Patio Cover

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Patio Cover
Permit submittal requirements are as follows:

Provide completed permit application - Residential Building Permit Application and two sets of the following:

  • Plot plan of the property and proposed patio cover. Shade or cross hatch addition area and provide distances to property lines
  • Side view of the structure with information on the construction and how it will be supported. For pre-fabricated covers, submit the manufacturer’s specifications for the individual components
  • Foundation plan – lightweight patio covers may be supported with 3 ft. deep spot piers. All other patio covers must have the appropriate foundation meeting minimum specifications

The building permit must be approved and posted at the property prior to any work commencing. All contractors must be registered to perform work in the City of Richardson. If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact Building Inspection at 972-744-4195 or email your questions or concerns to Building Inspection. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.