Bulkheads Permit

Plan Review
Not Required
$124.63 for the first 100 lineal ft.; $18.70 for each 100 ft. or part thereof above first 100 lineal ft.
Admin fee
Houston Public Works

Physical Address:

22627 W. Shorewood Loop Dr

Huffman, TX 77336


It shall be unlawful to build, erect, alter or make major repairs to any bulkhead on or in the lake unless a construction permit has been issued by the public works official. Bulkhead means a retaining wall designed to retard erosion of and prevent the banks of a lake from sloughing off.

Conditions & Exceptions

All bulkheads shall be subject to periodic inspection by the public works official.

What You Need

(1) A complete application. (2) Proof of insurance, if required; (3) Financial assurance, if required; (4) All applicable fees; (5) Copies of applicable state and federal permits, licenses and authorizations; (6) Plans, specifications and such other documents, as applicable; and (7) A copy of any approvals obtained from the Parks director and the City Council, if required.

Apply in Person

Bring the application and supporting documents to the Lake Houston Office, located at 22627 W. Shorewood Loop Dr., Huffman, TX 77336. Once plans are approved by the Lake Houston Office, they are routed to the Kingwood Office to complete the permitting.Permits are paid for online.

What You Need

An application for a bulkhead construction permit must include a plat showing the property lines and the layout of the bulkhead.

Submit Plans in Person

Submit complete plan set in person to the Lake Houston Office, located at 22627 Sherwood Loop, Huffman, TX, 77336.

What You Need

Upon completion of construction, schedule an inspection.

Schedule by Phone

To schedule an inspection, call the Lake Houston office at 832-395-6625.