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MGO Connect Customer Portal

Applicants can apply online for development and septic applications, pay fees, print receipts and permits, view project status, and send/view comments related to a permit application. Download Handout.

Create New Account or Login Existing Account

  • Go to and bookmark website.

  • Select “New Account” to set up a customer profile.

  • Select “Login” to access existing account and view “Projects”.

Application Process

  • Select “Apply Online” and choose Project Type.

  • Complete application information, upload required documents and “Submit”.

  • DoD staff will review application and Accept, Return or Reject.

  • Application will be Returned if missing information. Applicant can update the project and "Submit".

  • An invoice will be emailed to applicant and sent to portal. Invoice balance must be paid within 5 days of receipt.

  • After payment is received, a DoD inspector will review/inspect the proposed project.

  • Approved permit will be located under “Docs” and “Plan Review”.

Development Permit Required Documents 

  • Accessory Structure: barn, detached garage, pool, shed, storage bldg. and addition ≥ 300 SF 

    • Survey or site plan with location of structure

    • Copy of Deed required if owned property less than three (3) years

  • Habitable Structure: single family home, mobile home, manufactured/tiny home, and guest/pool house

  • Commercial or Multi-Family: Contact the DoD office prior to applying with Fire Marshal's office. 

Septic Permit Required Documents

  • Aerobic: design, tech form, soil evaluation, filed affidavit and initial maintenance contract

  • Alteration: design w/alteration details, tech form required if details aren’t on design

  • Hook-To: design of existing system or uncover tank lids, filed affidavit if a conventional system

  • Repair: design of existing system highlighting the location and description of repairs

  • File affidavits online at Ellis County Clerk’s DepartmentIncorrect address and legal description on affidavit will not be accepted. Contact DoD office to verify. 

Pay Online

After an invoice is received, the applicant can go to "Fees" tab within project to pay online. A receipt will be added to the project after payment is processed. See Master Fee Schedule

MGO Connect Mobile

Download the “MGO Connect” app on an Apple/Android mobile device to access online permitting services.  

Customer Support

New account & tech questions contact MGO Helpdesk 866-957-3764 (Option 1). Additional questions contact Department of Development office 972-825-5200.

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