Residential Remodel Permit

Plan Review
Not Required
See City of Houston fee schedule
Admin fee
Valid Period
6 Months
Processing Time
1-15 Business Days
Houston Public Works

1002 Washington Ave., 3rd floor
Houston, TX 77002

8 am to 3 pm
Houston Public Works

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

8 am to 4:30 pm


Residential construction. New homes or residential accessory structures, remodel or conversion of existing buildings or additions to existing buildings.

After Approval

Permit must be kept on site until final approval is granted.

What You Need
  • Building Permit Application
  • Declaration in Support of Application for City of Houston Building Permit
  • Complete Set of Plans Uploaded
Apply Online

1. Log in or create an iPermits account at: (IF AVAILABLE)

2. Complete building permit application

3. Pay plan review fee(s)

4. Receive email invitation to upload plans.

Conditions & Exceptions

May require approval by any or all of the following groups based on scope or other conditions: Structural, Planning, Utilities, Stormwater, Traffic, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Infrastructure, Forestry, Sprinklers, Fire Marshall, Health, Engineering, Flood Plain

What You Need
  • Building Permit Application
  • Complete Set of Plans Uploaded, including the following information:
    • Provide floor plan of existing building and show in detail affected area.
    • Wall section details to determine bearing and non-load bearing walls.
    • Plans shall indicate materials used.
    • Demolition of any load bearing walls will require additional requirements to determine direction of ceiling joists, and the location of header and beam.
    •  Plans must show prescriptive compliance with the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code or include REScheck or IC3 Compliance Report.
    • Based on the scope of the work architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, sprinkler/standpipe, fire alarm, and fire-suppression drawings may be required.
Submit Plans Online

Once application is approved and the plan review fee (PX) has been paid, an email to upload and submit plans will be sent to the applicant..

What You Need

Permit and plans are required to be on-site for inspection. If corrections are required, call 832-394-8840 for a reinspection.

Schedule Online

Enter the appropriate project number into the field and click Submit button.

Schedule by Phone

To schedule inspections, contact the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System at 713-222-9922. Trade inspections must be scheduled by the appropriate registered licensed contractor.