Plan Review

Al Raymond, AIA, CBO, Deputy Assistant Director

About the Plan Review Division

The Plan Review Division is responsible for ensuring that your project plans comply with all applicable building codes. The Division is divided into Commercial and Residential Sections.  


When do I need to submit plans for review?

All new construction projects and most renovations, repairs, or addition projects require plan approval before you may purchase a permit. Failure to submit plans for review, if required, could cause costly delays and may result in possible municipal court citations. For more information on how to submit your plans for review, please call 832.394.8810 or click on one of the following links:

Who Reviews the Plans?

Plans are reviewed by professionals who are specifically trained and certified to review plans based on the four building trades:

  • Structural
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Storm

To speak with a plan examiner, call 832.394.8810.

How to schedule an appointment with the Plan Review Section?

Beginning July 7, 2014, appointments may be scheduled online with the Building Code Enforcement's Plan Review section for the discussion of plan review project comments only. The design professional responsible for the respective plans must attend the scheduled appointment. Otherwise the appointment is subject to cancellation.

A phone number and email address are required to use the online scheduler.

All other Plan Review services will continue to be offered as walk-up services on a first-come-first-served basis.

To schedule an appointment, visit the Appointment Scheduler Homepage. Note: Appointments are for the discussion of plan comments only.

For additional information, refer to the Appointment Scheduler & Check-In Guide.


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