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The Building Inspection Division cannot release gas to Atmos without an inspection. A Plumbing Permit is required for a Gas Inspection. In order to obtain a Plumbing Permit, you must be a Homeowner or a Licensed Master Plumber. The Homeowner or Licensed Master Plumber will come to the City of Princeton to obtain a permit. The Homeowner or Licensed Master Plumber will do the work and call us for an inspection. Once it passes inspection, the City of Princeton will release the gas to Atmos.
Most construction and remodel jobs require permits. The best way to find out if you need a permit is to contact the City of Princeton Building Inspection Division at 972-736-6169 between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
Common types of permits include:
Due to the specific circumstances of some projects, the Building Official can extend permit deadlines in some cases. Contact the Building Inspection Division at 972-736-6169 for more information.
Yes. Permits for garage sales are required. Complete the Garage Sale Application (PDF).
Residents are allowed to hold two garage sales per year for no more than three days at a time.
It costs $75 to register as a contractor with the City.
The following types of contractors must register with the City of Princeton:
Inspectors will sign the inspection record for passed inspections or leave correction notices for inspections that have failed.
The cutoff time for a next-day inspection is 12 midnight on the business day before the inspection is needed. Monday through Friday, 7 am to 4 pm are considered business days.
No permits shall be required under this section for the following:
Potentially, if any of the following are true:
An applicant shall provide police officers for security, crowd control and traffic control at the parade or special event in accordance with the following schedule:
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. There are many types of human coronaviruses, including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
For information about handwashing, see the CDC Handwashing webpage.
People with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For people with laboratory confirmed COVID-19, illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. For severe illness, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.
Seek prompt medical attention if your illness gets worse (for example, you have difficulty breathing). Before seeking medical attention, call your health care provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19. Put on a facemask before you enter the doctor’s office, clinic, or hospital.
No. Always follow the instructions on household cleaners. Do not use disinfect sprays or wipes on your skin because it may cause skin and eye irritation. Disinfectant sprays or wipes are not intended for use on humans or animals. Disinfectant sprays or wipes are intended for use on hard, non-porous surfaces.
View the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered disinfectant products on the Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 list that have qualified under EPA's emerging viral pathogen program for use against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
The Fire Department is not providing assessments to the general public. This is due to our Departments limited resources, manpower, and for the safety of the City workforce. It is recommended that if any person believes they have signs and symptoms associated with COVID-19 that they seek professional evaluation by a physician.
The Fire Department is following the local, state, and national recommendations related to personal hygiene, first responder personal protection, limited contact, facility and equipment control. The Fire Department is screening their own personnel and other City public safety personnel daily to assure our workforce is safe and capable of providing no interruptions in emergency services. The Department has also implemented internal procedures which adds additional levels of protection for their own families and friends. Normal prevention education programs and visits to the fire station for the public are suspended.
Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are being performed as normal with some adjustments made to personal protection and contact. If you have signs and symptoms that can be associated with COVID-19 and that are non-life threatening, we suggest you isolate yourself, limit exposure to other people and monitor yourself for fever or more severe symptoms. We will always recommended being evaluated by a physician for non-life threatening conditions. For serious injuries or illness you should still use 911, and be prepared to answer additional questions designed to assist first responders in answering the call appropriately.
Permits are required on all fences built and repaired. Fences may be built up to eight feet in height from grade on the rear and side yards of the main structure using a schedule 40 steel post. Metal fences are not allowed in front yards. Barbwire fences are not allowed in the City. A $25 permit fee is charged.
Accessory buildings such as patio covers, storage buildings, or detached garages may be built as long as they meet setback criteria for that lot. Building costs depend on the size of the building.
A permit is required for any type of roof repair or replacement. Permits are priced at $90.
Information for Signs can be found on the Code Enforcement Division page.
Information regarding unsafe structures can be found on the Code Enforcement Division page.
For questions about residential and commercial pools, please call Development Services Department at 972-736-6169 option 4.
The Collin County Developmental Services, please call them at 972-424-1460.
If you have questions, contact the Development Services Department at 2000 E Princeton Drive or call 972-736-6169 option 4.
To determine setbacks and other zoning information, call the Development Services Department at 972-736-6169 option 4.
Please call the Police Department at 972-736-3901 who will contact Animal Control.
Please call the Police Department at 972-736-3901 to investigate the noise disturbance.
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A Public Improvement District is a defined geographical area established to provide specific types of improvements or maintenance which are financed by assessments against the property owners within the area. PID's provide a development tool that allocates costs according to the benefits received. A PID can provide a means to fund supplemental services and improvements to meet community needs that could not otherwise be constructed or provided. Chapter 372 of the Texas Local Government Code authorizes the creation of PIDs by cities.
PID's are created to finance certain public improvements (roadway improvements and utility improvements) that are required for and provide specific benefits to property within the project. The proportionate cost of these authorized public improvements including debt issuance costs represents the assessments levied on the property within the PID to be collected from all benefited.
PID assessments represent a proportional share of the cost of the authorized public improvements allocated to each property type pursuant to the Service and Assessment Plan (SAP) approved by the City at the time the assessments were levied.
If you have any questions or would like additional information on any of the agreements please email Shawn Fort Director of Development Services.
The Municipal Court, located inside of the Princeton Municipal Center will handle any type of process relating to citations issued by the Princeton Police Department. You may contact them by calling 972-736-2416 during normal business hours. The Princeton Municipal Center address is:
2000 E Princeton DrivePrinceton, Texas 75407
Monday through Friday7 am to 4 pm
If there is an emergency, call 911. For non-emergency service, please call the Princeton Police Department at 972-736-3901.
Please contact the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for information on driver’s licenses or identification card issuances or renewals.
Visit the DPS website.
Municipal Code, Chapter 6 details the City policy for Alarm Permits. Both residential alarms and businesses with alarms are required to have a permit through the City of Princeton. Applications may be picked up at City Hall during normal business hours or follow this link to download the form.
Download the Alarm Permit Application (PDF) or pick up an application in Princeton City Hall at:
2000 E. Princeton DrivePrinceton, TX 75407
Yes. Section 46, Article II of the City of Princeton Code of Ordinances establishes a curfew for any person under the age of 17. Curfew hours are:
Police in the city or town where the incident occurs must decide if the case fits the criteria for activation (see Amber Plan Criteria). The radio and TV stations that broadcast the bulletin material do not participate in the decision-making process.
All participating police departments have been provided with dedicated fax line numbers for WBAP and KRLD radio stations. When a police department decides to activate the Amber Plan, they send the two stations a written description of the child, the suspect, the suspect vehicle, the time and place of the incident, and any other relevant information. The two stations quickly verify the activation. Then, using the Emergency Activation System (EAS), an audio bulletin containing the police information is sent simultaneously to all participating radio and TV stations in Dallas/Fort Worth.
The bulletin is originated by WBAP and KSCS radio stations because of their designation as the primary EAS outlets for the Dallas/Fort Worth listening area. Once the bulletin is received, all Amber Plan radio and TV stations break from regular programming and repeatedly broadcast the information to listeners and viewers.
EAS stands for Emergency Activation System. It is more commonly used for the broadcast of severe weather and other civil emergencies. Each radio and TV station must have a working EAS monitor on-site in order to receive an operating license from the Federal Communications Commission.
Yes. Amber Plan bulletins go out to all participating radio and TV stations regardless of station format or time of day.
No. Police participation in the Amber Plan is free and open to any department in the North Texas area. Radio and TV station participation is voluntary and is done as a public service without commercial endorsement.
The Association of Radio Managers (ARMS) oversees the effort. To assure that Amber Plan bulletins are distributed in a timely fashion, ARMS conducts quarterly tests of the Emergency Activation System (EAS) Amber Plan notification process. To assure that police are following the guidelines for use, a committee of police officers meets each quarter to review all activations for the previous three months. The broadcast outlets do not participate in the decision to activate, and they have no role in the police review committee process.
The person who believes that an employee has wronged them, and persons who observe an employee guilty of wrongdoing may file a complaint. Other persons may give statements as witnesses in support of another person's complaint.
When a citizen has a complaint against a Police Department employee, they may contact any Police Department supervisor, who will forward the complaint to the appropriate person. Complaints that are relatively minor in nature will be directed to the employee's immediate supervisor. Allegations of serious misconduct will be forwarded to the Police Chief. A citizen may contact the Police Chief directly regarding any complaint.
The Texas Government Code requires that all complaints against police officers that may result in disciplinary action be in writing and signed by the person making the complaint. Complaints of misconduct that are less serious in nature need not be in writing. Complaints must be made within 30 days of the incident unless special circumstances exist. The Princeton Police Department takes all complaints seriously and will investigate each complaint received.
When an investigation finds that the charges against a police employee are true, the Police Chief notifies the employee and may take one of the predetermined actions:
Employees can appeal the Department's decision to uphold a complaint and the decision to discipline an employee.
Complaints must be supported by sufficient evidence. When the investigation cannot find the degree of evidence necessary to prove the employee acted improperly, the employee and the citizen will both be notified in writing.
You may appeal the findings of the internal or supervisory investigation to either:
Call Texas-New Mexico Power Company at 888-866-7456.
Submit your request via our website's City of Princeton Action Center or call the City of Princeton, Code Enforcement at 972-736-2416.
Submit your request via our website's City of Princeton Action Center or call The City of Princeton, Utility Billing at 972-736-2711.
Submit your question via our website's City of Princeton Action Center or call the City of Princeton, Utility Billing at 972-736-2711.
The Landfill Gatehouse phone number is 972-837-4015.
Submit your request via our website's City of Princeton Action Center or call the City of Princeton at 972-736-2711.
Contact CWD Customer Service at 972-392-9300, option 2 or visit their website.