Commercial Modification

Commercial Modification Permits are required for:

  • New Business Tenant Improvements.
  • Modifications to existing commercial buildings.

Commercial Modification Permits are not required for:

  • Interior and exterior decorating, example: carpet, painting, floors, cabinets, shelves, etc.

If a Commercial Modification permit is required, this guide may help you through the permit process. A Flow Chart is also available for your assistance.

A Commercial Permit Package consists of:

  • One Commercial Modification Permit Application
  • Two floor plans
  • Two drawings of modification (If awning, need size of awning)
  • Two energy calculations if necessary (When adding square footage to building, the calculations are just for that area)
  • One copy of your City Business License receipt

Preparing the documents

  1. Print off or pick up a Commercial Modification Permit Application. Fill out all information and sign application.
  2. When plans are drawn by:
    1. Architect or Engineer – Plans must be wet stamped and signed on every page.
    2. Contractor – Plans must list contractor information and be signed on every applicable page.

Submitting the Application

  1. Bring the Commercial Modification Permit Package to the Mesquite Building Department, located in City Hall at 10 E. Mesquite Blvd.
  2. A $75.00 submittal fee must be paid when application is submitted. This fee will be applied to the permit.
  3. Plan review time is approximately 10-21 working days each time the application is submitted. Complete and accurate plans will shorten the time needed for review and resubmittal.

Corrections and Resubmitting

  1. If corrections are needed on the plans, the plan reviewer will call for you to pick up the plans. Plan Review Comments will be with the plans listing the corrections needed.
  2. Make the corrections and resubmit a full Commercial Modification Permit Package, Comment Sheet, and Sign-Off Sheet. No further payment is needed for resubmittal.

Picking up the Approved Permit

  1. The Permit Technician will call when the permit is approved and tell you if additional fees are required.
  2. Come in to the Mesquite Building Department and pay additional fees, if any. You will be given a copy of the permit, an approved set of plans, an inspection card and your receipt.
  3. If you are not sure of what inspections will be required, talk to the Permit Technician before you leave.

What’s the Next Step?

Click here for instructions on scheduling inspections.