Building Services Metrics
Building Services manages and coordinates the plan review, permitting, and inspection of private construction projects in accordance with the City of Lewisville ordinances and adopted Building Codes. This division also manages contractor registrations, certificates of occupancy, special event permits, and alcohol permits.
All Permits Issued
in the Past 365 Days
The pie chart to the left shows the percentage of permits issued in the past rolling 365 days by permit type. Building Services issues thousands of building permits each year, and it's interesting to note which permit types are most popular.
This chart is constantly changing as issuance trends ebb and flow.
New Residential Construction
The chart to the left compares new residential permit issuance trends of the current fiscal year against the previous fiscal year. Lewisville has a robust residential construction market with over 20 subdivisions under active construction.
The spike at the beginning of FY22 is due to the annexation of Castle Hills, during which Building Services inherited all Castle Hills permits.
This chart updates daily.
The chart to the left compares commercial permit issuance trends of the current fiscal year against the previous fiscal year and includes new construction, alterations, multifamily projects, and shell buildings. These trends could be indicative of the overall construction market in Lewisville and developer confidence in the overall economy.
This chart updates daily.
Standalone Trade Permit Trends
When scoped within a greater construction project, new construction and alteration permits cover trade work. However, standalone trade permits make up a large proportion of all the permits issued by Building Services. Standalone mechanical permits include HVAC repairs, electrical permits include panel replacements, and plumbing permits include line repairs and water heater replacements.
Permit Review Times
These review times reflect the average number of business days for one round of plan review, based on the last 30 working days. The calculation starts when the application enters the Plans Examiner's queue and ends when the application leaves their queue.
Some permit applications may require multiple rounds of plan review.
Special Event Permits
The chart to the left shows the issuance trends of special event permits over the last five fiscal years. You can clearly see the drastic decrease in special events in FY20, undoubtedly due to COVID-19. Permit issuance has increased since but has yet to reach pre-pandemic levels.
The chart to the left superimposes building permit inspection trends for the past three fiscal years. Inspection trends tend to complement permit issuance trends, but they can also be impacted by an increase in the number of large-scale projects. Large-scale projects, such as any new construction or multifamily project, require longer and more frequent building inspections.
Commercial v Residential Inspections
As you can see from the chart to the right, residential inspections make up a majority of inspection workloads and heavily influence the annual trend seen above. High subdivision construction activity is most likely the driver of residential inspection trends. New residential permits, one of the most popular permit types currently, require about 18 inspections each and are typically coupled with irrigation and fence permits.
Top Inspections Types Performed
The chart to the left shows the top 20 most popular building inspections performed in the last rolling 365 days. The (R) and (C) designations indicate whether the inspection is for a residential or commercial project. As expected, residential inspections top the chart and are most likely driven by Lewisville's high degree of subdivision development.
Before receiving a building permit, all contractors must be registered with the City. All registrations must be renewed annually. The chart to the right shows the number of contractor registrations completed in the last two fiscal years.
Registration applies to:
Customer Service Inspectors
Staffing Levels per Division
Most metrics are updated daily.