Commercial Addition Permit

HPWCODE1149
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

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: https://www.hpceservices.org/ (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 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 (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.

 

*Effective immediately, a legal form survey must be provided to the inspector on the first scheduled structural inspection. This new requirement applies to all new construction and additions (those that extend the existing footprint). The new requirement includes all slab on grade, and pier and beam foundations.

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.