DeSoto's Storm Clean-up Guidelines

Desoto, TX - The destructive winds and rains of the tornado that recently made landfall in our community demolished homes, ripped the roofs off some, uprooted trees and brought down power lines in our hometown.

While some members of the affected part of the community were blessed to have their homes and personal property spared, many members of DeSoto suffered crippling losses from the storm.

The following serves as a guideline for those affected by the tornado to transition from the initial clean‐ up stages, through receiving building permits for reconstruction, to returning to the daily routine enjoyed prior to the storm.

  • Initial Clean‐up

Loose debris, storm/water damaged furniture, carpet, loose sheetrock and similar loose building material can be placed at curbside for removal by the City.

FYI. Prior to submitting for a demolition permit and beginning demolition, it is recommended for home owners to contact their insurance company for approval to begin the demolition process.

  • Demolition Permit

A permit is required for the demolition of storm damaged roofs, exterior and interior walls, windows, doors, and similar construction materials associated with the electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems.

NOTE: Arrangements are required to be made by the property owner with Republic Waste Services at 972.225.5252 for the placement of an on‐site dumpster and removal of the construction material resulting from the demolition . The City will not remove or pay for the removal of construction materials associated with the demolition activity.

  • Building Permits

A building permit is required prior to initiating any building and re‐construction work, to include roof and shingle replacement, after the initial clean‐up and demolition work has occurred. For additional information, please contact the City of DeSoto Building Inspections Department at 972.230.9610.

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