Multi-Family Habitability Programmatic Inspection

Multi-Family Habitability & Investigations - HPWCODE1104
Contact
Houston Public Works
Multi-Family Habitability & Investigations

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

832.394.8841
8 am to 4:30 pm
Plan Review
Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$118.91 first 25 units + $4.75 per unit thereafter
Admin fee
$11.89
Plan review fee
Varies
Valid Period
4 years
Processing Time
30 days from date of invoice

About

All apartment communities with 3 or more units are required to register with the City of Houston for Habitability Inspection purposes. The purpose of the inspection is to establish minimum habitability standards for multi-family rental buildings, including maintenance of proper operating conditions.

After Approval

After project is finaled, no further action is necessary.

Conditions & Exceptions

If violations are found, repairs will be required, usually immediately. Permits and/or plan review may be required.

Projects will not be finaled until all work has been completed and approved, and all fees have been paid. If no violations are found, projects will be finaled.

Statutory Authority
What You Need

This inspection is initiated by the City. No action is required by the owner.

What You Need

If violations are found, a plan review will be required.

For more information on plan review, please review the qualifications for One-Stop Commercial or the Commercial Prerequisite Checklist.

What You Need

Items on the Multi-Family Habitability Checklist will be reviewed by the inspector.

Schedule by Phone

To schedule a re-inspection for items which do not require a permit, please call 832-394-8841. 

Conditions & Exceptions

Property may be exempt if vacant or if rental property is occupied by family (not rented). Inspectors will verify.

What You Need

The renewal is initiated by the City. No action is required by the owner.