Increased cost of compliance (ICC) Certificate of Compliance

Plan Review
Not Required
Not Required
Plan review fee
No fee
Processing Time
10 business days
Houston Public Works

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

8 am to 3 pm


Includes submitting a request that all substantial damage or repetitive loss designation and all permit holds be removed from your property after property is brought into compliance with elevation provisions of Chapter 19. The release letter also serves as an ICC Certificate of Compliance.

After Approval

Applicant will receive letter by mail or email

Conditions & Exceptions

Substantial damage ILMS hold will remain on address until increased cost of compliance guidelines have been met and job has been inspected by FMO inspectors

What You Need

1. Completed ICC application form,

2. Supporting documentation such as proof of demolition, 2nd or 3rd elevation certificate

Apply in Person

Apply in person at 1002 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor

Conditions & Exceptions

Completed request for may be emailed to [email protected]. Requires FMO inspection prior to letter being emailed/mailed