Licenses, Building Permits, and Inspections

Application Instructions

To apply for a permit, license, or license renewal, please click the application from the list below. Submit the completed application to so that it can be processed. Include any required attachments including plans, trade licenses, etc. Each application lists the required attachments on the first page of the form. 

Once processed, you will receive an email with payment instructions if applicable. Please allow 1-2 business days for processing. 

For questions regarding plan submittal requirements, please email Meghan Riddlespurger at Include the property address and scope of work in your email.

Permits & Inspections

Click here to schedule an inspection.

Business Licenses

Home Occupation Business Permit Application (PDF)
Business licenses must be renewed annually. Applications can also be obtained at the Permits window in City Hall.

Certificates of Occupancy

Certificate of Occupancy Application (PDF).
These certificates are issued once but require annual inspections.

Contractor Registration

Contractor Registration Application (PDF)
Registration valid for one year.


Request an Inspection
For more information, visit our Inspections page.

Liquid Waste Hauling and Backflow Testing

These permits are issued through the City of Arlington.

Building Permits

View more information and links to building permit applications.

Can’t find the form you’re looking for?

All applications are also available at the Permits window in City Hall.
View all Available Applications  |  Submit a Question via Email

Schedule of Fees


Fees associated with licenses, permits, inspections, and all other administrative tasks are are listed in the Code of Ordinances, or the Fee Schedule (PDF).


  1.  The City of Kennedale operates under the following codes, approved by City Council on August 15, 2016, (Ordinance 603).

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