognized association which publishes the International Building Codes. The City of Rockwall has adopted these codes and our Building Inspections Personnel are charged with permitting and inspecting all construction activities within the City, in conformance to these standards. Along with these code standards, ICC has developed a certification program through which building inspection professionals can test and earn nationally recognized certifications.  

Recognition is due to the Rockwall Building Inspection Department. The staff has earned many certifications through the International Code Council and because every staff member within the department has earned ICC certifications, the department has received an achievement recognition issued by ICC. The award recently received by the department recognizes our Building Inspection Department as 100% certified. Being awarded the 100% certified recognition acknowledges the professionalism of the entire department and reflects the high level of training, technical knowledge and competence of all members of our Building Inspection Staff.

Do you need a permit for that project?
If you are considering remodeling your home or business, adding an arbor or fence to your yard or a new roof or retaining wall, be sure you or your contractor applies for a building permit from the City of Rockwall first.  

Plumbing, mechanical or electrical work; irrigation systems, swimming pools or hot tubs; signs and banners; accessory buildings or demolitions; and driveways, patios, patio covers and decks also require building permits.

“Building codes are adopted and inspections completed to address safety issues and hopefully to avoid problems for our residents in the future,” Mr.Widmer, Building Official, noted.

To schedule an inspection, please click on the box below.

If you prefer to call in your inspection, call (972) 771-7760 
The inspection request lines are available 24 hours a day. Inspection requests received after 7:30 a.m. will be scheduled for the next business day.

Frequently Requested Reports
Listed below are the most frequently requested Buliding Inspection Reports.
This list will be updated on a monthly basis at the beginning of each month.

2016 Reports | 2015 Reports |2014 Reports | 2013 Reports | 2012 Reports | 2011 Reports

January February March April
1st - 15th
16th - 31st
1st - 15th
16th - 29th
1st - 15th
16th - 31st
1st - 15th
16th - 30th
May June July August
1st - 15th
September October November December




Permit Requirements
CO For Existing Buildings

CO For New Buildings
Commercial Finish-Out/Remodel
Commercial Permit
Permit Fee Schedule
Plumbing Permit
Residential Permit

Clean & Show
Backflow Prevention Assembly
Building Permit Application
Board of Adjustments
CO Application

Contractor Registration
Foundation Inspection
Protection Against Termites
House/Pool Alarm Certification