Electrical Meter & Loop Service Permit

Electrical Inspections - HPWCODE1055
Contact
Houston Public Works
Electrical Inspections

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

832.394.8860
8 am to 4:30 pm
Plan Review
Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Not Required
Fee
Up to and including 50kW: $83.00 Each, 51kW – 250kW: $ 88.93 Each, Over 250kW: $94.86 (Minimum Permit Fee $80.41)
Admin fee
$29.64
Plan review fee
May be subject to valuation plan review
Valid Period
180 days
Processing Time
Subject to online processing or in person sales window

About

A meter loop is a permanent service connection for electricity. You will need an electrical permit if you are installing or upgrading the meter loop to your home or business.

What You Need

Electrical permits may only be issued to registered electrical contractors.

Electrical contractors seeking a permit should be prepared to provide:

  • A copy of their state license if they need to register before submitting an application for an electrical permit, and
  • A completed copy of CE-1057 Electrical Building Permit Application. 

Apply Online

To apply for an electrical permit online, please have your registered electrical contractor:

 

  1. Log in to iPermits or submit an iPermits Acknowledgement Letter (CE-1240) to request an iPermits licensed user account
  2. Complete an electrical permit application in the iPermits portal,
  3. Pay any applicable fees associated with the application, and
  4. Print the permit. 

Alternatively, completed applications may be emailed to [email protected].

Apply in Person

Please have your registered electrical contractor submit a completed copy of the CE-1057 Electrical Building Permit Application to our main office located at 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002. 

Apply by Fax

To apply for an electrical permit by fax, please have your registered electrical contractor send a completed copy of the CE-1057 Electrical Building Permit Application to 832.395.9601.

Please note that an SR account/APA is required to request a permit by fax. 

Additional Resources
What You Need

Please note that large scale commercial projects may require plan review before approval. When requesting a plan review for your project, please be sure to provide two complete sets of plans if submitting by paper. 

Submit Plans Online

To submit your plans for review online:

  1. After permit fees have been paid, you will receive an invitation to upload plans into ProjectDox.
  2. Upload all required documents and drawings to ProjectDox. 
  3. Mark the assigned task "complete" to finalize your plan submission.
Submit Plans in Person

To submit your plans for review please bring two complete sets of plans to the 3rd floor at 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002.

Once submitted, your plans will be routed to an electrical plan examiner who will determine if your project meets code. When your review cycle is complete, you will be notified that your plans are ready for pickup.

To resubmit plans with corrections, please bring two complete sets of plans to the 3rd floor window at 1002 Washington. 

What You Need

Please keep an approved copy of the plans on site for inspection. If your project passes inspection, documentation of the inspection will be entered into the database.

If corrections are required, you may schedule a re-inspection online or by calling our automated system at 713.222.9922. 

Schedule Online

To schedule an inspection online:

  1. Enter the appropriate project number into the field and click the Submit button.
  2. Select the appropriate permit type and click the Submit button.
  3. Click on the Request link
  4. Select the appropriate type of inspection
  5. Enter your license number (digits only) and 4-digit scheduling PIN and click the Submit button.

 

Schedule by Phone

To schedule an inspection with our Interactive Response System, please call 713.222.9922. To save time, please have your project number and scheduling PIN available.

Conditions & Exceptions

Please note that inspections that repeatedly fail may be charged a re-inspection fee in addition to an admin fee. 

Applicants may now sign up for email or text notifications via our Inspections Notification System

To obtain information about the inspector assigned to your project, please call our section at 832.394.8860 between 7:15 am and 8 am on the date of the inspection.