Commercial/Multi-Family Driveway

Plan Review
Not Required
Admin fee
Plan review fee
$385.98 (non-substantial, minimum); $1,576.08 (substantial, minimum); see Conditions and Exceptions for more information
Valid Period
5 years
Processing Time
1 business day
Houston Public Works

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

8 am to 3 pm


Commercial/Multi-family driveway is defined as flatwork providing vehicular access to a private commercial property

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.


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
  • Building permit application
  • Dimensioned site plan showing all proposed flatwork; the site plan should note if the flatwork will match existing adjacent grade. If not, 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 through OR submitted at the permit counter.

What You Need
Pre-Construction Inspection

A copy of the approved plans onsite
A copy of permit onsite

Final Floodplain Inspection 

Only 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