Commercial Remodel Permit

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

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

8 am to 4:30 pm
Houston Public Works

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

8 am to 3 pm


Commercial construction. Remodel or conversion of existing buildings.

After Approval

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

What You Need
  • Building Permit Application (CE-1263)
  • Declaration in Support of Application for City of Houston Building Permit: Individual or Agent
    • NOTE: Not required for the interior remodeling of a building, provided that the remodeling will not change the building's "use and occupancy classification".
  • Two Complete Sets of Plans
  • Commercial 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 into ProjectDox.
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

Additional Resources
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

Additional Resources
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.

Only if the project involves new footprint :

*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.