Building & Municipal Codes

Adopted Codes


Effective May 23, 2019 Lake Dallas Adopted the:
  • International Building Code 2018 Edition
  • International Energy Conservation Code 2018 Edition
  • International Fire Code 2018 Edition
  • International Fuel Gas Code 2018 Edition
  • International Mechanical Code 2018 Edition
  • International Plumbing Code 2018 Edition
  • International Residential Code 2018 Edition
  • National Electrical Code 2017 Edition (this includes the NCTCOG and Lake Cities Fire Department amendments) 

Lake Dallas Municipal Code


Safeguarding Public Health, Safety & General Welfare


The City has adopted the Lake Dallas Municipal Code and International Building Code in order to establish minimum requirements needed to safeguard the public health, safety, and general welfare of its citizens. This is accomplished through:
  • Adequate light and ventilation
  • Egress facilities
  • Energy conservation
  • Safety to life and property from fire and other hazards
  • Sanitation
  • Stability
  • Structural strength
Therefore, the City of Lake Dallas requires the building permits when construction work is performed within the City limits.


For More Information


Whenever considering a property project, residents should contact the Community Development Department to see if a permit is needed when this work is performed. You may contact Community Development at 940-497-2226, ext. 110.