Single family residential outdoor improvement

HPWFMO1004
Plan Review
Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Not Required
Admin fee
$30.51
Plan review fee
$128.66 (minimum); see Conditions and Exceptions for more information
Valid Period
5 years
Processing Time
1-3 business days
APPLY, PLAN REVIEW & INSPECTIONS QUESTIONS
Houston Public Works

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

8 am to 3 pm

About

Single family residential outdoor improvement include pergolas, porches, awnings, and carports. To be considered non-substantial, the total cost of the improvements must be less than 50% of the structure's appraised value for properties located in Zone A, AO, and Zone AE.

After Approval

Applicant must pay for permit prior to construction. Permit must be kept on premises in public view, facing the right of way. Pre-construction and final inspections are conducted.

Conditions & Exceptions

1. Floodplain development permit is not complete until signed,

2. Violations of the permit will be subject to citations as provided per Chapter 19 of the Code of Ordinances.

3. Fees may vary depending on acreage size and if the parcel is located in a conveyance zone or the floodway.

Fees

Development permit fees may vary depending on acreage size and if the parcel is located in a conveyance zone or the floodway. See the City Fee Schedule and search for "flood plain" for more details.

Statutory Authority
What You Need

1. Building permit application

2. Signed, sealed, itemized cost estimate provided by a professional engineer or architect -OR- signed, sealed, itemized cost estimate notarized by home owner and contractor -WITH- HCAD summary -OR- appraisal signed by a licensed real estate appraiser (for properties in Zone A, AO, AE)

3. If flatwork is included in the scope of work, provide a note indicating it will match existing adjacent grade. Otherwise, a mitigation plan is required for fill between natural grade and the 500 year elevation. 

Submit Plans Online

Applicant can use Project Dox to submit online 1. Upload all required documents and drawings 2. Mark complete the assigned task.

Submit Plans in Person

Two copies of plans/documentation can either be walked thru, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm OR submitted at the permit counter

What You Need

1. Pre-Construction Inspection: a. A copy of the approved plans and permit onsite. 2. Final Floodplain Inspection: a. A copy of the approved plans onsite.

Schedule Online

Enter the appropriate project number and click the Submit button.

Schedule by Phone

In Person: (832) 394-885 Automated: (713) 222-9922