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Effective immediately, the certificate of occupancy fee will no longer be included in the inspection fee. There will be an additional fee of $85.45 for each certificate applied on top of the inspection fee, per the amended code. Last update: January 19, 2022
On December 1st, 2021 City Council approved an ordinance changing how the fees for one- and two-family dwellings are calculated based on square footage. The permit applications will now include two square footage boxes; one for new construction and one for remodels or alterations. Effective…
In remember of the late Martin Luther King, Jr., our offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 8 AM. To make any payments through iPermits, click here. 
 Update: Live chat services will close every day at 4 pm until January 4, 2022, then resume normal business hours.   Last update: 12.21.2021
Attention In accordance with City policy, most permit, license, and registration fees will increase by 2.662727% on January 1, 2022. This percentage is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). All valid applications accepted as administratively complete prior to the close of business Friday,…
In observance of Christmas and New Year's Day, the Green Building Resource Center will be closed from December 24, 2021 - January 3, 2022. Their office will reopen on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 during normal business hours at 8 am.    Last update: December 8, 2021
Our office will be closed on Monday, January 3  in observance of New Year's Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 4 during normal business hours at 8 am.   Last update: December 7, 2021
We're excited to announce our new BCycle Station has been installed. This program is available to the public. City employees may receive a discount.  Last update: December 1, 2021
These drawings may be used to document a 1-hour fire-rated exterior wall design for wood framed structures located less than 5-feet to the property line after the effective dates of the adopted 2015 IBC and IRC codes. To download the drawings please click the links below.  Multi-Story  One-…
WHEN WILL THE CODES GO INTO EFFECT? The new construction codes go into effect on April 1, 2022.   WHAT CODES ARE BEING UPDATED? Houston codes updated from the 2012 to 2015 editions include the: International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Fire Code, Uniform…
Our office will be closed on Friday, December 24, and Monday, December 27 in observance of Christmas. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 28 during normal business hours at 8 am.   Last update: November 16, 2021
Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. We will reopen on Monday, November 29 during normal business hours at 8 am.   Last update: November 12, 2021
All commercial electronic plan review user guides have been updated. You can download the guides using the links below. Links are also available on the eServices page and ProjectDox login page. Commercial plan review guide English: https://www.houstonpermittingcenter.org/media/2306/download…
Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. We will reopen on Friday, November 12 during normal business hours at 8am.   Last update: November 2, 2021
Starting Monday, October 18, a new online application will be available for residential minor repairs per spec list. The new application will streamline the permitting process by no longer requiring plan review through ProjectDox. The following types of work are eligible for the new application…
This notice is to advise the public that the Legal-reviewed "backline" drafts of the proposed Houston amendments to the Houston Construction Code were updated on October 12, 2021. Blackline versions are produced by the Legal Department with the intent to identify the Houston code amendments to the…
The Standard Review Committee was established to review, revise, and update standards and documents. Public input and participation is requested by the submittal of proposals for suggested changes, comments, recommendations and other information. The 2021-22 Review Cycle will look at Chapters 1, 2…
Latest update As of 9/18/2021 at 3:30 pm: All network issues have been resolved. Payment for new plan review applications is now available. For applicants that had submitted their applications but did not receive an invitation to upload plans into ProjectDox, your projects will be restarted. You…
The Identity Verification Unit no longer accepts requests for Clearance letters via email or postal mail. Any requests for Clearance Letters must be made in person with original documents. Effective October 1, 2021: The Identity Verification Unit will no longer provide Clearance Letters. All…
Requests for customer paid overtime are accepted based on the availability of plan analysts. Availability is not guaranteed. Right now we are receiving more requests for CPOs than can be accepted. Guidelines for customer paid overtime (CE-1251): https://bit.ly/2XUG89e   Last update: August 24,…