Commercial Fill and Grade Permit

HPWCODE1161
Plan Review
Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Not Required
Fee
See City of Houston fee schedule
Admin fee
$31.32
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

Permit is for excavation and grading other than those covered under building permits. See also Appendix E of the HBC. Plan reviews required: Structural, Stormwater and Flood, if applicable.

After Approval

Permit must be kept on premises until final inspection.

Statutory Authority
What You Need
  • Building Permit Application
  • Declaration in Support of Application for City of Houston Building Permit
  • Grading for Excavation and Fill Worksheet (CE-1094)
  • Two Complete Sets of Plans
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
  • Declaration in Support of Application for City of Houston Building Permit
  • Grading for Excavation and Fill Worksheet (CE-1094)
  • Complete Set of Plans Uploaded
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 the inspection. If corrections are required, call 832-394-8840 for 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.