The main functions of the Code Development and Regulatory Affairs section include:

  • Coordinate, draft and recommend code amendments.
  • Create Code Words for formal interpretations and provide written interpretation of the Houston codes.
  • Review and approve requests for alternate methods of construction, review Reduced Occupant Load requests, review Temporary Building Placement requests.
  • Distribute public notices to inform the general public and staff of any code changes, updates and training seminars.
  • Hosts public seminars as needed to give the public and staff an overview of the code changes, code updates or frequently asked code questions.


1002 Washington Ave., 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002

8 am to 4:30 pm

Learn More About Alternate Methods, Emergency Responder Communication Coverage (ERCC), Code Interpretations, or Modifications

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