Reconnection Fee

Plan Review
Not Required
Not Required
$90.06 each
Admin fee
Valid Period
180 days
Processing Time
Subject to online processing or in person sales window
Houston Public Works

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

8 am to 4:30 pm


An electrical permit is required to reconnect an existing service that has been disconnected. 

Additional Resources
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 or register for an iPermits 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. 
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. 

What You Need

An inspection must take place before the project can be finalized. 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.