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You can contact the Planning Services Department at 817.410.3155 with the legal description of your property or view our GIS map online. Additional details here: https://grapevinegis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=00580195730542d486d4a5fe6ad79f2e
After determining the zoning of your property, the zoning regulations can be found online or you can contact the Planning Services Department at 817.410.3155. http://www.grapevinetexas.gov/154/Zoning-Ordinance
Residentially zoned property - It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, partnership, association of person, owner, agent, occupant, or anyone having supervision or control of any lot, tract, parcel of land or portion thereof, occupied or unoccupied, located within any residentially zoned district within the corporate limits of the city, which as been developed, and all properties contiguous to and/or within 100 feet of such developed properties within the corporate limits of the city, to suffer or permit grass, weeds, or any plant that is not cultivated to grow in, along, upon or across the sidewalk in the area between the property line and the curbline, or within the area ten feet beyond the property line to a height greater than six inches on an average. Code Enforcement 817-410-3159 or 817-410-3124.
Chapter 12, Health and Sanitation Section 12-111, Weeds, trash, brush and other unsi
(b) Public property and public right-of-way: A junked vehicle as defined herein, or a part thereof, found on public property or on a public right-of-way shall be and hereby is deemed a public nuisance. Notice of not less than ten days, mailed by certified or registered mail with a five day return requested, shall be given to the last known registered owner of the junked motor vehicle, any lien holder of record and the owner or occupant of the premises adjacent to the public property or the public right-of-way whereupon such public nuisance exists. Such notice shall state the nature of the public nuisance on the public property or public right-of-way and that it must be removed and abated within ten days, and further that a request for a hearing upon such removal and abatement must be made before the expiration of said ten days period. If the notice is returned undelivered by the United States Post Office, official action to abate said nuisance shall be continued to a date not less than ten days from the date of such return. Code Enforcement 817-410-3159 or 817-410-3124
Chapter 12, Health and Sanitation
Section 12-124, Procedure for abating and removing
Boat/RV/Trailer Permit Application
The Building Department also has amendments to these codes. These are available on our website, or may be picked up at the Building Department 817-410-3165.
Additionally, the Building Department enforces the provisions contained in the City of Grapevine Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, and the City of Grapevine Code of Ordinances.
Building Inspections 817-410-3165 or
Chapter 7 BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION
Sidewalks and Drive Approaches Application Building Inspections
State law regulates handicapped accessibility. All work falling under the scope of the Texas Accessibility Standards must be reviewed/inspected by a State licensed accessibility contractor. It is the owner/architect/project manager’s responsibility to secure the services of the State licensed contractor. The City will require verification to be submitted, showing compliance with State law. As a courtesy, the City can provide a list of inspectors who perform this service.Mailing Address: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. BOX 12157, Austin, Texas 78711Telephone: 512.463.6599 | Toll-Free (in Texas) 800.803.9202 | Fax 512.475.2871Relay Texas-TDD 800.735.2989
Mailing Address: State Energy Conservation Office, 111 East 17th Street, #1114, Austin, Texas 78701 Telephone: 512-463-1931 FAX: 512-475-2569
State Energy Conservation Office
TYPE OF PERMIT TURN AROUND TIME Simple trade permit (water heater, air conditioner change out, electrical repairs, etc) Same day Residential storage buildings and fences 1 working day New single family residential, residential additions and remodels, signs 3 working days Commercial alterations 10 working days New commercial buildings 15 working days
Building Inspections 817.410.3165
Foundation requirements Building Permit application Building Inspections 817.410.3165
Building: 1. One-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet (11.15m2) require permits, but are exempt from permit fees.
2. Oil derricks.
3. Retaining walls which are not over 4 feet (1219 mm) in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge or impounding Class I, II or III-A liquids.
4. Water tanks supported directly on grade if the capacity does not exceed 5,000 gallons (18 925 L) and the ratio of height to diameter or width does not exceed 2 to 1.
5. Sidewalks and driveway not more than 30 inches (762 mm) above grade and not over any basement or story below and which are not part of an accessible route.
6. Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work.
7. Temporary motion picture, television and theater stage sets and scenery.
8. Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a Group R-3 occupancy, as applicable in Section 101.2, which are less than 24 inches (610 mm) deep, do not exceed 5,000 gallons (18 925 L) and are installed entirely above ground.
9. Swings and other playground equipment.
10. Window awnings supported by an exterior wall which do not project more than 54 inches (1372 mm) from the exterior wall and do not require additional support of Group R-3, as applicable in Section 101.2, and Group U occupancies.
11. Movable cases, counters and partitions not over 5 feet 9 inches (1753mm) in height.
ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL Sec. 7-1. Building code--Adopted.
Electrical: Repairs and maintenance: A permit shall not be required for minor repair work, including the replacement of lamps or the connection of the approved portable electrical equipment to approved permanently installed receptacles.
Gas: 1. Portable heating, cooking or clothes drying appliances.
2. Replacement of any minor part that does not alter approval of equipment or make such equipment unsafe.
3. Portable fuel cell appliances that are not connected to a fixed piping system and are not interconnected to a power grid.
Mechanical: 1. Portable heating appliance.
2. Portable ventilation appliances.
3. Portable cooling unit.
4. Steam, hot or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment regulated by this code.
5. Replacement of any minor part that does not alter approval of equipment or make such equipment unsafe.
6. Portable evaporative cooler.
7. Self-contained refrigeration systems containing 10 pounds (4.54 kg) or less of refrigerant or that are actuated by motors of 1 horsepower (746 W) or less.
8. Portable fuel cell appliances that are not connected to a fixed piping system and are not interconnected to a power grid.
However, if you have any questions at all as to whether your project requires a permit, please do not hesitate to contact the Building Department 817.410.3165.
The City of Grapevine allows home businesses on a very limited basis. The ordinance defines customary home occupation as:
CUSTOMARY HOME OCCUPATION shall mean an occupation customarily carried on in the home by a member of the occupant's family provided that:
(a)The home occupation shall be clearly secondary to the residential use of the dwelling and there may be no evidence of the home occupation visible to the neighborhood. (b) There shall be no structural alteration to the premises/building or any of its rooms, which changes the residential character of the dwelling. (c) There shall be no installation of machinery or additional equipment other than customary to household operations. (d) No person other than a member of the family of the owner or the resident of the dwelling shall be employed or work in such home occupation and such employees must also be occupants of the residence. (e) A home occupation may not create noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors, or electrical interference which is detectable off of the premises, and may not cause visual or audible interference in radio or television receivers or fluctuations in line voltage off of the premises. (f) A home occupation must be carried on wholly within the principal dwelling, and not in an accessory building. (g) No signs or displays advertising the home occupation may be placed on the property where the home occupation is conducted. (h) Any activity conducted on the premises shall be of such a nature as to not appreciably increase the vehicular traffic or pedestrian activity in the neighborhood, and shall not encourage queues, browsing of displays, or any similar activity. (i) Outside storage of merchandise or equipment is prohibited. (j) Parking for the home occupation must be provided on a paved surface off of the street and not in a required front yard. (k) A customary home occupation shall not include the physical or medical treatment of persons or animals, retail sales, business services, barbershops, beauty shops, dance studios, carpenter shops, electrical shops, plumber shops, radio shops, auto repairing or painting, furniture repairing, or sign painting. (l) Sales of motor vehicles shall be limited to a maximum of two vehicles per calendar year.
No, a temporary use permit for outside sales and display can only be issued to a business owner with a currently approved certificate of occupancy. Contact Planning Services at 817.410.3155.
Yes, a building permit is required. Two copies of a site plan showing the location of the tent and a flame retardant certificate are required. Building Inspections 817.410.3165. Depending on your use, a temporary use permit may also be required. New Submission (mccicloud.io) Planning and Zoning 817.410.3155.
Yes, however you must adhere to the guidelines in the Code of Ordinance.
Chapter 6 Animals and Fowl
Sec. 6-1 Definitions - Fowl: A bird of the order Galiformes, which can be used as food. This term includes but is not limited to the common domesticated chicken, duck, geese, turkey, quail, dove, and pheasant.
Sec. 6-2. - Livestock and fowl.
(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor any fowl within the city in any pen, shed, coop or enclosure, if any part of such enclosure or structure is within 50 feet of any residence, business or commercial establishment or office (other than the owner's), school, hospital or nursing home.
(e) It shall be unlawful for any owner of any animal to maintain yards, pens, kennels, stables, sheds, coops or other enclosures in which such animals are confined in such a manner as to emit odors offensive to any person's ordinary sensibilities residing in the vicinity, or to breed or attract flies, mosquitoes or other noxious insects or rodents, or in any manner to endanger the public health, safety or welfare, or to create a public nuisance.
Public Housing was established by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. The Housing Authority receives a subsidy from HUD to assist with the management and maintenance of the units.
The rent is based on approximately 30 percent of the household income or a Flat Rent (resident’s choice).
W. Texas Street has 19 elderly and disabled units consisting of eight efficiencies, 10 one-bedroom, and one handicap two-bedroom units.
Starnes / Brewer has nine family units consisting of six two-bedroom and one handicap two-bedroom located on N. Starnes, and two three-bedroom units located on Brewer.
S. Scribner has 10 family units consisting of eight two-bedroom and two three-bedroom units.
W. Worth has 40 elderly and disabled units consisting of 37 one-bedroom and three handicap one-bedroom units.
Applicants come to the top of the waiting list according to the preference ranking, date, and time of their application. Grapevine residents or individuals who work in Grapevine are given a higher preference. All who fall within the estimated income limits set forth by HUD annually are eligible. When your name reaches the top of the waiting list, you will be notified when a unit is available. At this time, your income, assets, criminal history, landlord, and personal references will be verified.
Two or more persons, who are not so related, but are regularly living together, and can verify shared income or resources who will live together in Authority housing
Elderly familyNear elderly familyDisabled familyDisplaced personSingle personThe remaining member of a tenant familyA foster care arrangementA kinship care management
Other persons, including members temporarily absent (e.g., a child temporarily placed in foster care or a student temporarily away at college) may be considered a part of the applicant family’s household if they are living or will live regularly with the family. (24 CFR 5.403)
The City of Grapevine Historic Districts map shows the boundary of the Historic Township District, five local historic districts and individual residential and commercial historic landmarks. If your property is located within this area, it is in a historic district or is a landmark property.
In 1991, the City of Grapevine adopted an ordinance that created the city's Historic Preservation Commission and a Historic District Zoning (H-overlay) category. This ordinance enabled the creation of historic districts and landmarks.
The purpose of this overlay category is to protect our rich, unique, cultural and architectural heritage. Since 1992, additional preservation ordinances have been adopted creating specific historic districts and landmarks in the city.
The Grapevine Commercial Historic District was adopted in July and October 1992. The College Street Historic District was adopted in November 1993. The Historic Township District was adopted in March 1998. The Cotton Belt Railroad Historic District was adopted in January 2002. The West Wall Street Historic District was adopted in June 2004. The D. E. Box Addition Historic District was adopted in December 2011.
The Grapevine Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) serves the public both as a steward for these districts and as a facilitator to property owners of historic landmarks or in historic districts. It provides assistance, at no charge, to owners by helping them plan modifications they may be considering and guides owners through the application process necessary to implement those changes.
Yes, you can still make changes to your property. However, prior to any exterior alterations, demolition or new construction, a Certificate of Appropriateness must be approved. This is to ensure that proposed modifications be in keeping with the architectural character of the district or landmark and would include the following alterations: new exterior paint colors; changing doors and windows signs; adding / removing siding; light fixtures; landscaping; demolition; and new construction.
If you live in a home in the historic district, you may apply for a grant to receive up to $10,000 by contributing $5,000 to the rehabilitation of your house. If you do not live in your house, you can receive up to $5,000 for a $5,000 contribution towards rehabilitation.
A grant application package may be obtained from the Office of Historic Preservation at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Building, 636 South Main Street, or you may obtain a grant application by mail by requesting one from:Grapevine Township Revitalization Project, Inc.P.O. Box 95104Grapevine, TX 76099
In addition, you may contact the Office of Historic Preservation at 817.410.3197.
If you apply online, you can complete one application and apply for multiple positions at one time. However, you can only apply for the same job once a day.
City of Grapevine Library 1201 Municipal Way Grapevine, TX 76051 Hours of Operations: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The REC (formerly the Community Activity Center )1175 Municipal Way Grapevine, TX 76051 Hours of Operations: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – 5:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday – 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Log in to www.grapevinetexas.gov and go to the Human Resources Department. Click on the link Job Interest Cards and follow the directions to complete the notification request.
Instructions for Submitting Paper Applications.
Paper applications are accepted only for current job openings and are available in the Human Resources Department or by download from our website. Go to the City webpage www.grapevinetexas.gov then the Human Resources Department, and then Forms. Click on the application and print.
Paper applications may be mailed to:
City of Grapevine, Human Resources Dept.P.O. Box 95104Grapevine, TX 76099
or delivered in person to:
The City of Grapevine Human Resources Department Grapevine City Hall 200 South Main StreetGrapevine, Texas 76051
or faxed to (817) 410-3006.
Resumes do not serve as a substitute for a fully completed application. However, cover letters and resumes may be included with an application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Processing Applications for Employment.
Applications are issued and accepted for posted positions only.
Applications should be typed or printed (black or blue ink).
Applicants must complete a City of Grapevine application for which they have an interest and must include the title of the position on the application. THE EXACT JOB TITLE MUST BE SHOWN ON THE APPLICATION. (Exact job titles are listed on the Human Resources Department's home page of the City's website under Job Opportunities. The Job Opportunities bulletin is also posted in the Human Resources office in City Hall.)
The application must be completed entirely and all questions must be answered. If a question does not apply indicate “NA” for not applicable.
Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute for applications, but may be attached for additional information. Please do not write “see resume” as a substitute for completing any portion of the application.
Applications and attachments, once submitted, become the property of The City of Grapevine and will not be returned to the applicant.
After applications are submitted they are screened for minimum qualifications. Qualified applicants are referred to the hiring supervisor(s) who determine which applicants they will interview. If you submit a paper application, you may contact the Human Resources Department at (817) 410-3176 for the status of your paper application.
City of Grapevine Human Resources Dept. 200 South Main Street Grapevine, TX 76051 (817) 410-3176 Fax (817) 410-3006
For online applications, log onto www.governmentjobs.com and update your current application. You will need to reapply for the job to submit the updated application.
After applications are submitted, they are screened for minimum qualifications. Qualified applicants are referred to the appropriate departments. The hiring department determines which applicants they will interview. To check the status of your online application go to www.governmentjobs.com and enter your username and password, then click on your username at the top right corner. Click on ‘Applications & Status’ regarding the status of the position(s) for which you have applied.
Human Resources will forward qualified applications to the hiring department. After reviewing the applications, the hiring supervisor decides which applicants to call in for an interview.
Each department also selects the individual(s) who will conduct the actual interview. If you are contacted for an interview, you may inquire as to whom to send a cover letter to, or simply present one at the interview.
The City of Grapevine performs background checks on those individuals applying for safety or security sensitive positions as well as other individuals who work with the public. While a criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify you, failure to honestly answer questions about criminal convictions constitutes falsification of an application and will automatically disqualify you from consideration by the City of Grapevine now and in the future. Therefore, you need to be sure you honestly and thoroughly complete all questions about criminal convictions.
If you do not have a library card, you can get a free guest pass at the reference desk that will provide access to the public computers.
Other microfilmed newspapers in our collection include:
The Grapevine Herald: September 17, 1964 through May 1, 1969The Grapevine Banner: January 1978 through July 1982The Corsicana Democrat and Truth: January 23, 1908 through July 27, 1918
Donate your used books to the library. Beginning May 1, 2021 Grapevine Public Library will accept book donations on Thursdays from 10 am to 9 pm, Fridays from 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. We do not accept magazines. Please bring your donations to the doors on the south side of the library near the Convention Center. Ring the doorbell located next to the doors and we will assist you. Donated materials may be incorporated into our collections, sold by our Friends group, or recycled. Once donated, materials become property of the library.
INFORMATION ON APPLICATION: Signature in ink; address; phone numbers; e-mail address; place of business; proof of address or property ownership (TXDL, utility bill, or tax statement, etc.); Texas driver’s license number; and date of birth. Minors require signature of one parent and their parent’s Texas driver’s license number and date of birth.
Non-resident cards are available for an annual fee of $25 per year.
Grapevine children under the age of 18 may be issued a free library card with parent/guardian permission and signature.
No, non-residents and visitors may request a guest pass to use library computers. Guest passes are available at the reference desk near the public computers.
No, anyone may access the library's free public WiFi service. The network name is Library WiFi. No password is required.
Sensory bags are available at the Circulation Desk near the entrance to the library.
Anyone visiting the library is welcome to check out a sensory bag. A library card is not required.
The sensory bags contain noise-canceling headphones, several fidget toys, a laminated VIP badge, and a communication card.
No, the sensory bags are for use inside the Library only.
You can further reduce your chances of becoming ill by protecting yourself from mosquito bites. To avoid mosquito bites:
Apply insect repellent containing DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) to exposed skin whenever you are outdoors.
When possible, wear long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors. Treating clothes with repellents containing permethrin or DEET will give extra protection, since mosquitoes may bite through thin clothing. Do not apply repellents containing permethrin directly to skin. Do not spray repellent containing DEET on the skin under your clothing.
The hours from dusk to dawn are peak mosquito biting times. Consider avoiding outdoor activities during these times, or take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing during evening and early morning.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by getting rid of items that hold water.
*Get rid of old tires, tin cans, bottles, buckets, drums and other containers in your yard or keep them empty of standing water.
*Empty wading pools frequently and store them indoors when not in use.
*Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets.
*Replace your outdoor lights with yellow "bug" lights.
*Change water in birdbaths and scrub them twice a week.
*If you have outside pets, empty their watering dishes daily.
*Clean clogged roof gutters and drain flat roofs.
*Treat standing water that can't be drained with Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti), available at most home and garden stores. These briquettes are also available in the Parks and Recreation Administration at City Hall (200 South Main Street) during regular business hours and at the Municipal Service Center (501 Shady Brook Drive) during regular operating hours. *Make sure window and door screens are "bug tight."
*Whenever possible, remain indoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
*When outdoors, wear protective clothing or use insect repellent with the active ingredient DEET to avoid exposure to mosquitoes. Always read instructions before using insect repellent or other chemicals.
Any time you propose to work in the City of Grapevine rights-of-way, public easements, or other City of Grapevine owned property, a permit is required. Article IV: Management of Public Rights-of-Way of the City of Grapevine Code of Ordinances provides that a permit shall be obtained for installation, inspection or repair of utilities within the City right-of-way and public easements before construction begins.
The City of Grapevine has public utilities within the TXDOT rights-of-way, and therefore a City permit, in addition to the TXDOT permit, will be required for any proposed facilities which are to parallel or cross them.
You may call the Grapevine Public Works/Engineering Department (817.410.3146) or send an email for information regarding plats, rights-of-way, or City easements.
If you elect to use email, please put the utility for which you are working, and the service address, only, in the subject line. IE: ATMOS - 200 S. Main St. Use the body of the email for additional information, and add a PDF for added routing clarity. Please do not imbed aerials or images in the document as there is limited City inbound and outbound e-mail capacity.
Most plats and associated construction plans, and capital projects are available in PDF format. If you will define your project in an email with the Utility Owner, type of work to be done, the beginning address and ending address (or just ending address if all work is on one lot) and a PDF map showing the location and route if applicable, the appropriate information will be set up in a Sharepoint Folder, usually within two days.
A secure link to the Sharepoint folder for information exchange will be provided with a 30 day expiration
Yes on both counts. Right of Way Permit Application(8.5 x 14)or the Right of Way Permit Extension (8.5 x 11).
Please print each in their native PDF size. Forms may also be obtained via download from this site or through:
Grapevine Public Works/Engineering,
City Hall, First Floor
200 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
The application and three sets of plans, including three copies of the approved TxDOT permit, if applicable, are required to be submitted with the permit application. Prior to the execution of the permit, the applicant's contractor is to have current insurance on file with the City of Grapevine Public Works/Engineering Department, with the City listed as an additional insured. Required insurance minimums are found at the end of the governing ordinance: Article IV: Management of Public Rights-of-Way
Delays or rejection will be experienced if your application and/or plans are incomplete, including failure to provide the required, approved TxDOT permit.
The applicant will be notified by phone or e-mail when the permit is ready, then anyone instructed by the applicant, including the assigned contractor, may pick up the permit.
In the project area, all wastewater, water, drainage, and City owned telecom facilities are to be ‘potholed’ at 100’ intervals, and at each crossing. Each service or lateral is to be uncovered at each crossing. Paint spotting is provided by the City of Grapevine. Potholing equipment, i.e. vac trucks, and repair is to be provided by the Contractor.
In the event a line cannot be identified by ordinary means in a timely manner, the City of Grapevine will identify said line at no charge to the contractor, but the repairs are at the expense of the Contractor.
New residential utilities service includes water, sewer, refuse collection, and storm water drainage. See Residential Service
New commercial utilities service includes water, sewer, and storm water drainage. See Commercial Service
Physical Address:City Hall, First Flood200 S. Main St.Grapevine, TX 76051
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 2503Grapevine, TX 76099
If the bill is not paid in full by the time of the next subsequent billing, a cutoff notice will be mailed. If the bill is not paid in full within 10 days of the cutoff notice delivery date, service will be discontinued.