Swimming Pool Plan Review Fee (residential pool or spa)

Plan Review
Not Required
Admin fee
Plan review fee
Processing Time
1 business day
Houston Health Department

Plan Review:

1002 Washington Ave, 3rd floor
Houston, TX 77002

Inspections and Permits:

8000 North Stadium Drive, 2nd Fl.
Houston, TX 77054

7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Houston Public Works

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

8 am to 4:30 pm


Plan approval is required for the construction of a residential pool in a single-family home or duplex. This is not for above ground pools or spas.

After Approval

No further action is required.

Additional Resources
Statutory Authority
What You Need

To begin a swimming pool plan review, you will need to: 

  • Complete a building permit application
  • Complete a deed restrictions declaration form
  • Pay the plan review fees

Apply Online
  1. Log in or create an iPermits account
  2. Complete the residential building permit application
  3. Upload the deed restrictions declaration form
  4. Pay the plan review fees
Conditions & Exceptions

Not for above ground pools or spas.

What You Need
  • Complete set of plans meeting pre-requisites and minimum standards
Submit Plans Online

Once fees are paid, you will receive an invitation to upload your plans in ProjectDox. A username and temporary password will be included in your invitation if you are new to ProjectDox.

Follow the instructions in the email to complete your plan submission. For more details, please review the user guide

What You Need

Residential plans will be reviewed in field by Structural Inspections. If approved, the Health Department will also approve according to Structural's ok.

To request a project release for Health, contact Kenneth Malveaux at 832-393-5089 or by email at [email protected]

Schedule Online

Structural inspection may be requested online via iPermits. A project number is required.

Schedule by Phone

Call the automated inspection line at 713-222-9922