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Annual Payment Option for residents:Adult: $127Senior: $82
Annual Payment Option for non-residents:Adult: $202Senior: $122
Monthly Payment Option for residents:Youth: $12Adult (16 - 54): $26Senior (55 +): $20
Monthly Payment Option for non-residents:Youth: $26Adult (16 - 54): $52Senior (55 +): $32
Fitness Room Monthly Fee for residents: Adult (16 - 54 yrs): $17Senior (55 yrs & up): $12
Fitness Room Monthly Fee for non-residents: Adult (16 - 54 yrs): $22Senior (55 yrs & up): $17
Friday7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Activity Rooms (September - April):One Room: $47 per hourTwo Rooms: $57 per hourThree Rooms: $67 per hour
Gym (May - August):Half-Court $42 per hourFull-Court: $57 per hourSpecial Event (2 hr min): $97 per hour
Gym (September - April):Half-Court $32 per hourFull-Court: $47 per hourSpecial Event (2 hr min): $87 per hour
Please call our office for questions regarding permit and inspection information. Technical questions will be directed to the appropriate staff member. If a call is transferred to a staff member that is unable to answer, please leave a message with return call information. Our staff will return your call as soon as possible.
City of Bedford | Building Permits and Inspections
1805 L Don Dodson Drive (Building C), Bedford, TX 76021
Phone: 817-952-2140 | Fax: 817-952-2211 | Email: Building.Permits@bedfordtx.gov
Inspection Request Phone Line: 817-952-2155
A permit is required for:• New or remodel residential and commercial buildings• All detached accessory structures• Demolitions• Fences• Carports• Retaining walls over 48 inches• Room additions• Roof replacement• Garage or carport conversions• Signs• Porch enclosures• Patio Covers• New driveway approach or sidewalk or alteration of existing driveway approach or sidewalk if work is being done in the right-of-way
You may also need a permit when remodeling or making repairs. This may include:• Air conditioners, evaporative coolers or furnaces being added or relocated• Wall removals or relocations• Water softener installations or replacement• Electrical circuits being added or relocated• Window or exterior doors in which sizes or locations are being changed• Gas line or gas-fired equipment installations or repairs• Sewer and water line installations or repair• Connecting irrigation systems to a water supply• Sinks, toilets, tubs, or showers to be added or relocated• Water heater replacement or relocation
Drawings and documents shall be sealed, signed, dated and designed by a State of Texas registered architect, registered engineer, registered interior designer, where applicable as required by the State of Texas Engineering and Architect Practice Act. Foundation plan, details and engineer's letter shall include: address; subdivision; lot; block; and plan number. A form survey sealed by a State of Texas licensed surveyor will be required to be on site for the plumbing rough inspection. One set of plans must be on job site at all times.
The Inspection Request Line is available 24 hours a day. Before calling for an inspection, the general contractor should check with all subs to ensure the project is ready for inspection. All inspections must be called in by the permit holder, general contractor or an authorized agent. City approved plans shall be on the job site. For inspection request line please call 817-952-2155. All inspections called into the inspection request line before 8:00 a.m. will be scheduled on that business day. All inspections called into the inspection request line after 8:00 a.m. will be scheduled on the following business day. Emergency inspections for special conditions or that are associated with inclement weather that necessitate electricity, gas or safety prevention qualify for same day inspection. For questions, please call the Inspections Division 817-952-2140. Site Identification Street address, lot and block numbers must be posted and maintained at the construction site in such a manner that they can be read from the street. Inspections may not be performed if the street address, lot, and block are not displayed. Inspection Notification At the completion of each inspection, an inspection report will be posted by the Building Inspector. Inspection reports will be posted on the job site and shall not be removed from the job site. The Building Inspector will update any report when violations are corrected and a recall inspection is made.
Note: The following documents may be required upon final inspection: Energy Compliance Certification, Post-Tension Verification, and Final Grade/Drainage Survey.
There are a multitude of tasks performed by the Stormwater/Environmental crew, to include, but are not limited to, responding to citizen/resident concerns, debris removal from creek beds, vegetation management, and erosion concerns. Please contact the Public Works office at (817) 952-2200, if more information is necessary.
The City lifted Stage 1 water restrictions. However, watering is limited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. each day.
To dispose of limbs and branches, please make sure that they are cut no longer than 4 feet, tied, and bundled. The bundles must not weigh over 50 pounds. You can place these bundles out with your trash. Call Republic Servicees if you have an extra large amount to be picked up that day.
The local trash service will also collect, at no additional charge:
This additional service is provided only when residents call Republic Services and request service.
The following items will not be picked up:
For more information: Trash and Recycling Services
Yes, a permit is required for a garage sale. Only City issued garage sale signs may be displayed. Garage sale signs can only be placed on private property within 24 hours of the sale and must be removed within 24 hours after the conclusion of the sale.
The City will issue you 3 garage sale signs to use for $10 with the option of purchasing 2 additional signs at $2 each. These are the only signs that can be used. Each residence is allowed to have a maximum of 4 garage sales per year, up to 3 days maximum per sale.
For more information: Garage Sale Permitting and Information
Installation of a water heater requires a permit. Installation may be done by a homeowner or a plumber registered with the City and licensed by the State of Texas.
For more information: City of Bedford Permits | Applications and Information
New accessory buildings and fences require a permit. Accessory buildings may not be located in the front or side yard.
Residents of Bedford may take their hazardous household waste items to the Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center free of charge with a voucher from Customer Service (Water Billing Department). Residents must obtain a Bedford ECC program voucher before taking waste to the collection center. Please present proof of residency, such as a recent water bill, to receive your voucher.
Examples of household hazardous waste include:
Each free voucher to a resident costs the City of Bedford $50, whether someone brings a single item or a truckload (20 gallons of paint limit) so residents are encouraged to make the most of their trip. Please note: there is a 20-gallon-of-paint limit per voucher.
Hazardous waste vouchers can be picked up at City of Bedford Water Billing Department - City Hall Building C, 1805 L Don Dodson Drive, Bedford TX 76021.
For more information, visit Household Hazardous Waste
Provided by City of Bedford Customer Service 817-952-2112
(Source: City of Bedford, Economic Development Department | TABLE 17, 2020 CAFR)
City staff participates in various outreach/education opportunities and distribute a wealth of information regarding what residents/citizens can do to assist with the control of the mosquito population. Home inspections consist of accessing residential areas for potential breeding sites and offering education to the homeowner. These inspections are offered to Bedford residents as a courtesy.
Please call the Public Works office at (817) 952-2200 to receive further information or to set up a home inspection.
A planner is available to answer general questions at the Development Department, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
NOTE: Letters or E-mails arriving late on the day of the hearing may not get entered into record.
See a “Public Notice – Land Use Application” sign posted? Is construction occurring in your neighborhood?
Staff can provide you with details regarding the application and the status of the review process; the project file may also be viewed in person.
If you need help or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Planning & Zoning Department at 817-952-2105.
Subdividing or short form platting property involves review by the City’s Development, Fire, Public Works, and Building Departments.
Most short form plats are reviewed administratively, whereas formal subdivisions (5 or more lots) require a public hearing.
Prior to submittal of a formal application, an informal preliminary meeting with city staff (the Development Review Committee) is generally required. The purpose of this meeting is to identify potential issues and requirements for the proposal. Some topics of review include:
The Planning and Zoning Department has application checklists and forms for different kinds of development proposals HERE
You can find out what a specific property is zoned by reviewing the City’s zoning map, which is located here: link: City of Bedford INTERACTIVE ZONING MAP
You can also call the Planning and Zoning Division at the numbers below. Development staff can identify the zoning information and provide information regarding the specific regulations for each particular zone.
Tarrant County Clerk’s office.
Thursday8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Admission (non-residents)Infants (2 & under): FREEChildren (Ages 3 - 17): $6.25Adults: $7.75Seniors (55+): $6.25
If the signal is located along Highway 183 (North Tarrant Expressway) service road, please contact NTE at (817) 614–8706.
If the signal is located along Highway 121 service road, please contact the Texas Department of Transportation at (817) 370–6657.
To report missed trash/recycling pick up, please contact Republic Services at (254) 687-2456 or visit
New service can be activated in one of two ways:
If you are moving and terminating your service, plese fill out the "Changes to Water Utility Service Account" form online and/or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours prior to the time you want service discontinued. Please provide your name, service address, the disconnect date, and a forwarding address and phone number for your final bill charges.
The City smart meters are read by cell phone towers and collect water usage data every 15 minutes. The reads are updated in the system every 24 hours. You can view your own usage by signing up for EyeOnWater, an online tool that allows residents to set leak alerts and monitor water usage. You will need to enter your account number and create a username and password. Please call 817-952-2112 for assistance.
No, the City takes the meter readings from EyeOnWater on a monthly basis.
If a meter cannot be read because it is inaccessible for reasons such as; a vehicle parked over the meter, meter covered with debris, or a broken meter, the meter will be manually read. If the City is unable to get a manual read, the account holder is billed only for the water base rate until the meter is uncovered, repaired, or replaced.
Bills increase for variable reasons. Some of the most common are:
The City has several payment options available for your convenience. You may pay in person, use the outside drop box, by mail, online, bank draft, or electronically through your bank and/or by phone. You will need your city water account number.
If paying by mail, the mailing address is:
City of BedfordP.O. Box 667190Dallas, Texas 75266-7190
To pay over the phone, please call 1-833-648-0159.
To pay online, please visit https://web.ebppay.com/bedw.
To pay in-person, please visit:
City Hall, Building CWater Utility Billing1805 L Don Dodson Dr.Bedford, Texas 76021
We accept MasterCard, Visa, checks, cash, money orders, or cashier’s checks. If paying over the phone, there are additional options to pay: by electronic check, Discover, American Express, MasterCard, or Visa (debit or credit).
A bill can be reprinted from the online system or by calling Customer Service at 817-952-2112.
Yes, all Bedford residents 65 years of age and older are eligible for a discount on their utility bill. Proof of age must be provided. The discount is applied to the water base rate, sewer base rate, and the recycling and storm drainage fee. It is approximately $4 a month.
The City does not offer a discount on the water bill. However, if the pool is filled anytime between December 1 and March 1, it can be taken into consideration (upon request when the sewer winter average is calculated for billing). If you fill a pool during this time period, please call or send written notification via mail, fax, or email to the Water Department. The notification should include the date the pool was filled and approximate number of gallons. Notification should be received by April 1.
City of BedfordWater DepartmentP.O. Box 327Bedford, Texas 76095
To determine how much it will cost to fill a swimming pool, it is necessary to know how many gallons will be used to fill the pool and then multiply the gallons by the current water volume pass through rate.
An example is below:
Pool volume = 25,000 x $4.44 current volume rate = $111
This is a quick estimate of the cost and will vary depending upon the base rate and other monthly usage not included in the filling of the pool.
The City uses the winter months’ average of the December, January, and February consumption for the sewer calculations on residential and multi-family customers. We average the consumption during these months to set your sewer rate for the year, which changes each year on the May water bill. If you have no preceding winter months’ usage, we use the City’s average of 6,000 gallons.
During the winter months, please be aware of all unnecessary water usage such as:
If you have a leak during the winter averaging months, call 817-952-2112 or email Customer Service so the account can be noted.
An example is below:
To calculate a sewer average:
Add total consumption - 25,000 gallons, then divided by three months = 8,000 gallon average (changes May 1)
In the example, multiply the 8,000 gallon average times the current rate of $3.51 per 1,000 gallons, which equals $28.08. Then, add the current sewer base rate of $13.07 for a total sewer amount of $41.15 billed monthly. This amount will be in effect for an entire year beginning with your May bill.
To avoid penalties to your utility bill, the net amount is due in our office by 5 p.m. on or before the due date printed on your water bill. If your bill is on the first of the month, your bill is due on the 25th of the same month. If your bill is on the 15th of the month, your bill is due on the 9th of the following month.
If you receive a red and white termination notice, this represents termination of service for non-payment. Please do not disregard this notice without contacting our office at 817-952-2112. If your account falls behind, you are in jeopardy of disconnection of service. If this happens, you will need to pay in person at City Hall, Building C: 1805 L. Don Dodson Dr. The bill cannot be paid online if services are disconnected for non-payment. You will be required to bring your account current and pay a re-connection fee of $30 during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. (After-hours is a $50 re-connection fee.)
Yes, the City has an after-hours re-connection procedure. Please call the Police Dispatch non-emergency number at 817-952-2127 up until 9 p.m. to have your water service restored, after normal business hours. The fee for this service is $50, in addition to the total amount past due.
No, the City does not provide trash containers. Trash must be containerized in plastic bags (any color but blue) or boxes weighing less than 50 pounds and set out at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection days. You may purchase your own trash container, but you must place your closed trash bags inside.
You may set your trash out no earlier than 6 p.m. the night before your regular trash days. All brush or limbs must be cut into 4-foot lengths and bundled, with each bundle weighing less than 50 pounds.
The City's trash collector, Republic Waste Services, provides 65 gallon green recycling roll carts. If you need a cart, please call Republic Services at 817-332-7301 or email Customer Service to make arrangements to receive one.
Yes, but if you have large items like a couch, mattress, or stove, please call Republic Services at 817-332-7301 so City staff can inform the driver.
To get rid of hazardous waste, please visit Customer Service (City Hall, Building C - 1805 L. Don Dodson Dr.) and staff will issue you a voucher to take your hazardous waste items to the reclamation center. Please bring your current water bill with you. Each Bedford household may obtain one hazardous waste voucher per year. This is a free service provided by the City.
No, but residents may take their brush, fencing, and building materials to the Arlington Landfill between 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month (except December and January). Please bring your drivers license and current water bill to the scale attendant. The addresses much match in order to gain free access.
This ordinance does not apply to private water shut off valves. If you do not have one, a licensed plumber may install a home shut off valve for home repairs or other emergencies. If assistance is needed for water shut off at the meter, please contact the Public Works office at (817) 952-2200. For after hour emergencies, please contact Police Dispatch non-emergency at (817) 952-2127.
With the faucet head off, turn the water on to verify if the pressure has increased with the removal of the aerator. If the pressure has increased, turn off the water, clean the aerator and screw the faucet head/aerator back on. If the pressure does not increase when the aerator is removed, this could be an overall plumbing concern.
Public Works staff can perform an inspection to verify all valves are in proper working condition at the City side. Plumbing concerns on private property will be the resident's responsibility.
The purpose of this accumulation of water is to prevent gases from exiting the sewer system and seeping into your home. If a bathroom is not utilized regularly, the water in the P-trap may have evaporated. A simple solution would be to run water in the sink and allow water to sit in the P-trap.
Another possibility is that the wax ring under the commode is deteriorating and in need of replacement. As the wax ring deteriorates, it allows sewer gases to seep through.