Fill & grade

Floodplain Management Office - HPWFMO1020
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
$29.72
Plan review fee
less than 1 acre w/o conveyance: $1,456.60; less than an acre w/conveyance: $1,944.12; more than an acre w/o conveyance: $1,944.12; more than an acre w/ conveyance: $2,431.63; see Conditions and Exceptions for more information
Valid Period
5 years
Processing Time
1-3 business days

About

Grading permits are required for an excavations or fill or combination thereof and includes excavation permits (including work proposing the mechanical removal of earth material) and fill permits (including a deposit and/or relocation of earth material placed by artificial means)

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, pre-fill (if introducing additional fill on site), 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. . Mitigation Plan, 2. Conveyance Analysis (if property lies in conveyance zone), 3. Topographic survey, 4. Grading/drainage plan

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 be submitted at the permit counter

What You Need

1. Pre-Construction Inspection: a. A copy of the approved plans and permit onsite. 2. Pre-Fill Inspection: a. A copy of the approved plans onsite b. A completed Pre-Fill Mitigation Certificate (if applicable). May require: a pre-fill topographical survey and/or evidence of spoils removal and placement outside of the floodplain. 3. Site work Final Inspection: a. A copy of the approved plans onsite May require: As-Built Survey, As-Built Mitigation Plan/Calculations, evidence of spoils removal and placement outside of the floodplain.

Schedule Online

Enter the appropriate project number and click the Submit button.

Schedule by Phone

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