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Building and Community Services

Building and Community Services is committed to providing outstanding service to the City of Waxahachie through cooperative efforts that contribute to the long-term and immediate quality of life in our community. Services offered include building inspection, plan review, permitting, facility maintenance, code enforcement, health inspection, and waste disposal.

NEW 06/26/24 Grease Interceptor Sizing and Design Criteria guide document available

As of 6/11/24, The City Utilities Department has published a guide document regarding sizing and design of grease interceptors. This guide document is available here. All commercial food establishment permit submittals shall be required to meet the requirements of this document. Please familiarize yourself with these requirements prior to permit submittal.

NEW 05/21/24 Adoption of the 2021 International Codes and the 2020 National Electrical Code by the City of Waxahachie

On May 20th, 2024 the City of Waxahachie has adopted the 2021 International Codes and the 2020 National Electrical Code with an effective date of June 1st, 2024.
Any plan sets and permits submitted on or after June 1st, 2024 will need to be designed to and show compliance with the 2021 International Codes and the 2020 National Electrical Code.

NEW 05/17/2024 Notice regarding backflow assembly testing

Irrigation permits now require that the backflow assembly test report be completed in the Vepo Envirotrax system.
When the test report is completed in the Vepo system, please send an email to bcservices@waxahachie.com stating the test report has been uploaded. This email needs to include the permit number and the address in the subject line. Once test report has be verified in the system by City staff the irrigation final inspection will be scheduled.

Backflow Assembly Testing

The City of Waxahachie has partnered with Vepo, LLC to allow for online submission of Backflow Prevention Assembly Test and Maintenance Reports through the Envirotrax® system. All testing information is entered directly by the tester into the online password-protected system provided by Vepo, LLC. Testers will no longer be able to submit paper test reports directly to the City.

All fees associated with testing of backflow assemblies will be paid through the Vepo Envirotrax system.

Finding or Becoming a Registered Tester

All Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers (BPATs) are required to register with Vepo, LLC. Upon registration and verification of license, insurance and test for accuracy reports, the tester will be added to the approved list of Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers. Backflow prevention assemblies on fire protection sprinkler systems are required by the State Fire Marshal to be tested and/or repaired by a BPAT who is a full‐time employee of a fire protection sprinkler company that is licensed with the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Try Our New Citizen Self-Service (CSS) Portal

The City has a new online portal for electronic plan review and permits.

To enhance customer experience for submitting plans and obtaining permits, some of the key features include the ability to:

  • Submit Applications and Payments Electronically
  • Schedule Inspections Online
  • Track the Status of Permits in Real Time
  • Submit Plans and Receive Comments Electronically 

Use the Link below to access the online portal. 

CSS Portal Resource Materials:
Citizen Self Service(CSS) Portal Flyer
CSS Portal FAQs