City of White Oak

Building Permits & Inspections

The mission of the Building Inspection Department is to make sure that all buildings in the City of White Oak are as safe as possible for all citizens, to ensure that all citizens are treated with respect, and inspections are consistent and timely. Permits are required for new construction, remodeling, additions, plumbing, and electrical work. The City of White Oak values its residents and enforces the adopted building codes as a means to protect residents from substandard buildings.

The Building Inspection Department is responsible for enforcement of various City codes relating to construction of property within the White Oak city limits. Inspections are made to ensure compliance with city, state, and federal regulations regarding construction of residential and commercial property. The building inspector issues permits for construction, plumbing, electrical, sign installation, moving of homes, demolition, driveway approaches, swimming pools, and certificates of occupancy. The City of White Oak conducts inspections based on the following adopted codes:

  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2015 International Energy Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2017 National Electric Code
A change in occupancy of any building or structure is not allowed until a Certificate of Occupancy (also called a safety permit) has been issued by the building inspector or his/her designee according to Section 11 of the City of White Oak's Zoning Ordinance. This safety permit is required before electricity service is connected. This process is the way our citizens have a safe living environment and certifies the building is in compliance with the City's adopted building codes. The cost of the permit is $30. Contact Maureen Carrigan at City Hall for scheduling (903) 759-3936 or

An annual City registration is required by contractors wishing to obtain a permit, with the exception of plumbers (Note: Per Texas State Law, plumbing contractors are not required to register, but are still required to pull permits).

Permits are required in White Oak to build and/or remodel any structure.

  • Please check with City Hall before work begins to see if a permit is required
  • Codes are strictly enforced
  • Any change of occupancy must be reported to the City of White Oak
Inspection and permit forms and applications are available on the FORMS page.

Permit Fees
Building Permits
.10 of total sq. ft.
Minimum Building Permit Fee
Moving House or Storage Building
See Permit Application
Swimming Pool
See Permit Application
Mechanical Permit
See Permit Application
Driveway Approach
See Permit Application
See Permit Application
City of White Oak Registration
Safety Inspection

Blane Palmer

Building Inspector

Located at:
100 Church St.
White Oak, TX  75693
Phone:     (903)220-8262
Fax:           (903)297-3452

City of White Oak, Texas

Contact Information

City of White Oak
906 S. White Oak Road
White Oak, TX 75693

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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