Buildout Permit

Structural Inspections - HPWCODE1148
Houston Public Works
Structural Inspections

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

832.394.8840 (main)
8 am to 4:30 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
See City of Houston fee schedule
Admin fee
Valid Period
6 Months
Processing Time
15 Business Days


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

Two Complete Sets of Plans

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.

Apply in Person

Apply in person at 1002 Washington, Houston TX 77002

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 two complete sets of plans.
  • 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.

Submit Plans in Person
  1. Submit documents and plans at the Permits Office located on the first floor at 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002.
  2. Plans will be routed to the appropriate review groups. 
  3. Applicant will be notified when plans are ready for pickup.
  4. Re-submittals are accepted at the window on the 3rd floor.
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.