Code Department

Take a look at our pages in this section for information you may be seeking. If you can't locate an answer and would like to speak to a Code Enforcement Officer please feel free to call or send an email. Officers may be out of the office on an inspection, if so, please leave a message and they will get back with you when they are available.


Request a Permit

By Phone: Please call the permit clerk at 806-244-5511, ext. 3213 to request a permit.

By Email: Please email the permit clerk. You should get a reply within 24 hours, usually within 3 hours during the workday.

Notice - Licensing

Only licensed plumbers and electricians can do work on a property that is not your homestead. It is illegal for anyone without an electrician's or plumber's license to do electrical work or plumbing on a property that is not their homestead.


Contractors must be registered with the city of Dalhart. Please email the clerk if you wish to register your company. Cost - $100 per year

Application Form

Access the Permit Application (PDF)

  1. Permit Fees
  2. Carports
  3. Manufactured Homes
  4. Remodel
  5. Roofs

Building Permits

New Residential - Cost is $ .15 Square Foot (100. 00 minimum)

New Commercial - Cost is $ .20 Square Foot (200.00 minimum)

Plans must be submitted to the Inspector either in person at City Hall or via email. Plans must be compliant with the 2015 International Building Codes.

Visit the International Code Council Building Code page to learn more.

Carport Permits

Cost is $40. See Carports tab for regulations regarding carports.


Cost of inspections are as follows:

New Residential: $30 plus $1 per opening (First 10 are free)

New Commercial: $50 plus $1 per opening (cap 250 openings)

Payment for inspections is due at the time a permit is issued.

Fence Permits

Cost is $25. See Fences tab for regulations regarding fences.


HVAC - $35 + $10 for each additional unit


New Residential: $60 plus $2 per fixture

New Commercial: $80 plus $2 per fixture;

 Over 10 fixtures $150

Plumbing permit: $30 (includes gas line, sewer line, water line replacement and pools)

Sewer tap: $65

Sprinkler: $50

Dig fee: $50 dirt, asphalt and concrete $100 minimum plus $3 a square foot

Roof Permits

Residential Cost is $30,

Commercial Cost is $50.

 At this time shingles cannot be taken to the Dalhart Landfill. Amarillo's landfill is accepting them. Please see Roofs tab for regulations regarding roofing.