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The Building Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The following codes were adopted by the City of Denison:
Contact the City of Denison Inspection Department by calling (903) 465-2720 If it is for a commercial building a electrical permit is required, an appointment will be necessary to check the electrical on the inside of the building. You will need to call your electric company to make an application, so they can tie the application and release together.
Yes, a permit is required for roll roofing, composition shingles, metal roofing, and hot tar roofing. If you have questions about hot tar roofing, please contact Fire Marshal John Weda at (903) 464-4427. All others questions should be directed to the Building / Inspections Department at (903) 465-2720.
Information can also be found in the Zoning Ordinance: Article V – Special Area Standards.
The following are needed to obtain a permit:
Normally three sets for commercial and two sets for new residential (1) One digital set is also required. Floor plans are required for all remodel and additions.
Permits will vary in cost according to type of application. Please refer to the fee schedule for further information.
The City of Denison accepts cash, check, and credit/debit cards.
Permits are good for one year (six months after inspection up to one full year).
Please call (903) 464-0173 to request an inspection. If you call before 10 a.m., the inspection will take place that same day. Calls received after 10 a.m. will be addressed the following day. Building inspectors will be in their offices to receive contractors between 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. daily.
Yes, a permit is required on all signs. Refer to the Code of Ordinances for more information. If you have any questions, call the Inspection Department at (903) 465-2720.
Yes. Requirements for restaurants and temporary vendors can be obtained from the Grayson County Health Department and Environmental Health Division by calling (903) 465-2878 ext. 241. Contact Fire Marshal John Weda by calling (903) 464-4427 for Fire Department requirements. A Certificate of Occupancy is required from the Inspection Department by calling (903) 465-2720.
Yes. A certificate of occupancy permit is required and must be applied for through the Inspection Department. If you have questions, call (903) 465-2720.
A temporary certificate of occupancy can be issued by the Inspection Department under certain conditions. For more information or if you have questions, please call (903) 465-2720.
It is inappropriate to contact the judge of the Municipal Court outside of the Municipal Court’s regular business hours. If you have any question about the pending trial, the availability of witnesses, or any matter pertinent in your case, you may contact the City Attorney's Office by calling (903) 465-2720 ext. 2442.
If you are interested in any vacant land owned by the City, please contact the City's Community Development Department at 500 W. Chestnut Street, Denison, Texas, 75020 (second floor at City Hall) or by telephone at (903) 465-2720 ext. 2466. Please be ready to provide a street address or County Appraisal District Identification number at the time of your inquiry to the City. The City has no obligation to entertain request to purchase City owned land. Nonetheless, if the City wishes to entertain a request to purchase land, it must follow procedures set out in the Texas Local Government Code governing sales of real property by municipalities. Upon receipt of your inquiry, the City will conduct an internal review to determine whether the property may be needed for future projects or whether the property is unneeded surplus property. If City staff determines that the property is suitable for disposition, it will seek authorization from the Denison City Council to advertise the property for sale to the highest bidder. The City Council reserves the right to accept the highest bid or reject all bids.
If you have general questions about the applicability of any zoning regulations to your property, you may contact the City's Planning and Zoning Department at City Hall, 500 W. Chestnut St., Denison, Texas, 75020 or by telephone at (903) 465-2720 ext. 2467.
After hours, you may call the Police Department's non-emergency number at (903) 465-2720 ext. 5105.
If you will let the City Attorney's Office know the date, time, and location of the activity, then we will inform the Police Department that there will be an activity and that you intend to abide by these guidelines.
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The offices of human resource, code enforcement and building, along with the Water Department are located in the City Hall Annex at:430 W. Chestnut St.Denison, TX 75020
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Judson Rex is the city manager. His service to the city began October 5, 2015. He is responsible for the administration of all city affairs placed in his charge by the City Charter and reports to the City Council.
A phone call to the City Secretary's Office at (903) 464-4441 can also guide you to your polling place. This information will also be published in the Herald Democrat preceding each election. All early voting will precede election day voting for two weeks preceding election day, and will be held on the first floor of City Hall located at:500 W. Chestnut St.Denison, TX 75020
The maximum amount that can be spent on a project is $3,500. There are limited areas that can be addressed under emergency rehabilitation such as gas leaks, broken water pipes, some sewer problems, and heating issues. The maximum amount that can be spent on emergency projects is $1,000.
The location of the house determines what funds will be used to demolish the structure. The length of time from posting to demolition varies greatly due to a number of circumstances. The most time consuming task is to contact all of the people who might have an ownership in the property and have them sign a release to demolish the house. This task alone can take up to six months or more.
You will need to know the date and time of the fire and the correct address where the incident occurred. There is a $5 charge for each record. Cash, checks, and money orders are accepted. For more information about fire reports, please call the Fire Department at (903) 464-4427.
Officer hours are M, T, T and F from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Because of the potential for damage to vehicles, the Police Department does not open locked vehicles under any other circumstances. A locksmith is your best alternative.
Fingerprints are performed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The cost is $10 per card and you must supply your own fingerprint card.
You may call the animal shelter at (903) 465-4714. Animal Control Information
Copies of these reports will be made available according to the guidelines of the State of Texas Public Information Act. There is no charge for reports.
There are two drop boxes. One is located at the drive-through on the east side of the building. The other drop box is located at the entrance to the east parking lot off of Chestnut Street. Attach your stub to your payment for posting purposes. Payment should be in the form of check or money order. Please do not place cash in the drop box.
Sewer on commercial customer accounts is based on water usage each month.
Example: The usage on your September 2014 bill was 3,800 cubic feet or 28,428 gallons (3,800 x 7.481 = 28,428).
As you know, the City experienced an exceptionally wet spring and early summer. Over 30 inches of rain fell between May and July. However, less than ½ inch of rain fell on the City in August. As a result, many residents did not start watering their yards until August, which means that if you water your yard, your water usage increased dramatically in August which is reflected on your September bill. During a normal year, water usage from outside watering will increase gradually usually beginning in May or June and peak in July or August.