Installation Permit (PDF)
Installation Permit (E-sign)
Download the Installation Permit for fences, utility sheds, decks, patios, pergolas, hot tubs, roofing, awnings, and similar structures. Also use the Installation Permit for signs, pressurized irrigation, or home appliances that require gas, electricity, or water connections. Please submit a site plan with the application.
An installation permit is required to ensure, among other things, that the set-back and height requirements are met. If inspections are required, you will be notified by the city, as various types of installations require a building permit.
Refer to the City Code for zoning regulations concerning these types of supplementary development projects. Within the City Code select Chapter 10, Title 5, Item 29.
Home Appliance Installation
An installation permit is required to ensure that the electrical, plumbing, and gas connection standards are met. Submit the permit for furnaces, air conditioners, dishwashers, water softeners, water heaters, etc., to the Building Department.
A Building Permit and two sets of plans are required for installation of solar panels.
Most properties in the City of Cedar Hills have at least a five-foot easement around the perimeter of the lot. Some properties may have larger easements, and some easements may have special restrictions. Before installing landscaping, constructing a fence or a retaining wall, etc., you should contact the city’s Zoning Department to obtain a free permit for such items. The permit allows the city's code enforcement official to review and approve the proposal based on any restrictions, limitations, or easements.
Typically, only concrete pads and fences are permitted to be constructed over easements, but should be done only after a permit has been approved. The location of a retaining wall needs to be carefully reviewed to ensure that it can be approved in the desired location. If retaining walls are constructed within a utility easement area without the proper permit, the homeowner may be responsible for all costs to restore the area in the event that the easement must be accessed. Play it safe and apply for an installation permit. If you have further questions concerning this or other issues, please contact the Zoning Department or the code enforcement officer.
- Installation Permit (pdf)
- Fencing Ordinance, Corner Lot Drawing, Street /Parkway Fence Overlay Map (Select Title 10, Chapter 5, Item 18: Fences)
- Tree List
Complete the installation permit and return it with a site plan to the city. The site plan must contain the following:
- Lot dimensions drawn to scale.
- Footprint of home and any other structures (shed, fire hydrants, mail boxes, etc.),
- Location of the proposed fence, including materials to be used and height of fence.
NOTE: The Cedars subdivision has its own design guidelines for fencing. These guidelines can be found in the CCR’s for the subdivision.
Connection to Pressurized Irrigation
The Installation Permit and Connection Agreement are required documents for the pressurized irrigation connection process. These, along with a PI packet, which contains instructions for connecting to the system, can be obtained at the city office, or can be downloaded as follows: