Permits are required for nearly all improvements done to a residential or commercial property. Fences, driveways, roofing, swimming pools, as well as any electrical, mechanical, plumbing or general construction of a structure requires a building permit. A structure includes the main building as well as accessory buildings such as a storage unit, gazebo, etc.
The dismantling of a structure also requires a permit – a demolition permit. Nearly any commercial dismantling or remodeling will also require an Asbestos Survey (required by the State of Texas).