Building Inspection


Through the issuance of building permits and certificates of occupancy, the Building Inspections Division ensures that all structures within the city of Forney conform to adopted and accepted building codes and standards, ensuring the health, safety and welfare of the public through comprehensive reviews and inspections of all residential and commercial projects.


The City of Forney has implemented the online software program MyGov. You can apply for permits, register as a contractor,  pay fees,  and see the status of  projects through MyGov. Set up your MyGov account by becoming a Collaborator. If needed, you contact MyGov support by calling  866-332-4558, ext. 1 or email Support


Building permits must be obtained prior to making any improvements or alterations to a property. All permits can be applied for online through MyGov. If you are needing assistance with MyGov, check out the tutorial at the bottom of the page or view the video here. Please contact us with any questions regarding the permit process.

Contractor Registration

Contractors must be registered with the City in order to obtain a permit. Registration may be completed online through MyGov. For instructions on how to register, please view the following video: MyGov Contractor Tutorial. This tutorial video is also located at the bottom of the page. Please contact us with questions regarding the Contractor Registration process. 


All inspections must be requested by calling 972-552-6655.


The Building Inspections Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of building codes, fire codes, and food establishment permits including mobile vendors and special events involving the representative operation and distribution of food-related products.

This is accomplished through review of permit applications and plans, inspections of permitted construction and enforcement of energy and life health safety codes.

The Building Inspections Department is responsible for:

  • Continuing the improvement of the development process from the early planning stages through review, permitting, construction, and completion
  • Ensuring compliance with the adopted building codes and city ordinances
  • Providing assistance, responses, and clarifications on all building, health, and life safety code questions
  • Reviewing all construction plans in a timely manner
  • Working with the development community through the review and permitting process