Buildout Permit

HPWCODE1148
Plan Review
Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Not Required
Fee
See City of Houston fee schedule
Admin fee
$30.51
Valid Period
6 Months
Processing Time
15 Business Days
APPLY & INSPECTIONS QUESTIONS
Houston Public Works

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

8 am to 4:30 pm
PLAN REVIEW QUESTIONS
Houston Public Works

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

8 am to 3 pm

About

Commercial construction. New buildings, remodel or conversion of existing buildings or additions to existing buildings.

After Approval

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

Additional Resources
What You Need

Building Permit Application

Complete Set of Plans Uploaded

Prerequisite Checklist (CE-1105) and the documentation listed on it


Apply Online

1. Log in or create an iPermits account 

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 and Complete Set of Plans Uploaded.
  • 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 has been paid an email to upload and submit plans will be sent to the applicant.

Additional Resources
What You Need

Buildout permits must 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.