Enforcement of Deed Restrictions Declaration Form

Effective April 5, 2021, Building Code Enforcement will require a deed restriction declaration form according to Section 10-3 of the Houston Code of Ordinances. A declaration form is required for all building permit applications except for the:

  • Demolition of a building
  • Repair of a building if the materials and method used for repair are substantially the same materials and methods used for construction
  • Interior remodeling of a building that does not change the building’s use and occupancy classification

In addition, the process for submitting the declaration form has updated: 

  • The form must be signed by the property owner
  • The form must be uploaded to move on to the next page in the application
  • The form will be validated against HCAD records during pre-screen review. If ownership does not match HCAD, applicants should upload proof of ownership with the signed declaration form.    


Last updated: March 16, 2021