Beginning in March, residents and contractors who want to apply for construction permits and planning projects in Temple will be able to bypass City Hall by using a new online system, the city announced Wednesday.

The online portal, called "MyGovernmentOnline," will streamline the application process. The system will launch on March 5.

In order to get the service in place, the city's permit and planning offices will be unable to accept or process applications on March 1 and March 2. So, anyone needing to submit an application next week should do so no later than Feb. 28.

Contractors will be able to:

  • Apply online for construction permits and planning projects including zoning, subdivision platting and variance cases
  • Pay permit fees online with Visa, Discover, and MasterCard
  • Submit plans and documents paperlessly in PDF format
  • Track application progress up to permit issuance or planning project decision
  • View and print copies of review comment letters and project drawing comments
  • Submit revisions of planning documents, review responses and planning case statuses
  • View and print copies of approved building plans
  • Request inspections online
  • View and print completed inspection reports
  • Receive real-time e-mail or telephone call notifications when an inspection is completed

Learn more about “MyGovernmentOnline” here.