Do I need a permit to demolish interior walls, a portion of a structure, or the entire structure?

Yes. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) requires that, before renovation or demolition work begins, an asbestos survey must be conducted by an individual who has been accredited to safely and accurately collect representative samples. Contact the local DSHS office for assistance at 325-795-5863, or visit the Department of State Health Services website.

The City of Abilene's Asbestos Survey Verification form (PDF) must be submitted to obtain a permit.

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1. Why are construction permits required?
2. When is a permit required?
3. Is a permit required for construction of a carport?
4. Is a permit required for construction of a fence?
5. Is a permit required for re-roofing a house?
6. Is a permit required for construction of a storage building?
7. Is a permit required for construction of a water heater?
8. Is a permit required for construction of a wooden deck?
9. When does a permit expire?
10. Can I obtain a permit to do electrical work at my own house?
11. Do I need a permit to demolish interior walls, a portion of a structure, or the entire structure?
12. What will happen if work requiring a permit is performed without contractor or owner first obtaining a permit?
13. How can I find out if a contractor is registered with the City of Abilene?
14. How do I become established as a contractor in Abilene?
15. How can I get a fire Certificate of Occupancy?
16. How do I establish wastewater service?
17. How do I get a service connection to a City sewer main?
18. What are the steps for a fire plan review?
19. What is a construction inspection?
20. How do I schedule an inspection?
21. Who performs inspections?
22. How long are house plans kept on file?
23. What construction codes does the City of Abilene currently use?
24. Which permits do I need to install a mobile home in Abilene?
25. Who do I call to have underground lines marked before I start to dig on my property?