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Total Construction Inspections
Structural
Electrical
Mechanical
Plumbing



Daily Numbers


Total Plans in System for Review
Commercial Plans
Oldest Plan (in business days)
Residential Plans
Oldest Plan (in business days)

The preceding numbers include: New Construction, Remodels/Repairs and Revisions



Commercial Plan Review


Commercial Plans Approved in the Last 12 Months


Number of Commercial Projects Created





Number of Commercial Projects Created - By Year

Year Commercial-New Commercial-Remodel Total
Total
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Dates reflect calendar year(Jan 1 - Dec 31).

Residential Plan Review

Residential Plans Submitted in the Last 12 Months


Residential Plans Approved in the Last 12 Months


Number of Residential Projects Created





Number of Residential Projects Created - By Year

Year Residential-New Residential-Remodel Total
Total
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Dates reflect calendar year(Jan 1 - Dec 31).


Updates daily

Plan Review Diagrams

Total Projects
Total Plans:
Oldest Plan:
Oldest Plan per Business Unit

Total Plans in the System



New Single-Family Residences
Total Plans:
Oldest Plan:
Oldest Plan per Business Unit

New Single-Family Residences

Solar Panel Installations
Total Plans:
Oldest Plan:
Oldest Plan per Business Unit

Total Plans in the System


- oldest plans in department (in business days)
Note: Hovering mouse over graph will display the following:
  • RQ
  • - number of plans in queue
  • Days

  • Business Units
    Building Code
    Enforcement
    Electrical
    BCE - Engineer
    Mechanical
    Plumbing
    Sprinkler
    Structural
    HAS
    Office of City
    Engineer
    Flood Management
    Storm Drainage
    Traffic
    Houston
    Water
    Infrastructure
    Utility Analysis
    Fire
    Marshall
    Alarms
    Hazmat - High Pile
    LP Gas
    City Planning
    Department
    Planning
    Park &
    Recreation
    Department
    Urban Forestry
    Health
    Department
    Food
    Swimming Pools

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a project number and why do I need one to submit building plans?

    A project number is an 8-digit number generated by the permitting system to track plan submissions, permits, and inspections at a situs (the address to which a property belongs for taxation or jurisdiction purposes).

    How are building plans submitted to the Houston Permitting Center?

    Building plans may be submitted online through the electronic plan review system. Please visit www.hpceservices.org for more information.

    How are building plans categorized?

    Building plans are categorized as either residential or commercial construction. Residential buildings are defined as single-family or two-family structures, including homes, townhomes, and duplexes. All other structures are considered commercial buildings, such as high-rises, schools, retail spaces, warehouses, and apartments.

    Furthermore, building plans are categorized as either "New Construction" (i.e. construction from the ground up) or "Remodel" (i.e. construction on an existing structure).

    How are building plans reviewed?

    At intake, City staff identifies which business units will be required to review the submitted plans based on the type of construction. Plans may be assigned to:

    • Airports – height restrictions and sound attenuation around Houston's airports
    • Building Code Enforcement (BCE group) – mechanical, electrical, plumbing, engineer, and structural disciplines
    • Fire Marshal – fire alarms and standpipe systems
    • Floodplain Management Office – construction in the 100-year floodplain, 500-year floodplain and floodway
    • Hazmat – hazardous materials and high-piled storage
    • Health Department – food establishments and swimming pools
    • Planning Department – landscaping, parking, and building setbacks
    • Parks – tree preservation
    • Traffic – sidewalks, driveways, and encroachments
    • Utility Analysis – taps & meters, and impact fees

    Paper plans are sequentially routed to each assigned business unit. With electronically submitted plans, each assigned business unit has concurrent access to the plans.

    What is a review cycle?

    A review cycle is one complete plan review by all assigned business units. Plans may be approved or rejected by each assigned business unit. If plans have one or more rejections, they will need to be corrected and resubmitted for another review cycle.