Houston Permitting Center - Submitted Plans Dashboard

Mark McAvoy
Welcome to the Houston Permitting Center's Online Dashboard.

We consider it a privilege to serve Houston's business and development communities, the driving forces of our city's economy. The Permitting Center's goals are continuously centered on improving the customer's experience. We know you are busy, and we value your time. This dashboard provides our customers with an interactive snapshot of our progress - we encourage you to use it to measure our performance against those goals.

This dashboard was designed for our customers. Therefore, if you have questions or comments about this page, or any of the information it contains, please do not hesitate to call us at (832) 394-9000 or e-mail [email protected].


Mark McAvoy
Executive Director

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Daily Numbers


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

Updates Daily. Last updated Sun Jul 23 2017 5:00am

Commercial Plan Review







Time to Approval
Average number of review cycles to receive plan approval
(last 90 days)
Project ValuationNew ConstructionRemodel





Valuation of Permitting Commercial Construction

YearCommercial-NewCommercial-RemodelTotal
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Total$$$
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Dates reflect calendar year(Jan 1 - Dec 31). Figures not adjusted for inflation.




Number of Commercial Projects Created - By Year

YearCommercial-NewCommercial-RemodelTotal
 
Total
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Dates reflect calendar year(Jan 1 - Dec 31).
Updates daily

Residential Plan Review







Time to Approval
Average number of review cycles to receive plan approval
(last 90 days)
Project ValuationNew ConstructionRemodel





Residential Project Valuation

YearResidential-NewResidential-RemodelTotal
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$$$
$$$
$$$
$$$
 
Total$$$
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Dates reflect calendar year(Jan 1 - Dec 31). Figures not adjusted for inflation.




Number of Residential Projects Created - By Year

YearCommercial-NewCommercial-RemodelTotal
 
Total
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Dates reflect calendar year(Jan 1 - Dec 31).


Updates daily

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 or in person at the Houston Permitting Center via paper. 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:

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.   

Are plans reviewed by One-Stop included in the dashboard reports?

No, the information in the dashboard is limited only to building plans that are submitted through either the traditional method (paper) or through the electronic method.

(One-Stop is a 30-minute onsite review of minor construction projects for residential and commercial buildings. To download plan review guidelines for one-stop, please visit http://www.houstonpermittingcenter.org/code-enforcement/publications.html/#plan.)

 

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