Commercial Fire Damage Repair Permit

Structural Inspections - HPWCODE1156
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


Permit for repairing a residential or commercial structure damaged by fire or other catastrophic event.

After Approval

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

Statutory Authority
What You Need
  • Building Permit Application
  • Fire Damage Report
  • Repairs Spec List or two sets of plans, depending on the extent of the damages.


Note: A fire damage inspection must be performed by the Structural Inspections Section, before applying for the permit.

To schedule an appointment, contact 832-394-8840. A City inspector will visit the site, assess the damages and provide a fire damage report.


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

Additional Resources
What You Need
  • Building Permit Application
  • Fire Damage Report
  • Repairs Spec List or Complete Set of Plans Uploaded, depending on the extent of the damages.
  • 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

Fire damage repair spec list and permit required to be on-site for the 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.