Effective March 1st the City of Waxahachie will be adopting the 2018 International Code Council Building Codes and the 2017 National Electric Code, with local amendments.  Any building plans submitted on or after March 1st must be designed to the standards associated with these codes.  The new building and electric codes incorporate the latest technology and building materials and provide for additional provisions and options not available under the City’s currently adopted codes.

Also effective March 1st the City of Waxahachie will adopt a new Building and Community Services Fee Schedule.  This new schedule will eliminate certain fees, while reducing and increasing others, in an effort to bring the costs associated with these fees more in line with neighboring municipalities.  Through the adoption of the new schedule, the City will begin to offer combination building inspections for the first time to streamline the overall inspection process.  In addition, all construction related fees will be incorporated into a single Chapter of the City Code of Ordinances (Chapter 11) for ease of use and reference.   Attached below is a summary sheet with the City’s updated fees. 

Should you have any questions or need any additional information concerning the adoption of the building codes or the updated fee schedule, please contact Assistant City Manager Tommy Ludwig at or at 469-309-4021.    

New Building Fee Schedule