Senior Assistant Director Public Works, Thomas J. Hosey, manages Building Code Services and administers the provisions in the City's Code of Ordinances and state/federal regulations relating to private building construction, sign administration, and the utility analysis capacity program. Building Code service has over 400 employees and is divided into seven main sections.
- Permits and Code Development
- Plan Review
- Sign Administration
- Green Building Resource Center
- Utility Analysis
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Houston Permitting Center
1002 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77002 | MAP
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Please note that most Sections stop their services at 4:30 p.m. to ensure all customers are assisted.
3915 Rustic Woods Dr.
Kingwood TX 77345 | MAP
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
3825 Dacoma St.
Houston, TX 77092 | MAP
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Temporary Suspension of the MDI Inspection Program - Effective Immediately
Due to the increased volume of inspections and our commitment to providing the highest quality of service with those inspections, our MDI inspection program has reached capacity. To ensure continued quality, the MDI program will temporarily be suspended for new applications. For additional information regarding this temporary change, please contact Judy Walton at 832-394-9334.
Important Information Regarding Plumbing Fixture and Piping - Effective 01/01/2014
Additional Exemptions from Plumbing Permits - Effective Immediately
Process Improvements to Master Home Program
Beginning September 24, 2013, participants in the Master Home Plan Review Program will only need to make one stop in the permitting office to submit plans for this program. Click here for more information.
Beginning October 21, 2013, the program will be limited to detached single family homes on a single lot and any changes, other than site plan revisions, will require the plan to be submitted with two full sets of plans for a complete review for remastering. This will ensure the Repeat Home customers are served expeditiously as the program was intended to improve efficiency for both the customer and city staff.
Information Regarding Sidewalk/Driveway Approach Permits - Effective 06/01/2013
Sidewalk and driveway approach permits issued in association with the Building Permit process will be inspected through the Office of City Engineer as authorized in the building code, in lieu of the Structural Inspection Section that currently inspects this work.
This will include projects that are reviewed and permitted as a Multi-Discipline Inspection Program. The inspection program will be administered by the Office of the City Engineer; however, the Building Permit Office will continue to issue the permits.
New Consolidated Building Permit Application
In response to your feedback, the City of Houston Building Permit Application is being revised for ease of use. The new application will have the following additional benefits:
• One application for all projects
• Available for as a fillable online .PDF download
• The appropriate deed restriction affidavit can be completed and attached to the application.
The current applications will be allowed for continued use for an interim use.