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Utilities Serving the City of Nevada

Following are the primary utilities serving the City of Nevada

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ELECTRICITY

Electric is deregulated, and you may use anyone that services the area.

Your electric provider may require verification from the city before they will activate your electric service. If you are informed you need such a notification, please email citysecretary@cityofnevadatx.org or call (972) 853-0027 to speak with Judy Hill (City Secretary).

Natural Gas

Atmos Energy

P.O. Box 650205
Dallas, Texas 75265-0205

(800) 460-3030

https://atmosenergy.com/

Water

Nevada Special Utility District

108 N. Warren Street

P.O. Box 442
Nevada, TX 75173

(972) 843-2608

http://nevadawater.org/

Telephone and Internet Service

Refuse Service

Barnes Waste Disposal Services

(972) 396-1139

http://barneswds.com/

Contractor Registration

The City of Nevada takes a proactive position in the enforcement and regulation of our City's Ordinances. General contractors, building contractors, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical contractors must register with the City of Nevada prior to receiving any permits or performing any related work within the City of Nevada. Plumbing and electrical contractors must show a valid license for their trades at the time of registration. All registrations expire one year from the date of its submission. No permit is required at this time for irrigation, but you must provide a copy of the backflow test to the city.

Please ensure any contractor or subcontractor you utilize in the City of Nevada is properly registered with the City.

If you are in doubt or just have questions, contact City Hall from this website or call us at (972) 853-0027.

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Residential Building Permit Requirements

(Including outbuildings and accessory buildings)

The City of Nevada has adopted the 2003 International Building Code and the 2005 International Electric Code. We require contractors and subcontractors, including trades, to be registered with the City (see contractor registration).

Applications for Residential Building Permits must include:

  • 1 A completed City of Nevada Permit Application*; and
  • 2 Three (3) sets of printed Blueprints** to include foundation plans, plot plans, engineer approval letter, energy code compliance report (11 in. x 17 in. or larger paper); and
  • 3 One (1) PDF set of Blueprints to include foundation plans, plot plans, engineer approval letter, energy code compliance report.

For calculating building valuations, the city uses the most current International Code Council Building Valuation Data (formerly the Southern Building Code Congress International Inc.)

* Before a permit will be issued, the contractor must completely fill out the application, list all subcontractors, be current on all fees, and all subs must be registered with the City.

**Depending on size, some outbuildings and accessory buildings may not require all of the items listed for Blueprints.

Commercial Permit Requirements

The City of Nevada has adopted the 2003 International Building Code and the 2005 International Electric Code. We require contractors and subcontractors, including trades, to be registered with the City (see contractor registration).

Applications for Commercial Building Permits must include:

  • 1 A completed City of Nevada Permit Application*; and
  • 2 One (1) PDF set of construction plans; and
  • 3 Three (3) sets of printed construction plans (please print on 24 in. x 36 in. paper); and
  • 4 Three (3) sets of Landscape plans (please print on 24 in. x 36 in. paper); and
  • 5 One (1) set of site plans (please print on 24 in. x 36 in. paper).
  • 6 A stormwater drainage study may be required.

For calculating building valuations, the city uses the most current International Code Council Building Valuation Data (formerly the Southern Building Code Congress International Inc.)

* Before a permit will be issued, the contractor must completely fill out the application, list all subcontractors, be current on all fees, and all subs must be registered with the City.

Other Permit Requirements

The City of Nevada requires a permit for many other activities, including but not limited to:

  • Fences
  • Underground sprinklers
  • Swimming pools
  • Flatwork (concrete)
  • Electrical work
  • Plumbing work
  • Retaining walls
  • Most dirt work that would alter the flow of water on or off your property
  • Garage sales
  • Door to door solicitors
  • Block parties
  • Parades
  • Street closures

There are significant fees and possible fines for starting work without obtaining the proper permits. If you are in doubt or just have questions, contact City Hall at (972) 853-0027.

City Forms and Applications

Following are the forms for use by homeowners, builders, contractors, or others wishing to do business with the city.

If there is a specific form you do not see listed, please contact City Hall. We will make every attempt to accommodate your requests as quickly as possible.

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