Commercial/multi-family outdoor improvement

Floodplain Management Office - HPWFMO1005
Contact
Houston Public Works
Floodplain Management Office

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

832.394.8854
8 am to 3 pm
Plan Review
Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Not Required
Admin fee
$28.50
Plan review fee
$342.10
Valid Period
5 years
Processing Time
1-3 business days

About

Commercial/multi-family 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.

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.

Statutory Authority
What You Need

1. Building permit application 2. Either of the following: *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, *Elevation certificate demonstrating that the structure is compliant by elevation (lowest floor is at least 12"above base flood 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