Building Permits and Inspections

A Building Permit is required for any
alteration or construction work.

The City of Mount Vernon uses the 2015 Building Codes and 2017 Electrical Codes.

Before a building permit will be issued the City of Mount Vernon must approve all plans and documents related to the permit application.

All Contractors performing work within the City of Mount Vernon's jurisdiction must be registered with the City and provide proof of commercial general liability insurance for claims of property damage or bodily injury.

Any structural change within the City of Mount Vernon will require a building permit.

Permit Submittal

The permit documents and fees will be submitted to the City.  Submittal documents should be complete to expedite plan review and permit issuance.

Plan Review

The City of Mount Vernon will be conducting residential and commercial plan reviews.  The City of Mount Vernon will contact the applicant if revisions are needed. You may contact The City of Mount Vernon Building Inspector for the status of your permit at (903) 537-2252 or (903) 573-2937.

Inspection Requests

Please contact the City of Mount Vernon to request inspections.  Our Building Inspector can assist you. 

    City Hall      (903) 537-2252
    Inspection    (903) 573-2937

PERMITS can be e-mail back to:

Permits may be paid in the form of cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card. Mail to City of Mt. Vernon, P.O. Box 597, Mount Vernon, TX 75457 or in person at 109 N. Kaufman St., Mount Vernon, TX. To pay over the phone contact Government Payment Services at 1-888-604-7888 to pay with a credit or debit card. For account # insert "Permit Fees", the pay location number is 7646 or you may visit their website and pay online at

Misc. Permits