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Construction permits up during National Safety Month

TYLER, May 7, 2014-- May is National Building Safety Month and the City of Tyler is pleased to announce that building permits are up 15.1 percent from this time last year.

Not only are permits of all types (commercial and residential building, electrical, plumbing, etc.) increasing, but the number of inspections are on the rise as well.

“This rise in permits and inspections means a great boost for our local economy,” said Development Services Engineer Michael Wilson. “These homes and businesses bring in more jobs and area attractions.”

Building Safety Month brings attention to constructing safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient buildings and homes along with the important role code officials play in public building safety.

BI2There are weekly themes to broaden awareness of these issues.


  • May 5-11 - Keeping Fire in its Place
  • May 12-18 – Helping Homeowners Weather the Storm
  • May 19-25 – Surround Your Building with Safety
  • May 26-31 – Building a Brighter, More Efficient Tomorrow


Residents need to know that they should apply for a building permit when:


  • Constructing a building greater than 200 square feet in area
  • Installing new mechanical, electrical, and or plumbing systems
  • Putting up signage
  • Building at Lake Tyler
  • Pouring a new driveway
  • Building a swimming pool
  • Remodeling other than new finishes (wall and floor coverings, painting, etc.), and
  • Clearing or grading land


Permit applications can be found at www.CityofTyler.org on the Development Services page and in person at the Development Services office at 423 W. Ferguson.  Completed applications must be submitted to the office.

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